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CanonEOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only)
 
4.8

(based on 2218 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (1826)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (355)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (24)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (8)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (5)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (1904)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (1641)
  • Large clear LCD (1593)
  • Fast shutter speed (1516)
  • Easy to use (1363)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (203)
  • Short battery life (95)
  • Poor in low light (58)
  • Heavy (31)
  • No image stabilization (24)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (1417)
  • Landscape/scenery (1267)
  • Wildlife (1165)
  • Low light (1067)
  • Travel (1055)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (773), Semi-pro photographer (762), Pro photographer (380), Casual photographer (131), Photography student (39)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (1427), Yes (80)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

7D is a great camera.

I was hestitant to purchase this due to negative reviews on internet regarding focus issues. When I received the camera, I tested the focus first out of the box. Yes it was soft....Read complete review

I was hestitant to purchase this due to negative reviews on internet regarding focus issues. When I received the camera, I tested the focus first out of the box. Yes it was soft. I called regarding returning it, and B&H rep was willing to do this, but refered me to the tech department first. I explained the problem and Rob the tech guru explained about the micro adjustment on the camera which enables you to micro tune focus to any lens. If you have a camera and lens at the same end of tolerance when they leave the factory this can happen. Bottom line, I used a twenty dollar bill, a tripod and the self timer set to 10 seconds, and after about two hours work, I set micro adjustment to Plus 4, and have a crisp clean sharp focus. This camera will allow you to fine tune to any lens and the camera will remember it. I use this for birding, so feathers are what it's all about. I have not been disappointed. Add blistering fast frame rate at 8 per second and this is one great action/wildlife camera. It's a bit noisy at higher ISO's as with any of the crop sensor cameras. One con is the CF card. While really fast with the new pro 1000x, they are quite spendy and at 8 frames going full tilt, you need the fastest cards.It will go continuously for about 4 seconds shooting full RAW files, then lag. Buffer clears in about 2 seconds. Haven't tried JPG's yet

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Very good focus system

Things that are great about it:a. Focus system of the camera is amazingb. Camera's ergonomics are greatc. Acceptable noise at high ISOd. Very good burst system, so fast.Things that are NOT...Read complete review

Things that are great about it:a. Focus system of the camera is amazingb. Camera's ergonomics are greatc. Acceptable noise at high ISOd. Very good burst system, so fast.Things that are NOT great about it:a. Unfortunatly, seventeen days after I bought the camera, it stopped to work, displaying an error 20 on LCD of the camera. After that I can not use the camera anymore. When I claimed with Canon Support Department [...] for a replacement, they didn't agree with that and said it would only be possible to repair it. Only seventeen days using to have a camera repaired, I took about 150 shots.I was so disappointed with Canon [...] I really wouldn't like to have this NEW camera repaired, but it should be replaced, makes more sense in this case.

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5.0

perfect condition and packaged well

By photo enthusiast

from Denver Colorado

About Me Photo Enthusiast

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Easy To Use

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Landscape/Scenery
    • Travel

    Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

    camera body received matches picture and description and condition brand new as described. It was packaged well to protect from damage. And I liked that a signature was required when delivered to ensure item was received. I will be using this camera for a long time in the Colorado mountain scenery.

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    • No

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    5.0

    I love the 7D!

    By Double D

    from Hamburg, Pa

    About Me Semi-pro Photographer

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Easy To Use
    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
    • Fast Shutter Speed
    • Good Image Quality
    • Good Image Stabilization
    • High ISO Performance
    • Large Clear LCD
    • Quiet

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Family Photos
      • Indoors/Low Light
      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Sports/Action
      • Travel
      • Video
      • Weddings/Events
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

      I primarily use the Canon 7D for dirt track racing, but it performs exceptionally well in all types of applications. I've done portraits, weddings, landscapes etc with excellent results. It is light and easy to use and handle. The quickness of the focusing is my primary concern when when shooting cars traveling at upwards of 150 mph. The 7D is up to the task. And as hard as dirt track racing dust is on equipment, I've never had an issue. This camera is built to last. I've dropped it and bumped several times and never had an issue. I own 3 7D bodies. I'm hooked on this baby!

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      • No

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      5.0

      Grand Pro/Am Serious Camera!

      By anne the painter

      from Southern, USA

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Use
      • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • Good Image Stabilization
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD
      • Quiet

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Artist References
        • Family Photos
        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Travel
        • Weddings/Events
        • Wildlife photos

        Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

        I'm an oil painter, this is my fourth Canon SLR and my first DSLR. As a fine artist using photos for references toward artworks I am totally able to utilize this 7D Canon for capturing detail work and fleeting effects of subject matter, what I SEE is what I get! The auto features enabled me to quickly get started making fabulous source material. Once you learn to use any Canon SLR it is intuitive how to use the next one. I got fabulous hand held eclipse shots with etheral atmospheric clouds surrounding the moon the first week I took the camera out of the box! The 7D is discontinued (and greatly discounted for a best value purchase) but it is not obsolete, it uses same memory cards and battery as current Canons. I look forward to using it for many years as my art reference camera.

