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Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body - EOS7DBODY

A Whole New Class of EOS.
With a host of brand new features designed to enhance every facet of the photographic process, from still images to video, the new EOS 7D represents a whole new class of camera.

Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 7D features an all-new 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 new all 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, an entirely newly-designed technology, provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. New 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 (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) 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.

Features:

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed.
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800) for shooting from bright to dim light.
  • 8.0 fps continuous shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with UDMA CF card and 15 RAW.
  • Advanced movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p, 640 x 480 (SD): 60p (59.94) / 50p.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 29.4°, high magnification of 1.0, intelligent viewfinder with glass pentaprism and an overlaid LCD display in viewfinder supports various shooting styles.
  • New 19-point, all cross-type AF system equipped with dual diagonal cross-type sensors in center at f/2.8 and f/5.6 and AF area selection modes to match various shooting situations.
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • Magnesium body with shutter durability up to 150,000 cycles and exclusive dust and weather resistance.

Package Content:

  • EOS 7D Digital SLR Body
  • Eyecup Eg
  • Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS7D
  • Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
  • USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
  • Battery Pack LP-E6
  • Battery Charger LC-E6
  • "Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet
  • EOS Digital Solution Disk
  • Software Instruction Manual

Specifications:

Type

  • Type: Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
  • Recording Media: CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A)
  • Image Sensor Size: 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
  • Compatible Lenses: Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
  • Lens Mount: Canon EF mount

Image Sensor

  • Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
  • Pixels: Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
  • Total Pixels: Approx. 19.0 megapixels
  • Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
  • Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
  • Low-pass Filter: Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
  • Dust Deletion feature:
    • (1) Automatic Sensor Cleaning
      • Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
      • Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking 2 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking 6 sec.).
      • Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.
    • (2) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
      • The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
      • The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
    • (3) Manual cleaning of sensor

Recording System

  • Recording Format: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
  • Image Type:
    • Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
    • Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
  • File Size:
    • (1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
    • (2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)
    • (3) Small: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
    • (4) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
    • (5) M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3,888 x 2,592)
    • (6) S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
    • Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
  • Recording Functions: Images record directly to the CF card. With the WFT-E5A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E5A will be possible as follows:
    • (1) Standard
      • No automatic switching of recording media.
    • (2) Automatic switching of recording media
      • When the current recording media becomes full, it switches to another recording media automatically and continues recording.
    • (3) Separate recording
      • Each recording media can be set to record a specific image-recording quality for each shot.
    • (4) Recording of identical images
      • Images can also be recorded at the same size to both recording media. (RAW+JPEG, M RAW+JPEG or S RAW+JPEG is possible).
    • (5) Backup to external recording media
      • Selected images, all images, and quick backup are possible.
  • Backup Recording: Enabled with WFT-E5A attached
  • File Numbering:
    • Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
    • Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card.
  • Color Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
  • Picture Style: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3

Image Processing

  • Type: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
  • Auto White Balance: Auto white balance with the image sensor
  • Color Temperature Compensation:
    • White balance correction: ±9 mireds in 5 step increments
    • White balance bracketing: ±3 mireds in full-step increments
    • Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
  • Color Temperature Information Transmission: Provided

Viewfinder

  • Type: Eye-level pentaprism
  • Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
  • Magnification: Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)/29.4° angle of view
  • Eyepoint: Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
  • Built-in Dioptric Adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
  • Focusing Screen: Fixed
  • Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60) with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
  • Viewfinder Information: AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash information (Flash-ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information), Composition information (Grid, electronic level), Battery check
  • Depth-of-Field Preview: Enabled with depth-of-field preview button

Autofocus

  • Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
  • AF Points: 19-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)
  • Metering Range: EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
  • Focusing Modes:
    • (1) Autofocus
      • - One-Shot AF
      • - Predictive AI Servo AF
        • * For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected.
        • * For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
      • - AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)
    • (2) Manual focus (MF)
  • AF Point Selection:
    • (1) Manual selection: Single point AF
    • (2) Manual selection: Spot AF
    • (3) Manual selection: AF point expansion
    • (4) Manual selection: Zone AF
    • (5) Automatic selection: 19 point AF
  • Selected AF Point Display: Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
  • AF-assist Beam: When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.

