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Not all cameras support DNG natively. That is, if you want to process DNG files they need to be converted from the camera's proprietary RAW format to DNG afterwards. So, which cameras support DNG natively?

I'm thinking it would be best to have one answer per camera manufacturer with each answer listing the camera models but I'm open to something better.

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Not really sure this is a relevant topic. I would reword it to be more of a question, rather than a statement. Also, given that DNG is not a true RAW format, its viability as a "raw" format in cameras is kind of moot. –  jrista Jul 18 '10 at 1:47
What's with the downvote? This is a perfectly legitimate question. +1. –  Reid Jul 18 '10 at 1:47
I agree that this is legitimate question. +1. –  Karel Jul 25 '10 at 19:27
I think DNG is a true RAW format. In the case of Pentax, at least, it faithfully records all the raw, untransformed data from the sensor and camera. There is no loss or compromise. –  labnut Jan 25 '11 at 19:13
@labnut: Except DNG does not account for the specifics of a given camera. If a camera has a slightly different bayer sensor array it's going to not work well with DNG. –  Billy ONeal Jun 20 '11 at 20:02

6 Answers 6


  • D645
  • K-x
  • K-r
  • K-5
  • K-5 II
  • K-7
  • K-30
  • K-50
  • K-500
  • K-3
  • Q
  • Q10
  • K-01
  • MX-1
  • K10D (u)
  • K20D (u)
  • K200D (u)
  • K2000 (u)

Models marked with (u) do not support creating compressed DNGs. These older cameras create DNGs that are larger than the equivalent Pentax-proprietary PEF raw files.

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Note that K-x and K-7 both supported creating compressed DNG's, the older cameras create DNGs that are larger than their PEF alternatives. –  Eruditass Jul 25 '10 at 23:41
The K-5 also supports compressed DNG. –  John Cavan Dec 31 '10 at 14:16

Ricoh supports DNG in

  • the Ricoh Digital GR, considered a professional compact,
  • the Ricoh Caplio GX100
  • the Ricoh GR Digital series
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The GXR also supports DNG –  tolomea Nov 3 '10 at 9:54

You missed some Casio models: FH100 & FH25

For a list of current DNG supporting cameras, it is any easy search on Neocamera, just select the DNG check box. Here are the results.

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All digital Leicas support DNG, including M8, M8.2, M9, S2 and X1.

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That's not true of the D-Lux models, which obviously use Panasonic's raw format. –  Warren Young May 1 '13 at 3:41

Adobe maintains a list of native DNG compatible cameras here (for the purposes of seeing whats compatible with Adobe Camera Raw):

The list consists mainly of Casio, Leica, Pentax, Ricoh and several Samsung cameras. It might be worth checking the page however as more cameras are added, and ofcourse confirming with the manufacturer before making a decision.

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K20D also has a DNG and also PEF the pentax format ( never used it thou ) always DNG

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