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Aug 26, 2012 13:26 |  #1

I notice that the lcd screen on my 550d is better than that of my 5dii. I was wondering how the 7d lcd screen compares to the 5dii. According to specs, the 550d still has a slight resolution advantage over the 7d and in bright sunlight, they both seem to do better than the 5dii. Anybody who has compared the 7d to 5dii lcd screen? Is the 7d lcd screen more like that of the 550d or the 5dii?




  
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Aug 26, 2012 14:35 |  #2

The difference is only ~1k dots..550D has 1040k pixel 3" LCD, 5D2 has 920k pixels 3" LCD..
I have never thought the LCD's were any better on the 7D/60D/T2i/T3i/etc vs the 5D2..
but maybe that is just me..?
The 7D on paper has the exact same specs as the 5D2..

in sunlight however, that is different..yea, my 60Ds are easier to see..especially compared to my old 1D2n, but compared to the 5D2 it is only slightly better..imho

Definitely NOT anything I would 'worry' over when thinking about which to purchase, for example..


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Aug 26, 2012 14:56 |  #3

Unlike the 550D and newer cameras, both the 7D and the 5D2 still use a 640x480 pixel (4:3 aspect) screen.
However, the 7D's screen is a bit less reflective and has slightly better color rendition than the 5D2's.

The 720x480 pixel (3:2 aspect) screen of the newer cameras (550D and up) equates to ~25% more pixels when reviewing an image - which is nice, but nowhere near as big a jump as the 50D/7D/5D2 screens were compared to the previous camera generation (4x the number of pixels).


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Aug 26, 2012 17:45 |  #4

for all intents and purposes the 7d and 5dm2 have the same screen


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Aug 26, 2012 17:55 |  #5

I have both the 7D and MkII and have never really noticed much of a difference. Looking at Canons specs, both use the same display, have the same resolution, same viewing angle so I wouldn't expect much of a difference.


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Aug 26, 2012 21:06 |  #6

lannes wrote in post #14909948 (external link)
for all intents and purposes the 7d and 5dm2 have they same screen

perhaps but the 7d screen is mounted differently, has a glass protector directly on the screen rather than the 5d2's plastic one suspended away from it, 7d looks better but is harder to replace.


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Aug 26, 2012 21:14 as a reply to  @ RobDickinson's post |  #7

I have both and side by side I can see no difference.


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Aug 27, 2012 06:28 |  #8

http://www.imaging-resource.com/PRODS/E7D​/E7DA3.HTM (external link)

Canon has eliminated the air gap between the LCD and cover glass by sandwiching a special optical elastic material between the LCD and the cover glass. This optical elastic material has the same high refractive index as the glass itself. The cover glass is also a reinforced glass instead of the acrylic used on the 50D, so they also eliminated the special anti-reflective and scratch-resistant coatings found on the other recent EOS cameras. The appearance of the LCD is reminiscent of instruments like a liquid-filled compass, with added contrast and less glare. Better yet, it doesn't give your images a blue cast that makes color harder to judge, especially when outdoors with the 50D.

Again, it's a nice little evolutionary change but nothing dramatic. In practice, the only time you might see a difference is in bright sunlight, but keep in mind that the 7Ds screen isn't perfect in those conditions either.


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Aug 27, 2012 07:20 as a reply to  @ sth_'s post |  #9

The Clear View (Canon's trade mark) screens used on later models. 7D has such a display. It's definitely easier to view than the previous models.


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Aug 27, 2012 07:37 as a reply to  @ apersson850's post |  #10

I had a rare opportunity to see virtually the same image on a range of different Canons all at the same time recently. It was amazing to see how different they all were - each and every one different to the next. When I mentioned that to the tame "expert" on hand, his comment was along the lines of "What do you expect, they are only cheap screens. You can only really tell once its uploaded onto your PC".

Based on that, I certainly will never base any buying decisions on what the LCD is like.


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Aug 27, 2012 08:21 as a reply to  @ Lowner's post |  #11

Then you can't really tell on the PC either, lest you have a calibrated screen.


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Aug 27, 2012 09:40 |  #12

apersson850 wrote in post #14912137 (external link)
Then you can't really tell on the PC either, lest you have a calibrated screen.

True, but I've never had the opportunity to see as many monitors side by side, except maybe in PC World! Maybe it would be just as eye opening.


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Aug 27, 2012 16:19 |  #13

LCD screen is to frame, make sure its sharp and you havnt killed the hilites.

7D/5d2 is much much better than my old 350d was!


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Aug 27, 2012 16:21 |  #14

I didnt notice the LCD being and different on the 7D vs 5Dii they are similar in terms of visibity in daylight (brightness vs reflection etc)


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Aug 27, 2012 17:32 |  #15

sth_ wrote in post #14909355 (external link)
Unlike the 550D and newer cameras, both the 7D and the 5D2 still use a 640x480 pixel (4:3 aspect) screen.
However, the 7D's screen is a bit less reflective and has slightly better color rendition than the 5D2's.

The 720x480 pixel (3:2 aspect) screen of the newer cameras (550D and up) equates to ~25% more pixels when reviewing an image - which is nice, but nowhere near as big a jump as the 50D/7D/5D2 screens were compared to the previous camera generation (4x the number of pixels).

You may want to go and double-check your figures. 640x480 equals 307k dots. the 7D and 5DII's screen is 920k dots. "640x480" pixels cannot possibly be correct, as its appx. only 1/3 the screen's resolution specification. Same goes for 720x480 dots, as multiplied out is merely 345k.

I have a 50D, not a 7D or 5DII, however, I'm fairly certain that both of these cameras (which have a 3:2 sensor) do not send 4:3 images to the rear screen.


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