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When should I use the Uncompressed RAW, Lossless Compressed RAW, or Compressed RAW format?

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    Which format to use depends on what image quality and shooting speed you want to use:

    • Uncompressed RAW:
      • Recommended when both high image quality and developing speed are required, as this format can be developed more quickly by development software than Lossless Compressed RAW.
    • Lossless compressed RAW:
      • Recommended when you want to record with the same image quality as Uncompressed RAW but with a smaller file size.
    • Compressed RAW:
      • Recommended when you want to shoot continuously at maximum speed or limit the file size.

    For additional information on the RAW format, refer to the About RAW data section of the Image Data Converter website.