Join Tim Grey for an in-depth discussion in this video Looking at the RAW mode options on the Canon 7D Mark II, part of Canon 7D Mark II: Tips, Tricks, & Techniques.
- As a photographer, you're probably…already well aware that digital cameras…allow you to capture in a RAW capture mode…or create JPEG files right at the time of capture.…You even have the option to shoot RAW plus JPEG,…so that you're creating both of those file types.…If in doubt, my recommendation would certainly be…to shoot in RAW mode.…That gives you maximum flexibility,…you're getting the maximum bit depth capabilities…of your image sensor,…you have more flexibility in post-processing.…There are just a variety of benefits,…hopefully most of the time,…if not all of the time you don't really…need most of those benefits.…
But I would still rather have the potential…to go back and fine tune,…and improve my images in post-processing,…with greater flexibility and potentially with better quality…than I could achieve with a JPEG capture.…The 7D Mark II, with the factory default settings,…actually shoots in JPEG mode,…and so one of the first things I would want to do…when I was setting up a 7D Mark II,…is to change to the RAW capture mode.…
The Canon 7D Mark II is photographer Tim Grey's favorite camera for his own work. In this course, he demonstrates a set of customization strategies aimed at making your camera far more responsive. Learn how to adjust the size and quality of RAW and JPEG capture, add metadata such as copyright and geolocation data in-camera, set up custom exposure modes, and create time lapses by using the built-in intervalometer.
- Adjusting RAW mode options
- Setting copyright metadata
- Configuring back-button autofocus
- Configuring custom modes
- Working with the built-in flash and intervalometer