Cameras that write DNG

The substantive content of this page was frozen by 27 September 2011.

This page is mainly a reformatted extract from the set of cameras (including digital backs) at "products that support DNG". It doesn't identify any extra products, although it adds approximate launch dates where known. The purpose of this page is to make it easier to keep a count of the number of camera models that write DNG. I intend to maintain it in parallel with the main page.

  • Many of these cameras are no longer manufactured.
  • I have been collecting the information on this page since February 2005, and publishing it since August 2005. Some of the information may currently be out of date, and some of the links are currently broken. I will probably update such information sooner or later.
  • I don't guarantee that this is the accurate set of such cameras. There may be extra cameras that I have never become aware of. There may be cameras here that were launched but never delivered, or that didn't in fact write DNG. I will correct such errors if I become aware of them.
  • These only include cameras that can write DNG at delivery from the manufacturer. They doesn't include the many cameras that write DNG as a result of firmware hacking, (typically Canon), nor mobile phones that write DNG via non-manufacturer applications, (typically Nokia & Google Android).
  • Launch dates are subject to the marketing games played by manufacturers! Some are probably pre-announcements, some genuine launches, and some are my best estimates after I became aware of the camera.

Cameras and digital backs that write DNG in-camera/natively

Manufacturer Camera model Comments Launch date
Carl Zeiss PhotoScope 85 T* FL "Carl Zeiss ... is presenting a completely new product concept with the PhotoScope™ 85 T* FL. The PhotoScope™ enables the simultaneous observation and capture of faraway or small objects and processes, thus opening up entirely new user experiences.... File format JPEG, DNG (RAW)". May to September 2009
Casio EXILIM Pro EX-F1 File Format - RAW (DNG) (DPReview) January 2008
Exilim EX-FH20 File Format - RAW (DNG) (DPReview) September 2008
Exilim EX-FH25 File Format - RAW (DNG) (Blog) November 2009
EX-FH100 File format - DNG (DPReview) January 2010
Hasselblad-Imacon H2D digital SLR This is a combined body and back, hence a genuine digital SLR camera. July 2005
Ixpress CFH digital back For: Hasselblad H2; all view cameras via Hasselblad H system adapter.
Ixpress CF 132 digital back Camera support via i-adapters. Hasselblad H system and V system, Rollei 600X and AF, Contax 645AF, Mamiya 645 Pro, 645 AFD, RB and RZ67, Fuji GX680I/II/III. All view cameras via Hasselblad adapter. Horseman DigiFlex II and PrecisionWide 35 via Hasselblad adapter.
Ixpress CF 528 digital back
Ikonoskop A-cam dII "Ikonoskop introduces it's new digital motion picture camera: A-cam dII.... A-cam dII is the only camera providing totally uncompressed images in RAW format.... Format: Individual files in RAW sequences. DNG format" September 2008
A-cam3D "The Ikonoskop A-cam3D is a 1080p three-dimensional video camera... Records two images at 1920 x 1080 as individual RAW files in DNG format." February 2010
Leica Digital-Modul-R digital back For Leica R8 & R9 cameras, (which were originally released with 35mm backs). June 2005
M8 Camera Uses DNG as its native raw format. September 2006
M8.2  Camera Uses DNG as its native raw format. (Blog). September 2008
S2 Uses DNG as its native raw format. (Non-Leica website). (Also see LEICA S2 Debut). October 2009
M9 Uses DNG as its native raw format. September 2009
X1 Uses DNG as its native raw format. September 2009
MegaVision E Series MonoChrome Forum: "Hit the shutter, and the image is immediately written to disc as a DNG". Before August 2006
Panoscan Mark III "Output Files: 24 bit TIFF, 48 bit TIFF and Adobe DNG". Before October 2009
