Canon EOS 7D

Announced Sep 1, 2009 •
18 megapixels | 3 screen | APS-C sensor
dpreview conclusion

If 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. Arguably the best APS-C SLR on the market today.

Good for

Pretty much anything from landscapes to sports to HD movies

Not so good for

Inexperienced users and those on a tight budget

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Other reviews
DCRP Review: Canon EOS-7D
By: Jeff Keller, Digital Camera Resource Page (Dec 23, 2009)

The EOS-7D is Canon's top-of-the-line APS-C digital SLR that fits between the EOS-50D and the full-frame EOS-5D Mark II. It offers superb photo quality, great build quality, super-fast continuous shooting, a nice LCD and optical viewfinder, Full HD movie recording, and more customizable buttons, dials, and menus than any camera I've tested. There's not a whole lot to complain about. Images can...

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Canon EOS 7D Review
By: Mat Gallagher, What Digital Camera (Nov 16, 2009)

Changing a system that works so well can be a dangerous business, but Canon appears to have pulled it off with the 7D. The changes are subtle but generally help usability once you find the new positions. In the hand the 7D feels like a very solid and well-built camera, enough to be used as a regular workhorse for the semi-pro, or second camera for a pro. The quality of the results, the high ISO...

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Canon EOS 7D review

Canon’s EOS 7D is a tough and very quick semi-pro DSLR that’s an absolute joy to use. It may look similar to the earlier EOS 50D from the front, but inside features a huge array of enhancements across the board, many of which surpass even the EOS 5D Mark II. As such it arguably becomes the most professional of Canon’s non-pro models, despite not having a full-frame sensor. The EOS 7D also...

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