Consideration for 7D "softness"

Started Mar 18, 2010 | Discussions thread
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Consideration for 7D "softness"
Mar 18, 2010


I've got a 7D and love it; so far I haven't experienced any major AF or any other "common" issues. While reading countless threads concerning the IQ, and AF problems with the 7D the concept illustrated in this article by Canon EU is never mentioned.

"Even after making these changes, images from more recent EOS professional digital cameras can still look softer than those from earlier models. This is because recent models have more pixels, which means that pixel size is smaller (11.5µm on the EOS-1D; 7.2µm on the EOS-1Ds Mark II). Smaller pixels are more sensitive to camera shake, as a smaller movement will cause the image to move across more pixels. You need to hold the camera steadier - ideally on a tripod.

For the same reason, sports photographers also need to re-think their shutter speeds, as blur from subject movement will be more apparent on cameras with more pixels. Where possible, consider increasing the shutter speed, even if this requires an increase in ISO speed."/

This problem should be especially present in the 7D because of its high pixel density.

Do you think this is a valid reason that so many people are having trouble? Do we need to adjust our traditional techniques to account for this phenomenon?

What are your thoughts?

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