I have recently bought myself a new DSLR – the Canon EOS 7D – as an upgrade of my 3-year-old 30D. The 30D has had a hard life, particularly recently where it’s been used every day in 2009 and a fair proportion of 2010 so far.
I didn’t want to opt for a full-frame camera like the 5D, mainly because of the extra 1.6x lens factor conversion which I gain with using the smaller sensor of the 7D. That’s a particular advantage for sports and wildlife photography. And I’ve no doubt the 7D will produce images which will print up to A3 perfectly well, without resorting to a full frame body.
The new 7D has an excellent technical specification, building on past technology of the EOS range. I’m very used to Canon’s user menus and have expensive Canon-fit lenses to go with it, so I wasn’t about to jump ship and buy a different make.
DPReview have written up their extensive test of the camera, if you have time to read all 31 pages!
So far, I’ve only had the camera a few days but have been able to get out and about with it for a few test shots:
When I’ve had the camera a few months, I hop to write a more in-depth review as I’ve got to use it more and found its strengths and weaknesses.