Canon EOS-7D Review on Dpreview.com

Canon EOS 7D : Digital Photography ReviewDpreview.com published their full review of the Canon EOS-7D DSLR camera yesterday. See http://www.dpreview.com/reviews/canoneos7d/. As usual it’s over 30 pages of densely packed information.

The first 12 pages is a detailed functional review. I think it’s more useful than a camera’s manual. I don’t think you can get more information without handling the actual camera. I’m impressed how they do the perfect screen shots of the camera’s displays and also how they compare with other cameras.

The rest of the review is detailed performance and picture quality tests. Some people don’t like their “pixel-peeping” approach. But when you’re comparing cameras of this level of sophistication I don’t know of a better way. It does get a bit silly to pixel-peep a cheap compact but for professional and semi-pro cameras that’s what it is all about.

Dpreview gave the EOS-7D a “Highly Recommended” rating. I think that is their highest. The summary list of Pros and Cons shows a very short list of Cons. I think they had to search for things to put in that section.

I think the EOS-7D may cut into the EOS-50D’s sales. It seems to be so much better that many photographers will save the extra for the EOS-7D. I wonder how accurately they can calculate this effect.

I like their gallery of sample pictures. As always I try to work out where they took the pictures. Some are obvious, others are hard.

I’ve seen a couple of EOS-7Ds in camera stores in Fortune Town Mall, Bangkok. But I have not dared to ask the price. No store is promoting it yet – supplies must be limited in Thailand.

For example, here are the promoted cameras at EC-Mall. The EOS-50D is the top model listed.

 

Camera Prices at EC-Mall

Thai Camera Prices at EC-Mall

 

 

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One Response to “Canon EOS-7D Review on Dpreview.com”

  1. bkkphotographer Says:

    See http://darwinwiggett.wordpress.com/2009/11/11/the-canon-7d/ for an interesting contrary view about the EOS-7D’s picture quality. I cannot say I am enough of an expert to judge but it does seem for certain tasks like landscape photography there are cameras with better image quality in RAW.

    Darwin makes a good point – even if you can make a camera’s results excellent in post it is vital to start from the best quality capture possible.

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