« on: November 06, 2011, 08:51:16 AM »
If that's the case, why does shooting RAW give significantly lower frame rates than JPG? I'm skeptical of your claim, do you have a reference?
By "frame rates" do you mean frames per second or total number of frames before the buffer fills? I don't believe the frames per second drops shooting JPG, RAW, or RAW+JPG at least not on my 7D but could be different for other bodies (7D has dual DIGIC4 processors).
Shooting jpg only many more shots can be taken before the buffer fills because once processed they take up less space in the buffer before being written to the memory card.