JDThomas: "JK doesn't have a booth at the show, but we visited them in a hotel suite..."
Pssst. Hey kid, wanna see some top quality camera gear? Meet me in the back alley behind the Rio Hotel. I'll cut you in on a good deal.
But these shows always have companies without booths doing this sort of thing.
lukx: It's good feeling that the camera we bought is so good they after 3 years Canon though that it doesn't need better hardware and only software adjustments !
I'm a little curious as to where the extra RAW depth comes from. But there are a few possible technical reasons for not having it earlier. From optimizing the compression system so that it happens on the fly, reducing the need to store uncompressed RAW in the buffer. Or perhaps the buffer simply clears faster now so that the burst rate goes up while not increasing the number of frames concurrently in the buffer. Of course, the limitation could have been artificial.
So I'm curious, but not really suspicious. I would be if it were a lower end SLR than the 7D, but it's in canon's best interests for the 7D to be as good as it can be because of it's position in the APS lineup (at the top).