Exposure Control

  • Metering Modes: 63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
    • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
    • Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at center)
    • Spot metering (approx. 2.3% of viewfinder at center)
    • Center-weighted average metering
  • Metering Range: EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
  • Exposure Control: Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
  • ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index):
    • Automatically set, ISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
    • Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 set automatically
    • Extension settable (with C.Fn.I 3-1): ISO 12800
    • High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-6400
  • Exposure Compensation: Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (AEB ±3 stops)
    • * Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
  • AE Lock
    • Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
    • Manual: By AE lock button

Shutter

  • Type: Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
  • Shutter Speeds:
    • 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec.
    • 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
  • Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release
  • Self-timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay

Built-in Flash

  • Type: Retractable, auto pop-up flash
  • Flash Metering: E-TTL II autoflash
  • Guide Number: 12/39 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
  • Recycling Time: Approx. 3 sec.
  • Flash-ready Indicator: Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
  • Flash Coverage: 15mm lens angle of view (equivalent to approx. 24mm in 135 format)
  • FE Lock: Provided
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments

External Speedlite

  • Zooming to Match Focal Length: Provided
  • Compatible Flash: EX-series Speedlites
  • Flash Metering: E-TTL II autoflash
  • Flash Exposure Compensation: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
  • FE Lock: Provided
  • External Flash Settings: Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
  • PC Terminal: Provided

Drive System

  • Drive Modes: Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
  • Continuous Shooting Speed:
    • High-speed: Max. 8.0 shots/sec.
    • Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec.
  • Maximum Burst:
    • JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 94 (CF)/approx. 126 (UDMA CF)
    • RAW: approx. 15/approx. 15 (UDMA CF)
    • RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 6 (CF/UDMA CF)
    • Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style.
    • Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.

Live View Functions

  • Shooting Modes: Still photo shooting and video shooting
  • Focusing:
    • Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
    • Live mode/Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
    • Face detection Live mode
    • Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
  • Metering Modes:
    • Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos)
    • Center-weighted average metering (video)
  • Metering Range: EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
  • Grid Display: Provided (Two-type grid displays)
  • Exposure Simulation: Provided
  • Silent Shooting: Provided (Mode 1 and 2)

LCD Monitor

  • Type: TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
  • Monitor Size: 3.0 in.
  • Dots: Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
  • Coverage:
    • Approx. 100%
    • Viewing angle: 170°
  • Brightness Adjustment: Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor, Manual: 7 levels provided
  • Interface Languages: 25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)

Image Playback

  • Display Format: Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
  • Highlight Warning: Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)

Image Protection and Erase

  • Protect: Single images can be erase-protected or not
  • Erase: Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)

Direct Printing

  • Compatible Printers: PictBridge-compatible printers
  • Printable Images:
    • JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and
    • RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 7D
  • Easy Print feature: Provided

DPOF: Digital Print Order Format

  • DPOF: Version 1.1 compatible

Direct Image Transfer

  • Compatible Images: JPEG and RAW images
    • *Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen

Customization

  • Custom Functions: Total 27
  • Camera User Settings: Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
  • My Menu Registration: Provided

Interface

  • USB Terminal: For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
  • Video Out Terminal:
    • (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
    • (2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
  • Extension System Terminal: For connection to WFT-E5A

