Canon EOS 7D – A DSLR Worthy of Praise | By Wayne Rasku
All the stops have been pulled out in creating the new Canon DSLR. It is the replacement for its popular X0D line of cameras. The last of that line was the 50D. And while it was an excellent camera, it was not as well received as previous models, basically because there was not enough improvement to warrant a big WOW from the photography audience.
The newest and best camera in the line has a different name, and it is already building a new reputation. The Canon EOS 7D has upped the ante in the battle with Nikon for the top spot among APS-C cameras. (APS-C is a category just below the top professional cameras – the sensor is not full-frame, meaning there is some cropping going on inside the camera).
Here are some of the key features:
- 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor
- 3.0″ LCD with 920,000 pixel resolution (this high resolution makes for excellent viewing even in high light situations)
- Dual DIGIC 4 processors for faster performance (similar to computers with dual processors)
- Excellent noise control in low light photos
- Full frame viewing with 100% coverage of the image about to be captured in the viewfinder
- 1080p HD video recording with an external microphone port
- 19 point Auto Focus system (you can set the focus to any one of the 19 points or use all points for a perfectly focussed image)
- 8 fps (frames per second) continuous burst speed
- Improved ergonomics for comfortable handling
When you have a camera of this quality, there are so many positives that can be mentioned. But let’s face it, if the image quality does not match up to the expected level, the camera will not be successful. As with all the other cameras that came before it, the Canon 7D has image quality that is “best in class”. That said, there is no match for the full-frame sensor cameras, but the difference in price is also a consideration. You will pay a quite a bit more for full frame. Many professional photographers are totally satisfied with this model.
It all boils down to one really nice camera.
You should continue to read about the Canon EOS 7D because there is so much good to find out. Do check the full feature breakdown at http://www.digital-photographic-resources.com. You will be glad you did.