I'm thinking this is a precursor to the pre-capture. I'm thinking it was not ready to push out just yet, but is coming, at least to the R3.Good news, NOPE!! It stores regular complete RAW files that open normally. I think what we’re seeing here is just Canon exploiting the buffer size and allowing it to be completely filled up rapidly while not even attempting to write to the card. Then you sit and wait for it to offload all the information from the buffer to your card. The file folder system unfortunately required DPP to work and it’s done so in a really poor way, IMO. But it also kept everything organized. And, as someone who rates all their images in camera and adds a star to the best shot of each car, I didn’t find it that cumbersome other than having to extract the RAW file in camera in a separate step. I believe it could have been better managed. I don’t know if this is necessarily better? But it does allow me to dump my cards and import without any issues seen on the RAW Burst Mode. It does mean that you are adding 50 images into your card sequence on playback and that seems more annoying than organized folders of each individual sequence that I could open and unpack, so to speak.
Of note, there is NOT a pre-shot buffer to this mode. It doesn’t make very much sense unless it was to make sure the viewfinder remains useful?
On the 195fps mode it is interesting and much more useful that you can limit the number of shots in the burst. Something like a 10-20 shot burst that is cleared from the buffer in less than a couple of seconds makes it much more useable, IMO. That is of course, if it has a customizable button available to toggle it on and off. We'll see what people come up with.