And whatever is happening in their firmware people are complaining that their 1080p output is not as sharp as that from other cameras. (And this is a firmware issue because with 18-22 MP to work from there should be no issue producing sharp 1080p. I'll note their JPEG engine might be great in terms of color, but similarly sucks in terms of sharpness/fine detail vs. their RAWs in ACR.)
Yeah I wonder what is going on. Is it using really bad parameters and something that could be a firmware fix or does the DIGIC chip just utterly stink at de-Bayer and image processing in general (I do note the Cxx line didn't use the latest DSLR DIGIC chips but they stuck some much older Canon DV chips inside instead....)? Or is marketing literally having them apply a Gaussian blur or something right before sending to the compression codec?
They also refuse to put even the most basic video usability aids like zebra, focus peaking, zoomed focusing boxes and insist those are 'extremely high-end features' . And even on a wildlife cam like the 7D2 they fail to put in a zoomed video mode .
Magic Lantern fixes all of that (although the IQ only when shooting RAW video which avoids both most of what DIGIC does and whatever most of the firmware settings apply to the RAW video output). But Canon simply refuses. Reminds of the way they took more than a decade to finally dribble out fully functional AutoISO, such a minor 10 cent feature, and yet they treated it like their precious, such an utterly silly marketing game that probably didn't make more than 10 people total over the last decade upgrade to something higher-end and yet probably left a bad impression in thousands and tens of thousands of customers and all those dinky little moves maybe look good in the short run, but in the long run they make the userbase become less and less loyal and quicker to get get upset and go nuts over every little thing. Seems like a foolish way to do business, but I guess that is just me. I mean just look at how nuts people went over the silly minor impossible ad campaign in the USA. Half a decade ago it might have gone down fine or at least neutral, now people went nuts in anger. I said years ago Canon was heading this way, nobody believed me, but you could see the writing on the wall as to their userbase eventually becoming jumpy and easily agitated.