Standard vs Faithful

Ricky21

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I'm am an amateur photographer who took it up as a hobby and am now becoming obsessed. I just upgraded from a 1000d to a 7d and wanted to get some advice. I was watching some set up videos and I saw some that mentioned recommending switching picture style from standard to faithful for general shooting. What are yalls thoughts?

Also, any other recommended settings for general shooting?
 

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Picture styles only apply to JPEGs, and not to Raw files.

JPEG is a lossy, compressed, 8-bit color depth file type. Eight bits, 11111111, can only code 256 gradations in tone.
The 7D's image sensor captures Raw image data files in a 14-bit depth which can code 16,384 gradations in tone.
In other words, to produce a JPEG image the 7D discards up to 16,128 of the gradations in tone it is capable of capturing.

Tutorials – The RAW File Format
 

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