Markd102 wrote in post #17528765
I was thinking RAW might give me more editing options for the low light stuff.
This is an absolute fact, yes it will.
I wish our little country stadiums and fields were that well lit TS. Nice shots.
No wireless transfers happening here, so that's not an issue.
My main fears with the RAW files is storage.
This is also a real concern.
The netball photo is indoors.
The football photo is under very dim, old fashioned yellow tungsten type flood lights.
Thankfully they don't play many night games, but the afternoons can get rather dull here in the winter, so I can be dealing with almost dusk type lighting.
Sounds to me like you best bet is trying RAW for a while and see which side the compromise comes down on.
Most Canon RAW files (I assume this will still be true of the 7D2) Contain a fairly large embedded jpeg that can extracted in fractions of a second (ie, a batch would take minutes) so you don't even need to shoot RAW + jpeg to try it.
EDIT: I just checked, and the 7D2 it turns out will spit out a FULL RES 5472x3648 jpeg from the "RAW" file itself.