Which uses more battery, saving Raw or JPEG?

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Questions thread
joejack951 Senior Member • Posts: 2,682
Re: Which uses more battery, saving Raw or JPEG?

I'm not sure anyone will know the answer. It may well take a test on your part to determine the difference, and of course I'd be interested in hearing your results

As a quick way of producing an estimate without the laborious process of actually taking all those shots, consider shooting a burst of photos (the more the better) and then recording how long that burst take to write to the card in either jpeg or raw format. Computer a per-photo processing time then compare the two formats. If jpeg takes 30% less processing time, you can possibly expect to see at most that much longer battery life shooting just jpeg.

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