Hi and welcome to the forum:
I don't have an R7, but I have read and researched quite a bit on the subject. To get to use the H and H+ shutter speeds, you seem to need to switch to electronic shutter. At that point you should be able to get to up to 30 FPS. I recommend you review your manual and look specifically for references to shutter speed and electronic shutter.
You can shoot in H and H+ in mechanical, EFCS and electronic shutter.... the only difference is you get different frame rates. With -
mechanical shutter: L=3fps, H=6.5fps, H+=15fps
With EFCS: L=3fps, H= 8fps, H+=15fps
With ES: L=3fps, H=15fps, H+=30fps
One feature that stops H and H+ being available is turning on the auto-horizon levelling feature. This is where the sensor is actually rotated to straighten the horizon, as distinct from the 2-axis elelctronic level shown in the EVF. It removes the ability to choose EFCS, allows mechical shutter but greys out H and H+. It allows H and H+ in electronic shutter mode. So it is the levelling feature causing the issue, but you are right in saying you get H/H+ in electronic shutter mode, even when the levelling feature is turned on.
I recommend you check out this review of the R7 by respected wildlife photographer, Duade Paton:
I think this post actually refers to another thread Bill.
The H and H+ drive modes are available on the EOS R7 when it is in mechanical shutter mode. There are a few things that the camera needs to use the H+ mode. Those are listed on the manual page HERE and I've included them below as well:
H+ enables approx. 15 shots/sec. continuous shooting speed when set to [Elec. 1st-curtain] or [Mechanical] under these conditions.
Using any of the following power sources
Thanks so much for that clarification! 😊
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