Canon EOS 7D - Digital Cameras: Reviews

Nov 1, 2010
Outside Magazine
Canon EOS 7D - Digital Cameras: Reviews

   Photo: Inga Hendrickson

Giant Killer

The long-awaited prosumer follow-up to last year's GOY-winning EOS 5D Mark II, the 7D is $1,000 cheaper than that top-shelf DSLR but in many respects a better camera. While it lacks the pro version's full-frame sensor, the 18MP 7D more than makes up for it with a responsive 19-point autofocus system, a color-sensitive light meter that wasn't fooled by high-altitude snow, and expanded ISO settings (to 6400) that let you shoot in moonlight with virtually no noise. And its sealed magnesium-alloy body withstood moisture, mud, and sub-zero temperatures in our test. But the best thing about the 7D is the quality of its 1080p video capability. At $1,700, it puts production-grade films within reach of the masses. Even the sound capture is good. The only thing we can't decide: Is it a still camera with great video capability or a video camera that shoots great stills? 1.9 lbs;
Features: 5
Value: 3.5

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