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Canon EOS 7D

Canon EOS 7D
alaScore 94

3054 reviews

Apr, 2014

alaTest has collected and analyzed 3054 reviews from magazines and websites. Opinions about the build quality and screen are generally positive. The image quality and performance are also appreciated.

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We analyzed user and expert ratings, product age and more factors. Compared to other Digital SLR Cameras the Canon EOS 7D is awarded an overall alaScore™ of 94/100 = Excellent quality.

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Great Camera, even craigslist used it..


I stumbled on craigslist the other day and was reading they are using a 7D to record their web series. This is a link to their video

Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus, Good Image Quality, Fast shutter speed, Easy to use

Expert review by:

Canon EOS 7D


Canon's EOS 7D is a radical departure for the company's popular EOSfamily of cameras. It slots in between the prosumer 50D and thefull-frame, pro-level 5D Mark II--but a lot of tantalizingfunctionality lurks within its magnesium-alloy bodywork. Just...

Shoots 18MP images at eight frames per second. Responsive autofocus. Pop-up flash. Large controls. Built-in Speedlite transmitter

LCD doesn't swivel. Fuzziness at high ISOs

Canon's latest DSLR is well made, intuitive to use, high-performing, and capable of stunning results, even at high ISO settings. It's a clever concoction of pro specs at semi-pro pricing.

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Canon's 7D DSLR Makes Serious Power Its Focus


Sport shooter looking to upgrade to a DSLR for not much money? Your camera is here.

Solid build and weatherproofing with pro-style feel in hand. Frame rate is sport-shooter ready. Wireless control of external Speedlite flashes. 8 frames per second in RAW makes us swoon

Noisy pop-up flash motor. Quick-control dial on the back of the camera takes more effort to turn than previous Canon models. Auto white balance in artificial light is bronze-medal worthy at best


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Canon EOS 7D


Solid body ; Fast burst mode ; Versatile focusing modes ; Very good high ISO performance

Focusing not always accurate ; Could use more accessible focus controls

Canon’s EOS 7D digital SLR is designed for users who want fast shooting performance. It can shoot Full HD video, and if you mount it on a tripod and slowly pan across your shot, you'll get crystal-clear footage.

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Canon EOS 7D SLR Review


Canon's EOS 7D is an impressive dSLR that offers the versatilityprofessionals demand in a rugged weather and dust resistance shell. Allthis with a price tag of only $1699 for the body. Read more in Steve's Conclusion.

Superb build quality; Excellent image quality; Blazing fast shooting performance and memory card write speeds; Impressive OVF; High-quality 3.0-inch LCD; Accurate White Balance and Metering system; Capable 19-point AF system works well in all lighting...

ISO 12800 not really usable; During our tests, the camera did not hold 8fps for more than 16 or so frames ; Bottom Line ; Canon's EOS 7D is an impressive dSLR that offers the versatilityprofessionals demand in a rugged weather and dust resistance...

Canon's EOS 7D is an impressive dSLR that offers the versatilityprofessionals demand in a rugged weather and dust resistance shell. Allthis with a price tag of only $1699 for the body. Read more in

Expert review by:

Canon EOS 7D


The $1,699 (list, body only) 18-megapixel Canon EOS 7D takes beautiful picturesin a wide variety of lighting situations. But the true lure of the Canon 7D is that it's the only sub-$2,000 D-SLR that offers a multitude of high-definition video-capture...

Excellent still-image and HD-video quality. Fast performance. Various HD video recording options

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The Canon EOS 7D is one of the best midrange D-SLRs money can buy. But if you don't need comprehensive video recording features or ultra-high-resolution images, there are a handful of competing D-SLRs that produce comparable image quality for half the...

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Canon EOS 7D Digital Camera Review


The 18-megapixel Canon 7D delivers high-resolution stills and full HD video in a well-built camera designed for serious photographers without the desire (or budget) for a full-frame model.

With an 18-megapixel resolution that rivals full-frame cameras, the Canon 7D provides a sophisticated prosumer still and video shooting experience at a reasonable price. Standout features include a speedy burst rate that approaches 8 shots per second,...


