|The Canon EOS 18.0 MP camera is a flexible personal body only and is created for people who want to experiment with photography. With the Canon EOS 18.0 MP camera you can easily capture stunning scenery, sweeping landscapes, intimate portraits, or family pictures. Few times in life are more satisfying than enjoying life's great memories in a snapshot. Memorable pictures, taken with this Canon EOS 7DSV, encourage you to share precious moments with people you know. This digital camera can help you preserve gorgeous shots of friends anywhere. Be the envy of your friends with this Canon EOS 7DSV and its sophisticated black body. With batteries, this digital camera is great for taking photos in any circumstances, so you can be ready to shoot photographs. The Canon EOS 18.0 MP camera has a flash memory slot, therefore you can choose the quantity of storage available for pictures. A greater number of megapixels means you can crop and enlarge your pictures without causing pixelation. This Canon EOS 7DSV includes a 18.0 megapixel digital image sensor that makes delivering special prints convenient. This digital camera comes with only the body and no lens. An advantage to getting the camera body alone is that you pick and choose the most appropriate interchangeable lens or lenses to get based on your growing photography needs.|
|Camera Type||Digital SLR|
|Sensor Resolution||18.0 MP|
|Lens For SD||Body Only|
|Memory / Storage|
|Supported Flash Memory||CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II, Microdrive, UDMA CF|
|Max Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
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Well after much deliberation between this and a 5d Mark II i decided to opt for the 7D and spend the extra I save on some nice wide angle lenses. First of all for anyone who is expecting a 1.6 crop camera's image quality to be better than the 5d mark ii you can forget it. The 5D mark ii is a full frame sensor camera and the 7D is a crop, different cameras for different purposes. I know three people who own a 5d mark II, wedding photographer, cinematographer and a landscape photographer. As you can tell, they all need wide angle and good low light performance. The 5D Mark II/other full frame cameras are targeted towards users with wide angle needs. So if you find yourself in a crowded room with little light during a wedding the EOS 7D may not be for you, less you put on a 10-22mm EFS lens which is the widest Canon Zoom Lens for a APS-C camera. (Or 8-15 F4L Fisheye).
Image Quality from this camera is amazing, I'll put up some pictures once it stops raining where I live. Detail is very good, and the 28-135 lens accommodates this cameras ability very nicely, however, starting off at 28mm will probably be too long for most people in everyday situations such as those for street photographers. Picking up a 17-55 2.8 lens will probably be highly recommended by many.
Build Quality is superb. This "tank" of a camera is no light weight and one of the first things you notice when you pick up the camera is the hefty feel you get. Very ergonomic grip and a robust feel all around. Don't expect to have it hanging around your next too long though. Weather seals are improved and you can notice that the area above the viewfinder is much larger thanks to a 100% coverage pentaprism.
Autofocusing, now I've read some issues about the 7D's new focusing system such as softness from auto zone focusing and I am also getting some mixed results with that as well, some images ranging from very soft to some being as sharp as single AF select. I will update later as I take it out for more situations. However, with that being said, the camera's autofocusing with the 28-135mm lens is very quiet, very fast and accurate for the most part especially with using the cameras single AF select mode.
Battery Life: still on the first charge off the box, taken about 500 test shots and a few seconds of 720p recording, battery life is about halfway.
ISO performance. Now here is where many have a bone to pick. I am not afraid to use high ISO as my prints rarely go beyond 11x14. More than often I found myself using nothing higher than ISO 1600 on my girlfriend's 500D/T1i. With the 7D I feel very comfortable using 3200 with about ISO 4000 being my cut off point, that's where the trade offs between detail and noise will become apparent and start to bother me.
Overall this camera is a very impressive and I'd give it a rating of about 90/100. It has alot to offer being a HD video DSLR. It'll provide many rebel users enough room to learn and grow. However, I cant stress enough that if you find yourself needing wide angle capabilities and low light performance, saving up for a full frame, it will definitely be worth the wait in the long run. In fact a few 5D Mark I cameras are available for cheaper than the 7D. Without a doubt this is one of the top crop cameras of the market right now. You won't regret buying this camera.
