I am shooting in RAW 8 bits mode, but I can't find out where to set the camera to shoot RAWs in 16 bits modes.

Any thoughts?

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    AFAIK the 5D always shoots 14-bit RAW files, no exceptions. Only if you switch down to JPEG mode will you be able to shoot 8-bit images.
    – glenneroo
    Dec 14 '10 at 15:50
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    Kate, what are you using for post processing? This is likely where you're going from 16 to 8.
    – Joanne C
    Dec 14 '10 at 16:04
  • RAW is RAW, if you could change it, it wouldn't be RAW!
    – Itai
    Jan 15 '17 at 15:05

The 5D's native RAW format is 12bit and the 5DmkII's RAW format is 14-bit, perhaps you are thinking of when you import the image into your image editor and you can select 8-bit or 16-bit editing?

5D Specs: http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos5d/page2.asp

5DmkII Specs: http://www.dpreview.com/news/0809/08091705canon_5dmarkii.asp

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