So occasionally I use the HDR feature in camera. The issue is that it outputs in JPG only, which is fine, but it also defaults the camera to shooting only JPG files. Today I took a ton of shots after the had set, and really struggled to recover much out of the JPG.
Please canon...RP Firmware update make it so that once HDR option is disengage, it reverts to whatever the user had set the format to, or allow this and bracketing as custom functions. I lot about 90% of my images today to JPG...Very dissapointing.
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That is how HDR images are created in that camera. That is probably not going to change. Every intermediate level camera by Canon that feature in-camera HDR image capture only work with JPEG images. There are created from JPEGs and saved as JPEGs.
In fact, you must first enable save only as a JPEG before the HDR feature is enabled in the menus. In other words, you must first change from RAW to JPEG before you can enable HDR capture. So, there is no reason for it to automatically change to RAW format after you capture a set of images.
I do HDR processing in post, where I can use uncompressed RAW files, which recovers much more details in shadows.
Thank you for pointing out the reason my camera keeps switching to JPG lol.. several days of shooting ruined in my case.....
Another suggestion for Canon: Every camera with a single-digit model number should default to RAW mode. On one or two occasions I've had a 7D come back from a cleaning reset to factory settings and found myself shooting JPEG because I sisn't notice.