Power Source

  • Battery:
    • One Battery Pack LP-E6
    • AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
    • With Battery Grip BG-E7 attached.
  • Number of Shots:
    Temperature
    Shooting Conditions
    AE 100%AE 50%, FA 50%
    At 73° F/23° C
    approx. 1000 approx. 800
    At 32° F/0° Capprox. 900approx. 750
    Live View shooting at 73°F/23°Capprox. 230 approx. 220
    Live View shooting at 32°F/0°Capprox. 220 approx. 210
  • Battery Life:
    • The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6 without a Battery Grip
    • The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
  • Battery Check: Auto
  • Power Saving: Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
  • Date/Time Battery: One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
  • Start-up Time: Approx. 0.1 sec. (based on CIPA testing standards)

Operating Environment

  • Working Temperature Range: 32-104°F/0-40°C
  • Working Humidity Range: 85% or less

Approximate Dimensions:

  • Height: 4.4"
  • Width: 5.8"
  • Depth: 2.9"

Approximate Weight:

  • Unit(body only): 1.81 lbs
  • Shipping: 3 lbs

Warranty Information:

  • Manufacturers Warranty(authorized online retailer): One Year Parts and Labor
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TypeDSLR
Effective Pixels18.0 Megapixels
Records VideoYes
Records HD VideoNo
Height (inches)4.4
Width (inches)5.8
Depth (inches)2.9
Optical Zoom1.0x
Built-In FlashYes
Focus ModesAutofocus, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focus
Image StabilizationNo
LCD Screen Size (inches)3
LCD TypeTFT
Red-Eye ReductionYes
Self TimerYes
Self Timer Delay2sec., 10sec.
Shutter Speed1/8000 to 1/60 sec., 1/8000 to 30 sec.
Storage MediaCF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A)
Power SourceOne Battery Pack LP-E6, AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6,
White BalanceAuto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
  

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Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body
 
4.6

(based on 409 reviews)

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Pros

  • Superior build quality (290)
  • Excellent image quality (268)
  • Nice features/settings (267)
  • Solid operation (248)
  • Large clear LCD (243)

Cons

  • Heavy/bulky (41)
  • Noisy (37)
  • Poor image quality (24)
  • Missing features/settings (19)
  • Complicated controls/menu (16)

Best Uses

  • Landscape/scenery (3)
  • Travel (3)

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First impressions

I've had a 7D for about a week now, used it a bit as practice and shot two events with it over the weekend: 1500+ images to date. Finally! It's about time...Read complete review

