Article ID : 00231289 / Last Modified : 09/14/2022Print

My camera records some RAW images in 12-bits instead of 14-bits

    The following camera models can record RAW images in 14-bits per pixel color resolution. However, the resolution will be limited to 12-bits depending on these shooting settings.
    These limitations are described in the File Format (still image) section of the Help Guide. 14 bits recording of RAW images is always possible for models that don't have limitations in the File Format (still image) section of the Help Guide

    ILCE-7 / ILCE-7R / DSC-RX1 / DSC-RX1R

    SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated*3
    Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit

    ILCE-7M2 / ILCA-99M2 / DSC-RX1RM2

    SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated*3
    Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit
    Uncompressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit

    ILCE-7S / ILCE-6100 / ILCE-6300 / ILCE-6400 / ILCE-6500 / ILCE-6600 / ZV-E10

    • Silent Shooting: Off
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated*3
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit
    • Silent Shooting: On
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2
      Compressed RAW12-bit12-bit

    ILCE-7RM2 / ILCE-7SM2

    • Silent Shooting: Off
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated*3
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit
    • Silent Shooting: On
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2
      Compressed RAW12-bit12-bit
      Uncompressed RAW12-bit12-bit

    ILCE-7RM3 / ILCE-7RM3A / ILCE-7M3 / ILCE-7RM4 / ILCE-7RM4A / ILCE-7C

    • Silent Shooting: Off
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated*3
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit14-bit12-bit12-bit
    • Silent Shooting: On
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit14-bit

    ILCE-9

    • Shutter Type: Mechanical Shut
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated*3
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit
    • Shutter Type: Electronic Shut
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit12-bit

    ILCE-9M2

    • Shutter Type: Mechanical Shut
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated*3
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit12-bit12-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit14-bit12-bit12-bit
    • Shutter Type: Electronic Shut
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit14-bit

    ILCE-7M4

    • Shutter Type: Mechanical Shut
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting*2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated*3
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit14-bit14-bit
      Lossless compressed RAW14-bit14-bit14-bit14-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit14-bit14-bit14-bit
    • Shutter Type: Electronic Shut or Silent mode: On
      SettingSingle-shot shooting*1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW14-bit12-bit
      Lossless compressed RAW14-bit14-bit
      Uncompressed RAW14-bit14-bit

    *1 Single-shot shooting includes Self-Timer mode and Interval mode.
    *2 Continuous shooting includes multiple-burst shooting under Superior Auto mode, Continuous shooting under Self-Timer mode, and Cont. Bracket mode.
    *3 Long Exposure NR is active when set to On, and the shutter speed is set to 1 second or longer.

    Note: JPEG images will be recorded in 8 bits.