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Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera

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SLR 18MP 5.6x Feb 2012
Camera Type Megapixel Count Waterproof Optical Zoom Release Date
With a host of features designed to enhance every facet of the photographic process, from still images to video, the EOS 7D represents an advanced class of camera. Made to be the tool of choice... More
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Seven Industry Awards

This camera has received seven awards from experts.

Two expert review sites both decided that this digital camera was excellent and gave it their highest award. Digitaltrends.com and Parentesis.com both gave this Canon camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

An other two expert review sites both liked this waterproof camera. The reviewer at Camera Labs conluded that they would highly recommend this camera and gave it a "Highly Recommended" award and the writer at Photozone.de gave it a "Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement.

This Canon camera received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv, Maclife.com gave it an "Awesome Award" and 01net.com gave it a "5 Star" award.

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Excellent Expert Reviews

Twenty-two experts from sites including CNET.com, Camera Labs, PC Advisor.co.uk and Digitaltrends.com have rated this Canon camera on average 90%. If all the digital cameras of a comparable spec and age are ranked by average expert review score then this waterproof camera is in the top 1%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 947 owner reviews this camera has an excellent overall owner rating. Most EOS 7D owners think it is one of the very best waterproof cameras that came out more than two years ago.

Good Product Quality

Some Canon EOS 7D owners who reviewed the Canon EOS 7D said that it was good quality. Alex Thorn said on Amazon “If you want a real step up in quality get a 5D mark iii or a mark ii”. Two years ago Antoine wrote in his Canon EOS 7D review on Amazon “The EOS 7D was the first camera using phase rather than contrast detection ✓ Outstanding image quality ✓ Robust magnesium weatherproof body” and scored the Canon EOS 7D 5 stars. Antony scored it 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Stick an L lens on front and the quality is outstanding”.

Good Support

Several customers who reviewed the Canon EOS 7D concluded that it had good technical guidance. Six years ago J. Spavins wrote in their Canon EOS 7D review “Once you're comfortable to go fully manual it'll happily let you explore some more creative techniques”. Julesdive mentioned “So if you're considering a fast DLSR which will help you extend your ability, you've probably found it with the Eos 7D” and scored this digital camera very highly. Five years ago N. Oughton mentioned on Amazon “The instruction book is easy to follow” in their review and rated it 5 stars.

Nice Design

Some customers who purchased the Canon EOS 7D mentioned that it was good looking. Chris he wrote “It's a pretty advanced camera”. Chris Schieritz mentioned last year “It's a beautiful camera, incredibly fast” in his review and gave it a score of 4 stars. Dan rated the Canon EOS 7D 5 stars and he wrote on Amazon “Yet are still pretty to look at with very little noise visible” in his review of the Canon EOS 7D.

Some people wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 7D was ergonomic. Andrew Johnston mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Its offences are against ergonomics and design purity”. Db100 said “Good ergonomics” in their Canon EOS 7D review. Julesdive said in their Canon EOS 7D review “One or two button acccess to nearly every important feature is impressive ergonomics - truly a photographer's camera.I have been using with image stabilised lens(es)” and rated the Canon EOS 7D 5 stars.

A few Canon EOS 7D owners wrote in their reviews that the Canon EOS 7D was smooth. J. Rafferty said on Amazon “Another aspect that really took me by surprise was how smooth looking the images are”. J. Rafferty also said “What really impressed me the most was how smooth and accurate looking the skins tones are when you shoot portraits”. Neil Bailey wrote in his review of the Canon EOS 7D on Amazon “Have found the transition smooth.” and scored it 5 stars.

One Canon EOS 7D owner who bought it considered that it was neat. Seven years ago expert website Digitalcamerareview.com said in their review of the Canon EOS 7D “With the introduction of the 7D, Canon has fit a camera neatly into both the resolution”.

One person thought it had a good case. H Scott said in their review “Wildlife photography by providing lots of essential features all contained in a solid and weather sealed casing”.

