Canon EOS 7D
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Canon EOS 7D
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- 88AVERAGE CRITIC SCORE15 ReviewsDC Resource90Canon EOS-7D ReviewThe 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.PC Mag80Canon EOS 7DOne 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.CNET90Canon EOS 7DUltimately, the EOS 7D is a great entry-level pro dSLR debut for Canon.Digital Photography Review80Canon EOS 7D ReviewIf 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.Gizmodo80Canon 7D reviewThe 7D delivers more, since it's packed full of newer technology and for the people who want it, the video component is truly killer.Imaging Resource90Canon EOS 7D ReviewThis 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.TechRadar90Canon EOS 7D reviewFor 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.Steve's Digicams90Canon EOS 7D SLR ReviewCanon's EOS 7D is an impressive dSLR that offers the versatility professionals demand in a rugged weather and dust resistance shell.DigitalCameraReview90Canon EOS 7D reviewCanonistas 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.Akihabara News70[Review] Canon EOS 7D the Reviewâ€¦ Nice Camera buNow 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.Camera Labs90Canon EOS 7DIt 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.TrustedReviews100Canon EOS 7D reviewWithout 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.Digital Trends90Canon EOS 7D ReviewThe 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.About100Canon EOS 7D DSLR ReviewThe 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.Photography Blog90Canon EOS 7D reviewThis really is a break-through camera that advances the EOS system as a whole.
- 92AVERAGE USER SCORE27 ReviewsEngadget Reader90May 23, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 is great camera for sports photography in my opinion. If you own one, you can rest assured that your choice of gear will be appreciated. Match it with an L series lens, and you have a camera to carry with pride in my opinion.Engadget Reader90March 26, 2014Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Very good image quality and very fast... even several years after the launch is perfectly updated.Engadget Reader100June 12, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetOtto50May 28, 2013Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!was happy with this camera for a bout a year. Yet it broke because of some slightly humid situations and no waranty. Bad marks canon!Engadget Reader90September 15, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 23, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 a major upgrade from the 40D too, very clear and sharp. My only gripe is that in video mode there is no auto-focus. While I understand the reasons for not having auto-focus it is a bit of a handicap. Even so, video quality is fantastic, far better than my dedicated digital video camera.This is a very good camera, and with prices coming down it is well worth every yen.Engadget Reader100June 22, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100April 2, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90March 7, 2012Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader80December 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!my camera is joined to my hip....Engadget Reader100October 13, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90June 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I bought this as an HD video camera first. I love it because I can shoot HD with high end photography lenses, achieving a depth of field that used to cost tens of thousands of dollars to get with HD video. I have since taken many thousands of photos as well, and the image quality is superb! This camera performs like a champ all the way up to ISO 6400. It can be pushed to over 12000, but noise is noticeable above 6400. In the year and a half I've had it, the 7D has never once failed on me. I have taken it around the world; taken pictures in all kinds of weatherâ€”snow, rain, cold, heatâ€”and it has never had a problem. The HD footage has been used in documentaries, commercials, etc. and the photos hang on many happy customers' walls.Engadget Reader90May 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 27, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!Brilliant!Engadget Reader100May 26, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader100May 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader80May 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!There's a lot to like about this in spite of a few flaws. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90May 23, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I love this camera. It's just really good at everything. 8fps, great image quality, great video quality, feels great in the hand... just great. If you want specs, go check a spec sheet on dpreview or something.One thing is that I've customized my menu so much that I barely use any other menu, so I have issues using someone else's 7D.Another thing is the audio. When you plug in a microphone to record the audio for your video, the 7D does this thing called Audio Gain Control (AGC) which basically makes a humming noise. I know there's Magic Lantern for other Canon models, but there doesn't seem to be one for the 7D.Battery life is good. Dies somewhat quickly when you're using video too much, but I don't know how it stacks up against other cameras, since I haven't gotten the chance to compare the battery life for others.Engadget Reader90May 16, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I use the 7D for video more than for still images, though I initially bought it to replace my AE-1 SLR. I assumed that I would be using the video less, but it was so convenient and the image was so good (getting me 1080p at 24fps) that I found