Pros: build quality, 8fps, features, comfort, focusing...pretty much the whole camera.
Cons: It would have been nice to have a preset sports mode...but that can be set up manually
Had a Canon 40D...loved it! But, I was photographing high school sports (in-doors and at night) and often found that I needed to shoot at 1600 or 3200 ISO for any chance at stop action shutter speeds. Needless to say the digital noise (even with nonise suppression turned on) was pretty bad. Decided to get the 7D in the hopes that I'd get some improvements with the newer image processing. Couldn't be happier with my decision. Shot some indoor basketball using 1600 ISO, 500th shutter speed, and was even able to stop my f/2.8 lens down to f/3.5 (every bit of DOF can help). The results were great. Sharp images with less digital noise, and much less post processing required. I also think that the automatic exposure is better when it comes to difficult lighting situations (high contrast, etc.). I toyed with getting the new 5D for full frame...but then I'd need to spend more dollars for the longer lenses when I wasn't getting the advantage of 1.6 C-sensor...and those longer 'L' lenses would break my bank. Also...the full HD video is awesome.
Pros: Dual DIGIC 4 Processors, 19 AF points, 63 zone metering, 100% viewfinder, ISO 100-6400 (12,800 expandable), 8fps, 1080p
Cons: 18 Megapixels, No built-in AF assist light, Single slot CF only
When the Canon 7D was announced, I had the 40D and XTi. After reading the specifications and the few previews/reviews (of beta copies), I just had to get one.
The 40D/50D are great cameras. But the 7D is a huge leap above what the 40D/50D bodies offer. While 1080p HD video recording capabilities were a plus, the main draw for me were the 19 auto-focus points, the 100% viewfinder, 63 zone metering, and the dual processors.
As far as APS-C aka 'crop sensor' cameras are concerned, this is a great camera.
My only complaints so far are:
1. 18 Megapixels. I think Canon could have kept it at or under 14MP and in order to gain better high ISO performance. Of course, maybe the balance differences between MP and high ISO performance was negligible at 18MP, and that's why Canon chose 18.
2. Lacks an AF assist light on the body. Granted, I have an 580 EX II and can put that on the body, set it to not fire and only use AF assist on the flash. But an AF assist light on the 7D body would have been a nice feature to hvae.
3. Single slot CompactFlash only. I like CF. I have lots of cards. But I wish Canon would follow Nikon and put dual slots, one CF and one SDHC, and allow the operator the ability to use either or both slots at the same time. I'd like to have a 8G CF and an 8G SDHC card in the body and write to both for redundancy (backup) or even to separate still and video.
That said, what you get from the 7D far outweighs the minor deficiencies noted.
Pros: auto focus image quality iso ability
Cons: you have to pay ofr what you get
For me this is an upgrade from an XTI and is a leap of an order of magnitude. It does take some getting used to and learning - the manual could be more comprehensive in terms of when you should try this setting or that. 18 mp on a cropped sensor worried me at first but image quality is very good.
Auto focus which I need to catch birds in flight has been astounding. At this point the camera is capable of much more than I can do I will have fun growing into it.
Pros: Feel, handling, ease of use, 18mp = good crops
Cons: none really
I bought mine from best buy, I took it home, snapped some hots and realized that I had some dead/hot pixels. Took it back to best buy the following day and they were more than happy to exchange it for a brand new one. This one seems very good. Battery lasts a long time. Feels really solid. I consider it a better feeling camera than a Nikon D200 which is what I had before. The settings are equally as easy to use if not a bit easier. Pics look much better at high ISO levels.
A good camera at a relatively good cost.
Pros: build features ease of use image quality iso
Cons: Minor details but that's carping criticism
I just bought this camera as an upgrade from the EOS Rebel XT 350D and it is more than an upgrade. This is quite a camera. It's built like a tank but I like the feel of it better than my old XT. I had my XT for four years and was never quite comfortable with it - I feel comfortable with this camera after only a few days. The menus and controls I find much easier to use than the XT and the picture quality is superb. I took some pictures at 2000 ISO yesterday and there is very little visible noise except at full size. I especially like the Quick Menu feature, the one-touch RAW+JPEG button, the Quick Control Dial and the fact that different automatic shooting modes are not on the Mode Dial but have been relegated to a menu and replaced on the dial with three user defined modes. The price is relatively high, I suppose, but when you figure that you are getting a camera that approaches the professional models for under $2000 even the price does not seem that bad.
Pros: Fast, accurate, sharp images, weatherproof
Cons: Somewhat heavy, especailly with L Lenses but not enough to bother.
I've used my friend's Nikon D300, which is a competitor to the 7D, and I prefer the 7D over the Nikon D300. Although the Nikon has a better record when it comes to noise control, the 7D is Canon's latest answer to it. The 7D shoots 8fps, whereas the D300s shoots at 7fps. Another plus for the 7D is it's new Digi 4 Processor, which allows the camera to keep shooting at 8fps (jpeg) for as long as you like; it can fill up a 32 gb card if you wanted to. As for RAW files, I was able to shoot 20 shots before it slowed down a bit.
As for the full HD video capability, it is simply amazing. I make short films from time to time and I'm sold to the 7D. The HD camcorders I use don't match up to the quality and versatility of the 7D, especially when you have a great lens.
Pros: 8fps,Live View,HD movie mode, external mic connector
Cons: mono microphone recording, AGC on audio
This camera was my upgrade from a Rebel XS. Though the XS is an outstanding camera for its price, I wanted more.
Right after unboxing the 7D, I started taking high ISO shots to see what kind of noise was generated. Wow! I had usable shots @ ISO 2500 handheld. They would print just fine on 4x6 sheets with little issues.
The 7D is like a Ferrari when it comes to sheer shutter speed. At 8fps, it is only 2fps slower than the top-of-the-line professional sports model Canon 1Ds. That said, the 7D has a higher megapixel count and is very useful for huge prints like poster size and larger.
Finally, the wireless flash control built in to the camera is awesome. It controls my 480EX-II external flash with ease and it's nice to not have to buy a 580EX just to have the wireless slave control capability. Great job, Canon!
On the cons side, my only gripe is with the audio capability of the camera. The built-in mic is mono and not very good. There is an external mic connector, which is great, but the built in Automatic Gain Control (AGC) causes the noise floor of the audio to come up when there are quiet periods. It could be fixed by changing the firmware to allow for manual gain setting of input levels.
It's my humble opinion that the 7D is a great value for the price and can make avid amateurs and most professionals quite happy with its performance.
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