Image Quality

You can select the pixel count and the image quality. JPEG/HEIF image quality options are as follows: FineLarge / NormalLarge /FineMedium / NormalMedium / FineSmall 1 / NormalSmall 1 / Small 2. For RAW images, you can specify RAW or Compact RAW as the image quality.

  1. Select [Shooting: Image quality].

  2. Set the image quality.

    • For RAW images, use the Dial dial to select the size, and for JPEG/HEIF images, use the Left keyRight key keys.
    • Press the Quick Control/Set button to set it.


  • HEIF can be specified when [Shooting: HDR shooting HDR PQ] is set to [Enable]. You can convert these images to JPEG images after shooting ().
  • FineLarge is set if you set both RAW and JPEG/HEIF to [Dash].
  • Two versions of each shot are recorded at your specified image quality when you have selected both RAW and JPEG/HEIF. Both images have the same file number but each has a different file extension, with .JPG for JPEG, .HIF for HEIF and .CR3 for RAW.
  • Small 2 is in Fine (Fine) quality.
  • Meaning of image quality icons: RAW RAW, Compact RAW Compact RAW, JPEG, HEIF, Large Large, Medium Medium, Small Small.

RAW Images

RAW images are raw data from the image sensor that are recorded to the card digitally as RAW or Compact RAW, based on your selection. Compact RAW produces RAW images with smaller file sizes than RAW.

You can use Digital Photo Professional (EOS software) to process RAW images. You can make various adjustments to images depending upon how they will be used and can generate JPEG, HEIF, or other types of images reflecting the effects of those adjustments.


  • To display RAW images on a computer, using Digital Photo Professional (EOS software, hereafter DPP) is recommended.
  • Older versions of DPP Ver. 4.x do not support display, processing, editing, or other operations with RAW images captured by this camera. If a previous version of DPP Ver. 4.x is installed on your computer, obtain and install the latest version of DPP from the Canon website to update it (), which will overwrite the previous version. Similarly, DPP Ver. 3.x or earlier does not support display, processing, editing, or other operations with RAW images captured by this camera.
  • Commercially available software may not be able to display RAW images captured by this camera. For compatibility information, contact the software manufacturer.

Guide to Image Quality Settings

For details on file size, number of shots available, maximum burst, and other estimated values, see Still photo file size / Number of shots available and Maximum burst for continuous shooting [Approx.].

Maximum Burst for Continuous Shooting

The approximate maximum burst is displayed at the upper left of the shooting screen and lower right of the viewfinder.


  • If the maximum burst is displayed as “99”, it indicates that you can shoot 99 or more shots continuously. Fewer shots are available for a value of 98 or lower, and when [BUSY] is displayed on the screen, internal memory is full and shooting will stop temporarily. If you stop continuous shooting, the maximum burst will increase. After all captured images have been written to a card, you can once again shoot at the maximum burst listed in Maximum burst for continuous shooting [Approx.].
  • Red display of maximum burst indicates that internal memory will be full in 1 sec. or less of continuous shooting, after which [BUSY] will appear on the screen and shooting will stop temporarily.

    In this case, you may be able to increase continuous shooting time by adjusting [Still photos: Image quality] and [Still photos: Drive mode] settings.

    • In [Shooting: Image quality], select an option other than [RAW] or [Compact RAW].
    • Set [Still photos: Drive mode] to an option other than [High-speed continuous shooting plus] or [High-speed continuous shooting].