Haven't had the camera long, but so far it is great.
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.
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)