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NEF Image Format


Format Name 

Filename extension

Nikon Electronic Format



NEF are known as "Nikon Electronic Image Format", which is the RAW image file format used by Nikon for its digital cameras. A NEF file consists of three parts - the raw image data captured by the imaging sensor of the camera, thumbnail images of the raw data, and an instruction set that preserves camera settings from the moment a picture is taken. The NEF format has several advantages over other image file formats like JPEG or TIFF.


*.nef file type is supported by this model:

  • Nikon D1
  • Nikon D1H
  • Nikon D1X
  • Nikon D100
  • Nikon D2H
  • Nikon D2Hs
  • Nikon D2
  • Nikon D2Xs
  • Nikon D40
  • Nikon D50
  • Nikon D70
  • Nikon D70s
  • Nikon D80
  • Nikon D200
  • Nikon D3
  • Nikon D300
  • Nikon E5000
  • Nikon E5400
  • Nikon E5700
  • Nikon E8400
  • Nikon E8700
  • Nikon E8800




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