File Format (still image)

Sets the file format for still images.

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

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Images before processing are recorded in this file format. Select this format to process images on a computer for professional purposes.
A RAW image and a JPEG image are created at the same time. This is suitable when you need two image files, a JPEG for viewing, and a RAW for editing.
The image is recorded in the JPEG format.

About RAW images

  • To open a RAW image file recorded with this camera, the software Imaging Edge is needed. With Imaging Edge, 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.
  • RAW images recorded with this camera have a resolution of 14 bits per pixel. However, resolution is limited to 12 bits in the following shooting modes:
    • [Long Exposure NR]
    • [BULB]
    • [Cont. Shooting] when [RAW File Type] is set to [Compressed]
  • You can set whether RAW images are compressed or uncompressed using [RAW File Type].


  • 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.