RAWsumer reviews at the Compact Reviews Organizer
CANON: G11 S95 G10 G9 S90 SX1is
PANASONIC: LX5 LX3 LX2 FZ50 FZ100 FZ40/FZ45 FZ38/FZ35 FZ28
FUJI: S100fs
NIKON: P7000 P6000
CAMERA DIARIES: Panasonic LX3 Canon G10

Wednesday, November 28, 2007

List of RAWsumers (going back to 2002)

The List of RAWsumers is presented in reverse chronological order. If sensor size is not mentioned, then it is between 1.1/6" and 1/1.8". Otherwise it is listed in [square brackets] next to each camera.


  1. Nikon Coolpix P7000 [September]
  2. Canon S95 [August]
  3. Panasonic LX5 [July]
  4. Panasonic FZ100 [1/2.33" MOS, July]
  5. Panasonic FZ40/FZ45 [1/2.33" CCD, July]
  6. Sigma DP2s [1.7X Foveon, February]
  7. Sigma DP1x [1.7X Foveon, February]
  8. Samsung EX1 (TL500) [February]
  9. Samsung TL350 (WB2000) [probably 1/2.3" backlit CMOS, February]
  10. Fuji HS10 (HS11) [1/2.3", February]
  11. Casio EX-FH100 [1/2.3", January]
  12. Kodak Z981 [1/2.3", January]

  1. Casio EX-FH25 [1/2.3", November]
  2. Sigma DP1s [1.7x Foveon sensor, October]
  3. Leica X1 [APS-C sensor, September]
  4. Samsung HZ25w/WB5000 [1/2.3", September]
  5. Canon G11 [August]
  6. Canon S90 [August]
  7. Fuji S200 EXR [July]
  8. Panasonic FZ38/FZ35 [1/2.33" sensor, July]
  9. Ricoh GRD III [July]
  10. Sigma DP2 (March) [1.7x Foveon]
  11. Canon SX1 IS (February) [1/2.3" CMOS sensor)
  12. Kodak Z980 (not 100% sure) (verified by reviewers) (January) [1/2.33" sensor]

  1. Sigma DP2 (1.7x Foveon)
  2. Canon G10
  3. Casio EX-FH20 with 9mp 1/2.3" CMOS sensor (September)
  4. Leica D-Lux 4 with 10mp 1/1.63" sensor (September)
  5. Olympus SP565uz with 1/2.3" sensor (August)
  6. Nikon P6000 with 14mp 1/1.72" sensor (August)
  7. Kodak Z1015-IS with 10mp 1/2.33" sensor (July, revealed in August)
  8. Panasonic LX3 with 10mp 1/1.63" sensor (July)
  9. Panasonic FZ28 with 10mp 1/1.23" sensor (July)
  10. Panasonic FX150 with 15mp 1/1.72" sensor (July)
  11. Ricoh GX200 with 12mp 1/1.7" sensor (June)
  12. Sigma DP1 re-materializes [1.7x Foveon sensor]
  13. Fuji S100 FS (January pre-PMA) [2/3" SuperCCD-HR]
  14. Olympus SP-570uz (January pre-PMA) [1/2.33"]
  15. Casio EX-F1 (January at CES). Previous development notice

  1. Ricoh GRD II (October 30)
  2. Version II of Olympus's 18x hyperzoom, the Olympus SP-560 [1/2.3"]
  3. Canon Powershot G9, the GINO gets RAW! Thanks Canon!
  4. Panasonic FZ18, announced in July 2007 [1/2.5"]
  5. Ricoh GX100
  6. Fuji IS-1 (infrared version of Fuji S9100)
  7. Panasonic FZ8 [1/2.5"]
  8. Olympus SP-550 Uz [1/2.5"]

  1. Sigma DP1 (announced, not shipping yet) [1.7x sensor]
  2. Leica D-Lux 3 (aka Panasonic LX2)
  3. Leica V-Lux 1 (aka Panasonic FZ50)
  4. Fuji S9100 (aka S9600)
  5. Panasonic FZ50
  6. Panasonic LX2
  7. Fuji S6000fd (aka S6500fd)
  8. Kodak P712 [1/2.5"]
  9. Olympus SP320

  1. Leica D-Lux 2 (aka Panasonic LX1)
  2. Ricoh GR Digital (DNG)
  3. Sony R1 (Sept 2005) [1.7x sensor]
  4. Olympus SP350
  5. Olympus SP320
  6. Kodak P880
  7. Kodak P850 (I believe it's 1/2.5", but I haven't verified it yet)
  8. Fuji E900
  9. Fuji S9000 (aka S9500)
  10. Panasonic FZ30
  11. Panasonic LX1
  12. Fuji S5200 (aka S5600) (5th gen SuperCCD) [1/2.5"]
  13. Samsung Pro 815 (June 2005) [2/3"]
  14. Olympus C7070

