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Canon EOS 7D


$1,699.00 Released October, 2009

Product Shot 1 The Pros:8fps continuous shooting. 1.0x optical viewfinder with 100% coverage. 19-point autofocus system with dedicated processor.

The Cons:Not full frame. Price category gives advice to effort more money. No dual memory card slot.

The Canon EOS 7D is a high-end digital SLR camera due to be released by the end of October, 2009. This DSLR has dual DIGIC IV image processors for fast burst shooting, and is capable of 8 shots per second.

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Product Shot 2 With 18 megapixels, this camera’s APS-C-sized sensor has an ISO range from 100 - 6400, and a high setting of 12,800. Canon claims they have shortened the distance between the photodiodes and the sensor, which has decreased light falloff by half. This translates into better ISO performance in low light conditions. Targeted at the semi-pro market, the EOS 7D features full HD video (1080p) at 24, 25 or 30 frames per second. Users can shoot at 60 FPS in 720p mode as well. Improvements over Canon’s EOS 5D Mark II include a more rugged and weatherproof body, a dedicated button for RAW+JPEG mode, a new multifunction button on the top right, plus a button for the custom controls menu. The Canon EOS 7D is due out by the end of October with a MSRP of $1,699.00.

Features

  • 18 megapixels APS-C CMOS sensor
  • Dual DIGIC IV image processors
  • 3” LCD display
  • 8 FPS continuous shooting
  • 19 AF points (face priority mode)
  • Switch for Live View/Video mode
  • Dedicated button for RAW+JPEG mode
  • Dust removal system
  • ISO 100-6400 (extends to 12,800)
  • 24mm wide-angle built-in flash
  • 1.0x optical viewfinder (100% coverage)
  • Metallic shutter sound (shutter lifespan approx. 150,000 times)
  • HD movie mode (1080p/720p)
  • HDMI out
  • External mic input

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Pros
  • 12

    8fps continuous shooting

  • 11

    1.0x optical viewfinder with 100% coverage

  • 10

    19-point autofocus system with dedicated processor

  • 9

    large 18MP sensor

  • 9

    full 1080p video at 30fps, 720p at 60fps

  • 9

    large high definition 3" display (920k dots)

  • 9

    ruggedized, waterproof body

  • 6

    customizable controls, additional specialized buttons

  • 5

    menu buttons on the side, not the bottom edge

Cons
  • 0

    not full frame

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    Price category gives advice to effort more money

  • -5

    no dual memory card slot

  • -7

    fairly heavy and large

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