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Robust

A few Canon EOS 7D owners agreed that the product was well made. A. Wood said on Amazon four years ago “The camera feels solid and substantial and the shutter has a satisfying 'clunk” and scored it very highly. Alex Thorn rated the Canon EOS 7D 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of the Canon EOS 7D on Amazon “It feels very solid and now my 500d i upgraded from feels really small”. Brainleek007 gave the product a very good review and wrote on Amazon “It's a hell of an upgrade!The body feels solid and if you've had a Canon camera before you'll be right at home finding your way around the buttons”.

Eight Canon EOS 7D owners who reviewed the product reckoned that it was strong and durable. Alex Turton gave it a rating of 5 stars and he said on Amazon “This is a brilliantly sturdy camera, I've dropped my several times”. Antoine Camilleri mentioned in his review of this digital camera “The EOS 7D was the first camera using phase rather than contrast detection✓ Outstanding image quality✓ Robust magnesium weatherproof body” and rated the product as excellent. Gaming and Internet Use mentioned “Its robust, much better exposure + dynamic range than my old 450d” and rated the Canon EOS 7D 80 out of 100.

Several Canon EOS 7D owners wrote in their reviews that the product was reliable. Andrew Johnston wrote in his review of this digital camera “I've just replaced my trusty Canon 40D”. Paganwanderer said in their review of this digital camera on Amazon “I was upgrading from my trusty 500D and wanted something more pro like”.

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Good Technical Features

Several customers who reviewed this digital camera wrote that it had good features. Allen F. Putzig wrote on Amazon “That being said, within a couple of days of learning all the AMAZING new features, I'm taking pictures my XTi never dreamed of” in his Canon EOS 7D review. Antoine wrote “Additional enhanced features include faster scrolling of magnified images, quick control during playback, in-camera RAW image processing, JPEG image resizing” in his Canon EOS 7D review. Brainleek007 said on Amazon “There are some amazing features in there”.

Good Battery Life

A number of Canon EOS 7D reviewers who bought the product agreed that it had a good battery life. Brainleek007 wrote on Amazon “Battery life is superb” in their review of this digital camera. Three years ago S. Foreman wrote in their Canon EOS 7D review on Amazon “Battery life is good and you can add a grip that takes two batteries if you're doing portrait work or need that extra battery life.I've used the camera extensively” and scored this digital camera very highly. Timbo gave the product an excellent review score and said on Amazon “I used it in the studio and was very happy with the results, I shot over 800 images and 5 minutes of video and the battery was still going strong”.

Easy to Use

A number of people wrote in their reviews that the product was easy to use. Six years ago Andrew Johnston said on Amazon “What's the point of this? If you're such a klutz you can't pick up a camera without randomly twiddling the controls then maybe a high-end Canon isn't for you”. Andrew Mills wrote in his review of this digital camera four years ago “The 7D can pump through a very good 8FPS (Frames Per Second), which is handy for sports” . Two years ago Blank scored the product 5 stars and mentioned “The "Q" button brings up the Quick Control screen” in their Canon EOS 7D review.

Several people who reviewed it agreed that it was comfortable and easy to hold. Andrew Mills he mentioned in his review “Personally, whilst using the camera, I find it easier to hold steady with the extra weight.”. Andrew Mills also said “Being larger, I find the 7D easier to hold, especially with my chubby fingers”. Dan wrote “As of this evening, I'm comfortable with about three quarters of the available options” in his review of the Canon EOS 7D.

A number of Canon EOS 7D reviewers who reviewed the product said that it was easy to use the menus. A. Wood rated this digital camera as excellent and wrote in their review of this digital camera four years ago “There are numerous menu options, some more useful to me than others.”. Abdul N Quraishi mentioned on Amazon three years ago “Once you have figured out the best settings for your work, WOW!I no longer miss a shot! Being very critical of my work, I always blow up to full”. Andrew Johnston mentioned on Amazon “No other controls? It doesn't even lock the RCD fully - the latter can still be used in the menus” but even so he scored it 3 stars.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it had a good experience. Abdul N Quraishi said three years ago “I bought the 7D in March 2012, so have had some good experience using it” . Sawmal wrote “I quickly realised with my experience that I would never be fully satisfied with one of these” and gave the Canon EOS 7D an excellent review score. Expert website Digitalcamerainfo.com gave it a rating of 5 stars and said “The Canon 7D provides a sophisticated prosumer still and video shooting experience at a reasonable price” in their Canon EOS 7D review.

