Conclusion: The 7D is a spectacular camera for general use, while the 7D Mark II is much, much better for sports. For nature and landscapes I'd go the extra cost for the 5D Mark II in a heartbeat, but for action in reasonable light, the 7D is an awesome camera.
Conclusion: The EOS 7D is the best compact-sensor Canon you can buy. It is aimed at advanced photographers, and buttons can be reassigned if you don't like their layout. Its fast continuous shooting speed of 8 fps will please action photographers, and its excellent photo quality will suit everyone.
Pros: Great image quality, Pro-grade speed and features, All-metal and weather-sealed, Fast continuous shooting
Cons: No continuous autofocus in movie mode, Only one card slot
Excerpt: With a budget to spend on a top-end Canon DSLR body you are spoilt for choice. You may decide to go full-frame and invest all of your budget in the 21-megapixel EOS 5D mkII and shoot big files for the ultimate image quality.
Conclusion: If you expect a huge difference in overall image quality between the EOS 40D, EOS 50D and EOS 7D, you’d probably be somewhat disappointed, but that’s not what the EOS 7D is really about. In terms of ergonomics and features, the 7D is clearly ahead of the other EOS crop sensor cameras.
Conclusion: Overall, the Canon 7D should be considered, pound for pound and value for money, one of the best DSLR’s on the market. Combining such a high-resolution with a frame-rate action photographers would die for, all without compromising its low-light performance, to any noticeable degree, is a major...
Summary: Changing a system that works so well can be a dangerous business, but Canon appears to have pulled it off with the 7D. The changes are subtle but generally help usability once you find the new positions.
Pros: Build quality, 8fps, viewfinder, focus speed, high ISO, image quality, video functions
Cons: Lots of menus, current high price, no second card slot
Conclusion: We have no reservations about giving the Canon EOS 7D an Editor’s Choice designation – it’s a great DSLR that just so happens to record high-definition videos. The big question, though: Is the camera worth its steep asking price?
Conclusion: The Canon EOS 7D camera body performed superbly and made taking photographs in challenging conditions a breeze. Now I know my photos aren’t great but I feel the 7D actually increased my confidence and resulted in me taking photographs I would not have attempted with a lesser Camera.
Excerpt: The new EOS 7D fills a gap in Canon’s D-SLR line-up that never existed before, fitting somewhere between the EOS 5D Mark II and EOS 50D; it also goes head-to-head with the Nikon 300S I tested for the January 2010 issue of Shutterbug.