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Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR
« on: September 01, 2009, 09:06:29 AM »
Just seen this on DPReview.  Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR

As anticipated Canon has today announced the EOS 7D digital SLR. It boasts a new 18MP CMOS sensor, Dual DIGIC 4 processors, ISO range expandable to 12800, continuous shooting at 8 fps and full HD video recording. It also incorporates a new viewfinder with 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage and a 3 inch LCD with 920k dot resolution.

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Re: Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR
« Reply #1 on: September 01, 2009, 09:16:34 AM »
interesting - looking hard but it strikes me that this camera does away with the need for a 5D MkII.

I'm not saying i wish i had waited, i'm still amazed by benefits gained from the increased technology that comes with it - but if i was buying today - i would have to question the need for a 5D MkII over this 7D...

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Re: Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR
« Reply #2 on: September 01, 2009, 02:55:52 PM »
I havent checked all the specs yet, but on first glance not sure I get why they made this one, I guess to offer an apsc spec to go along witht he other apsc line up to 1d  :D  I'm still hoping they will go with a full frame xxD next :)

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« Reply #3 on: September 01, 2009, 03:29:07 PM »
Having looked at the specs again, and the press release i guess the target market comprises those 5000 photographers they were listening to.

I would also guess they are appealing to all those sports and action photographers who can't afford a 1D model but need the specs.
I think of one person who lives round the corner from me who must salivating at the lips at the specs and price of this body.
For football during the floodlit evenings i'll bit he'll even sacrifice his 1D MkII N for this!

I would need to see the quality of the pictures it produces etc - but i wouldn't mind it as a second body to my 5D MkII

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Re: Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR
« Reply #4 on: September 01, 2009, 04:22:20 PM »
I've just had an email through from Warehouse Express... Body only price is £1699 which is only about £400 cheaper than a 5D MKII. Now this puts me in something of a quandry. If the low light/high ISO performance of the new 7D is as good as DPreview's sample shots are showing, I think I'm going to end up with one of these as opposed to the 5DMKII... At least if I go down this route, my EF-S and Sigma EX DC lenses will still work ok which will save me even more money.

The following link is for a shot taken with the 7D at ISO3200 and I'm certainly impressed (lots of open space for noise to show in)... It'll do my wedding shots the power of good and the 8 fps rate will suit me for wildlife and sports.

http://a.img-dpreview.com/gallery/canoneos7d_preview/img_2570.jpg

I'm not in a desperate hurry for one but I'm very tempted... especially once the price settles.  :)

EDIT: Just had a look at the sample images from DPReview of the 5D MKII and the images at equivalent ISO's seem clearer and less noisy from the 5D so now I'm back to square one... Might have to stick with Plan A and go for the full frame!  :)
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Re: Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR
« Reply #5 on: September 01, 2009, 08:13:18 PM »
http://www.flickr.com/photos/30033326@N05/3823144033/

This is a link to a picture taken with a 5DMk II with an iso of 1600 in low light conditions.
I have to say, it is one of the things that has impressed me most - it's ability to handle low light. I am risking hand holding shots that previously i would have reached for a tripod.
Upping the iso to 6400 is more than acceptable as well..


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Re: Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR
« Reply #6 on: September 02, 2009, 07:45:41 AM »
Well Hitler's no more impressed by Canon releasing the 7D than he was bt Nikon releasing the D3x

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« Reply #7 on: September 02, 2009, 08:43:49 AM »
all very funny etc but...

what is all this fuss about shooting video? I still haven't even bothered to work out how to set viedo up on my 5D MkII.
I'm still not sure when some one is going to give me a reason - other than - say - wedding photographers .
I'm still only using m, av and tv - and that's all i want.

I still haven't gone through the last firmware update that was all about improving the video facilities.

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Re: Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR
« Reply #8 on: September 02, 2009, 09:01:04 AM »
I suppose the only real way of telling if video is really what people want is to poll current users of cameras with it and ask them how often they've used it in the past six months. I had my D90 for eight months and, apart from playing with it a couple of times, never used it. No idea if it was any good as I did'nt download anything onto my PC.

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Re: Canon unveils EOS 7D high-end digital SLR
« Reply #9 on: September 23, 2009, 07:33:25 PM »
The question of 5dmkII or 7D is somewhat dependant on what you shoot surely? And the result you want. Full frame looks different to crop due mainly to the different DOF.

I love my 5d, so much better for landscapes and portraits, one for the wider angle with standard lenses, the other because at wide aperatures you get a nicer look. But with landscapes that can be sorted with a ultra wide. portraits are harder to sort or at least very expensive. A f2.8 on a FF may need f1.8 on a crop, but go really fast and there is no where to go 85mmf1.2 on a full frame just won't look the same on a crop.

But long may all formats remain - not one suits all subjects perfectly.

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