Capture One 7 was released this morning.
1) Image Quality is Even Better
Highlight/shadow recovery, sharpness/detail, and noise reduction are are *majorly* improved. This is the largest improvement in one software generation I've ever seen.
2) Full Cataloging, Now Available
Many of the features and power of Media Pro / iView Pro have now been incorporated into Capture One. You can store images inside or outside the catalog, and if an image isn't available (e.g. on a hard drive not plugged in) you can still view, zoom, and adjust the image.
3) dSLR Workflow is More Tightly Integrated
Live View, additional camera controls, and lens corrections for many dSLR systems.
4) Tech Camera Workflow Has Been Greatly Improved
If you're a tech camera shooter then the the time you have to spend at the computer to analyze and apply a few dozen LCCs will drop from half an hour to around a minute.
5) Local Adjustments Are Faster and Better
Graduated filters, opacity control, faster drawing, a time saving "fill" feature and other improvements.
6) Capture Pilot now also works from any web browser
The live review and control feature app previously limited to use with an iPad, has been opened up to any web browser, local or remote.
7) A Bunch of Nice "Small Touches" Were Added
Manual sorting, # of images per folder label, the ability to flip/mirror the image, defaults settable for any given camera, and more
8) It's a First Release; Treat it Accordingly
Every company (Apple, Adobe, Phase etc) release X.0 versions. If you have a high pressure shoot tomorrow in front of an important client then don't blindly jump ship to version 7. There will be a few bugs.
9) The Catalog Feature is Optional; Sessions are Still Welcome
If you use and love "sessions" in v6 you can continue using sessions in v7.
10) The Retail Price is $299, or $99 as an Upgrade.
You can use the promo code DT3535 at the phase one online store to get 10% off new and upgrade orders.
11) If you've purchased v6 since Photokina then v7 is free
Phase One will be sending you an email in the next week to that effect
12) Many of the speed improvements are not manifest in 10.8, yet
At the moment OpenCL is not supported under 10.8.x. This should change in the near future.