Add RAW with firmware upgrade?

Started Aug 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Kawika Nui
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Re: Add RAW with firmware upgrade?
In reply to RedFox88, Aug 20, 2012

Regarding the problem of adding RAW to cameras whose systems are not designed for RAW, it seems that in at least some cases, built-in RAW comes as close to overloading the camera as CHDK does. From dpreview's comments on the Nikon P7000:

"the negative effect that using RAW has on the P7000's responsiveness. RAW...essentially locking up the camera for around 5 seconds until the file is written to memory. If you then quickly take a second shot, the write time gets even longer...Continuous shooting...If you select the RAW file format, the camera shoots at 1 fps for up to 5 frames, and then takes around 15 seconds to write them to the memory card."

Hard to do much worse than that.

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