Several Canon EOS 7D owners reckoned that this digital camera was easy to handle. Dave mentioned in his review “The camera just handles so much better than the 450d”. Five years ago Pat said on Amazon “It feels and handles great and the image quality is very good” in his review and scored the product very highly.

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Acceptable Noise Level

Several Canon EOS 7D reviewers who reviewed this digital camera concluded that it was noisy. Alex Turton scored it 5 stars and he mentioned in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “With the right lens on, crisp sharp images with low noise”. Andrew Johnston said in his review of this digital camera on Amazon “Will take some juggling to get a good balance between noise and sharpness”. Chris mentioned “My last point is that noise is quite noticeable on this camera at even moderate ISO levels, depending on the scene, anything above ISO200 can be pretty grainy”.

Several customers thought the product was quiet. Three years ago Brian Hamilton wrote on Amazon “After an extensive play with the 7D I was very impressed with how quiet it is in operation” and rated it 5 stars. Private Custard wrote on Amazon “Combined with the 100-400 L, focusing was fast, quiet and accurate” in their review of the Canon EOS 7D.

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Good Size

A number of Canon EOS 7D reviewers said in their reviews that it was a good body shape. Carenza mentioned “The 7D is a great crop body camera though” in their review and rated the Canon EOS 7D 5 stars. John mentioned on Amazon “The magnesium body feels good in the hand”. Julesdive gave the product a rating of 5 stars and wrote “The grip and handling provided by the contoured body is truly outstanding” in their review of this digital camera.

Some customers who reviewed this digital camera thought it was a good weight. J Simpson wrote on Amazon “This is an upgrade from my 40d which is now my second camera.I love the weight and feel of the camera”. N. Bell said on Amazon “Not only is it solid and a good weight to handle whether you have a short prime lens or a long zoom attached.”.

A number of people who bought the Canon EOS 7D said that it was heavy and bulky. Alex Thorn mentioned in his review on Amazon “Basically dont get this if you dont want a heavy and complicated camera”. Andrew Johnston mentioned on Amazon six years ago “Rubber isn't very heavy” in his Canon EOS 7D review. Three years ago Dave mentioned on Amazon “The supplied kit zoom gave up the ghost after a couple of years of not particularly heavy use”.

A few Canon EOS 7D owners said in their reviews that the product was compact.

A few people who bought the product considered that it was heavy. Nilz wrote on Amazon “WOW! Speed, build quality and image quality are superb!I'm slowly learning the ins and outs of manual modes and then I want to heavily invest in some decent lens”.

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Good Quality Pictures

Several customers said in their reviews that the Canon EOS 7D was able to produce good images. Andrew Johnston wrote “The 7D produces good pictures”. B. Smith mentioned on Amazon “Have taken some stunning pictures, as well as some pretty bad ones” in their review of the Canon EOS 7D. B. Smith also said “Wow! My primary interest is aviation photography, I'm off to Duxford in 2 weeks, where I look forwards to road testing it out”.

A number of Canon EOS 7D owners agreed that it had a good picture resolution. Andrew Mills gave the product a very good review score and he wrote in his review on Amazon “The only downside is that while the AF system is very advanced and has varying options for shooting scenarios”. Antoine wrote on Amazon “A higher maximum burst rate for continuous shooting, definable maximum limit for ISO Auto, compatibility with the Canon GPS Receiver GP-E2”. Brainleek007 wrote in their Canon EOS 7D review on Amazon “The high resolution screen on the 7d is also a huge upgrade from what I'm used to”.

Some Canon EOS 7D owners mentioned in their reviews that it had a good ISO range. Six years ago Andrew Johnston wrote “ISO 1600 shots will clean up well” in his Canon EOS 7D review yet he rated it 60 out of 100. Dave wrote “The high iso performance is noticeably better than on the 450d” and rated the Canon EOS 7D 5 stars. Kilrymont said in their review on Amazon “Provided you don't go mad with high iso shooting”.

