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What shooting settings affect RAW image bit sizes (14 bits to 12bits)?

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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.

    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”, described above, includes self-timer shooting and interval shooting.
    • *2 “Continuous shooting”, described above, 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.