Canon EOS 7D First Impressions

Canon EOS 7D First Impressions

Been eyeing this dSLR for some time now since it was launched last September 2009. During the annual PhotoWorld Asia last week-end, was able to check out both the 5D Mark II and the EOS 7D and decided to go for the latter. Here are my first impressions.

The Canon EOS 7D is not any bigger or heavier than my old trusty 40D, aside from the re-orientation of the controls and buttons. All the goodness is found inside.

  • 18-megapixel CMOS sensor with dual (2) DIGIC 4 image processors
  • 8 frames per second continuous shooting
  • 1080p (1920×1080) Full HD video recording
  • 19 focus points
  • ISO 12800!

This camera is shoots real fast and focuses quickly too. My Canon 40D shoots 3fps 6.5fps and this one can do 8fps. That coupled with 1080p video recording and I’m sold. The 7D is a close contender to the 5D Mark II — it’s a debatable issue on which one is better but I think it depends on where you are coming from.


For me, since I got a couple of precious EF-S lenses that I already use and don’t want to let go, the EOS 7D was a sure winner. The 19 points of focus is pretty cool and allows you some creative focusing of subjects that can’t be done with most other models.

And that doesn’t even count the fact that the 7D (body only) costs Php85,000 compared to the 5D Mark II at Php129,000.

Hopefully, from now on, I can do some HD video footages for my reviews and coverage here. Watch out for my review perspective of the Canon EOS 7D soon.

Abe is the founder and Editor-in-Chief of YugaTech. You Can follow him on Twitter @abeolandres.

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25 Responses

  1. arnold says:


    Pahawak naman!

  2. Congratulations on the upgrade! I have the 40D too and have my eye on the 7D for the longest time. I think it’s really worth the upgrade coming from the 40D. The features are too good to pass up :)

  3. wow wow woooooow!!!! i’ll stay tuned for the review :D should i start saving up??

  4. Carl says:

    A Filipino (and a former college classmate) working in Abu Dhabi made something that shows off what Canon EOS 7D can do:

    All shots were taken using this camera. Pretty impressive!

  5. incredibleDNA says:

    NIKON pa rin!!!

  6. Jhay says:

    Yep, yep. Nikon pa rin. :D

  7. sarap namang mag picture nyan!!!

    Better than the 50D that I’m using!!!

  8. Erwin says:

    The 40D can shoot 6.5fps, not just 3fps

  9. whaâ„¢ says:

    yay… sir yuga bday ko. wla ka bang pa free for me?? hehehe

  10. francis says:

    Canon or Nikon
    Mac or PC

    Nasa indian pa rin yan wala sa pana.

    but i really love my Canon 7D! :-)

  11. sherwin says:

    5D has a full-frame sensor, 7D is still APS-C sized sensor. not really apples to apples to be debated upon.

  12. val says:

    Wow, ang galing talaga ni Kuya Abe, another addition to his arsenal of gadgets, can’t wait for the review! :)

  13. Nil A. says:

    EOS 40D user too. I’ve been eyeing on the 7D – still. :D

  14. alex u. says:

    akin nlng sir ung canon 40d niu!!!!!

  15. Adrian says:

    wow sir abe astig. ganda po nyan.

  16. jdGONEMAD says:

    i just wish you’d update your photoblog more often now that you have a new cam.

  17. jules says:

    got mine! where’s the yuga review? ;)

  18. burn says:

    Sure winner ka talaga sir. Grabe ang investment mo. I salute you. I’m sure that those professional photographers wish to have this amazing gadget.

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