Some customers mentioned in their reviews that the product was good in low light. Carenza mentioned on Amazon “It also will have better low light performance - at greater cost” in their review of the Canon EOS 7D. Chris gave it an excellent review and he said in his review four years ago “Despite suffering in low light, I love this camera!”. Dan said “Low light performance is stunning in comparison” in his Canon EOS 7D review and gave it a rating of 5 stars.

A few Canon EOS 7D reviewers mentioned in their reviews that it had a good image sensor. Andrew Mills said on Amazon “One of the best "crop sensor" DSLRs around” and rated the Canon EOS 7D as very good. Three years ago Brian Hamilton rated this digital camera as very good and he wrote “The King of Crop Sensor DSLR's”. Rozzid scored this digital camera 4 stars and mentioned “Do I invest heavily in a replacement full frame Canon, or shall I go for a cheaper cropped sensor body” in their Canon EOS 7D review.

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Good Quality Lens

A number of customers who bought this digital camera considered that it had a good autofocus. Andrew Johnston said “I have great hopes for the advanced auto-focus, although I haven't yet found anything to really test that” in his review of this digital camera. Andrew Mills mentioned “The autofocus is perhaps the best in Canon's range for a recent non full-frame DSLR (mainly the 5D MK3” in his review of this digital camera. Carenza mentioned four years ago “The 650D apparently has no problem with focusing and filming” .

Several Canon EOS 7D owners who purchased it mentioned that it had a good lens. A. Wood rated the product 5 stars and wrote “My photographic results from the camera and a Sigma 17-50 lens are a joy” in their review. Abdul N Quraishi mentioned “As a result, you cannot make the most of the true Lens focal lengths” and gave the product a score of 5 stars. Abdul N Quraishi also wrote “On the flip side, with a good Lens, you can compensate by going for a wider lens”.

One person reckoned that it had a good zoom.

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Good Video Capture

A few Canon EOS 7D owners who reviewed the Canon EOS 7D said that it was good for video recording. Alex Thorn said in his Canon EOS 7D review on Amazon “This is a very capable camera in video as well”. Three years ago Brian Hamilton mentioned on Amazon “Come on, we have been waiting for this on a Canon SLR forever - 8fps in RAW, like, wow! - Full HD video, eats the memory” and scored it very highly. Greg said in his Canon EOS 7D review on Amazon “Image quality on both stills and HD video are spot on” and gave the Canon EOS 7D a rating of 5 stars.

Good Screen / Viewfinder

Several Canon EOS 7D owners who purchased it agreed that it had a good screen. Blank wrote two years ago “The Live View function, where you can shoot while viewing on the LCD screen is perfect for close-up work” in their review of the Canon EOS 7D. Brainleek007 wrote on Amazon “The 7d's screen is infinitely better” in their review of the Canon EOS 7D and scored it 5 stars. Brainleek007 also said “One time I fired around 650 shots through the camera with plenty of screen viewing thrown in”.

A number of Canon EOS 7D owners mentioned in their reviews that the product had a good viewfinder. Alex Thorn mentioned “Biggest thing i noticed over my rebel is how huge the viewfinder is! This is a huge improvement” in his Canon EOS 7D review and scored the product 5 stars. Dave rated this digital camera 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “The viewfinder is large and bright” in his review of this digital camera. Ian of Bristol rated it as very good and he said in his Canon EOS 7D review on Amazon five years ago “The first thing to notice is the bigger viewfinder, which is a great improvement, (as an unexpected bonus this results in far less "nose" marks on the LCD screen”.

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Canon Has Good Camera Reviews

Based on 19,491 user and expert reviews, Canon has good ratings for its cameras. Canon also has good ratings specifically within its waterproof cameras range compared to other brands.

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Good Flash

Three Canon EOS 7D owners concluded that it had a good flash. K. J. Walker mentioned in their Canon EOS 7D review on Amazon “I love the remote flash control and the menus are very clear”. A few weeks ago Nick W wrote “Great in good light or flash”.

Good Connectivity

One Canon EOS 7D owner who reviewed this digital camera reckoned that it was able to connect to the internet. Hexadec wrote in their Canon EOS 7D review on Amazon “A simple internet search will show that this is available for less than £550”.

