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Canon EOS 7D Digital
 
Approximate retail price:
$1600
Summary: An 18-megapixel camera from Canon with a 2.8-inch LCD, 7.5x optical zoom, an image stabilizer and manual controls.
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Type: SLR digital cameras
About - Canon EOS 7D Digital
The EOS 7D Digital is an 18-megapixel camera with an 18mm-135mm kit lens that has a 35mm-equivalent focal length range of 28.8mm-216mm. It has a live-view 2.8-inch LCD (920,000 pixels). It also includes a through-the-lens viewfinder, which is helpful when composing in bright light.

Because it accepts interchangeable lenses, and includes a mirror and a through-the-lens viewfinder, we consider this model an SLR.

The camera's kit lens has a maximum aperture of f/3.5. The camera's shutter speed range is 30 seconds to 1/8000 of a second.

The EOS 7D Digital stores photos and video on Compact Flash memory cards but has no on-board storage. It captures images as JPG or RAW files at a top resolution of 5184 x 3456 and full HD-resolution video as MOV files at a top resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 25 fps.

Like most digital cameras, this model comes with a proprietary rechargeable battery.

This SLR has 19 autofocus points. It also includes 2 flash modes (for the on-board flash), and an exposure compensation control that can be set at +/-5 EV. The image stabilization system for this camera is lens-based.

The EOS 7D Digital measures 6.1 inches wide by 4.5 inches high by 7.1 inches deep, and weighs 50 ounces (3.1 pounds) (with battery, memory card, and strap).
About This Brand

Canon is the market leader in point-and-shoots, with an extensive line of models, which are known as PowerShots. Its budget line, the A series, is made up of compacts and subcompacts.  Canon's subcompacts are known as SD ELPHs. Its SX-series are mostly super zooms and come in various sizes and include smaller or larger feature sets. Canon has the D-series compact, which it claims are waterproof and shockproof. Its high-end series, the S and G lines, include special modes and manual features, such as the ability to shoot RAW files and to focus manually. The EOS Rebel series helped to define budget SLRs. Other SLRs include a host of pro and more-advanced consumer models, including models that have very large, full-frame sensors. Canon also offers a wider selection of lenses than most brands.

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Features & Specs - Canon EOS 7D Digital
info LCD size (in.) 2.8
info 35mm equivalent multiplier 1.6
info Shutter speed range 30 - 1/8000
info Still image formats JPG, RAW
info LCD pixel count 920k
info Memory card slots/type Compact Flash
info Height (in.) 4.5
info Depth (in.) 7.1
info Max. ISO 12800
info Live view Yes
info Image stabilizer L
info Color space Adobe RGB/sRGB
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User Reviews - Canon EOS 7D Digital
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5.0
Finest Uncompromising Quality
5/3/2014
Pros
1080 Low Light Video
18 Megapixel 1080 Video
19 Point Focus System
3 Inch Viewfinder
60 Interchangeable Lenses
8 Frames Per Second
Dual Digic 4 Processors
Magnesium Alloy Body
New Canon Firmware 20x
World Class Lens System
Cons
Heavy Bulky By Comparison
Min1000 Dollar Start Up
Not For The Novice
Best Uses
Art
For The Uncompromising
Photo Enthusiast
Photojournalism
Travel
Comment:
Excellent for the photo enthusiast who wants to carry a professional quality DSLR and 1080 HD Video System in one Camera. I've never regretted making the investment, but an investment it is! Precision ground glass lenses are the finest in the world, but can be expensive. This is not an entry level system, but one that might last a lifetime. Not for the teen who wants to snap and shoot selfies!
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)
 
5.0
GREAT CAM......
5/30/2013
Pros
Decent performance/quality
Easy to use
High resolution
Lots of useful options
Cons
Best Uses
Travel
Comment:
I have owned this Cam for several years now and I enjoy using it very much only problem is learning what all you can do with it. Forever reading the manual to see how to get the best results when taking pic's..........
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
 
5.0
Canon D7, ultimate in user controls
11/9/2012
Pros
3 Customizeable Buttons
Auto And Fully Manual
Customizeable Buttons
David Busch Book Helps
Durable Sealed Mg Body
Fast Auto Focus
Get Michaelthemaven Dvd
Great One Touch Settings
High resolution
Lots of useful options
Seamless Canon Menus
Very Ergometric Stable
Cons
Heavy But Durable
No Autofocus In Video
Not For Casual Pics
Best Uses
Family
Low Light Lenses-heavy
Photojournalism
Sports Up Close
Travel
Comment:
I replaced a 15 year old canon A2E with this great 18 megapixel camera. Came with the 75-300IS lens and then bought a used 24-105/f4 IS one. I have to shoot it every week to really get the most out of it. I got the 580 flash to shoot indoor basketball & kids hockey_great range and silent recycling...It's not a casual vacation camera but makes world class picts and HD video's. Fast auto focus and even 8fps shots of the girl's soccer kicks. Great to post on facebook just hours after the game and no camera shake with the Image stabilized lenses. Canon's lense cost more but you'll get shots people will ask who's you photographer...Get one, get David Busch's field book and then Michael the Maven DVD to really learn it right. If I don't use it for a month then I just get the David Busch book out and watch the Michael the Maven DVD and bam you back up and shooting....
How long have you owned it:
More than six months
Bottom Line
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend.
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