I've had a 7D for about a week now, used it a bit as practice and shot two events with it over the weekend: 1500+ images to date. Finally! It's about time that Canon produced a pro-oriented 1.6X camera! The 7D is several years overdue and shows what Canon can do when they put their minds to it. There's a lot to like about the camera. I'll ding it in a few ways later, but let me state up front that it's a solid tool I'm going to enjoy using, with a great feature set and high quality. Perfect? No. Just very good, especially at this price point. I've used EOS-3, EOS-1V, A2, Elan 7E, 10D, 30D, 50D, 1D MkIIN, 1Ds MkII and 5D MkII. I've also shot with a variety of other manufacturers' cameras over the past 30 years. I like the solidity of the 7D. It feels rugged, a little more-so than the 50D or even the 5D MkII. It's also heavier than the 50D, slightly heavier even than the 5D2, which will mean my right arm will be aching more at the end of a long day of shooting. I'm using the BG-E7 on it (and have used grips, power boosters, winders or motor drives on all my cameras for many years). I do not use the Canon strap. I was having neck and back problems so switched to Op/Tech (or UpStrap) and have seen marked improvements. The Auto Focus system of the 7D is the most noticeable upgrade. 19 points compared to 9 in the 50D and 5D2 (5D2 has those hidden assist/expansion points though, which I use). It's highly customizable, but I haven't really delved into that yet. So far I have just been using the center point with expansion/assist. I am sure I'll use several of the AF configurations over time, as needed. Shooting a lot of sports/events, I tend to use AI Servo 90% of the time or more. Especially with a crop sensor camera. This works well in the 7D, with one ommission. There's often no indication that AF is working! If the lens is racked well out of focus, sure you can see it function. But if it's close to within focus, or you are using a wide lens with a lot of depth of field, you can't really see any change as the camera focuses. The 50Ds and 5D2 I'm also using all briefly blink the active AF point(s) red and that reassures me focus is working. Now, I understand why the 7D doesn't do this, too. The overlay that projects the various AF configurations and the "grid(s) on demand" make it impossible to blink individual AF points in the manner the earlier cameras did. What it means in use is that you have to really, reallly trust that the camera is doing what it's supposed to do and that the AF system hasn't failed for some reason! Now here's where it gets a little weirder. If you have accidentally turned off AF on the lens, you will get a warning flash of red in the viewfinder, when using AI Servo. This flash is identical to the confirmation of focus lock, when in One Shot. So, in one AF mode the flash of red a warning of failure, in the other it's a confirmation of success (the latter can be disabled, leaving just the green LED and "beep" as confirmation). Be careful! Especially with one of the grids-on-demand enabled, the flash of red One Shot confirmation (if enabled) lights everything up. It's a bit of fireworks show in the viewfinder when shooting in low light situatons. It's fine when shooting in brighter conditions. I'll be disabling it and just rely upon the green LED and "beep". It would be nice if the green LED would flash momentarily when AI Servo starts. That would be enough to let one know AF has come to life. The shutter button on the 7D is a hair trigger! It has very little movement to the half-press position, compared to 50D and 5D2. I got more than a few accidental shots first couple times out with it. I'll get used to it. The 7D is quieter in action than the 50D and 5D2. That can sometimes be important, I shoot around a lot of animals that might be startled by a noisy camera. I think the 7D gives me about one more stop of high ISO usability. In other words, where I might try to avoid using 30D at ISO 1600, but would use my 50Ds at that ISO, I think ISO 3200 is at least as usable on the 7D. Part of it is noise handling, but I shoot RAW most of the time and will have to see how well images clean up in various softwares ( mostly CS4, Lightroom2.5, and Canon DPP). It's not so much that there is less noise, but that the chroma noise that's generated in higher ISO images appears "nicer" than in 50D. I think it might be more random, so less objectionable. I can state that 5D2 (which I was using alongside the 7D at both events last weekend) offers even lower noise at high ISOs and still produces more fine detail. No surprise, really. It's a bit unfair to compare a 1.6X sensor with a FF. Err on the side of slight over-exposure to keep high ISO noise to a minimum... +1/3 to +2/3 is safe. Again, no surprise, nothing new here. Underexposure increases high ISO noise in any camera, the 7D is no exception. The 7D has more buttons than the 5D2, but placement is the same and so the two work well alongside each other. It's also great that they share batteries. The additional controls on the 7D (as compared to the 5D2) are related to quick access to the AF configurations, using video and Live View, and quick access to other camera setup. As mentioned, some are reassignable. I do wish for several things the 7D doesn't include: The mode dial has slightly stronger detents (and no Picture Styles on it... Hooray!) that help, but it's still too easy to accidentally change when shooting fast and furious, switching cameras and such. I wish that there were a locking button in the middle of the dial, that needed to be pressed before the mode could be changes. That would be great. I don't really need a button dedicated to Direct Print or switching from RAW to JPEG. I'd much rather have a mirror lockup button. I'd also love to have an instant switch from single shot to 8 fps mode via a big old button, sort of like the Motor Drive MA had back in the days of the Canon A-1/AE-1P (early 1980s). 19 AF points is plenty! It's great they are all the more sensitive cross-type, too. The AF zones appear interesting, but I really haven't given them a workout yet. Precision AF points are also interesting, I'll try it the next time I"m shooting macro (which I usually just do with manual focus). One thing I miss is linking spot metering to the active AF point (EOS-3 and 1 Series cameras). An articulated LCD screen would be very useful with Live View, and probably in video mode as well. I didn't need video at all. I shoot stills. I know, the market demands it. Oh well. I didn't need the built-in flash. Never use them on any camera. Yeah, I know the 7D provides wireless control of off-camera flashes with it. More market demands. I'm happy using an ST-E2. Overall, there's a lot to like about this camera. It will be popular I'm sure. I can still see a strong need for a 50D in the line-up and predict that the 7D won't replace it, although it might erode some of the 50D's sales. (Better they upgrade to another Canon than jump to another manufacturer, eh?)

