Add RAW with firmware upgrade?

Started Aug 18, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Kawika Nui OP Contributing Member • Posts: 548
Re: Add RAW with firmware upgrade?

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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