Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera

Last updated date: February 18, 2019

DWYM Score
8.6

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Overall Take

In our analysis of 132 expert reviews, the Canon Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera placed 8th when we looked at the top 15 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Summarized Score
8.3
4 expert reviews
User Summarized Score
9.2
2,124 user reviews
Our Favorite Video Reviews
What experts liked
Very fast; excellent photo quality; flexible autofocus system; big, bright viewfinder; streamlined interface; adds wireless flash control.
- CNET
The 1.6x crop factor of the 7D's smaller sensor is also a potential advantage.
- Tech Radar
December 21, 2011 | Full review
Where we still have some reservations is surrounding HD video capture functions.
- Digital Trends
The AF focusing system is a joy to use, and its image quality is superb.
- Lifewire
July 9, 2018 | Full review
What experts didn't like
Single card slot; some annoying small and hard-to-feel buttons; limited to three shots for bracketing; Live View focusing still slow.
- CNET
That kit lens isn't the greatest and with 18 million pixels you can fill up your memory cards pretty quickly if you shoot continuously.
- Tech Radar
December 21, 2011 | Full review
Although the 7D records 1920×1080 video at 30 fps (far better than the Nikon D300S’ 720p and 24 fps), focusing is still an issue; you have to work at it.
- Digital Trends
Unreliable white balance in artificial lighting conditions
- Lifewire
July 9, 2018 | Full review

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 II 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 approximately 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 provide accurate 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.

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