Pentax K10D camera This is largely the same model as the Samsung GX-10, with superficial differences to the body and firmware. It offers a choice of raw formats: PEF or DNG. (It is the first camera to offer such a choice). September 2006
K20D camera This is largely the same model as the Samsung GX-20. It offers a choice of PEF or DNG. January 2008
K200D camera It offers a choice of PEF or DNG. January 2008
K-m (K2000) camera It offers a choice of PEF or DNG. (DPReview | Imaging Resource). Before November 2008
K-7 It offers a choice of PEF or DNG. (DNG, like PEF, is compressed). May 2009
K-x It offers a choice of PEF or DNG. September 2009
645D camera It offers a choice of PEF or DNG. (DPReview) March 2010
K-5 It offers a choice of PEF or DNG. (DPReview) September 2010
K - r It offers a choice of PEF or DNG. (DPReview) September 2010
Ricoh GR Digital camera As a small point-and-shoot camera, it is a novel user of DNG. By October 2005
GR Digital II camera An update to the original GR Digital. Before October 2008
GR Digital III camera An update to the second GR Digital. Before October 2009
Caplio GX100 Caplio GX100 Major Specifications: "Recording Format, Still, JPEG ..., RAW (DNG) ...". Before October 2007
GX200 Recording File Format: ... RAW(DNG) Before October 2008
GXR From Photography Blog: "RAW files use the standard DNG format promoted by Adobe Systems Incorporated". November 2009
Samsung GX-10 camera This is largely the same model as the Pentax K10D, with superficial differences to the body and firmware. It doesn't support PEF (or the Samsung equivalent), only DNG. (It ships with Digimax Master rather than the Pentax software). Before October 2006
GX-20 camera This is largely the same model as the Pentax K20D. It doesn't support PEF (or the Samsung equivalent), only DNG. Before October 2008
PRO815 camera "Image fixe : RAW(DNG), TIFF, JPEG (DCF), EXIF 2.2, DPOF 1.1".
It is supplied with Digimax Master, which can read and process the DNG files output by the camera.
Before October 2006
HZ25W (aka WB5000?) Press release: "Users have the option to shoot in RAW (DNG1.1), JPEGs, or both right on the camera." September 2009
Sea&Sea DX-1G This is a slightly modified version of the Ricoh Caplio GX100 plus an underwater housing. July 2007
Seitz 6x17 Digital Scan back 6x17 camera. "File format: raw (16-bit): .dng, tiff (48-bit), jpg (24-bit)". (Is this the camera, or its software running in its mobility set?) Before October 2007
Roundshot D3 "... new Roundshot D3 camera creates a full 360° rotation digital panorama". "File format: raw (16-bit): .dng, tiff (48-bit), jpg (24-bit)". (Is this the camera, or its software running in its mobility set?) Before October 2007
Roundshot D2x "Seitz has unveiled the Roundshot D2x 360° panorama camera and its faster brother the Roundshot D2xs.... Available in 2 versions - the base D2x or the advanced D2xs (speed) with faster data transfer. One further difference between the Seitz D2x and the Seitz D2xs is the onboard RAM buffer, which is 256MB on the D2x, and 1GB on the D2xs.... The images can be saved as raw (dng) files". February 2010
Roundshot D2xs
Silicon Imaging SI-1920HDVR This combines a digital cinema class camera with CineForm RAW in an embedded PC architecture under Windows. Forum: "you can currently ... output a DNG sequence" & forum: "we give you a path to ... the DNG file format". Before October 2006
Sinar Hy6-65 Integrated MF digital camera system, announced at Luminous Landscape forum & The Photography Link:
"Sinar has announced today a new integrated MF digital camera system, the Sinar Hy6-65 (31 MPx) and a new camera + digital back, the Sinar Hy6 - s65r, respectively the Sinarback eSprit 65.... Future-oriented data storage: The high-speed data transfer of the Sinar Hy6 65 and Sinar Hy6-s65r allows for capturing images at fast capturing rates and storing them to CF card in DNG and JPEG formats ..."
August 2008
Hy6-s65r MF Digital camera. See Sinar - Hy6-65 above.
Sinarback eSprit 65 MF Digital back. See Sinar - Hy6-65 above.