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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

First Look: Canon EOS 7D

This new midrange D-SLR features the most megapixels and fastest shooting rate in its class—plus full HD video at three frame rates

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Canon’s new EOS 7D fits into the line between the 15.1-megapixel EOS 50D and full-frame, 21.1-megapixel EOS 5D Mark II. Despite its single-number designation, the 7D features an APS-C sensor (the same 1.6x factor as the EOS 50D and predecessors), not a full-frame like the 5D Mark II. But with 18 megapixels, 8 fps shooting, new AF and metering systems, and full 1080p 24 fps HD video for well under $2,000, it’s a force to be reckoned with in the midlevel D-SLR category.


Image Sensor: 18-megapixel (effective)
CMOS Resolution: 5184 x 3456 pixels
Sensor Size: 22.3x14.9mm (APS-C), 1.6x
LCD Monitor: 3.0-inch, 920,000-dot Live View
Video Mode: Full HD 1920x1080p/30, 24 and 25 fps; HD 1280x720p/60 and
50 fps; SD 640x480p/60 and 50 fps
AF System: 19-point
Shutter Speeds: 1⁄8000 to 30 sec., X-sync up to 1⁄250 sec.
ISO Sensitivity: 100-6400 (1⁄3 increments), expandable to 12,800
Continuous Firing Mode: 8 fps
Recording Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW
Metering: 63-zone evaluative, 9.4% partial, 2.3% spot, CW
Storage Media: Compact Flash (UDMA-compliant)
Dimensions: 5.8 x 4.4x2.9 inches
Weight: 28.9 ounces
Power Source: Rechargeable LP-E6 lithium-ion battery
Estimated Street Price: $1699
Contact: Canon USA, (800) OK-CANON, www.usa.canon.com


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