Quality (still image)

Selects the compression format of still images.

  1. MENU (Camera Settings1) → [Quality] → desired setting.

Menu item details

RAW:
File format: RAW (records in the compressed RAW format)
Digital processing is not performed on this file format. Select this format to process images on a computer for professional purposes. The image size is fixed to the maximum size. The image size is not displayed on the screen.
RAW & JPEG:
File format: RAW (records in the compressed RAW format) + JPEG
A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same time. This is suitable when you need 2 image files, a JPEG for viewing, and a RAW for editing. The JPEG image quality is set to [Fine].
Extra fine:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format and recorded using a higher quality than with [Fine].
Fine:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded.
Standard:
File format: JPEG
The image is compressed in the JPEG format when recorded. Since the compression rate of [Standard] is higher than that of [Fine], the file size of [Standard] is smaller than that of [Fine]. This will allow more files to be recorded on 1 memory card, but the image quality will be lower.

About RAW images

  • To open a RAW image file recorded with this camera, the software Image Data Converter is needed. With Image Data Converter, you can open a RAW image file, then convert it into a popular image format such as JPEG or TIFF, or readjust the white balance, saturation or contrast of the image.
  • You cannot apply [Auto HDR] or [Picture Effect] functions with RAW images.

Note

  • If you do not intend to edit the images on your computer, we recommend that you record in JPEG format.
  • You cannot add DPOF (print order) registration marks to RAW images.