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Canon Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF

I have always like Canon cameras. So when I couldn't find a small Nikon P&S digital camera that can capture RAW or TIFF, I naturally started looking at the Canon PowerShot line-up of P&S digital cameras. Will the Canon PowerShot digital cameras disappoint me as much as the Nikon CoolPix digital cameras? Let's find out.

After downloading and reading the manuals for Canon's current line-up, the following cameras can and cannot support RAW/TIFF/JPEG format:

RAW
Canon PowerShot G6

Canon PowerShot Pro1

Canon PowerShot S60
Canon PowerShot S70

JPEG Only
Canon PowerShot A95

Canon PowerShot A400
Canon PowerShot A410
Canon PowerShot A510
Canon PowerShot A520
Canon PowerShot A610
Canon PowerShot A620

Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Canon PowerShot S2 IS

Canon PowerShot S80

Canon PowerShot SD20
Canon PowerShot SD30

Canon PowerShot SD200
Canon PowerShot SD300
Canon PowerShot SD400
Canon PowerShot SD430
Canon PowerShot SD450
Canon PowerShot SD500
Canon PowerShot SD550

Canon's offerings had four cameras that supported RAW mode (none supported TIFF). Only the S60 and the S70 are small enough for me to consider. Surprisingly, Canon eliminated the RAW mode from the new S80! Stupid move, Canon . . . The G6 has a lot of features, but like the Nikon CoolPix 8400, it's a bit too big and bulky.

Before I settle on the S60 or the S70, I'm going to look at other manufacturers. Stay tuned.

Chieh Cheng
Fri, 6 Jan 2006 18:34:44 -0800

Couldn't we make a firmware hack to enable RAW mode on the A620? After all, the Digic II processor does support it. Why do manufacturers do such stupid things anyway?

Christopher
Fri, 30 Jun 2006 06:48:28 -0700

Maybe also a hack for the popular Powershot s3 to enable RAW mode

barrimani
Sun, 09 Jul 2006 06:29:04 -0700

Searchin' a long time for a firmware or Raw-Hack..

Canon do not give any Firmware for the Consumer A-Series, because it could be easy to hack RAW.
Who knows how to readout the FW ?

Chmee
Wed, 09 Aug 2006 08:21:30 -0700

Canon PowerShot A610
Canon PowerShot A620

Canon PowerShot S1 IS
Canon PowerShot S2 IS

02/2007....THERE IS ADD ON TO THE FIRMWARE , TO RECIEVE A RAW FORMAT....

anonymous
Tue, 06 Feb 2007 22:50:18 -0800

Any details about this add on for S2 IS? I'm VERY interested! :)

tkaczuk
Mon, 16 Apr 2007 02:40:40 -0700

s2 IS, a610, a620 raw enabler: Shooting to RAW with Canon PowerShot (DIGIC II - based only)

nerbody
Mon, 07 May 2007 16:12:42 -0700

CHDK Wiki - a wiki dedicated to the CHDK firmware add-on for Canon's Digic II & Digic III cameras!

Canon Lover
Tue, 30 Oct 2007 19:05:19 +0000

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Title: Nikon Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: Once again, I'm in the market for a P&S digital camera. This time it needs to be as small as possible and support RAW, TIFF, or both. JPEG is no longer sufficient on P&S digital cameras that I own. Why? See my "Shoot in RAW, Always!" article. So I started looking at the Nikon Coolpix series of ca . . .
Tracked: Fri, 6 Jan 2006 18:35:57 -0800

Title: Olympus Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: After searching for both Nikon and Canon cameras that supported RAW and TIFF, I decided to stop by Olympus web site to see if it offered any small and stylish P&S cameras that would also support either RAW or TIFF. I have had an Olympus Camedia C-2500L digital camera before and it served me well. Al . . .
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Title: FujiFilm Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
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Title: Sony Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
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Title: Ricoh Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
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Title: Kodak Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: I was playing around with Kodak digital cameras at Walmart the other day. There was one camera on display that supported RAW and TIFF mode. Although it was rather big and didn't serve my purpose, I was excited that there is now a chance that the smaller Kodak cameras has support for RAW and TIFF as . . .
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Title: Casio Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: I visited Casio's digital camera web site today to see if it had any digital cameras that support either RAW or TIFF mode. I have never owned a Casio digital camera before, but I have always liked its ultra-slim card design. So I was hoping that it'd have something suitable for me.
Tracked: Thu, 2 Feb 2006 22:03:03 -0800

Title: Konica-Minolta Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
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Title: Leica Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: Continuing my quest to find the small and stylish digital camera, which supports TIFF/RAW image format, I decided to visit Leica's web site. Leica is world-famous for making very exclusive, stylish, classy, and retro-looking cameras. The performance capability of a Leica lens is also world-class. Le . . .
Tracked: Mon, 19 Feb 2006 19:29:24 -0800

Title: Pentax Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF
Weblog: Camera Hacker
Excerpt: I have already found my dream compact digital camera in my last article of this series. It's the Leica D-Lux 2 digital camera. But not wanting to short-change myself, I'm looking at the last three to four digital camera manufacturers. The next manufacturer I visited is Pentax. Pentax makes very g . . .
Tracked: Mon, 20 Feb 2006 19:09:29 -0800

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