New 7D First Impressions

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New 7D First Impressions
Sep 1, 2009

Well, it's out and there's enough information avaiable to come to an early preliminary conclusion:

The Good
Nice looking body and weathersealed - looks quite small
100% viewfinder
18mp
Good video
Competitive price
Upgrade to 50D
Certain useful features from D300 and D300s (improved AF and metering)
Takes ef-s and ef lenses

The Bad

Noise at higher ISO (and possibly at lower ISO) due to small sensor - 1.6x crop (already noted by one review site)
No fllip-up screen for video shooting
Not full-frame or 1.3x crop

Conclusion:

Sounds and looks good BUT by no means a system-switcher proposition and now comes close to the D300s in specification although no match in vital noise area.

Opens up the potential for Nikon now to release a lower cost full-frame (albeit a bit more expensive) with crop factor options and make another leap ahead. Canonites might love it - for now.

Tony

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