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Canon EOS 7D

The Canon EOS 7D is a robust SLR that delivers excellent image quality making it the camera of choice for many professionals and semi professionals.

Featuring an 18 Megapixel CMOS sensor, Dual DiG!C 4 processors , a 19 point autofocus system and full 1080 high definition video, it also sports a magnesium alloy, weather sealed body.
The 7D is built for outdoors and with 8 frames per second continuous shooting it is an ideal SLR for sports and wildlife photography. The Canon EOS 7D is a great choice for both amateur and professional photographers.



Product Review

Canon EOS 7D

Digital SLR Camera


Key Features

  • 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
  • 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
  • 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
  • 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
  • 8 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage viewfinder
  • Wireless flash control
  • Environmental sealing


The EOS 7D is new to the Canon Enthusiast range and is creating some serious competition in the mid range market. Aimed at semi-professionals as well as serious photographers it displays many new features that enthusiasts have been waiting for.

While it has a similar look to some of Canon’s previous EOS models this SLR camera sports a whopping 18MP sensor, an intelligent new viewfinder with 1.0X magnification and 100% coverage, dual DiG!C 4 processors, high definition video and 8fps continuous shooting - making it an exciting addition to the Canon range.

These added features have been luring in new Canon buyers and those that are able to make their budget stretch a little further have been considering the 7D over the 50D.
A comparison of some of their key features is listed in the following table;


Canon SLR Cameras – Key Features Comparison

Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 50D

Imaging Sensor/Effective Pixels

CMOS/ 18 MP (APS-C)

CMOS / 15 MP

Processor

Dual DiG!C 4 processors

DiG!C 4 processor

Continuous shooting

8fps
15 raw/94 JPEG

6.3fps
16 raw/90 JPEG

Video

1920 x 1080: 30fps / 24 fps / 25fps, 1280 x 720 (HD): 60fps / 50fps, 640 x 480 (SD): 60fps/ 50fps

None

Viewfinder

Optical (Pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1x magnification)

Optical (Pentaprism, 95% coverage, 0.95x magnification)

Viewfinder Screen

Fixed

Interchangeable

Built-in Flash

Yes, pop-up

Yes, pop-up

Built-in wireless flash control

Yes, Can control up to 3 groups of 4 flashes each

No

Liveview

Yes

Yes

Sensitivity

ISO 100 - ISO 6,400/12,800 (expanded)

ISO 100 - ISO 3,200/12,800 (expanded)

LCD monitor

3.0 (Approx. 920K dots)

3.0 (Approx. 920K dots)

Environmentally sealed

Yes

No

Body material

Magnesium alloy

Magnesium alloy

Dimensions(W x D x H) mm

148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm

145.5 x 107.8 x 73.5mm

Weight (excl. battery)

820g

730g


The EOS 7D is an impressive, feature packed SLR that has excellent auto focus and high definition video. While it may not be quite up to the image quality of the more expensive
EOS 5D Mark II, overall the 7D is a great performing camera and is outstanding value for money.

The Canon EOS 7D SLR camera is available from Georges Sydney in store or online with the following Canon Lens Kits:



Canon digital cameras, Canon SLR cameras, SLR lenses and Canon camera accessories are available at Georges Camera Store Sydney or online at http://www.georges.com.au