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Canon EOS 7D

£579.99
photozone.de Recommended Camera Labs Highly Recommended Pocket Lint Hot Product PhotographyBlog.com Highly Recommended
A multi award winning and fully featured SLR camera, perfect for sports photography
SLR 19MP CMOS Yes Sep 2009
Camera Type Megapixels Sensor Type Waterproof Release Date
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Canon EOS 7D Review

With excellent reviews and features, we have ranked the Canon EOS 7D number 234 across all digital cameras.
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971 Reviews + 9 Awards
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Fully-Featured
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8 Years Old
Overall Score
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Why Has it Scored 60?

It has outstanding expert reviews and fantastic user reviews with 99% of buyers recommending this camera to others. This digital camera has received nine awards including a "Highly Recommended" award from Camera Labs plus one other site and an "Editor's Choice" from Parentesis.com. Canon cameras also have excellent reviews in general.
It is over 2 years old and it is likely that newer digital cameras with better features are available. However this Canon digital camera has good reviews so it may still be worth considering. View the latest cameras 2017.
The EOS 7D has some great features:
Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available
5184 x 3456 pixels image resolution
Fairly high megapixels sensor
1920 x 1080 pixels video resolution

What is This Digital Camera Best Used For?

Having compared it with other relevant digital cameras, we have concluded that it is excellent for sports photography, ranking number 217 in sports photography cameras. It is also excellent for wildlife photography, ranking number 239 in wildlife photography cameras as well being very good for portrait photography, ranking number 219 in portrait photography cameras.
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How Big is the Canon EOS 7D?

The Canon EOS 7D is 148.2mm wide and 73.5mm tall. It is 110.7mm deep and weighs 820g.

Canon EOS 7D front dimensions

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Canon EOS 7D In-Depth Analysis

Reviews

Nine Industry Awards

The experts at review websites Camera Labs and PhotographyBlog.com both concluded that this Canon digital camera was great and gave it their "Highly Recommended" award.

In addition, the editor of website Parentesis.com said that this Canon camera was outstanding and gave it an "Editor's Choice" award and it received a Photozone.de "Recommended" award.

The authors at three other expert review sites all decided that this camera was very good. Maclife.com gave this Canon digital camera an "Awesome Award", it received a "Hot Buy" award from Stuff.tv and it received a "Technical Image Press Association Award" from Tipa.com.

Pocket Lint gave this camera a "Hot Product" award and it received a "Test Winner" award from Computerbild.de.

Expert Reviews Are Excellent

22 experts from sites including PhotographyBlog.com, CNET.com, Techradar and Photo Radar have rated this Canon digital camera on average 91 out of 100. That puts this Canon camera in the top 3% of all the digital cameras.

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User Reviews Are Excellent

Based on 949 user reviews the average user rating of this Canon camera is marvellous. 728 reviewers (83% of all reviewers) gave this camera the highest possible rating of 5 stars and 99% of those asked said they would recommend buying it to others. Most EOS 7D owners think it is one of the very best digital cameras.

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Canon Digital Cameras Have Excellent Reviews

We checked 35,686 owner and expert reviews (including 7,145 verified purchases) for Canon cameras and found that on average Canon has excellent ratings compared to other brands. We also found that Canon has excellent ratings specifically for its digital cameras. 96% of those that bought a Canon camera would recommend the product that they bought to other buyers.


Value For Money

Mediocre Value for Money

The product has excellent reviews and features, but is over 6 months old, and at £579.99 it is more expensive than 74% of cameras.

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Cheaper in the United Kingdom Than Overseas

We checked 22 other countries for prices for the Canon EOS 7D and the United Kingdom price of £579.99 was the cheapest. The cheapest price that we could find overseas was in the United States where the price is $1,359.55 (£1,763.34).

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Features

Over 80 Different Canon Lenses Available

Canon offers over 80 own brand lenses for their SLR cameras including macro, fixed focal length and zoom lenses allowing for huge creative versatility. More lenses that fit Canon SLR cameras are available from third party manufacturers such as Tamron and Sigma.

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5184 X 3456 Pixels Image Resolution

The highest image resolution of the Canon EOS 7D is 5184 x 3456 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most common resolution. The resolution of all cameras ranges from 640 x 480 pixels (worst) to 8256 x 6192 pixels (best).

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Fairly High Megapixels Sensor

The Canon EOS 7D's sensor megapixels of 19MP is in the highest 23% of all digital cameras when ordered by this feature. The megapixels of digital cameras range from 0.3MP to 80MP, and the average megapixels is 16MP.

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Wide Range of Optical Zooms Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the optical zoom depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of optical zooms are possible with this camera. Canon offers hundreds of lenses ranging in optical zoom from approx 0.5x (8mm focal length) to approx 50x (800mm focal length).

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This camera has a maximum video resolution of 1920 x 1080 pixels, which is typical of many digital cameras. A video resolution of 1920 x 1080 is known as "Full HD".

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Fairly Fast Camera Shutter Speed

The camera shutter speed of the Canon EOS 7D of 1s is in the fastest 2% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the cameras the camera shutter speeds range from 0.000062s to 8s, and the average camera shutter speed is 0.16s.