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I have used the 7D for almost two months and it does provide improvements in functionality in terms of auto focus speed and access to settings. However I have been very disappointed in the...Read complete review

I have used the 7D for almost two months and it does provide improvements in functionality in terms of auto focus speed and access to settings. However I have been very disappointed in the image quality with respect to this camera's ability to capture scenes requiring wide dynamic range. Even with much tweaking and experimenting, it seems as though the 7D may not be capable of maintaining fine detail in both the shadows and highlights simultaneously. This difficulty became pronounced when I shot two weddings recently using the 7D. Unfortunately, the brides were not impressed with the lack of fine detail in their wedding gowns, an issue that was NOT caused by post processing errors or the use of improper camera settings or poor shooting technique. I would have liked to have seen a 7D with fewer megapixels and better low light performance and better dynamic range capability.

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2.0

Worst purchase ever

By The Optic

from Undisclosed

Pros

  • Good battery life
  • lightweight/portable
  • Nice features/settings
  • Quick start-up time
  • Simple controls/menu
  • Superior build quality

Cons

  • Difficult to use
  • Dim LCD
  • Noisy
  • Poor image quality
  • Shaky operation

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    Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

    As a pro how can you use a camera that will give you about a 35% in focus, and some times even less. I got it as a second body and is a piece of junk..Many photo shoots ruened..All I can say to anyone setting tobuy this camera a a sencond camera you would be better off buying a power shot

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    5.0

    Great Camera

    By CKY

    from california

    Pros

    • Excellent Image Quality
    • Good battery life
    • Nice features/settings
    • Solid operation
    • Superior build quality

    Cons

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        Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

        First, I love this camera. I mostly do surf photography, so this camera is the best way the spend your money. very solid camera, There is no need to baby this camera, but you should still try to take care of it. The 19 AF points guarantees that your photo will always be if focus. The only problem I had was the serial number on the bottom smear, and eventually making it illegible. If this has happened to anybody please let me know how you fixed this problem. Can I send it to canon to reprint it and seal it properly?

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        5.0

        Excellent camera

        By Fotosdenada

        from Undisclosed

        Pros

        • Excellent Image Quality
        • Quick start-up time
        • Simple controls/menu
        • Superior build quality

        Cons

        • heavy/bulky

        Best Uses

          Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

          While researching which DSLR to purchase (finally moving on from film!) I came across the 7D and decided that it was a good option for me. Why? It's built well. I have a tendency to destroy things and this camera is (mostly) me-proof. The metal construction and weather sealing have certainly spared this camera from certain death. The 8FPS birst and focus modes make wildlife photography a lot easy. Of course, I was used to film and manual focus... The interface is intuitive and works well. The ability to customize the menu system with most-used features is handy, too. It's not perfect, of course. It's a bit heavy for some and it's not a full-frame sensor. Over-all, though, I'm very happy with this camera.

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          2.0

          Very Disappointed, Owned Ae1, A2e, 30d, 50d

          By nick

          from san diego, ca

          Pros

          • Bright LCD
          • Easy to use
          • Good battery life
          • Nice features/settings
          • Quick start-up time
          • Simple controls/menu
          • Superior build quality

          Cons

          • focus is soft !!

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

            For manual video it's a great Camera when it comes to using it for photography the camera has a high failure rate. Images come out very soft!! I own the 70-200 2.8 L &16-35 2.8 L and I have used them on my prior canon body's with zero issues, I have tried applying the micro adjustments but I'm still not happy. It's a hit and miss on the focus.

