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7D Received and Tested... short review

 
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Sep 29, 2009 13:08 |  #1

Hi everyone, So i received my 7D Yesterday and the site was down so I couldnt post anything.

Things I noticed right off the bat:
In comparison to my 50D it feels way more solid and rugged then the 50D, the CF card slot/door is a bit more solid, the ON/OFF button I feel works better in the new location. The Mode Dial is way better and a lot more firm. Live view is really nice with the level that looks like an airplanes gauge. However I found it tricky to use. The new in body flash seems to be well built compare to the 50D(or it might be my over excitement).

Worst and best part is the AF points. There is a lot to take in and it is very overwhelming at first but works really well once you figure it out. I am in love with it. The face detection system works really well as well I tested it out on my TV and some people walking by and it tracks really well.

Comparing the 50D @ ISO 2500 and the 7D @ ISO 3200 the 7D comes out a lot further ahead IMO.

The Bad:
Only one thing... Having so many AF points (while selecting the AF point) illuminates the entire view which turns it into a sea of red, not very happy about that.

I do not have a lot of time I will write a little more tonight and post some pictures as well.

Oh and It also has a Lens correction system where the camera has 25 Lenses stored and you can basically update the firmware from Canon as the new lenses come out or corrections for lenses are realeased. Something the 50D didnt have (at least I dont think)


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Sep 29, 2009 13:11 |  #2

1move wrote in post #8727880 (external link)
Oh and It also has a Lens correction system where the camera has 25 Lenses stored and you can basically update the firmware from Canon as the new lenses come out or corrections for lenses are realeased. Something the 50D didnt have (at least I dont think)

Yeah, the 50D has it.. which was one of the features that angered me over my April 08 purchase of my 40D


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Sep 29, 2009 13:12 |  #3

Thanks for posting, keep it comign!


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Sep 29, 2009 13:12 |  #4

speedline_fc wrote in post #8727899 (external link)
Yeah, the 50D has it.. which was one of the features that angered me over my April 08 purchase of my 40D

Thanks I never found it on my 50D, good to know.


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Sep 29, 2009 13:13 as a reply to  @ e02937's post |  #5

Does it feel much bigger than your 50D?


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Sep 29, 2009 13:14 |  #6

You can turn off the red flashing (it does rather flood the whole viewfinder, not just the AF points) under C.Fn III-8. By default it is set to 0 (auto), which illuminates the AF points in low light.


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Sep 29, 2009 13:15 |  #7

snowboarder wrote in post #8727917 (external link)
Does it feel much bigger than your 50D?

It doesn't feel bigger than my 40D, it is a little heavier but the grip fits my hand much better so I expect it'll actually be more comfortable for long sessions.


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Sep 29, 2009 13:15 |  #8

1move wrote in post #8727880 (external link)
The Bad:
Only one thing... Having so many AF points (while selecting the AF point) illuminates the entire view which turns it into a sea of red, not very happy about that.


Haha, I see you've not used a 1 series. :lol:
Anxiously awaiting my 7.


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Sep 29, 2009 13:30 |  #9

snowboarder wrote in post #8727917 (external link)
Does it feel much bigger than your 50D?

It is very comperable slightly a bit bigger, but not very noticable, however the grip was redesigned and I feel that it fits much better into your hand


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Sep 29, 2009 13:31 |  #10

1move wrote in post #8728048 (external link)
It is very comperable slightly a bit bigger, but not very noticable, however the grip was redesigned and I feel that it fits much better into your hand

thanks so much for your update!


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Sep 29, 2009 13:39 |  #11

Reportedly the 7D is actually a bit heavier than the 5D MkII (with grip), which is in turn noticeably heavier than 50D (with grip). I use 50Ds and 5D MkII alongside each other. I imagine I'll be getting 7Ds eventually, but am not really looking forward to my right arm aching even more than it does now after a 12 hour day shooting with the 5D MkII!

Question... What is the button in the middle of the grip on the 7D (under your 2nd or 3rd finger)? I didn't see it labeled in any way on the various previews or on the Canon website.


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Sep 29, 2009 13:41 |  #12

amfoto1 wrote in post #8728125 (external link)
Question... What is the button in the middle of the grip on the 7D (under your 2nd or 3rd finger)? I didn't see it labeled in any way on the various previews or on the Canon website.

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Sep 29, 2009 13:45 |  #13

I just saw the comparison. It's 1 oz heavier than the 50D. I don't think anyone should be straining from that 1 additional ounce. :D

Thanks for the quite review. I'm still waiting for Adorama to tell me that my camera's in the mail. But of course, then I'd have to wait for it to finally ship to me. *sigh*

Looks like I won't have a chance of getting mine until October something.


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Sep 29, 2009 13:52 as a reply to  @ jwcdds's post |  #14

you get a new camera, PotN's down for the entire day, and NO DUCK SHOTS?! :rolleyes: :lol:


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Sep 29, 2009 13:53 |  #15

Yup, not an image to be seen.


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