When buying a digital camera, one important feature to consider is whether the camera allows you to shoot pictures in RAW mode. Raw mode is an uncompressed and unprocessed file format. If you edit your photos with photoshop or other photo editing programs, then you might benefit from working with RAW format instead of JPEG.
Although most professional cameras and many DSLR cameras have the option for recording in RAW mode, it is a less common feature for point and shoot cameras. Below you will find a list of the most popular point and shoot cameras that have this useful feature.
List of Point & Shoot Cameras with RAW image file type
This camera is designed for the photographer who wants complete manual and creative control. It has the ability to shoot raw photos. It is a feature rich camera with an optical viewfinder and a vari-angle LCD screen. It has a built-in neutral density filter. HD Video recording with stereo sound and 30fps.
This Fujifilm camera features RAW shooting and in-camera RAW processing (SilkyPix RAW conversion software supplied in-box).
- Why use your camera’s raw format?
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- Tutorials: The RAW File Format
The RAW file format is digital photography’s equivalent of a negative in film photography: it contains untouched, “raw” pixel information straight from the digital camera’s sensor. The RAW file format has yet to undergo demosaicing….
My current camera doesn’t have the RAW option. I didn’t even know about RAW when I bought it. But now that I know about the advantages of RAW format, I’m thinking that the next camera I buy is going to have it. I don’t like images that are unnecessarily softened by the camera. I enjoy editing photographs, so I’m thinking RAW is the way to go!