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: Abraham is nothing short of a hero! Abraham, with Global Distributors is an amazing customer service representative and really helped with my shipment. I got an amazing deal on a 7D bundled with 5 lenses and other accessories for a "steal". I needed this to be shipped overnight, so I would have for a wedding that I was departing to in less than 48 hours! Abraham was cool, calm and collected.
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
Excerpt: I bought a refurbished Canon 7D as a back-up for my wedding business, Canon 5d MKII being my primary camera.<br /><br />Why I decided to buy a refurbished 7D? <br /><br />* Saved close to $450<br />* I talked to Canon tech about the reliability of refurbished cameras. EACH refurbished camera undergoes THOROUGH inspection by Canon's technical department.
Pros: Easy To Use, Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Fast Shutter Speed, Good Image Quality, High ISO Performance, Large Clear LCD, Quiet