Canon EOS 7D

Jul 23 2011

Canon EOS 7D

by scotthill89 in News, Photography

The Canon 7D is the top of the line X0D series of Canon EOS crop-sensor cameras, but when the 7D first came out there were many focus and noise issues people were having. After reading many reviews I decided to hold off on making the step up from my 40D, which is now an antique compared to the 50D and 60D models. It appears the focus and noise issues that were once there have now been resolved. The 7D is now the best choice for keen enthusiasts, professionals and aspiring-professionals who wanted top-level image quality and functionality without the bulk (or price) of a pro-level camera such as the 1D series.

The 7D has so many new features and now with solid reviews it looks like the right choice for any enthusiasts or professionals. One of the top reasons the 7D is my choice is how it’s compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with many of the EOS System accessories. After many years of taking photos and purchasing different lenses it is great to still be able to use them all on the new line of Canon cameras. The next feature that really caught my eye is the all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors that captures huge images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps.

The 7D isn’t just a 50D or 60D with a new sensor, viewfinder and revised body – other headline changes include a new AF system with a dedicated processor, dual Digic 4 processors and a new shutter mechanism to allow 8fps continuous shooting, and the ability to control groups of external flashguns using its built-in flash. However, the updates extend beyond these big-feature changes to include a variety of tweaks, refinements and additions.

The EOS 7D has a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo II 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 approximately 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.

Key Features

– 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
– 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
– 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage viewfinder
– 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
– Focus Color Luminance metering system (iFCL) measures focus, color and luminance across 63 zones
– New custom controls interface in the custom functions menu
– Dual Axis Electronic Level – The electronic level shows both pitch and roll angles
– Wireless flash control
– 8 frames per second continuous shooting
– Environmental sealing
– 1080p HD video recording with manual controls

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