Following trends in consumer dSLR design, the 7D now has an interactive control panel for changing frequently accessed settings, called up with the Q button, which is a lot easier than trying to differentiate between the small buttons on the top of the camera (see subsequent slides).
There's also a welcome new Raw/JPEG override button, which overrides the camera's current single-format setting for a shot; in other words, if it's set for Raw or JPEG it will shoot Raw+JPEG for one frame. Because of they way I shoot (Raw+JPEG with the occasional need for just a low-res JPEG), I'd find it a lot more useful if you could do the opposite: program it to override Raw+JPEG as well, with the option to make the setting sticky until canceled.
December 10, 2009 10:49 AM PST
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| Caption by: Lori Grunin
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