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SLR 18MP CMOS Jul 2014
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Seven Industry Awards

This camera has received seven awards from experts in cameras.

The writers at two expert review sites both concluded that this Canon digital camera was superb and gave it their highest award. Digitaltrends.com and Parentesis.com both gave this digital camera an "Editor's Choice" award.

Two other expert review sites endorsed this camera. The reviewer at Camera Labs gave this Canon digital camera a "Highly Recommended" award, confirming their endorsement and it received a Photozone.de "Recommended" award.

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

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Excellent Expert Reviews

On average, based on twenty-two expert reviews from sites including CNET.com, Camera Labs, PC Advisor.co.uk and Digitaltrends.com this camera has an overall expert rating of 90 out of 100. If all the cameras of a comparable age and type are ranked by average expert review score then this Canon digital camera is in the top 3%.

Excellent Owner Reviews

On average, based on 947 owner reviews the average owner rating of this Canon digital camera is superb. This camera in the top 9% of all the cameras of this age and spec when ranked by user rating.

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”.

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”.

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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Reasonably Priced

A few Canon EOS 7D owners who purchased it agreed that it was good value for money. Six years ago Amazon Buyer wrote on Amazon “Great camera - at small cost”. David Taylor mentioned on Amazon last year “Amazing value” in his review of the Canon EOS 7D and gave it a score of 5 stars. H. Naieri mentioned in their review “I must say that I opted for the kit with 15-85mm lens which in turn is a lovely lens and moderately priced”.

Some people mentioned in their reviews that the Canon EOS 7D was a bargain for the price. Andy L rated it 5 stars and he mentioned on Amazon “Bargain at this price”. Three years ago Dave mentioned on Amazon “Aren't going to get itchy pockets as soon as the new model is released then this camera is an absolute bargain at the moment” in his review of the Canon EOS 7D. Nycreate wrote on Amazon “There is severe vertical banding which will only magnify if printed large, like a cheap phone camera or misaligned inkjet printer”.

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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”.

Canon Cameras Have Good Reviews

Canon has good average reviews for its waterproof cameras as well as across its entire camera range compared to other brands.

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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”.

Supports Video Recording

The Canon EOS 7D supports video recording, unlike most of the other cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 7D which do not support video recording.

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Supports Full HD Video

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

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Has a Built-In Flash

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The Canon EOS 7D has a built-in flash, as do most of the other similar spec cameras that have been available for a comparable time to the EOS 7D.

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Waterproof

The Canon EOS 7D is waterproof, as are most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Fairly High Megapixel Count

The megapixel counts of digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 7D range from 5MP to 23MP. With a megapixel count of 18 megapixels, the Canon EOS 7D has one of the higher megapixel counts amongst comparable spec digital cameras of this age.

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MOS Sensor Type

This camera has a CMOS sensor type, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago.

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Very Wide Field of View

With a field of view of 160 percent, the Canon EOS 7D has a very wide field of view compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that are a similar age to the EOS 7D. The average field of view of similar spec digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 7D is 100%, and the field of view range from 96% to 170%.

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Electronic Camera Shutter

This camera has an Electronic camera shutter, which is typical of many waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Supports Two Image Formats

The Canon EOS 7D has a greater number of supported image formats than most waterproof cameras that are a comparable age to it. This camera supports a JPG image format, which is the most commonly supported image format supported by waterproof cameras that have been on the market for more than two years. The image format "RAW" is also supported by this digital camera.

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800 Shots Per Battery Charge

Most waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as 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 ±3EV (1/2, 1/3, 1 EV step) flash exposure correction which is wider than most comparable spec digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to it. Most similar spec cameras that are a comparable age to it have a ±2EV (1/2, 1/3 EV step) flash exposure correction. This Canon camera also have a ±3EV (1/3, 1/2 and 1 EV step) flash exposure correction. Across all digital cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 7D the best flash exposure correction is ±3EV (1/2; 1/3 EV step) and the worst is ±3EV (1/3 EV step).

