September 1st 2009 1:37 am

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Imaging Resource says:

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This is the camera that Canon enthusiasts, indeed many camera enthusiasts, have been waiting for, and I suspect it will sell very well. Our extensive testing shows the Canon 7D to be an excellent camera, and our printed results emphatically reinforce that conclusion. quote


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Critic reviews

8.7
15 reviews
  • Image quality
    8.9
  • Video quality
    8.2
  • Battery life
    8.4
  • Design and form factor
    7.9
  • Durability
    8.9
  • Speed (start-up time, lag)
    9.4
  • Ease of use
    8.0

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9.2
30 reviews
9.0
DC Resource Dec 29, 2009

The Canon EOS-7D is a superb midrange digital SLR which I can recommend with ease. It has a great combination of features, photo quality, performance, and customizability that I know enthusiasts will enjoy.

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8.0
Digital Photography Review Nov 6, 2009

If you can justify the price tag it's hard to fault Canon's new APS-C flagship. With class-leading image quality, fast operation and excellent handling the EOS 7D is everything a semi-pro model should be, and the excellent movie mode will be a welcome bonus to those that like their pictures to move.

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8.0
Gizmodo Oct 10, 2009

The 7D delivers more, since it's packed full of newer technology and for the people who want it, the video component is truly killer.

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8.0
PC Mag Dec 21, 2009

One of the best midrange D-SLRs money can buy. But if you don't need comprehensive video recording features or ultra-high-resolution images, there are a handful of competing D-SLRs that produce comparable image quality for half the price.

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9.0
Imaging Resource Jan 15, 2010

This is the camera that Canon enthusiasts, indeed many camera enthusiasts, have been waiting for, and I suspect it will sell very well. Our extensive testing shows the Canon 7D to be an excellent camera, and our printed results emphatically reinforce that conclusion.

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10
TrustedReviews Dec 28, 2011

Without doubt one of the best cameras currently available, offering fantastic build quality, lightning fast performance and superb image quality in virtually any conditions. It is more expensive than its main rivals, but it's worth the extra for a camera this good.

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9.0
Camera Labs Nov 1, 2009

It may not boast the full-frame sensor and the ultimate image quality of the 5D Mark II, but in every other respect it excels. Taking everything into consideration, the EOS 7D is arguably Canon’s most successful and satisfying overall DSLR to date.

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9.0
TechRadar Dec 21, 2011

For the most fine-grained image quality, and particularly for professional photographers who cover tricky events such as weddings, the 5D MKII is the one to go for. ... If you want to shoot video, the decision swings towards the 7D.

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9.0
DigitalCameraReview Dec 7, 2009

Canonistas have a nifty new body to move up to if they're shooting at the entry level now, or a legitimate budget backup to their pro body ... It's hard to call a $1700 body-only camera "budget", but considering the overall performance ... it's pretty close to being a steal.

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7.0
Akihabara News Nov 11, 2009

Now if you really don’t care about the video mode in such DSLR, yep the 7D is a really nice piece of hardware that will worth checking it if you are planning to get a new camera.

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9.0
Digital Trends Dec 14, 2009

The big question, though: Is the camera worth its steep asking price? Happily, the answer is yes, since it’s an investment that will pay you back for years to come in terms of great photos.

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10
About Apr 9, 2012

The AF focusing system is a joy to use, and its image quality is superb. Plus, its rugged build quality and ability to produce high quality images in both RAW and JPEG make it well worth the money.

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10
romek romek

The Camera is simply amazing. It is VERY solid (weather sealed) and easily the fastest DSLR I've ever used. I really like how they moved the buttons around (from the 50D) and the only issue I have with button position is the on/off, I wish it was on the right hand side as I am right handed...

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10
sfvideokid sfvideokid

I've had my 7D for about 2 weeks now and I'm still having fun with the camera. I still consider myself a newbie user and upgraded from a Rebel XSi due to work. Very sharp and quick camera with tons of features. The dual DIGIC IV processors are especially useful when moving 18mp images...

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9.0
jlandrews jlandrews

I have had this camera for only a couple of weeks but I have found it to be a big step up from my 40D. Image quality is great and the video mode while not perfect is a great thing to have. It is quieter too, the 40D's mirror flap sound is too loud in some situations. The high resolution screen is...

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10
evlnte evlnte

There is no need to rate each item individually with this camera. The 7D is a solid, sturdy camera with unmatched image quality. While it includes simple point and shoot options, you need to know what you are doing if you hope to get the most out of this camera.

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9.0
MiltonFindley MiltonFindley

I have used this camera for the last four years, as a consumer, not a pro, and I am very well pleased with image quality, low light capabilities, battery life, and endless flexibility in how it is used. Short of a 5D Mark III, there is no better camera in the Canon line up for capability, and it...

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