Quite Large Screen Size

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 7D the screen sizes range from 1.8" to 3.3". The Canon EOS 7D has a fairly large screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports Video Recording

supports video recording

The Canon EOS 7D supports video recording. Most of the other cameras of this age and spec do not support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

supports Full HD video

The Canon EOS 7D supports Full HD video, as do most of the other cameras of a comparable type and age to the EOS 7D.

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Has a Built-In Flash

has a built-in flash

Like most of the other digital cameras of a similar spec and age to the EOS 7D, the Canon EOS 7D has a built-in flash.

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Waterproof

Like most of the other cameras of this age and type, the Canon EOS 7D is waterproof.

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Quite High Megapixel Count

The average megapixel count of digital cameras of this spec and age is 14MP, and the megapixel counts range from 5MP to 23MP. The Canon EOS 7D has one of the higher megapixel counts (18 megapixels) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is the most frequently found sensor type on cameras of this age and type.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This digital camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Supports One Image Format

The Canon EOS 7D has a greater number of supported image formats than most cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. The most commonly supported image format is JPG, but this image format is not supported by this digital camera. The image formats EXIF,RAW,EXIF,JPG,RAW are also supported by this camera.

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800 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 7D take between 120 and 1,119 shots per battery charge, including the Canon EOS 7D which takes 800 shots per battery charge.

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±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV Step) Flash Exposure Correction

The Canon EOS 7D has a wider flash exposure correction than most digital cameras that are a similar age to it. This Canon camera has a ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction, whereas most similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ±1EV (1/2 EV step) flash exposure correction. This camera also have a ±3EV (1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. Similar spec digital cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 7D flash exposure corrections range from ±3EV (1/3 EV step) (worst) to ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Has Seven White Balance Modes

The number of white balance modes found on the Canon EOS 7D is more than most digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto white balance mode, which is the most commonly found white balance mode found on similar spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 7D. The white balance modes "Cloudy", "Custom modes", "Daylight", "Fluorescent", "Shade" and "Tungsten" are also found on this Canon camera.

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The shortest maximum camera shutter speed of digital cameras of this spec and age is 0.03s, the longest is 60s, and the average maximum camera shutter speed is 9.1s. When compared to other digital cameras of this spec and age that we have assessed, the Canon EOS 7D's maximum camera shutter speed of 30 seconds is one of the longest.

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± 5EV (1/3EV Step) Light Exposure Correction

The Canon EOS 7D has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction which is wider than most cameras of this age and spec. Most similar spec cameras that came out around the same time as it have a ± 2EV (1/2EV step) light exposure correction. Across all cameras that have been on the market for more than two years the light exposure correction ranges from ± 3EV (1/2EV; 1/3EV step) (worst) to ±5EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) (best).

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Quite High Maximum ISO Speed

Across all the digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 7D the maximum ISO speeds range from 200 to 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900. The Canon EOS 7D has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds (12,800) amongst digital cameras of this age.

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Fairly Many Total Megapixel Count

The total megapixel counts of digital cameras that have been on the market for a comparable time to the EOS 7D range from 5MP to 24MP, and the average total megapixel count is 15MP. The Canon EOS 7D has a fairly many total megapixel count (19 megapixels) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 7D.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Maximum Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and type.

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Quite High Display Resolution

At 920,000 pixels, the Canon EOS 7D has a quite high display resolution compared to most of the other similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to the EOS 7D. The average display resolution of digital cameras that were released more than two years ago is 530,000 pixels.

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Supports One Power Source

The number of power sources supported by the Canon EOS 7D is more than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a Battery power source, which is the most frequently supported power source supported by cameras of this spec and age.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The Canon EOS 7D has a quite short minimum focal length (only 24 millimeters) compared to most of the other cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 7D. Across all the similar spec digital cameras that were released more than two years ago the minimum focal lengths range from 4.5mm to 35mm.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is the most commonly found focus on digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Very Short Flash Recharging Time

The shortest flash recharging time of digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 7D is 3s, the longest is 4s, and the average flash recharging time is 3.5s. At only 3 seconds, the Canon EOS 7D has a quite short flash recharging time compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 7D.

