There are a few issues to worry about when shooting in Raw, such as color space (Adobe 1998 vs. sRGB). I’ve used both color spaces, but sRGB is closer to most ink jet, pigment, and lab printers (the place where I get my photos printed requires sRGB). If you want all 12-bits of color (as opposed to the 8-bits of a JPEG) you will need to store your image as a TIFF.
What Donald says.
When you shoot raw, whatever color space you set in your camera is utterly irrelevant.
A raw capture is essentially a very, very dark grayscale, linear image that contains nothing that a human eye would perceive as color. It's only the color space you choose in your raw conversion software that counts.
Wo Tai Lao Le
First off, Sony NEX-5N really is the "best of both worlds." You get the incredible Sony APS-C sensor providing DSLR-quality images with very low noise at higher ISO's, and great JPEG processing, but additional benefits include those typically found in consumer compact cameras. There's a multitude of creative options to produce dynamic images without the need for post-processing on your computer. The images are basically ready to go, unless you want to crop out smaller pictures from the high-res 16mp canvas.
Europe, Middle East and Africa