Canon EOS-7D Digital SLR Camera Body, 18.0 Megapixel, with Advanced Movie Mode & 8 FPS Shooting
The Black Canon EOS-7D Digital SLR Camera Body only is a high-performance digital SLR, that features an 18-megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 4 image processors that enable 8 frames-per-second capture of high-definition, low-noise imaging at sensitivity levels up to ISO 12800. It accepts lenses with EF or EF-S mounts. The 18 MP Canon 7D can also capture true HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second. Video clips can be up to 12 minutes in length or 4GB in size, and you can make full use of all Canon EF and EF-S-mount lenses, which enables an exceptional range of creative visual possibilities. And to ensure clean, blemish-free image files, the 7D employs a dual dust-reduction system. For continuous shooting sequences, the 7D can capture bursts of up to 126 JPEGs (large) when using UDMA CF memory cards, or 15 when shooting RAW files. An enhanced all cross-type 19-point autofocus system enables extremely accurate AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF modes for precise focusing. The Canon EOS 7D is constructed out of rugged magnesium-alloy and is sealed against dust and weather. Offered in new condition only with free shipping!
From the Manufacturer
A Whole New Class of EOS
With a host of brand new features designed to enhance every facet of the photographic process, from still images to video, the new EOS 7D represents a whole new class of camera. Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 7D features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, capturing tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps. The EOS 7D has a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF area selection modes for sharp focus no matter the situation. The EOS 7D's Intelligent Viewfinder, an entirely newly designed technology, provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provideaccurate exposure even in difficult lighting. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p with an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust and weather resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles. Compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with EOS System accessories, the creative opportunities - not just with stills but also with video - are beyond amazement
The Canon 7D is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon 7D is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 7D is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 7D: Easy to use, Excellent in low light, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good battery life, Good image quality, Great resolution, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Nice features and settings, Quiet and Tilt /swivel LCD
Most Liked Positive Review
I had a Rebel XT and then later a 30D that I've used for years. Very happy with the 30D, but this camera is an absolute WOW! I've been shooting with it now for 2 weeks and am constantly amazed with it. The low light performance is spot on. Love the viewfinder. I'm inspired to do photography once again! I've played around with different settings and have been impressed with the auto ISO setting in the Program mode. Normally I set the ISO accordingly. I've never been happy with my previous came...View full Review
I had a Rebel XT and then later a 30D that I've used for years. Very happy with the 30D, but this camera is an absolute WOW! I've been shooting with it now for 2 weeks and am constantly amazed with it. The low light performance is spot on. Love the viewfinder. I'm inspired to do photography once again! I've played around with different settings and have been impressed with the auto ISO setting in the Program mode. Normally I set the ISO accordingly. I've never been happy with my previous camera's choice of ISO settings. But the 7D nails it everytime. I still prefer to set it myself, but it's nice to know that if I get a little lazy and don't want to figure out the settings, the camera will get it right everytime. Now the auto white balance still is less than perfect. It gets it right most of the time, but every once and a while the white balance is just a little off. One more thing, if you plan to shoot video much, be sure and get a high speed CF card. This camera is worth every penny and will not disappoint! I am extremely happy with it.
Most Liked Negative Review
7D a mixed bag
This camera looks great on paper, but.... The good news: the 7D packs lots of pro features you'll love, like a big and bright viewfinder and LCD screen, weather seals, a dampened mirror that doesn't startle wildlife, minimal shutter lag and fast AF. I bought my 7D with the incomparable Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS and the combined responsiveness is amazing. The bad news: it constantly over exposes and blows highlights outdoors in bright light, the auto white balance can't handle artificial l...View full Review
This camera looks great on paper, but.... The good news: the 7D packs lots of pro features you'll love, like a big and bright viewfinder and LCD screen, weather seals, a dampened mirror that doesn't startle wildlife, minimal shutter lag and fast AF. I bought my 7D with the incomparable Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS and the combined responsiveness is amazing. The bad news: it constantly over exposes and blows highlights outdoors in bright light, the auto white balance can't handle artificial light sources, the 18MP sensor delivers only about 10% more resolution than the 12MP sensors of my Nikon D90 & D700, mirror-lockup is buried in a custom menu folder, the IR remote shutter release can only be used with a delay, the tiny buttons around the shutter release button are difficult to operate quickly, the toggle control is temperamental, it is not possible to set a ceiling when using auto ISO, if Highlight Tone Priority is used to protect highlights you can't shoot below ISO 200 and some of the menu controls are needlessly complicated. The 7D has so many image quality issues that shooting in RAW is a must. In order to produce usable results in direct sun, I have settled on -2/3rds EV as a standard setting, Highlight Tone Priority enabled, and contrast no higher than the default 0 point. Whenever possible I stop down and always use a super multi-coated polarizer on the lens. Editing outdoor shots almost always involves a strong levels adjustment to reclaim highlight detail. Is the 7D worth the price tag and considerable heft? Yes, if you need the rich feature set, shooting speed and durable build, and want to be able to use some outstanding Canon lenses on a small, APS-C sensor dSLR. No, if your #1 goal is to boost resolution and IQ beyond a Canon T1i or Nikon D90. If Canon issues firmware updates that correct the exposure/highlight and WB problems, I would recommend this camera to a friend. Attached, an example of an outdoor shot taken with the suggested settings. [...]