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Quite Long Maximum Camera Shutter Speed

The Canon EOS 7D has a quite long maximum camera shutter speed (30 seconds) compared to most of the other cameras that have been around for more than two years. Digital cameras of a comparable age and type to the EOS 7D have maximum camera shutter speeds of between 0.03s and 60s.

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

This camera has a ± 5EV (1/3EV step) light exposure correction, which is the most frequently found light exposure correction on comparable spec digital cameras that have been on the market for more than two years.

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Fairly High Maximum ISO Speed

Digital cameras of this age and type have maximum ISO speeds of between 200 and 52,000, and the average maximum ISO speed is 7,900. With a maximum ISO speed of 12,800, the Canon EOS 7D has one of the higher maximum ISO speeds amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Has One Playback Mode

The number of camera playback modes found on the Canon EOS 7D is more than most waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago. The most commonly found playback mode is Movie, but this playback mode is not found on this camera. The playback modes Slide show are also found on this digital camera.

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Quite Many Total Megapixel Count

With a total megapixel count of 19 megapixels, the Canon EOS 7D has one of the more total megapixel counts amongst waterproof cameras of this age. The total megapixel counts of comparable spec cameras that were launched around the same time as the EOS 7D range from 5MP to 24MP, and the average total megapixel count is 15MP.

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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 the most frequently found maximum video resolution on cameras of this type and age.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

The Canon EOS 7D supports a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels. That's over two times the video resolution of the most frequently found video resolution of 1280 x 720 pixels (which is also supported by this digital camera). In addition, this camera supports a video resolution of 640 x 480 pixels. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels is equivalent to Full HD video. You will require a Full HD TV or better to appreciate this level of detail.

This digital camera's video resolution (1920 x 1080 pixels) is in fact the best supported video resolution amongst all digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 7D.

The worst supported video resolution amongst similar types of digital camera is 320 x 240 pixels.

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TFT Display

The Canon EOS 7D has a better display than most cameras of this type and age. This camera has a TFT display, whereas most digital cameras that were released more than two years ago have an LCD display. TFT LCDs provide better image quality and higher resolutions to earlier LCD displays but their limitations are narrow viewing angles and poor vislibility in direct sunlight. Across all waterproof cameras that were launched more than two years ago the display ranges from LCD to OLED.

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Auto Focus

This digital camera has an Auto/Manual focus, which is typical of many digital cameras of this age and spec.

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Quite Short Minimum Focal Length

The shortest minimum focal length of waterproof cameras that were released around the same time as the EOS 7D is 4.5mm and the longest is 35mm. With a minimum focal length of only 24 millimeters, the Canon EOS 7D has a fairly short minimum focal length compared to most of the other waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Very Fast Shutter Interval

Across all the similar spec digital cameras that came out more than two years ago the shutter intervals range from 0.00012s to 4s, and the average shutter interval is 1.4s. The Canon EOS 7D has one of the faster shutter intervals (only 0.059 seconds) amongst waterproof cameras of this age.

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Quite Short Flash Recharging Time

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the flash recharging times range from 0.0055s to 10s, and the average flash recharging time is 4.3s. At only 3 seconds, the Canon EOS 7D has a fairly short flash recharging time compared to most of the other comparable spec cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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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 digital cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 7D.

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Does Not Have a GPS

The Canon EOS 7D does not have a GPS. Most of the other waterproof cameras that have been available for 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 this is within the context that most of the other digital cameras of a similar type and age to the EOS 7D also do not support WiFi connectivity.

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Not 3D Compatible

Most digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 7D are not 3D compatible. The Canon EOS 7D is no exception to this as it too is not 3D compatible.

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Not Cheap

After checking the price of 23 cameras of a similar type and age they range in price from £36 to £3,000. We think that this digital camera looks expensive compared to other cameras of a similar type and age.

