Summary: fisrt, i did not have he manual instruction when they shipped the camera to me. i had to email them and they shipped it. second, the charger had stopped working after i used it 2 or 3 time. i email them let them know about it and they said they would replace it. thirdly, after emailed them about the charger, the batteries cant be charged . this time , i did not want to email them any more,it cost me 100$ at best buy for a new canon battery.
Conclusion: The camera features are good and worked fine but failed on a lifetime trip to the himalayas where I carried about 12kgs of deadweight with lenses. ERR20 which seems to be a mechanical defect with the shutter assembly quality. After browsing the net i found there are a lot of photographers complaining on this issue. But i am worried if canon would look into this issue at all.
Pros: excellent image quality
Cons: Shaky operation, Poor build quality, Slow Start-up time
Excerpt: I was so excited to get this camera. Took it out for its test run - trying all the settings and functions. To my utter surprise only 5 of the 91 photos that I took (with different lenses, on and tripod and off, different settings, etc.) were anywhere near in focuseven though the camers told me they were in focus. Went online and found that, apparently, this is pretty common with this model (as well as the 60D). Something to do with AF calibration.
Conclusion: Both my daughter and myself use the 7D her for weddings myself for wildlife photography. We are experiencing poor images quality. Love the Canon products but the 7D is nothing but JUNK ready to throw it in the trash.
Pros: good battery life, Simple controls/menu, easy to use
Conclusion: My 7D with the 17-55mm 2.8 has oof and soft focus issues I can't correct with MA. The same goes with the 50mm 1.8. Ever with single point of fofuc with mirror up on tripod with a lot of light from 2.8 to 10.0 and above I just can't get the 7D to be tack sharp. If you do get a good shot you have to post with so much sharpness that other aspects are thrown off. Using multi point focus there is so much front and back focus that MA is usless.
Summary: No doubt this camera with 15-85 lens is an excellent combination. But, this price is little HIGH. It Should be $1700 to $1800. I have bought one 7D with 15-85 in $2020 in Feb 2012. I got it with decent accessories(32GB Card + Battery + Case + Tripod + UV Filter + Cleaning Accessory Kit) Whoever wants to order, please wait for some more time definitely the price has to come down soon.
Conclusion: Had camera for almost 2 years now, focus is pretty completely luck. I thought it was handler error for a long time, finally sent it back for servicing, still front/back focuses. Doesn't matter the settings, lighting, or subject - will even struggle to focus with a still subject under bright lighting. If I had the money, I would definitely trash this thing and get another body - very disappointed.
Pros: Great Autofocus System. This was y favorite camera but until it broke. Everyone 7D Canon has made is defective. If yours has not broke it will! Canon should issue a recall.
Cons: Every 7D has a factory defect. Eventually, the camera will stop communicating with any original camera battery. You will have to ship it to Canon and they will charge your $210 to fix it. Google "Canon 7D will not communicate with battery" and you will see that this is a widespread problem. I have been using Canon camera for 30 year but now considering switching to Nikon.
Summary: This camera was purchased as the next step in building a professional photography business. Photographing Sky Divers needs multiple frames per second and this seemed to be the best camera for the price. Unfortunately, it has a very bad focusing problem that Canon is refusing to recognize. The Canon reps acted like high school kids, not knowing much about the camera or photography at all.
Excerpt: The Canon 7D is currently the most advanced, non 1D crop body currently produced by Canon - even though it's going on three years old. There are lots of things that make this body stand out compared to the other crop (APS-C 1.6x) factor bodies.