Really? Do I detect debate mode? "Ed, what makes you think that SOOC jpegs are pure, unadulterated images, as the camera sees them?" Answer is simple - they have NOT been processed or cooked in PS,LR or any other program. As in, you know, SOOC?
Simple point was and is, as I said, if the latest and greatest are SOOO much better than their predecessor, LET ME SEE. Show me what the camera can do on its own, all by its self, with how you have set it up inside. I think the 60D is an excellent camera, but I have been a little tempted to grab an 80D. But the more I see that SOOC is only marginally improved over the 60D I stop my self. 100 fps, 300 super cross type focus points, 1000 MP sensor and a million other bells and whistles that do nothing for image quality - for me, it means squat.
"They are pre-cooked recipies that Canon incorporated in the JPEG engine. And they incorporated plenty of them, you can have dozens of SOOC JPEGs (one at each shot of course), sharper, softer, saturated, less saturated and so on. Your SOOC JPEG and mine, can be completely different, shot with the same 60D, with the same aperture, speed and ISO......" You are just confirming and repeating what I said but in different words. I know that Canon has pre-cooked recipes built in to the camera - those are settings, and with those settings a lot can be done. Doesnt change what I said. I disagree - you and I,side by side, same camera and all settings the same, same lens and SAME subject - we would be hard pressed to see a difference in the image.
Again, would like to see the thread moving again with great shots, showing off what the camera can do.