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Old Sep 1, 2009, 4:02 AM   #1
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Default Canon 7D---my Take

Guys,

Canon 7D is out...so my take on the camera....

Finally canon comes out of Canon 10D and produces a camera thats an improvement over the 10D.

My likings -
19 Point Cross sensor AF
Weather sealed(Like 1D)
Dual Digic IV for 8 fps (My mark III feels rejected now. Have to console him)
Newer Metering system (Feels fresh)
Build in flash transmitter( FInally someone heard about nikon)


My wants---- Auto ISO in all Mode . But i can save that

Now the best part..Costs 1699 pre order in amazon..now thats a winner for me.

I may even sell my mark III for the 7d.

Good news with competetion. It just gets better

NHL, John and Mark..waiting to hear from u guys

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Old Sep 1, 2009, 7:48 AM   #2
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Agree - The competition really helped, finally an offering from Canon that I want to buy again (for my 500 f/4)

Two things missing though:
1. Where the Auto ISO? (possible S/W upgrade)
2. Appear not to have GPS support (which is always cumbersome and super-expensive on a Canon)

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Old Sep 1, 2009, 8:00 AM   #3
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It looks very groovy.

But nothing for me in there.

Leica is about to make a big announcement on 9/9/9 apparently. Do you think it might have something to do with the M9? :-)

Rumours are FF 18Mp. EUR 5,500 body only. Gulp.

Looks at empty savings account. Tries to calculate how much he can get for all his Canon gear on a trade-in. :-(

But whereas I only expect to keep my Canon bodies for 3 years, I would hope to keep an M9 for at least twice that long. Even longer if it lasts the distance. So maybe it's not all that much more expensive when amortised.
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i think canon has a real winner here.

for my needs, i do enjoy the aps-c sensor size and the flexibility of lens choice with it, and to have a higher tier camera in this format with a relatively reasonable price is exciting.

this will be something i will be looking into once i get done with this phd thing and get a real job.
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Gives life to the APS-c sensor. Nice features but I will hold out for the 5DmkII, if Canon can ever produce some for B&H or Amazon!!!
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That is a very interesting comment, Ctrack-

I feel the very same way. The A-850 and the A-500/550 are beyond the cost level that most folks purchase at.

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Old Sep 1, 2009, 10:37 PM   #7
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MTCLIMBER:

I was thinking the APS-C was reaching its limits. The noise levels seemed to increase between the 40D and 50D. How would they continue to add pixels in a small sensor and keep the noise levels down? I am assuming the dual Digic processor helps that. Anyway, I have been waiting for B&H or Amazon to have some 5DmkIIs available but I have been waiting a long time.

Canon is offering some nice features in this camera (weather protection, 8 FPS, speedlite transmitter, 19 focal points, etc) at $1000 less than the 5D and it is very tempting. But, I have been wanting a FFS camera for a while.....hope I can wait.
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@ctrack...

if u can wait say till December you can actually get a 7D and original 5D for the cost of 5d mark II

i really dont miss GPS facility but i would like to have the AUTO ISO(As implemented in Nikon) in the 7D

For me the 7D is a real winner. I will surely be getting one to complement my mark III(the only camera that i have decided to keep till i hit 150K shutter counts hehehe)

I like the weather sealing, flash enhancements, 18MP for my portraits and enough space to crop some far distance wildlife and a real compact camera.

Verdict- Finally canon is giving something with photographers in MIND.
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I think you have to use WFT-E5 adapter to get GPS support.

New in the WFT-E5/E5A:
  • A GPS device can now link over Bluetooth as well as USB. A compatible USB Bluetooth module, such as Canon Bluetooth Unit BU-30, must be inserted into the WFT-E5/E5A's USB port for this to work.
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I think you have to use WFT-E5 adapter to get GPS support.
Exactly!

1. What is the cost of this device?
-> based on previous WFT-Exx ~$800!!!

2. The WFT-Exx also require their own battery
-> need to bring another charger to use on the trip... (also the WFT-Exx add more weight to the camera in itself)

3. The D300/s (or other Nikon's) which this camera compete with do not require such an accessory: A Solmeta, Dawntech or Nikon's GPS device plug right in to the camera (@ a much lower cost) and weight much less as thieses tiny GPS devices could also be powered directly from the camera

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