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Does Not Have an Image Stabiliser

The Canon EOS 7D does not have an image stabiliser, unlike most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 7D.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon EOS 7D does not have a GPS, although this is within the context that most of the other waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 7D also do not have a GPS.

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Does Not Support WiFi Connectivity

The Canon EOS 7D does not support WiFi connectivity, although it is worth keeping in mind that most of the other digital cameras of this spec and age also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

The Canon EOS 7D is not 3D compatible. Most of the other comparable spec cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 7D are also not 3D compatible.

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Only Features Three Flash Modes

The number of flash modes featured on the Canon EOS 7D is more than most digital cameras of a similar age and spec to it. This Canon camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most frequently featured flash mode featured on digital cameras of this type and age. The flash modes "Manual" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this digital camera.

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Only Features Three Auto Focus

The number of auto focusing (AF) modes featured on the Canon EOS 7D is more than most cameras of a similar age and spec to it. The most commonly featured auto focus is Face detection, but this auto focus is not featured on this camera. The auto focus Multi Point Auto Focus, Single Auto Focus and Spot Auto Focus are also featured on this Canon camera.

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Only Has One Photo Effect

The Canon EOS 7D has a greater number of photo effects than most digital cameras of this age and type. The most commonly found photo effect is Black&White, but this photo effect is not found on this Canon digital camera. The photo effects Neutral are also found on this camera.

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Only Has Five Shooting Modes

The Canon EOS 7D has a greater number of shooting modes than most digital cameras of a similar spec and age to it. This camera has an Auto shooting mode, which is the most frequently found shooting mode found on waterproof cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 7D. The shooting modes "Aperture priority", "Manual", "Movie" and "Shutter priority" are also found on this digital camera.

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Only 1280x720@50fps Resolution and Capture Speed

The Canon EOS 7D has a 1280x720@50fps resolution and capture speed which is higher than most cameras of a comparable age and type to it. Most digital cameras of a comparable type and age to it have a 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed. In addition, this digital camera have resolution and capture speeds of 1280×720@60fps, 1920x1080@24fps and 1920x1080@25fps and 640x480@60fps.

This camera's resolution at capture speeds (1280x720@50fps) is in fact the worst resolution at capture speeds across all comparable spec cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 7D.

Across similar types of camera the best resolution at capture speeds is 1920x1080@30fps.

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Thick

At 73.5 millimeters, the Canon EOS 7D is fairly thick compared to most of the other comparable spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago. Comparable spec digital cameras that have been around for a similar time to the EOS 7D have depths of between 1mm and 83mm, and the average depth is 33mm.

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Heavy

The lightest waterproof camera that has been on the market for a similar time to the EOS 7D is 36g , the heaviest is 1.4kg, and the average weight is 260g. With a weight of 820 grams, the Canon EOS 7D is quite heavy compared to most of the other cameras of this age and type.

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Heavy

At 0.82 kilograms, the Canon EOS 7D is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras of this age and type. The lightest digital camera of this type and age is 0.11kg heavy, the heaviest is 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.37kg.

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Quite Large Closest Focusing Distance

Across all the waterproof cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 7D the closest focusing distances range from 0.01m to 0.7m, and the average closest focusing distance is 0.15m. At 0.28 meters, the Canon EOS 7D has a quite large closest focusing distance compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 7D.

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1 Other reason to consider the Canon EOS 7D

Released Over Seven Years Ago

This waterproof camera was released over seven years ago.