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            5.0

            It is fast and auto focus is perfect

            By shubijonm

            from California

            Pros

            • Bright LCD
            • Excellent Image Quality
            • Good battery life
            • lightweight/portable
            • Nice features/settings
            • Quick start-up time
            • Quiet
            • Simple controls/menu
            • Solid operation
            • Superior build quality

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

                I have been using 7D for since the Canon released the camera. I travelled to Grand Canyon to Zion National Park to Bruce Canyon, 7D gave me the best result.

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                5.0

                I love this camera!

                By Ashleyrambles

                from Reno, NV

                Pros

                • Bright LCD
                • Easy to use
                • Excellent Image Quality
                • Good battery life
                • Nice features/settings
                • Quick start-up time
                • Quiet
                • Simple controls/menu
                • Solid operation
                • Superior build quality

                Cons

                • heavy/bulky

                Best Uses

                  Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

                  This is one of my favorite cameras, because it features everything I need for wedding photography. It is quiet, has many ISO and shutter speed numbers. Not to mention the quality of my images are always beautiful.

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                  5.0

                  4 Years of Satisfaction

                  By ABQ_Joe

                  from Albuquerque, NM

                  Pros

                  • excellent weathersealing
                  • Rugged and Tough
                  • Very responsive

                  Cons

                  • dated high iso performance
                  • No headphone jack

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

                    There were things that needed getting used to that may have reduced my rating 4 years ago, but I'm glad I didn't jump to conclusions. This camera is still very relevant, despite its age. It is professional quality, sealed tight, solid and super-responsive. The only thing I regret, is that it has no headphone port to monitor sound during video recording. A person whose work involves extensive filmmaking would obviously choose the 70D instead. But, very few wildlife photogs would find fault in this camera, except for the dated high ISO performance.

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                    5.0

                    Great camera

                    By rpp

                    from Louisiana

                    Pros

                    • Bright LCD
                    • Excellent Image Quality
                    • Good battery life
                    • lightweight/portable
                    • Nice features/settings
                    • Quick start-up time
                    • Quiet
                    • Simple controls/menu
                    • Solid operation
                    • Superior build quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

                        I am a retired professional photographer, but I still shoot high school and college sports. It is a great camera and does everything I ask of it on a daily basis.

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                        5.0

                        7D year 3

                        By Free Lance

                        from Washington D.C. Metro Area

                        Pros

                        • Bright LCD
                        • Excellent Image Quality
                        • Good battery life
                        • lightweight/portable
                        • Nice features/settings
                        • Quick start-up time
                        • Quiet
                        • Simple controls/menu
                        • Solid operation
                        • Superior build quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

                            I have 2 7D's. I am a freelance sports shooter in Northern Virginia and am able to capture some really great shots using the 7D with the 70-200 L IS II and the 17-40 L IS for the short shots. I sling the short shot 7D and monopod the long. I shoot a lot in low light and am able to control the noise (High ISO) by adjusting the speed and using the 8fps high burst rate. I do have to cull the bad ones out but I alway have those that are tack sharp. I find the 7D easy to setup and work with. The weight can be a bit much when using large glass and thats why they have monopods and tripods. The only feature I miss would be not having a dual CF and SD card slots.

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            Best camera I have owned

                            By Osti

                            from Wisconsin

                            Pros

                            • Bright LCD
                            • Excellent Image Quality
                            • Good battery life
                            • Nice features/settings
                            • Quick start-up time
                            • Simple controls/menu
                            • Solid operation
                            • Superior build quality

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                                Comments about Canon EOS 7D Black 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera Body:

                                I have owned a Canon for almost 10 years and I will always be a canon owner. I've had this camera for almost a month and it exceeds my expectations. One word of advice is to really go thru the owners manual and spend time learning all the features of this camera. Some people say they have problems with this camera, read the book and spend time learning what this awesome tool can do.

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