myself using it more and more, and even purchasing a shoulder rig.Though this is the first Canon digital SLR that I have owned, I have been shooting on Canon's for years. If, like me, you've used older Canon DSLR's you can jump right into using the 7D without a hiccup. It's what I love about their brand, all the buttons stay in the same place. I used a 20D and a 5D before picking up the 7 when it came out and as soon as I lifted it out of the box I knew where everything was and was shooting immediately. And the UI is familiar to anyone who has used any Canon camera, even their point and shoots. I've seen people struggle with Nikon always moving their buttons and changing their UI, and I'm really happy that Canon doesn't do that.The image quality is great, though, like all SLRs it really depends on what kind of glass you put on the front of the camera. I am mostly a night time photographer and I have been absolutely blown away by the range I get with this camera. The noise is limited even as you crank up the ISO.What I'm saying is I couldn't be happier with this camera. Canon really thought everything through. Metal frame, intuitive UI (for stills and video) and a a camera that feels really great in your hands.Engadget Reader90April 26, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - EngadgetEngadget Reader90April 21, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!The best in its category. We highly recommend it. - Engadgetjustdep100January 12, 2011Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!A gadget unicorn - EngadgetEngadget Reader90October 11, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!I upgraded from the 40D because I needed a camera that works better at the sports photography which is almost exclusively what I do. I preferred the "cropped" sensor because of the fact that it adds additional zoom to lenses and in sports photography you can hardly ever get close enough. I also needed the 8 frames per second and substantially better autofocus that I get with the 7D. I have experimented a little with the video capabilities and you do get awesome clips from this camera but it is not a camcorder. If you are someone who wants to and knows how to produce your projects in short segments and put them together with substantial editing effort you will be very pleased. If you want to have a camera set up on a tripod videoing the opening of gifts on Christmas morning for one hour straight this is not at all what you want. Overall this is an advanced dslr that probably has excessive capabilities which photographers don't need to pay for and outstanding video that requires a level of expertise to take advantage of which is beyond most of us. If you have the need of better focus and fast continuous shooting or the skills to use the video ability of this device you should not hesitate in getting one but most people will get everything they need and want from a less expensive camera such as the sub $1000 Nikons or the t1i or 50/60D Canon series.Engadget Reader100July 27, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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.Engadget Reader100January 21, 2010Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 at 8fps. In fact, it's blisteringly fast.The buttons are well placed and obvious some thought went into the features and design. The custom buttons and the "Q" button are extremely useful (once one spends a bit of time figuring out how to use).Although I've activated the "H" ISO setting which gives me 12,800 ISO, I've not tried using it yet. Given my normal uses, I likely won't be going above 3200 ISO anytime soon, but it's sure comforting to know it's there if needed. Though I suspect that there are varying degrees of "noise" above 6400. we'll see.Anyway, Canon has packed this camera w/ tons of goodies including 1080p video at 24fps (and other fps settings along w/ 720) w/ manual video control. I've not used this feature yet but undoubtedly will do so in the near future.Thus far I only have two gripes about the 7D: both minor. It's heavy ... well a whole lot heavier than the XSi but in line w/ other semi-pro and pro DSLRs. Most of the full frame pro units are even heavier b/c they have built-in grips. The other (very minor complaint) is the number of menus.Both issues, I suspect, will just take a little getting use to. However, it's very noticeable when I attach my BG-E7 battery grip and my 24-70mm f/2.8L lens (which is a very heavy lens by itself).Still I'm quite pleased with my choice. I had considered the Canon 50D and the Nikon 3000S, but neither had the features of the 7D. I also looked (longingly) at the 5D Mk II but I don't need a full frame sensor (and it was hard for me to justify spending an additional $1,000). Solid upgrade camera. Highly recommended!!!Engadget Reader100October 11, 2009Feedback submitted!Unable to submit feedback!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 it used to starting my camera with with my right hand (probably something I'll get used to after a while).This camera has SO many options, I'm still getting familiar with it and am running it in semi-auto mode (mode P but leaving the ISO on auto for example).One thing I want to mention is that I've found myself using the video recording on it a lot more than I thought I would. In fact here are 3 sample videos for you to see (all running at 720p 60fps):http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eaozJNXBxdQhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UlcoqhYCXSEhttp://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Aobe2-zHODYThis is not the type of camera you simply pick up and use... you spend time studying its many functions and set it up exactly how you like it. The 7D is truly the top of the line crop sensor camera from Canon, and you can tell the minute you start to use it.
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