The Canon EOS 7D has some great features on it. One to start with is just the amazing body solidness and style. Everything on this camera feels solid in your hands and very comfortable. Its almost natural when you shoot with it. Great weight, weather sealed, and button finger friendly. The second thing is the LCD screen. I've never seen such great clarity on the back of a DSLR before. The pictures you take look on the camera LCD screen as clear as they do on a 27inch iMac blown up to full screen. Now this camera is not a full Frame camera like its big brother the Canon 5D mark II. But it also is set up a whole hell of a lot better to take video and fast photography. In my opinion this camera is better then the Canon 5D Mark II and cheaper to buy. This is just my opinion I think they are both great cameras but the 5D is more for portraits and the 7D is more for sports or fast movement and video. HD video is amazing on this Camera too. Although it does not have a 3CCD chip it will take the highest quality of video I've ever seen. If you just shoot video I would suggest you know the differences of having a 3CCD chip and not having one.
There are some things I hope can change on this camera starting with video being displayed only though the LCD screen. When in video mode you can only view what the camera sees in real time on the LCD screen AKA (Live View), The viewfinder is blacked out during Live View. The issue with this is its hard to shoot great quality video "IN FOCUS" on a 3 inch LCD screen. You will have a much better chance looking though the viewfinder and seeing the focus points. Most people will use the ViewFinder on camcorders and SLR cameras to take the best video/picture. The Canon 7D however does not have this option Once in Video mode or Live View mode for pictures you lose Viewfinder. Please don't think its the end of the world because of this. There are some companies out there like "Zacuto" that have made attachments and accessories such as the "Z-Finder Pro 3x", an attachment that slaps on the back of the LCD screen to give you a more traditional viewfinder feel and sight while in video mode that works very well for correct focal points. The second major issue is Audio is shooting video is your thing. Audio is what makes videos. What would a movie be without sound? The Canon 7D has a built in mic, and for the most part it sounds good for youtube videos if someones very close to the mic. But there is no Manual Adjustment on sound control. There is yet to be any indication of Canon releasing a firmware update for this too. There is also no sound meter so your never sure if its even recording sound unless you take a test clip before you shoot your real clip. This however can always be fixed with a sound systems. You can purchase one separately from a 3rd party company. The nice feature about the Canon 7D is the allowing of an external mic to be plugged in.
With all of that said the camera gets a Excellent rating or 5 out of 5 stars if your just using it for pictures However, because it can also take HD video as well as sound we have to factor those into the rating system. Though the video quality is excellent and out surpassing Pro Camcorders the technology is still very young for a DSLR. Sound controls need to be added or controlled from ether externally or internally. Viewfinder needs to become available during video mode. With this being added I give the Canon EOS 7D a Good or 4 1/2 stars out of 5
This is my first digital SLR. I had 3 lenses for this camera already and just got the body.
Excellent camera! It feels solid and rugged yet sophisticated and beautiful. I like that a lot of controls are manual besides menu on a huge LCD. All knobs, buttons and levers are ergonomically and intuitively located. Image quality is superb! 6.1M pixels are enough for printing A4 size quality pictures. Image stabilizer (“Anti-shake”) works nicely and it does not require special lens to work like some cameras!
Battery life is not very impressive, so I am going to buy one more. Multi shot is only 3fps, but I’ll live with that.
I now stand out from the crowd with everyone having Nikons and Canons…)))
I got this camera about a month ago and I just love it. I use to have a monolta 5d with a had for about 3 years and was a little scared to make the move over to Canon but let me tell you, this company can makes some good stuff. Picture quality is awesome, the focus time is just unbelievable and don't get me started on the HD movie mode ( it's great). shooting in low light is not a problem with the ISO settings on this camera pictures come out nice and the noise level is not as noticeable as my monolta camera. I would highly recommend this camera to anybody looking for a camera that can get the job done.
I bought the Canon 7d with the 28-135 lens. I am happy with this camera it takes good pictures in low light and is easier to use than I thought. I like the on camera flash, just in case. It does have some weight to it but nothing I can't get use to. Using the video feature is easy and I like that I can snap a photo in movie mode. There is some disruption of a split second if you snap a picture in movie mode. This Camera is proving to be a smart purchase. I highly recomend it. Perfect for the professional or an advanced photography student. I think it is a wonder value.