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Canon EOS 7D 18.0 Megapixels CMOS Digital SLR Camera

December 28, 2011 by  
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Canon EOS 7D 18.0 Megapixels CMOS Digital SLR

Canon EOS 7D 18.0 Megapixels CMOS Digital SLR

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The new Canon EOS 7D is Canon’s top APS-C SLR. Upgraded to a full 18.0 megapixels. The new HD movie mode can shoot Full 1080p HD Video at faster frame rates 1080p @30fps, 24fps and 720p @60fps and with manual exposure control. HDMI port to hookup to an HDTV. External Microphone Jack. Includes many features formerly reserved for Canon’s top SLRs. Large high resolution 3-inch LCD screen (920,000 pixels). Blazing Fast 8.0 fps continuous shooting, Use the large LCD with the Live View Function for composition of both pictures and video. EOS Dust Removal System removes dust from the sensor automatically. Includes the 28-135mm optical image stabilized (IS) Lens. The 7D’s magnesium alloy body is dust and weather resistant and its shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles. Gapless micro-lenses in the sensor helps to capture more light and reduce noise.

The EOS 7D’s Intelligent Viewfinder has 100% field of view and a wide viewing angle. Greatly improved low light performance, including ISO 6400. Improved 63-zone evaluative metering system. A display off sensor, turns off the LCD when you are looking through the viewfinder. Zone AF divides the 19 AF points into five selectable focusing zones. Compatibility with over 60 Canon EF Lenses. Upgraded to Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors which provides fast, accurate image processing and faster startup time.

Shutter speeds: 30 – 1/8000 second, ISO: from 100-6400, Burst Mode: 8.0 fps, Built-in Flash.
Memory Cards: CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant. Lithium-ion battery LP-E6 (included). USB 2.0.
Included Kit Lens: 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens
Dimensions: 5.8″ x 4.4″ x 2.9″ ( 28.9 ounces w/ battery).

Smart-Review Commentary: For 2010, Canon’s 7D is at the top of its game for its price range. It has received outstanding consumer and professional reviews. This camera has many features that previously were only included on high end SLRs, including Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors. The HD movie capture has improved dramatically and now supports 1080p at 30 frames/second (blu-ray quality), and the 720p mode is at a fast 60fps frame rate. Also new is an external microphone jack (for best sound). In the SLR mode this camera has a blazing fast 8.0 frames/second burst mode. It also sports a durable magnesium body and 150,000 shutter cycles. Not only does this camera have more megapixels (18.0), but the light sensitivity has improved with an ISO up to 6400. The 7D has all the popular features such as, Ultrasonic Sensor cleaning and LiveView which allows you to use your LCD screen to compose your shot instead of the viewfinder. If you are looking for one of the best digital SLRs in this price range, the Canon 7D is a Smart-Review Top Pick.

Canon 7d SLR 7D Body Only 7D with
28-135mm Lens
7D with
18-135mm Lens
    SLR Features

  • *New 2010 Model
  • 18.0 megapixels
  • High resolution 3-inch LCD
  • Live View function
  • Full HD 1080p Video
  • ISO 100-6400
  • Burst Mode: 8.0 fps
  • Ultrasonic sensor cleaning
  • 63-zone evaluative metering
  • HDMI out to HDTV
  • Dual Digic 4 image processors
  • APS-C Sized Imager
  • External Mic Jack

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Canon EOS 7D Lens Compatibility: The 7D is compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses. The EF-S lenses are specifically designed for APS-C imager SLRs such as the 7D. APS-C SLRs have a focal length conversion factor of 1.6 compared to full frame SLRs. Wide Angle, Zoom, Macro, and Prime Lenses are available.

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