Reviewed by 231 customers
I like to take it every where I go. I shoot wildlife, scenery, landscapes anything and everything. I love taking photos. This camera is somewhat heavier than I am used to but it is a lot more camera than I ever had. A lot more features than I expected and too numerous to list.
Use for architectural,sports,wildlife photography.Very fast when you need it. Good noise control even at high ISO.Weight and balance when holding the camera very comfortable.Live view great for darker scenes.I do not use the video so I can not comment on that.
As a camera enthusiast looking for an upgrade from my entry level DSLR, the 7D was a great option. It's noticeably heavier than my old t3i, but is more ergonomic. The big spinny dial is satisfying to play with too!
Research the auto-fucus problem with this camera before you purchase it. If you are unlucky enough to get one of the lemons be forewarned, Canon won't do a thing to help you. There is an online petition with over 500 signatures.
I have been shooting professionally with a Canon 5D Mark II and 5D "Classic" as a backup. I was looking for a great replacement for the "Classic" and decided on a refurbished Canon 7D from Adorama. The 7D is absolutely "dynamite" with a better autofocus system, faster burst rate, and more advanced image processor than the 5D Mark II at a fraction of the cost for a 5D Mark III. I like to have as much commonality as possible between my primary and backup cameras, and like that both the 5D Mark II and this 7D share the same battery and both use CF memory cards. I can see myself using the 7D as my preferred camera over the full-frame 5D Mark II which is likely to become the backup more often than not. The 7D is producing image quality that will more than satisfy my clients. Adorama gave me a great deal on a refurbished camera which came with all of the original packaging. software, cables, and user manuals. In fact, I believe this camera was actually factory new, but it had a tiny insignificant cosmetic flaw which I didn't even notice until I'd had the camera for a week and someone else pointed it out. By then, had already fallen in love with its performance. Great camera, great price, fast delivery, highly recommend Adorama for new, used, or refurbished gear!
Fantastic camera, could not ask for a better product. Use it every day for backcountry skiing.
I had a 60D and decided to buy the 7D for the burst rate. The burst rate is phenomenal but there are so many other things that you get in a pro camera that you dont get in a prosumer such as the autofocus points etc.
Thought I'd update my 4-star review from November 2010. The 7D has been an amazing performer. The body is super durable and the dust control system has kept my images spot-free for 3 years in the high desert. IQ is fantastic, I've upgraded my evaluation to 5 stars from 4: as another reviewer commented, this is a camera that you don't just pick up and shoot with. Now that I've shot dozens of events in low light (80mm effective with my 50mm 1.2), I find myself more and more in love with this camera. This is a pro camera in every respect, and you simply can't lose buying it. I have no 'pixel envy' whatsoever!
Tthis camera is well beyond my expectations ! It is my fourth canon camera. I could not be happier!
Image quality is unsurpassed, the highest I've ever seen for an APS-C sized sensor. Easy to use with a magnificent viewfinder. I absolutely love the zone AF select, allowing you to select a zone of AF points instead of just one, allowing for lightning fast focusing. Video quality is top notch, installing magic lantern expands the possibilities allowing for even better quality video and audio as well as creativity. 60fps 720p is a major selling point, allowing for epic slowmo. I strongly recommend ML to anyone, even just for still shooting. The 8fps burst mode is great, especially with the AI Servo AF mode. Battery life is impressive. Rear LCD is crystal clear. Can't beat this camera for the price, best APS-C camera on the market, one of the best sports cameras besides the 1DX whose price is 6X the 7D, so comparison is not fair. This camera is also indestructible (check out DigitalRevTV for the durability test)
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