So, I've been shopping/saving/planning on a 7D for a while. Lots of lively threads on the topic. I finally pulled the trigger. Called them up, got the price (about $300.00 less than the current Amazon price) and gave them a credit card number. Ouch. Hey, there was tax, but free 2 day shipping. I traded in my well loved, Canon Powershot A50, 1 megapixel camera for it. Believe it or not, I'll miss that camera.
Immediately went online and ordered the other essentials. Extra batteries. CF cards (my 450d uses SD). A grip (for me this is essential). Ouch. Had it sent second day. It should all get here at once.
Wait (I hate this). Next day, got home form work and fedex failed delivery notice on the door. What? Next Day? How did it get here so soon? Son, did someone come to the door? Yeah but I was playing a game and didn't answer it. Grrrr. Sigh.
Hopped in the car and went to the fedex office to get it after dinner. (Who actually has patience in these situations?)
Got it home, and found the battery completely dead. So I can't do much to play with it. Seems like theu ought to be able to do something about that <grin>. Fish the CF card out of the A50. I have 2. A 8MB and a 256mb. Megabytes. Sigh. Once the battery is charged, I can mess around a bit until the rest of the stuff arrives - sometime today. It is, of course, raining out.
1) This thing is solid. The feel of it in your hands is so much different from the 450 is it amazing.
2) Lots of buttons and controls, comparatively speaking. The placement seems very good, and after only an hour or less of messing with it, they seem intuitive enough.
3) The difference in FPS is dramatic. I obviously new it was higher, but actually using it really drives that in.
Guess what I'll be doing over the holiday weekend?