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        4.0

        Not too shabby

        By VN Photographer

        from Jackson, WY

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Fast Shutter Speed
        • Good Image Quality
        • Large Clear LCD
        • Quiet

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Landscape/Scenery
          • Travel
          • Wildlife photos

          Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

          I bought this camera body as an update to my 30D. My first shoot with it was an extended trip as part of a mission team to VN.
          Overall: Great Camera.
          Much better and tighter focusing than my old camera. However, in fast action, there are almost (too) many focus points for the camera to make use of which can lead to out of focus pictures when shooting in fast action.
          Camera focuses better and faster is brighter, well-lit situations.
          Camera is quite a lot quieter than I was expecting after seeing some reviews.
          Camera is a bit heavier than I was expecting.
          Lots of settings to use and play around with.
          For the price, I would definitely recommend this as an upgrade or backup camera.
          Too many features to learn overnight/figure out without the manual along to help.

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          5.0

          THE workhorse!

          By Big Kahuna

          from Colorado

          About Me Pro Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

          • Easy To Use
          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
          • Fast Shutter Speed
          • Good Image Quality

          Cons

            Best Uses

            • Family Photos
            • Sports/Action
            • Travel
            • Video
            • Wildlife photos

            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

            We have bought three of these bodies, two still work, one spent three days at the bottom of a cooler full of ice water.
            Don't dunk it and this camera will live through most anything.

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            5.0

            Still the best of the Canon APS-c format CMOS DSLRs

            By John Velvia

            from buffalo, ny

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Good Image Quality

            Cons

            • Small LCD Screen

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

            Tried both the 70D and the 7d mk ii. Each has some nice features but neither is as good overall as the 7d. Sure it would be nice to have a larger pivoting display, more pixels, wider iso range and the many other updates that the newer cameras have. I think the 7D although long in the tooth, is a great value.

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            5.0

            Preferred Body, Paws Down

            By Baekgu

            from TX

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Pros

            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
            • Fast Shutter Speed
            • Good Image Quality
            • Good Image Stabilization
            • High ISO Performance
            • Large Clear LCD
            • Quiet

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everything

              Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              I have other DSLRs I can use, but this is my preferred body without question. For my own style, it does everything I need and more. And if you don't get caught up in the MP wars, what it has is more than enough for most applications.

              If you're moving from an entry-level DSLR to this one (many categorize this one as semi-pro), it can be quite the jump. However, the learning curve /is not steep/. There are many resources and with tinkering, playing, and practicing, the 7D will be your best friend.

              I did get this used -- literally only the body, a battery, its charger, and the cable. So, I have zero experience with the software it is supposed to come with. (I use Lightroom anyway...)

              I've seen complaints about battery life... not sure where those are coming from. There are a lot of options to increase said battery life -- including getting different third-party batteries! Even with mine set to the 15-minute setting, I've had zero issues with battery. But... BUT... I don't go hog-wild crazy with the shutter or shoot video.

              Though I'm sure I'll upgrade sometime in the future, I can't see that happening any time soon. This is one of those cameras that I'll hold a funeral for if it suddenly breaks irreparably.

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              5.0

              May be the older version but still a great camera!

              By LBCB

              from West Plains, MO

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Fast Shutter Speed
              • Good Image Quality
              • Large Clear LCD

              Cons

              • Short Battery Life

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel

              Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              I use it for family gatherings, group photos, landscape and travel. No cons, except short battery life, but extra batteries, and a grip for when I need it took care of that

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              • No

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              5.0

              I would buy this product again and again

              By Emmanuel Ameh

              from Lagos Nigeria

              About Me Photography Student

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Easy To Use
              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
              • Good Image Quality
              • Good Image Stabilization
              • High ISO Performance

              Cons

              • Poor In Low Light

              Best Uses

              • Family Photos
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Travel
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events
              • Wildlife photos

              Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

              Nice camera, i will definately the camera to my friends.

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              • Yes

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              5.0

              It's what I want

              By Marck

              from Windsor QC

              About Me Semi-pro Photographer

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • You Can Feel The Quality

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • All

                Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                There's a lot to learn ( instruction manual 292 pages B/W not color ) So I have 2 choice Canon 70d or Canon 7d and I prefer 7d call the TANK .

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                5.0

                Great Addition

                By Chris

                from Marshall, Virginia

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                • Fast Shutter Speed
                • Good Image Quality

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                  • Landscape/Scenery
                  • Sports/Action
                  • Wildlife photos

                  Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                  Bought the 7D and so glad I did. I have been shooting sporting events with my old T1i for several years. While it has done well, the 7D is much better and will be used for many years to come. Need to adjust to the camera weight and read the manual for features/settings.

