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Thread: Canon EOS 7D
09-01-2009, 03:29 AM #1
Canon EOS 7D
today, Canon unveils its APS-C format DSLR flagship.
- 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 8 frames per second continuous shooting
- 1080p HD video recording with manual controls
- 3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
- 19-point AF system (all cross-type)
- 1.0x magnification and 100% coverage viewfinder
- Wireless flash control
- Environmental sealing
i think this will pleased the aps-c users which they have lenses designed for the aps-c format. a pro-body for harsh conditions.
wonder what is it price tag?
09-01-2009, 03:38 AM #2
i think they have a winner here if the noise level isn't too bad.
it is a much better camera than the 5D2 due to the new/better AF mechanism and faster frame rate, as well as built-in flash control. the 5D2 trumps it by having FF.
the killer cam will be 5D2 sensor + 7D everything else.
in fact, that's what the 5D2 should've been. but i think Canon really screwed up there.
US$1700 is very reasonable and will be a Nikon D300s killer.
i am personally quite tempted. the mk3 is just way too heavy to carry around.
09-01-2009, 03:46 AM #3
..is a cool $1700 for body only..http://www.amazon.com/Digital-Camera...s=Canon+EOS+7D..yep, another tweener from Canon..
09-01-2009, 03:54 AM #4
now, we are waiting there is any review on its new lower density sensor for low light shooting. better noise reduction. canon has been fighting in the market with higher megapixel which will suffer in low light, now they have the real thinking. even the G11 has lower megapixel.
wonder what will Cheung think of this? 5D II....
09-01-2009, 06:01 AM #5
09-01-2009, 06:22 AM #6
Check out picture 25 taken at ISO3200. Colours look quite acceptable and noise is controlled
09-01-2009, 09:21 AM #7
The samples at Imaging Resource seem to indicate that the 5DmkII still looks better at ISO3200 compared.
Yes, this will make an excellent sports camera. Not to mention 'birding' camera as well. We'll have to see some "real world" samples from real photographers taking pictures in challenging conditions to see if the ISO quality holds out.
The specifications are quite amazing by my books. And not to mention the price! Its actually lower than the D300s ?
Too bad I have other priorities at the moment to look at (hobby wise ... ) else this would work out to be a nice complement to the 5Dmkii for those 'fast and furious' moments!
09-01-2009, 08:38 PM #8
Yep, this certainly complement 5D2 just like 1Ds and 1D.
Agreed with Kwun this is what should 5D2 be.
IMHO: 7D with FF sensor with resolution around 12-15 will be a killer body, I think 18mp does not really match the body (if the intention is for mid-range sport photog). I guess we can't have the best of both world
09-01-2009, 08:48 PM #9
09-01-2009, 11:09 PM #10
09-01-2009, 11:32 PM #11
Wow, you all must be rich! Or... have jobs! Haha. I'm more worried about the entry-level range, as well as the M4/3 and the Samsung NX APS-C.
09-02-2009, 01:02 AM #12
09-02-2009, 09:04 AM #13
my guess is Canon's marketing strategy again. 7D will kill 50D in no time. 50D lack of video recording. in term to catch-up competitor for aps-c format, canon comes up with 7D. which is slightly higher specs than nikon D300s.
however, it is not easy to ask nikon users to change immediately, as they might have range of nikkor or nikon compatible lenses. it will attract newcomer to dslr for that higher mid range. mid range shall be 50D, low range will be 500D. high range will be 5D II and the ultimate will be 1D III.
one thing that i dislike about canon now is they come out new model every year. just imagine that you bought a 50D 6 months ago and now, the 7D. save up a bit for the duration of 6 months, one can buy 7D now.
as for the megapixel, i can see that 12-14mp for aps-c or dx format is optimum for detail images and low light(high IQ). as double-up sensor size to FF or fx, the ideal will be 24-26mp. now is for them to upgrade the processor for the FF or FX format, so the pro can burst more.
09-02-2009, 09:25 AM #14
Last edited by eaglehelang; 09-02-2009 at 09:27 AM.
09-02-2009, 11:44 AM #15
You can always stake out those 'buy and sell' sections in your local photography forums. A (still) very capable camera like the EOS 40D probably can be bought for less US$600 now. A kit lens like the 18-55IS is quite good for most forms of use. And it still takes pictures of quality way exceeding and PnS is capable. By a long way in fact.
But it must be noted that most of the time with camera equipment, most of us are actually just "lusting" after them rather than 'planning' to buy them...
Sounds as if we can buy it right away doesn't it ??
Money doesn't grow on trees unfortunately... ...
09-02-2009, 02:06 PM #16
^^Eyes are willing but the wallet is thin...^^
In a few yrs, i'm sure a lot of us could purchase a "Used" but still workable 7D with a much cheaper price. So, no need to rush..
7D is getting close to that "killer" DC; body-wise as well as tech-wise...
Last edited by ctjcad; 09-02-2009 at 02:10 PM.
09-02-2009, 06:21 PM #17
IMHO, they got pushed by other maker esp Nikon. This 7D itself seem directly to compete with the Nikon's Dxxx line.