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Canon EOS 7D


There's one ping-pong match that never ends—the battle between Nikon and Canon for DSLR supremacy. No sooner does Nikon come out with the D300S (a $1699, 12.3 megapixel (MP), 7-frame-per-second model) than Canon follows suit with the 7D, a $1699 18MP...

Great 18MP photo quality ; Blazing fast 8 fps shooting ; Pinpoint focusing ; Just so happens to take HD videos

Expensive ; Heavy—it’s a commitment ; Video focusing takes practice ; Considerable learning curve

Toting around this camera is like holding a wild beast in your hands – this sucker could handle a NASCAR race with ease.

Expert review by:

Canon EOS 7D (with 28-135mm lens)


Canon basically ceded the entry-level pro performance market to Nikon in 2005 with the arrival of the D200; since then, Canon's 30D, 40D, and 50D have taken the slower but less-expensive road, with a relatively stagnant AF system, which Nikon...

Very fast; excellent photo quality; flexible autofocus system; big, bright viewfinder; streamlined interface; adds wireless flash control

Single card slot; some annoying small and hard-to-feel buttons; limited to three shots for bracketing; Live View focusing still slow

An excellent midrange dSLR, the Canon EOS 7D delivers for the money.

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Canon EOS 7D Review


Anticipation for Canon's EOS 7D was high, any way you look at it. Latest in a line of well-esteemed EOS cameras, it's also one of the first prosumer DSLRs to place almost as much emphasis on recording high-definition video as it does capturing stills....

It’s hard to argue with the Canon EOS 7D. If you’re a prosumer photographer who, until now, has carried a separate HD video camera, then the 7D could easily lighten your load. Although the sensor may not be full-frame, the end results are excellent up...

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Canon EOS 7D


The Canon EOS 7D is without question, the best APS-C sensor-sized DSLR Canon has ever produced (as of this review date of course).And of course, "best" is a vague word.Let me use seven or eight thousand words to clarify that sentence.

Product Specifications

With a host of features designed to enhance every facet of the photographic process, from still images to video, the EOS 7D represents a whole new class of camera. Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 7D features an 18.0 megapixels APS-C size CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 4 image processors, capturing tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps. The EOS 7D has a cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF area selection modes for sharp focus no matter the situation. The EOS 7D's Intelligent Viewfinder provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 30p, 24p and 25p with an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles.

Audio Input

Microphone Operation Mode:Mono
Microphone Technology:Electret condenser


Battery Form Factor:Manufacturer specific
Manufacturer Battery Name:Canon LP-E6

Camera Flash

Red Eye Reduction: Yes
Type:Pop-up flash

Digital Camera

Digital Camera Type:SLR
Supported Flash Memory:Microdrive / CompactFlash

Dimensions & Weight


Display (Projector)

Diagonal Size:3in
Diagonal Size (metric):7.6cm
Display Form Factor:Built-in
Technology:TFT active matrix
Type:LCD display


Packaged Quantity:1
Product Line:Canon EOS

Lens System

Lens Aperture:F/3.5-5.6
Lens for SD:Body only/Canon EF 28-135mm IS lens
Max Focal Length:135mm
Min Focal Length:18mm/28mm
Optical Zoom:5
Type:Zoom lens


Microsoft Certification:Compatible with Windows 7

Optical Sensor

Optical Sensor Size:14.9 x 22.3mm
Optical Sensor Size (metric):14.9 x 22.3 mm
Optical Sensor Type:CMOS
Sensor Dust Reduction: Yes
Sensor Resolution:18Megapixel

Optical System

Built-in Optical Image Stabilizer: Yes
Image Stabilizer:Optical

Optical Viewfinder

Type:Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Storage Floppy Drive

Type: None

Video Input

Digital Video Format:H.264
Face Detection: Yes
ISO (Max):12800
Light Sensitivity:ISO auto (100-3200) / ISO 12800 / ISO 100-6400
Special Effects:Portrait / Landscape / Monochrome / Faithful / Neutral
Still Image Format:RAW + JPEG
Type:Digital camera


Viewfinder Type:Optical