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                  4.0

                  A good upgrade

                  By Margery

                  from Whitesburg, GA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • Good Image Quality
                  • Good Image Stabilization
                  • Large Clear LCD

                  Cons

                    Best Uses

                    • Family Photos
                    • Indoors/Low Light
                    • Landscape/Scenery
                    • Sports/Action
                    • Video
                    • Weddings/Events
                    • Wildlife photos

                    Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                    I just purchased the Canon EOS 7D. While the mark ii certainly looks interesting, I felt the new features were more than I really need at this time. I have a friend who shoots professionally with the old 7D and I have been admiring his pictures for years. I can always identify them because of their clarity and spontaneity. I tried to wait for him to buy the new mark ii and sell me his old camera, but he is not ready yet to make the change. I will mainly use the 7D to shoot stills in the theatre, where lighting conditions vary enormously and speed is critical. Being able to use my old lenses from my Canon Rebel was a plus in this decision.

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                    5.0

                    EOS 7D DSLR Camera

                    By "D"

                    from san diego, CA

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                    • Good Image Quality

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                        if your serious about taking your photography to the next level
                        this power house has everything you need. very user friendly for all skill levels. you can point and shoot out of the box with the presets or customize and create your own user profile presets.
                        awesome buy, very satisfied

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                        4.0

                        Great, workmanlike body

                        By PPM

                        from New York, NY

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                        • Fast Shutter Speed
                        • Good Image Quality
                        • Good Image Stabilization

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                          • Sports/Action
                          • Wildlife photos

                          Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                          I take a lot of sports/nature shots, and I've been very pleased with the 7D. Would highly recommend this camera for people wanting a high quality body without an insane price tag attached.

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                          5.0

                          Excellent for still photography

                          By Nikos

                          from Orange, CA

                          About Me Casual Photographer

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                          • Fast Shutter Speed
                          • Good Image Quality
                          • Good Image Stabilization
                          • High ISO Performance
                          • Large Clear LCD
                          • Quiet

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Family Photos
                            • Indoors/Low Light
                            • Landscape/Scenery
                            • Sports/Action
                            • Travel
                            • Video
                            • Weddings/Events
                            • Wildlife photos

                            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                            So I purchased the 7D mostly for amature photography. I am using this camera for 2 weeks now and I am very happy with the camera. I bought this camera as a replacement to my 20D. I am amazed with the autofocus system, the very fast and acurate shooting, the 100% viewfinder and I found the camera very easy to use it as a 20D owner. One of the negatives of this camera is a little bit heavy but that's the trade off you get for a heavy duty camera. This is a high recommende tool for high quality photography.

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                            5.0

                            A big leap over my old 50D

                            By Hector Lopez

                            from Denver, Co

                            About Me Pro Photographer

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Easy To Use
                            • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                            • Good Image Quality
                            • Quiet

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Sports/Action
                              • Travel
                              • Wildlife photos

                              Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                              I shoot nature and wildlife - this crop sensor helps to boost focal length and the performance is head and shoulders above the 50D it replaces in my bag. auto focus is fast and accurate and all the controls are as expected. bright viewfinder too.

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                              5.0

                              Huge difference !

                              By Victoria

                              from Las Vegas, NV

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                              • Good Image Quality
                              • High ISO Performance
                              • Large Clear LCD

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Indoors/Low Light
                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                I was using a Rebel before this and didn't even realise what I was missing ! It is very simple to use and can do just about anyhting I want it to. I always hear so much about how people prefer the 7D over any other camera just because of the flexability and now I totally get it. I would definitely reccomend this to anyone.

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                                4.0

                                Good camera

                                By LT

                                from Lake Havasu AZ

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Fast Shutter Speed
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • High ISO Performance
                                • Large Clear LCD

                                Cons

                                • Noisy At High ISO

                                Best Uses

                                • Landscape/Scenery
                                • Sports/Action
                                • Travel
                                • Weddings/Events
                                • Wildlife photos

                                Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                good camera for an advanced photographer, may be too much for the casual shooter.

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                                5.0

                                On my second one

                                By Todd

                                from Seymour, TN

                                About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                • Good Image Quality
                                • Good Image Stabilization
                                • High ISO Performance

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel

                                  Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                  Great camera for shooting sports

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                                  • No

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                                  5.0

                                  Canon 7D still great!!

                                  By Rauh

                                  from Atlanta, GA

                                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Fast / Accurate Auto-Focus
                                  • Good Image Quality
                                  • High ISO Performance
                                  • Large Clear LCD

                                  Cons

                                  • Short Battery Life

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Sports/Action
                                  • Travel
                                  • Video
                                  • Weddings/Events

                                  Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera (Body Only):

                                  Even though the Canon 7D is several years old its still a very good camera. The performance and the build quality makes it a great second camera if you have a 5D or a great step up from the rebel line.

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