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Canon EOS 7D First Impressions

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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.

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Canon 7D • Canon Eos 7D First Impressions

  • 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!

Eos 7D • Canon Eos 7D First Impressions Canon 7D Body • Canon Eos 7D First Impressions Canon Eos 7D • Canon Eos 7D First Impressions

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.

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Canon 5D Mark2 7D • Canon Eos 7D First Impressions

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.

7D Sample • Canon Eos 7D First Impressions 5D Shot • Canon Eos 7D First Impressions 7D Sample Shot • Canon Eos 7D First Impressions

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.

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

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jdGONEMAD
12 years ago

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

daddy joey
12 years ago

shoot na! :)

Adrian
12 years ago

wow sir abe astig. ganda po nyan.

alex u.
12 years ago

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

Nil A.
12 years ago

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

val
val
12 years ago

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

sherwin
sherwin
12 years ago

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

francis
francis
12 years ago

Canon or Nikon
Mac or PC

Nasa indian pa rin yan wala sa pana.

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

whaâ„¢
whaâ„¢
12 years ago

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

Erwin
Erwin
12 years ago

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

The Teknisyan
12 years ago

sarap namang mag picture nyan!!!

Better than the 50D that I’m using!!!

http://teknisyan.blogspot.com

sylv3rblade
12 years ago

@Kuya Jhay
Agreed :D

rsa1
rsa1
12 years ago

i like

heheh
12 years ago

^^fanboys!

Jhay
12 years ago

Yep, yep. Nikon pa rin. :D

incredibleDNA
incredibleDNA
12 years ago

NIKON pa rin!!!

Carl
Carl
12 years ago

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

http://www.vimeo.com/9102729

All shots were taken using this camera. Pretty impressive!

neva | manilamommy
12 years ago

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

MisterSimbol
12 years ago

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 :)

arnold
12 years ago

Wapak!

Pahawak naman!

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