Conclusion: First, I love this camera. I mostly do surf photography, so this camera is the best way the spend your money. very solid camera, There is no need to baby this camera, but you should still try to take care of it. The 19 AF points guarantees that your photo will always be if focus. The only problem I had was the serial number on the bottom smear, and eventually making it illegible. If this has happened to anybody please let me know how you fixed this problem.
Pros: good battery life, Nice features/settings, excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Solid Operation
Summary: I am coming from T2i with Magic Lantern in it. I reduced my options into 70D, 7D, D7100 as crop sensor cameras, and obviously 6d and D610 for full frame. The last were an investment of $1,000 more and I was considering taking the plunge, however I decided to learn more before going there and wait a bit more.
I combined the camera with the canon 100-400 lens and the results are awesome, later I added the 10-22mm lens for landscapes ...
Cornelis Van Es a.k.a. Binkie, Amazon
4 July 2014
Summary: I stepped up from a canon T2-I to de 7D and what a step up it was, this camara thought me how to be a photographer, I felt challenged to master all of its usefulness and by doing so became a decent photographer. I made the choice for a cropped sensor on purpose , as I do a lot of wild life photography and have a limited budget I need the most out of my telephoto lens.
Summary: You will never beat the price on this bundle the accessories are nice and useful not just junk I recommend this bundle as long its available the cameras by it self is awesome and still kicks some newer models.
Conclusion: While researching which DSLR to purchase (finally moving on from film!) I came across the 7D and decided that it was a good option for me. Why? It's built well. I have a tendency to destroy things and this camera is (mostly) me-proof. The metal construction and weather sealing have certainly spared this camera from certain death. The 8FPS birst and focus modes make wildlife photography a lot easy. Of course, I was used to film and manual focus...
Pros: Quick Start-up time, excellent image quality, Superior build quality, Simple controls/menu