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Limitations on recording 14 bit images in RAW format

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    RAW images recorded using the following models have a resolution of 14 bits per pixel. However, the resolution is limited to 12 bits under certain shooting conditions.
    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 do not have limitations in the File Format (still image) section of the Help Guide.

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

     Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated *3
    Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits

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

     Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated *3
    Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits
    Uncompressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits

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

    • Silent Shooting: Off
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated *3
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits
    • Silent Shooting: On
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW12 bits12 bits

    ILCE-7RM2 / ILCE-7SM2

    • Silent Shooting: Off
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated *3
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits
    • Silent Shooting: On
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW12 bits12 bits
      Uncompressed RAW12 bits12 bits

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

    • Silent Shooting: Off
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated *3
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits14 bits12 bits12 bits
    • Silent Shooting: On
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits14 bits

    ILCE-9

    • Shutter Type: Mechanical Shut
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated *3
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits
    • Shutter Type: Electronic Shut
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits12 bits

    ILCE-9M2

    • Shutter Type: Mechanical Shut
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated *3
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits12 bits12 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits14 bits12 bits12 bits
    • Shutter Type: Electronic Shut
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits14 bits

    ILCE-7M4 / ILCE-7RM5

    • Shutter Type: Mechanical Shut
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2BULB shootingLong Exposure NR is activated *3
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits14 bits14 bits
      Lossless compressed RAW14 bits14 bits14 bits14 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits14 bits14 bits14 bits
    • Shutter Type: Electronic Shut or Silent Mode: On
       Single-shot shooting *1Continuous shooting *2
      Compressed RAW14 bits12 bits
      Lossless compressed RAW14 bits14 bits
      Uncompressed RAW14 bits14 bits

    • *1 Single-shot shooting includes self-timer shooting and interval shooting.
    • *2 Continuous shooting includes multiple burst shooting under Superior Auto mode, continuous shooting under self-timer mode, and continuous bracket shooting.
    • *3 Long Exposure NR is active when it is set to On and the shutter speed is set to 1 second or longer.

    Note: JPEG images will be recorded in 8 bits.