NEMESIS_2020 wrote in post #12928062
Here is my 2 cents about the 7d even though i dont own it: based on all the soft image issues with the 7d, the 7d was meant for pros which requires post processing. No sharpening is applied when the image is taken and was always meant for sharpening to be applied in post. The t2i, t3i, and the 60d have their sharpening applied when the photo is shot. The end result after poat processing is the same. People who complain about sharpening are simply not aware of the purpose of the 7d and if they dont like post processing, they should downgrade to a t3i or 60d which is more geared towards consumer use.
You are incorrect. There is nothing different about the image processing on the other cameras as compared to the 7D. I am not sure why you think pictures come out differently on those cameras over the 7D, but they don't. Raw is raw between all these bodies, and all support picture styles if you want to razz up the photos in camera, etc.
What differentiates those other cameras would be features, like lesser AF capabilities, fewer FPS, fewer custom function settings, and the addition of the preset shooting modes for those that don't know how to set up their camera for portrait, sports, etc. Also ergonomics, size, and build would be different.
talbot_sunbeam wrote in post #12928105
Forgetting JPEG for a second - no sharpening is applied at all when shooting RAW. All RAW images require sharpening. The parameters won't be the same though, as the 7D images have a lot higher pixel density and will require a different amount of sharpening.
Some raw converters honor in-camera settings, others use a default profile to sharpen as you import. So while the raw may not be sharpened, what you are presented with, in camera or via your raw converter may be.