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Canon - 7D Digital SLR Camera
Quick Overview |
Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the Canon EOS 7D features an 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, capturing tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps. The EOS 7D has a cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF area selection modes for sharp focus no matter the situation. The EOS 7D's Intelligent Viewfinder provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 30p, 24p and 25p with an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles. Compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with EOS System accessories, the creative opportunities - not just with stills but also with video - are beyond amazement.

SportsShooter Member Rating | 7.88
List Price | $1699.95
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Ray Peters Photographer
Winkler | MB | CANADA
Comments | [03/31/12] I upgraded from the 50d when the 7d came out. I have been using the 7d every since. It is a great camera for the price. I have no problem shooting at 3200iso and have had very little issues with focusing. I added a grip to the camera and have shot up to in excess of 5000 shots on a battery charge using the grip. Image quality is good and body seems to be very durable. I have shot around 150000 pics most using the 8fps mode. Final comment great sports camera for someone who can't afford the $4000+ you need to spend to get a 1d or a nikon d series camera.
Rating | 9

Mark Buffalo Photographer
Lonoke | AR | USA
Comments | [01/22/12] I guess I've been lucky with my version, which I purchased from Dell last summer. I absolutely love this camera. The AF seems to be just as good as my 1D Mark II N and the frame rate seems on target at 8FPS. I don't have any reservations about shooting at high ISOs either. The only thing I seem to have a bit of an issue with is on-camera flash but other than that, I love it. I used it at 9 Arkansas Razorback football games.
Rating | 10

Shawn Knox Photographer
Honea Path | SC | USA
Comments | [01/31/11] I am in agreement with Sue. I have had major focusing problems with this camera. The focus system is signficantly different than that of other Canon models but even after sitting down and taking the time to learn the best focus mode uses this camera has just continued to disappoint me overall. Noise is also a very a major disappointment. On the up side, I have found the video produced from this camera to be quite good (but not as good as the 5dMKII. I also like the placement of the video controls on this camera. And the viewfinder is perhaps the brightest I've ever had in a camera. I also like the shutter response and the feel of the camera. However, at the end of the day if you images are out of focus and too noisy all of these extras are moot. Hopefully, Canon will go back to the drawing board and revamp this model and correct the aforementioned issues.
Rating | 6

Sue Ogrocki Photographer
Oklahoma City | OK | USA
Comments | [01/25/11] horrible. lousy focus. noisy pix.
Rating | 1

andy kuno Photographer
san francisco | ca | usa
Comments | [05/07/10] at first i was skeptical about the 7D but after handling it in person as well as getting feedback from other ss members, i purchased a used one for a great price - thank you john kim! the 7D is a worthy replacement of my old 1D mark II's and it's the perfect companion to my mark IV. the 1.6x crop is kind of an issue at times but also a benefit as well. it's nice not using a teleconverter shooting baseball overhead...
Rating | 9

Benjamin Hornstein Photographer
Beachwood | Oh | USA
Comments | [03/07/10] Great camera for a shooter looking to upgrade from the 10,20,30,40D series. Those that own the 50D will not see any appreciable benefits other than video capture that would justify the upgrade from a costs analysis. People with the 1d IIn and mark III, this would be a good back up camera. For me the speed and feel of the 7D is no where near the mark IIn or mark III. I own this camera as well as the mark IIn, III and IV. I use the 7D as a remote with the 10-22mm which I love. I do not use this as my main camera. That being said, this camera can be used as a main tool for photographers, especially those needing extra reach due to its 1.6X crop sensor.
Rating | 9

Patrick Murphy-Racey Photographer
Powell | TN | USA
Comments | [02/09/10] This camera has opened new doors for me... I'm using one of these for the close end for hoops with the EF24-105L, which is a lens a 40/50D never would have driven hard enough for fast action AF. The 7D is sort of like a 40D on steroids--it really is a radical departure from the former series. some have commented about the noise levels of the 50D as being intolerable. I skipped that one and went from a 40D to the 7D and love it. This camera matches up really well with the 200mm f/2 for downcourt hoops as well as for the shorter lens of football. It's got super fast and accurate AF, has a pretty fast motor (only hits 8fps in TV mode which sucks), and has unbelievable low noise and good color even when you crank up the ISO. I'm hoping the 8fps only being a reality in Tv mode will be a future firmware fix and that's the only reason I can't give it the full "10." Video is great at 60P with the ability to to snap focus transitions and pans at a decent speed as well... Love it!!!
Rating | 9

Ethan Magoc Student/Intern
Erie | PA | United States
Comments | [01/16/10] Great body for any experienced college student photographers looking for an upgrade from a Rebel or xxD series. Phenomenal work is possible with the variable video modes, and at 8FPS it makes a great sports camera for the young shooter on a budget.
Rating | 10

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