Specification

Picture Quality
Camera Type
Megapixel Count
Sensor Type
Still Image Resolution
Maximum Image Resolution
Aspect Ratio
Image Format
Full-Frame Sensor Size
Total Megapixel Count
Image Stabilizer
Aspect Ratio
Design
Colour
Body Material
Protection Feature
Lens System
Optical Zoom
Maximum Aperture
Minimum Aperture
Maximum Focal Length
Minimum Focal Length
Focal Length Range
Lens
Lens Structure
Lens Mount Interface
Diaphragm Blades
Filter Size
Lens Mount
Focusing
Auto Focus
Closest Focusing Distance
Auto Focus Point
Focus Points Selection
Focus
Focus Mode
Light Exposure
Light Exposure Mode
ISO Speed
Maximum ISO Speed
Minimum ISO Speed
Light Metering Mode
Light Exposure Correction
Light Exposure Control
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
Minimum Camera Shutter Speed
Shutter Interval
Shutter Speed Setting
Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
JPEG Frame Rate
Video Format
Analog Signal Format
Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
HD Type
Audio
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Touch Sensitive Screen
Display Resolution
Display Aspect Ratio
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
GPS
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Photo Effect
Self-Timer
Maximum Playback Zoom
Image Adjustment Mode
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Playback Mode
Start-Up Time
Built-In Processor
Diopter Adjustment
Scene Mode
Display Language
On Screen Display Language
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Lens Weight
Lens Length
Lens Diameter
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
Shot Per Battery Charge
Operational Conditions
Relative Humidity Operating Range
Storage Temperature Range
Operating Temperature Range
System Requirements
Mac Operating System
Windows Operating System
Packaging Content
Bundled Software
Other Features
Weight
Interface
Dimension
Drive Mode
Operating System
Video Out Port
Focal Length
Aperture Range
Camera Shutter Speed Range
Video Memory Capacity
Lens System
Maximum Magnification
Technical Details
Image Processor
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Canon vs Nikon: which DSLR system is best? A question that has frustrated many of the world's greatest philosophers and may even have troubled the UN? Our in-depth comparison examines each... Read more…

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30 September 2013

It is a expensive DSLR so you would be perfectly entitled to expect a great deal for your money. The good news, in the most part, is that you get it. This is a classy feature-rich DSLR that has a...

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18 February 2011

More versatility in both image quality and general performance make the difference for the Canon EOS 7D, which comes out as the overall winner...

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Reviewed 15 October 2009 by The Camera Guy
The Camera Guy would recommend the Canon EOS 7D

I was torn between the 5D Mark 2 and this one. Even though the Mark 2 offers a full size sensor, it's frames per second were not what I needed. The 7D is a fantastic camera. The auto focus is fast... Read more…

Reviewed 4 February 2010 by Anonymous

I have been waiting about 7 years for a camera like this and I have been without a camera for almost 5 months with just my point and shoot, waiting for its release. This camera is almost idiot... Read more…

Reviewed 25 January 2010 by Nazartp
Nazartp would recommend the Canon EOS 7D

I am an enthusiast photographer and primarily shoot portraits (also do some travel photography). I shoot quite a lot of low-key portraits and my trusty and well used 450D just produces too much of... Read more…

Reviewed 22 October 2009 by Ian
Ian would recommend the Canon EOS 7D (Verified Purchase)

I have used a Canon Rebel XT for a few years, and it was a great camera, but I came across many features that were lacking. Despite having researched the 7D before it was even available, I still... Read more…

Reviewed 22 October 2009 by Kerlu
Kerlu would recommend the Canon EOS 7D (Verified Purchase)

I updated from my 40D to this 7D, and I have to say I am impressed by this body. Well, it has some flaws, but I can live with that :) I'm an enthusiast photograph. I shoot mainly street... Read more…

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Manufacturer Part Numbers eos7d1585, eos7dbody, 3814b006aa, 3814b028aa, 3814b016aa, eos7d18135, 3814b029aa, 3814b010aa, eos7d1585mm, eos7d1585is, canon w70300, eos7d18135is, eos7dmkii1755, canon w70300m, canon afcn7db4, canon w70300mm, eos7dmkii18135stm
Barcodes 00013803117493, 00013803117530, 00013803117554, 00019532456520, 00138031174930, 00138031175302, 00138031175548, 00178291602675, 00496099965458, 00520361640856, 00617401919109, 00652977129781, 00714574542577, 00714574542690, 00813789300649, 00813789300663, 02900109000087, 02900109000094, 02900109000100, 03610170010128, 03610170017097, 03662362008246, 04054842130940, 04054842130957, 04054842130964, 04250371301381, 04960999654485, 04960999654522, 04960999654546, 04960999654584

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