Image Quality Settings: RAW File Type

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Selects the file type for RAW images.

  1. MENU (Shooting) → [Image Quality/Rec][Image Quality Settings][RAW File Type] → desired setting.

Menu item details

Records images in uncompressed RAW format. When [Uncompressed] is selected for [RAW File Type], the file size of the image will be larger than if it were recorded in compressed RAW format.

Records images in compressed RAW format. The file size of the image will be approximately half of that with [Uncompressed].


  • The [RAW File Type] icons are displayed as shown below.
    • Uncompressed:
    • Compressed:
  • The image size for RAW images corresponds to the “L” size for JPEG images.


  • You cannot record RAW images with different formats to Slot 1 and Slot 2. Even when [Recording Media] is set to [Sort Recording], each slot has the same setting for [RAW File Type].