Product Type: Canon digital cameras
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A masterstroke in photography
Canon EOS 7D
Member Name: Sefgrt
Canon EOS 7D
Advantages: 18mp, FULL HD Video, Compact Flash, 10 Modes, Live View, 19 Point Auto Focus, Interchangable Lenses
Disadvantages: Nothing I can find
I bought a Canon 7D when I turned 21 (birthday present off everybody) to replace my Panasonic G10 and although it cost nearly 10 times more than my Panasonic, it is worth every penny!
To begin with the camera is very sleek in design and feels great in your hands. It is sturdy and responsive when being tested, which is never a bad sign!
Upon switching on, you are greeted with the 'sensor cleaning' screen and then the screen goes black. This is where the 'Info' button on the left hand side comes in; pressing it brings the LCD screen comes alive, displaying either the current settings of the camera, the leveler setting (which shows if the camera is balanced (like what a spirit level is used for)) and the general information screen (showing free space on the memory card and colour temperature etc). Alternatively by pressing the 'Start Stop' button located to the right of the viewfinder, the screen displays exactly what the lens can see.
Moving on to the specifications: 18mp Sensor, RAW/JPEG option, FULL HD 1080p Video Recording (at 24 25 frames per second), full manual override, Live view (via LCD) and the more natural variation (through the viewfinder). The camera has 6 preset modes, with a manual and 3 custom options, leaving you with 10 modes on the dial.
The camera works an absolute treat in your hand and with the live viewfinder, you can see exactly how your photos are going to turn out before you press the shutter - ideal for professionals and amateurs alike.
Another great feature is the 'zoom focus' option (as I call it), which in manual focus and on the live viewfinder allows you to digitally zoom into your subject and adjust the focus accordingly, just to be sure it's 100% in focus - to do this, you press the far top-right hand side button on the back of the camera and adjust the focus accordingly. This also works for video.
The camera fires at a top speed of 8 frames per second and has a long exposure time of 30 seconds, with a 100 - 12800 ISO.
To conclude I am very impressed with this camera and all the functions it has, there is that much going on here that I cannot possibly mention everything, but I hope you find this information useful - any questions, don't hesitate to ask!
Summary: A perfect camera for anybody looking to make Photography their career
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