In this format, you can save images that are shot on Sony (Minolta) cameras and some digital SLR cameras. MRW images are stored in uncompressed RAW form, and they contain more detail than compressed images. This format allows you to edit the white balance, exposure, brightness, and other elements losslessly.
This bitmap image format was created for storing images taken in HDR mode, which provides a high dynamic contrast ratio. It may have either a 32- or 16-bit pixel structure. It is used for high-quality graphics with rich bitmap images, with or without lossy compression.