Image Quality Settings: File Format (still image)

still image

Sets the file format for still images.

  1. MENU (Shooting) → [Image Quality][Image Quality Settings][File Format] → desired setting.

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Digital processing is not performed on this file format. Select this format to process images on a computer for professional purposes.
A RAW image and a JPEG or HEIF image are created at the same time. This is suitable when you need two image files, a JPEG or HEIF for viewing, and a RAW for editing.
The image is recorded in the JPEG or HEIF format.

  • When [Recording Media] is set to [Sort Recording], you can select the file format for each slot from among RAW and JPEG, or RAW and HEIF.

About RAW images

  • To open a RAW image file recorded with this camera, the software Imaging Edge Desktop is needed. With Imaging Edge Desktop, 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.
  • 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:
    • [Cont. Shooting] when [RAW File Type] is set to [Compressed]
  • You can set the compression method for RAW images using [RAW File Type].


  • If you do not intend to edit the images on your computer, we recommend that you record in JPEG or HEIF format.
  • An environment supporting the HEIF format is required to play back HEIF images.