Dual Pixel RAW

Shooting RAW or Compact RAW images with this feature enabled produces special Dual Pixel RAW images containing dual pixel information from the image sensor. This is called Dual Pixel RAW shooting.

When processing these images on the camera, you can adjust the images by applying portrait relighting () and background clarity ().

When processing the images in Digital Photo Professional software for EOS cameras, you can take advantage of the dual pixel data to fine-tune apparent resolution (using depth information), shift the camera viewpoint slightly, and reduce ghosting.

Results will vary depending on shooting conditions, so before using this feature, refer to the Digital Photo Professional instruction manual for details on Dual Pixel RAW characteristics and image processing.

  1. Select [Shooting: Dual Pixel RAW].

  2. Select [Enable].

  3. Set the image quality to RAW or Compact RAW.

    • Set the image quality to RAW, RAW+JPEG, RAW+HEIF, Compact RAW, Compact RAW+JPEG, or Compact RAW+HEIF.
  4. Take the picture.

    • A RAW image containing dual pixel data (Dual Pixel RAW image) is captured.


  • Startup takes longer when the power switch is set to Power on or the camera resumes operation from auto power off.
  • Continuous shooting speed is slower when you shoot with Dual Pixel RAW (). Maximum burst is also lower.
  • [High-speed continuous shooting plus] and [High-speed continuous shooting] drive modes are not available. Setting the mode to [High-speed continuous shooting plus] or [High-speed continuous shooting] has the effect of setting it to [Low-speed continuous shooting].
  • Noise may be slightly more noticeable in RAW, RAW+JPEG, or RAW+HEIF images.
  • These features are not available: multiple exposures, HDR shooting, electronic shutter, and one-touch image quality setting.


  • Amount and effect of Dual Pixel RAW correction

  • Larger lens apertures increase the amount and effect of correction.
  • The amount and effect of correction may not be sufficient with some lenses and in some shooting scenes.
  • The amount and effect of correction varies depending on the camera orientation (vertical or horizontal).
  • The amount and effect of correction may not be sufficient under some shooting conditions.
  • See Portrait Relighting and Background Clarity for details on the amount and effect of correction for these options.