  1. Olympus C7000
  2. Nikon 8400 (Sept 2004) [2/3"]
  3. Nikon 8800 (Sept 2004) [2/3"]
  4. Minolta A200 (Sept 2004) [2/3"]
  5. Sony V3
  6. Canon G6
  7. Canon S70
  8. Fuji E550
  9. Fuji F810
  10. Fuji S5500 (1/2.7", standard sensor, July 2004)
  11. Canon S60
  12. Panasonic LC1 (Febr 2004) [2/3"]
  13. Minolta A2 (Febr 2004) [2/3"]
  14. Canon Pro1 (Febr 2004) [2/3"]
  15. Olympus C8080 (PMA 2004) [2/3"]
  16. Fuji F710 (SuperCCD SR)
  17. Fuji S20 (SuperCCD SR)
  18. Nikon 8700 (Jan 2004) [2/3"]

  1. Leica Digilux 2 (Dec 2003) (aka Panasonic LC1) [2/3"]
  2. Olympus C5060
  3. Sony F828 (Aug 2003) [2/3"]
  4. Minolta A1 (Aug 2003) [2/3"]
  5. Fuji S7000 (SuperCCD HR IV)
  6. Fuji S5000 (1/2.7", SuperCCD, Sept 2003)
  7. Canon G5
  8. Fuji F700 (SuperCCD SR)

  1. Fuji S602 Pro (SuperCCD HR)
  2. Canon G3
  3. Canon S45
  4. Minolta 7Hi (Sept 2002) [2/3"]
  5. Sony F717 (Sept 2002) [2/3"]
  6. Olympus C5050 (Aug 2002) [2/3"]
  7. Nikon 5700 (Aug 2002) [2/3"]
  8. Minolta 7i (May 2002) [2/3"]

Who is not a RAWsumer, but should have been!
  1. Canon A650-IS (AA-based G9 cousin would have been huge with RAW!)
  2. Nikon P5100, come on Nikon, add it as a firmware update!
  3. Fuji S8000fd, Fuji F50fd
  4. Canon G7
  5. Nikon P5000
  6. Ricoh GX8
  7. Panasonic FZ20
  8. Leica Digilux 1 (aka Panasonic LC1)
  9. Panasonic LC1
  10. Fuji S602
  11. Olympus SP590uz

dpreview's Timeline has been very helpful in preparing this list! Thanks dpreview!

History of updates
Work in progress In progress, the list is not 100% complete yet. If you have any updates, additions, corrections, please feel free to post them! Thanks! January 1, 2002 is probably as far back I will go for now...

Update: Restructured into a single list broken down by year. Before that it was broken down by sensor size first, and then by year and it was not easy to read. Also added yearly totals.


nirmal said...

well I am currently using a canon S70(RAW)from 2005.An excellent camera with 1/1.8 sensor.It has a wide angle lens and CF card slot.Fits in my pocket too.Uses the same battery as 350D which supports the incredible flash.Never seen a camera with all there features since ......

1001 noisy cameras said...

Thaks for your comment!

Yes, unfortunately manufacturers have not released many in recent years. Infact this year only two non-DSLRs announced support RAW, and one of them is just an infrared version of the Fuji S9100/S9600. The only other new RAWsumer is the Ricoh GX100.

Anonymous said...

The Panasonic LC1 *does* have RAW. A nice addition to your site would be the raw write times, most of these compacts have extremely slow write times. I can tell you the GX100 has around 4s. Keep up the good work!

1001 noisy cameras said...

Thank you for your comments! Adding RAW times is a good idea! I'll add it to the list of things to add to the blog.

As far as the LC-1 it is listed towards the top of, in the 2/3" sensor section. This format is confusing though, I will merge all of them in a single list, and add an indicator of sensor size. It will be easier to find and put them in context!

Anonymous said...

Use canon S70 and Olympus C7000. Both have raw.

C7000 has 1/1.8" CCD. Output is ORF, the same as of Oly's DSLR. Raw size is a 10 MB file, no compression (as of E-500). The raw can be openned by ACDSee Photo 2.0, PS CS/3, and, of course, Olympus Studio 2.x.

Anonymous said...

The Casio EX-P700 and P600 have RAW via the service menu. I believe a few other similar era Casios have RAW via the service menu as well.scit

1001 noisy cameras said...

Thanks ChrisPyNutt!

Time-permitting I will start another list of the Quasi-RAWsumers, the cameras that can get RAW through service menus as you described, ORF, CHKD and other methods.

Todd said...

Um - how on earth could you leave the Powershot Pro 1 off this list?

1001 noisy cameras said...

Look under 2004, item #14, it's there :-)

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