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Sony Digital Cameras that Support RAW and TIFF

After stopping at FujiFilm web site to see which digital cameras supported TIFF or RAW, I came to the Sony Style web site to see if Sony offered any. Originally, I didn't intend on visiting Sony Style to find a digital camera that supported TIFF and RAW, because traditionally, Sony's offering on this type of camera is slim to none. But so far, I had a number of Sony digital cameras, which I find very stylish and capable. Of course, I've already have a collection of Memory Sticks to help me get started. So, I figured I'd take a peek.

RAW
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-R1

JPEG Only
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Sony Cyber-shot DSC-H1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-M2
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-N1
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T5
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T7
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-T9
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-P200
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W5
Sony Cyber-shot DSC-W7

After spending quite sometime looking over Sony Cyber-shot digital cameras, I was disappointed that Sony only support RAW mode on its high-end DSC-R1 digital camera. This digital camera is big and fancy. It seems that Sony is trying to compete with digital SLR from other manufacturers.

Dumb move! If I wanted RAW in a DSLR, I'd buy from another manufacturer; I already have two from Canon. There are plenty of competitions in that arena. Most people will probably look toward Canon, FujiFilm, Nikon, Olympus, and Pentax for DSLR, because they have interchangeable lenses. Sony should have offered RAW and TIFF in all of their low-end digital cameras, then other manufacturers would have something to really compete with.

Just think about it, Sony has TIFF/RAW support on all of its tiny, thin, stylish cameras. How can anyone compete with that?

Chieh Cheng
Sun, 15 Jan 2006 17:39:42 -0800

Thanks for taking the time - you have saved me the mind-numbing task.

Andy B
Thu, 17 Aug 2006 02:17:13 -0700

Sony makes superior quality products but it makes them on its own whims and fancies - i have somewhat found that sony has a take it or leave it attitude when it comes to its user preferences.

they always want to do something different to make money - be it using its own formats for storage when the entire world is using MMC and RSDV MMC or micro cards.

similarly they would give you something they want to give rather that what you would want and if you question their helpdesk they have an easy solution - pretend that you want to but have not understood the customer
:) shame sony !!

Mohsin
Mon, 23 Oct 2006 15:05:52 -0700

Thank you for your research - ditto Andy B!

My question is: Do you know of other low-end/smaller cameras that support RAW? Something close in physical size and resolution to the Cybershot DSC-T1 for example? Would prevent having to lug around a big DSLR for essentially party portraits!

Mark Kidman
Mon, 13 Nov 2006 07:08:32 -0800

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