Excerpt: Research the auto-fucus problem with this camera before you purchase it. If you are unlucky enough to get one of the lemons be forewarned, Canon won't do a thing to help you. <br />There is an online petition with over 500 signatures.
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.
Summary: When I purchased the package, i understood that I was purchasing a great camera and some less than top-of-the line accessories to go along with it. However, I did anticipate that everything would at least work. Over the last month, I have been practicing with the camera and learrning to use the lenses. Today, I opened the Zeikos 57-in-One Card Reader and attempted to transfer some pictures I had taken to my computer.
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
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.
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.
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.
Conclusion: I've been a Canon user all my life and decided to buy the 7D as a second body based on many glowing reviews. There's always a few naysayers in the bunch so I ignored them and bought the camera anyhow. I cannot tell you how thrilled I was when I opened the box and checked out so many cool new features that were included in this gorgeously made body. Then I started taking photos and the disappointment began.
Pros: Nice features/settings, Superior build quality