There are lots of improvements on the still image capture side, including bumping the max RAW burst to 26 images (up from 15 consecutive images). That’s a pretty big bump in write speed, so I’m curious to know what Canon’s doing with the 7D since it received an upgrade for UDMA Mode 7 CF card support last year.
One biggie for all the HDSLR shooters out there is the addition of manual audio level controls. It seems a little late in the 7D’s game to add this and all the other goodies to the camera, given that it is almost 3 years old (it was announced on September 1, 2009). So maybe Canon is pushing for a final surge in 7D sales before the camera is replaced, or maybe Canon is looking to extend the life of the camera well beyond the typical 3-year mark for pro-level cameras?
Other additions include:
- In-Camera RAW Conversion
- Image Rating Capabilities
- Auto ISO Maximum Setting
- JPEG Resizing
- Support for the new GP-E2 GPS Unit
- Quick Control During Playback
- File Name Setting
- Time Zone Setting
- Fast Scrolling of Magnified Images