Only Features Three Flash Modes

The Canon EOS 7D has a greater number of flash modes than most similar spec cameras that have been on the market for around the same time as it. This camera features an Auto flash mode, which is the most commonly featured flash mode featured on similar spec digital cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 7D. The flash modes "Manual" and "Red-eye reduction" are also featured on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Features Two Auto Focus

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

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Only Has One Photo Effect

The number of photo effects found on the Canon EOS 7D is more than most cameras that are a similar age to it. The most commonly found photo effect is Black&White, but this photo effect is not found on this camera. The photo effects Neutral are also found on this Canon digital camera.

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Only Has Six Shooting Modes

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

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Very Small Maximum Magnification

The average maximum magnification of digital cameras that have been around for a comparable time to the EOS 7D is 5.4x. At only 0.26 times zoom factor, the Canon EOS 7D has a fairly small maximum magnification compared to most of the other digital cameras of a comparable age and spec to the EOS 7D.

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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 the 1920x1080@30fps resolution and capture speed found on most cameras of a similar spec and age to it. In addition, this 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 cameras of a comparable spec and age to the EOS 7D.

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

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Thick

Across all the digital cameras of this age and spec the depths range from 1mm to 83mm. With a depth of 73.5 millimeters, the Canon EOS 7D is fairly thick compared to most of the other cameras of this spec and age.

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Heavy

Cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 7D have weights of between 36g and 1.4kg. With a weight of 820 grams, the Canon EOS 7D is fairly heavy compared to most of the other digital cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Heavy

Digital cameras that have been available for a similar time to the EOS 7D have weights of between 0.11kg and 1.3kg, and the average weight is 0.39kg. With a weight of 0.82 kilograms, the Canon EOS 7D is fairly heavy compared to most of the other similar spec digital cameras that came out around the same time as the EOS 7D.

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Very Large Closest Focusing Distance

The closest focusing distances of waterproof cameras that have been available for around the same time as the EOS 7D range from 0.01m to 1.5m. With a closest focusing distance of 1.5 meters, the Canon EOS 7D's closest focusing distance is one of the largest amongst waterproof cameras that were released more than two years ago.

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Average Screen Size

The Canon EOS 7D has a relatively average screen size (3 inches) compared to most of the other digital cameras of a similar age and type to the EOS 7D.

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Released Over Four Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 7D over four years ago.

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Design
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Lens Mount Interface
Focusing
Auto Focus
Auto Focus Lock
Auto Focus Assist Beam
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
Shutter
Maximum Camera Shutter Speed
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Camera Shutter
Flash
Flash Mode
Flash Guide
Flash Exposure Compensation
Flash Recharging Time
Flash Exposure Lock
Flash Exposure Correction
Video
Maximum Video Resolution
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Video Format
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Video Resolution
Resolution and Capture Speed
Video Recording
HD Type
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Memory
Memory Card
Display
Screen Size
Display
Field of View
Display Resolution
Viewfinder
Lens Magnification Ratio
Viewfinder
Ports & Interfaces
PictBridge
HDMI Port
HDMI Connector
USB Version
Camera
White Balance Mode
Shooting Mode
Self-Timer
Multi-Shot Mode
Histogram
Image Editing Mode
Camera File System
Tripod Mount
Direct Printing
Scene Mode
Weight & Dimensions
Weight
Height
Depth
Width
Battery
Power Source
Battery
Supported Battery
Battery Size
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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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Product Identifiers

Manufacturer Part Numbers eos7d1585, 3814b028aa, 3814b029aa, eos7d1585is, eos7d1585mm, canon w70300, eos7dmkii1755, canon w70300m, canon w70300mm, canon 3814b010
Barcodes 00013803117493, 00013803117530, 00013803117554, 00013803117561, 00019532456520, 00138031174930, 00138031175302, 00138031175548, 00178291602675, 00496099965458, 00520361640856, 00652977129781, 00714574542577, 00714574542690, 00813789300663, 02900109000087, 02900109000094, 02900109000100, 03610170010128, 03610170017097, 04054842130940, 04054842130957, 04054842130964, 04250371301381, 04960999654485, 04960999654522, 04960999654546, 04960999654584, 04960999654621, 05053973181844

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