The Canon EOS 7D – the rumours are all true!

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The new Canon EOS 7D has shipped to all Vistek locations (it’s currently available on it’s own, or in 2 kits with either the 18-135 IS lens or the 15-85 IS USM lens) and it looks like it really is everything all the rumours have been claiming. It’s got: 18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with 8 frames per second continuous shooting, 1080p 24fps HD video with full manual control, a 3-inch LCD, 19-point AF system, and wireless flash control.

The 7D features a completely new design to meet the specific demands of photographers & incorporates a new 18MP APS-C CMOS Sensor, developed by Canon It also features Dual “DIGIC 4” processors to offer fast, high-quality performance in all light conditions, an ISO range expandable to 12,800 and continuous shooting at 8 frames per second – without the need for additional accessories.

Highlights Include:

  • 18 MP APS–C CMOS Sensor: Designed and manufactured by Canon, the sensor produces an outstanding image and offers fantastic performance at high and low conditions, thanks to a new photodiode and microlens construction.
  • 8 fps image capture: Enabled by the Dual “DIGIC 4” processors and improved electrical system, photographers can capture images at 8fps, without the need for additional accessories and in all file types.
  • ISO Range: The EOS 7D enables photographers to capture subjects in their natural light.  The ISO range (100 – 6,400) is expandable to 12,800.
  • EOS Movie: With improved operation, making it easy to switch directly to movie mode, it is now even simpler to shoot Full HD video.  Users can set exposure and frame rate – with options for 24 fps to create that cinematic feel.
  • Dual “DIGIC 4” processors: By utilising Dual “DIGIC 4” processors, users of the EOS 7D never have to compromise between shooting speed, image quality and ISO performance.
  • Impressive Design: Canon has listened to photographer feedback when designing the body, as well as the internal technologies.  A magnesium alloy body offers environmental protection – the tough, lightweight construction is designed to defend against moisture, and dust – equivalent to the legendary EOS–1N.

Filmmaker Dan Chung posted this great video footage of Matt Jasper, a cameraman for the UK’s Channel 4 news. Jasper picked up his Canon EOS7D over the weekend and rigged it up with some of his favourite gear to use it for ENG.

Canon 7D – TV cameraman Matt Jasper unboxes and rigs up his new 7D from Dan Chung on Vimeo.