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Wide Range of Minimum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the minimum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of minimum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon offers lenses with apertures ranging from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Optical Image Stabilisation May Be Available With Some Lenses

This camera has interchangeable lenses so whether this camera has an image stabilizer depends on the lens being used. Canon offers a wide range of lenses with built in image stabilisation.

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Has a Built-In Flash

built-in flash

The Canon EOS 7D has a built-in flash. 66% of digital cameras also have a built-in flash.

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Heavy

Digital cameras have weights of between 50g and 1.5kg, and the average weight is 300g. The Canon EOS 7D's weight of 820g is very heavy compared to most other cameras. It is in the heaviest 3% of all cameras when sorted by this feature.

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Quite Fast Flash Recharging Time

The Canon EOS 7D's flash recharging time of only 3s is fairly fast compared to most other cameras. It is in the fastest 15% of all digital cameras when sorted by this feature. The fastest flash recharging time of cameras is 0.0055s, the slowest is 15s, and the average flash recharging time is 5.5s.

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Wide Range of Maximum Aperture Numbers Depending On Lens Used

This camera has interchangeable lenses so the maximum aperture number depends on the lens being used. This means that a wide range of maximum aperture numbers are possible with this camera. Canon lenses range in aperture from F/1.2 to F/6.3.

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Features Multi-Shot Function

The Canon EOS 7D features multi-shot function, unlike 91% of digital cameras which do not feature multi-shot function.

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Dustproof

The Canon EOS 7D is dustproof. 93% of digital cameras are not dustproof.

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Supports Dioptic Correction

The Canon EOS 7D supports dioptic correction, which is unusual. 90% of digital cameras do not support dioptic correction.

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Has an External Flash Connector

The Canon EOS 7D has an external flash connector. 87% of digital cameras do not have an external flash connector.

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Features Brightness Adjustment

The Canon EOS 7D features brightness adjustment. 79% of cameras do not feature brightness adjustment.

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Supports Full HD Video

Full HD video

The Canon EOS 7D supports Full HD video, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not support Full HD video.

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1920 X 1080 Pixels Video Resolution

This digital camera supports a video resolution of 1920 x 1080|1280 x 720|640 x 480 pixels, which is the most frequently supported resolution on cameras. 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.

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Supports Video Capability

video capability

The Canon EOS 7D supports video capability, unlike 67% of digital cameras which do not support video capability.

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Has an Anti-Dust Function

The Canon EOS 7D has an anti-dust function. 91% of cameras do not have an anti-dust function.

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5184 X 3456 Pixels Still Image Resolution

The highest still image resolution supported by the Canon EOS 7D is 5184 x 3456 pixels. That's 13% higher resolution than a 4608 x 3456 pixels camera, which is the most frequently found resolution supported by digital cameras. In addition, this camera supports still image resolutions of 3888 x 2592 pixels, 3456 x 2304 pixels and 2592 x 1728 pixels. Across all digital cameras the resolution ranges from 384 x 480 pixels (worst) to 6016 x 4016 pixels (best).

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Does Not Have a Video Out

Like most other cameras, the Canon EOS 7D does not have a video out. 100% of digital cameras do not have a video out.

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Average Display Diagonal

The display diagonal of the Canon EOS 7D of 3" is fairly average compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the smallest 1% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature.

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Very Wide Field of View

The field of view of the Canon EOS 7D of 160% is very wide compared to most other digital cameras. It is in the widest 2% of all digital cameras when ranked by this feature. Across all the digital cameras the field of views range from 1.5% to 170%, and the average field of view is 100%.

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Supports Live View

The Canon EOS 7D supports live view, which is unusual. 84% of digital cameras do not support live view.

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Has an Orientation Sensor

The Canon EOS 7D has an orientation sensor, unlike 93% of digital cameras which do not have an orientation sensor.

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Has a Tripod Mount

The Canon EOS 7D has a tripod mount, unlike 75% of digital cameras which do not have a tripod mount.

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Has a Carrying Case

The Canon EOS 7D has a carrying case. 89% of digital cameras do not have a carrying case.

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Supports Direct Printing

The Canon EOS 7D supports direct printing, unlike 89% of cameras which do not support direct printing.

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Features Flash Exposure Compensation

The Canon EOS 7D features flash exposure compensation. 80% of digital cameras do not feature flash exposure compensation.

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Waterproof

The Canon EOS 7D is waterproof, unlike 92% of digital cameras which are not waterproof.

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Has a Microphone in

The Canon EOS 7D has a microphone in, unlike 88% of cameras which do not have a microphone in.

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Features Multi Burst Mode

The Canon EOS 7D features multi burst mode. 87% of digital cameras do not feature multi burst mode.

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Supports Custom Colours

The Canon EOS 7D supports custom colours, which is unusual. 94% of cameras do not support custom colours.

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Has an HDMI Port

The Canon EOS 7D has an HDMI port, unlike 71% of cameras which do not have an HDMI port.

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800 Battery Life

Most cameras take between 100 and 4,699 battery life, including the Canon EOS 7D which takes 800 battery life.

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Age

Released Over Eight Years Ago

Canon released the EOS 7D in September 2009.


Product Identifiers

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