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CanonEOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit
 
4.8

(based on 607 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

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    (501)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (94)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (9)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (1)

99%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good image quality (521)
  • Fast shutter speed (409)
  • Fast / accurate auto-focus (405)
  • Large clear LCD (396)
  • Easy to use (388)

Cons

  • Noisy at high ISO (53)
  • Short battery life (27)
  • Poor in low light (20)
  • Heavy (9)
  • Heavy bulky (8)

Best Uses

  • Sports/action (368)
  • Landscape/scenery (347)
  • Wildlife (303)
  • Travel (298)
  • Video (284)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Photo enthusiast (219), Semi-pro photographer (195), Pro photographer (71), Casual photographer (62), Photography student (15)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (381), Yes (27)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

AWESOME CANON 7D

The image quality of this camera is awesome. I have photographed things with an ISO of 1600 and the clarity is awesome with very minimal grain detectable. The speed of the continuous focus is...Read complete review

The image quality of this camera is awesome. I have photographed things with an ISO of 1600 and the clarity is awesome with very minimal grain detectable. The speed of the continuous focus is stellar and playing around with its video capabilities has definately made me more interested in seeing what I can produce via film. I normally shoot with all Nikon products, however I am now happy to own both Nikon and Canon equipment.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Great Body, skip the lens

The 7D body is great, but the glass that comes with this kit has been a frustrating waste of time, energy, and money. The 28-135mm lens has known lens creep issues,...Read complete review

The 7D body is great, but the glass that comes with this kit has been a frustrating waste of time, energy, and money. The 28-135mm lens has known lens creep issues, so the one I've gotten is not an anomaly. That said, the lens creep normally associated with my lens is excessive. The shutter fire is enough to make the zoom drop out when shooting at a downward angle with a tripod and remote shutter.
I sent the lens back to the Costa Mesa repair facility where the lens barrel was tightened back to factory standards, and the issue still persists! I can't use this lens without stabilizing the barrel by hand, and sometimes that isn't an option. Time to shop for another lens, I suppose.

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5.0

Great Value

By Jellyplasma

from Houston, TX

About Me 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
  • Tilt /Swivel LCD

Cons

    Best Uses

      Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

      Truly Excellent

      • Was this a gift?:
      • No

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      4.0

      Very Nice Camera

      By Hayleigh

      from Sanford, FL

      About Me Photography Student

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Good Image Quality

      Cons

      • Poor In Low Light

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/Scenery
      • Wildlife photos

      Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

      I'm new to DSLRs, but it is a very nice camera. Higher ISOs seemed grainier than I would have hoped, but this camera can take great pics. I just wish I had a telephoto lens, as well! Also, it came with a small defect on the lens, but I was traveling for 7 weeks and did not have the box and such with me, so could not return it.

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      • No

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      3.0

      Great Body, skip the lens

      By Architectus

      from Redlands, CA

      About Me Semi-pro Photographer

      Verified Reviewer

      Pros

      • Fast Shutter Speed
      • Good Image Quality
      • High ISO Performance
      • Large Clear LCD

      Cons

      • Lens creep

      Best Uses

        Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

        The 7D body is great, but the glass that comes with this kit has been a frustrating waste of time, energy, and money. The 28-135mm lens has known lens creep issues, so the one I've gotten is not an anomaly. That said, the lens creep normally associated with my lens is excessive. The shutter fire is enough to make the zoom drop out when shooting at a downward angle with a tripod and remote shutter.
        I sent the lens back to the Costa Mesa repair facility where the lens barrel was tightened back to factory standards, and the issue still persists! I can't use this lens without stabilizing the barrel by hand, and sometimes that isn't an option. Time to shop for another lens, I suppose.

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        • No

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        (0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

         
        5.0

        Great camera

        By Master Yoda

        from Dagoba

        Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

        I sold my 7D two years ago for the 5d3. Awesome.

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        4.0

        The camera is great, but...

        By Maria_R

        from Los Angeles, CA

        About Me Casual Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

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

        Cons

          Best Uses

          • Family Photos
          • Travel
          • Video
          • Weddings/Events

          Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

          ...when I first tried to charge the battery it didn't charge. It kept blinking rapidly. Steps described in the manual didn't help. I thought the battery was faulty. After digging through the Internet, I found the solution: [@]/It would be nice for the manual to have these steps listed. If I didn't look online, I'd have to return it.I looked at the battery and it is marked as manufactured in 2012 (it's 2015 now). It got completely uncharged. I hope it holds up!

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          • No

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          5.0

          Awesome

          By Lauren

          from WI

          About Me Casual Photographer

          Verified Buyer

          Pros

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

          Cons

          • Small LCD Screen

          Best Uses

            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

            Some of the buttons are a little different than I'm used to, but they're easy to adjust to and are in logical locations. It's a little bulkier than the 6D. I am very pleased with it and it's quality.

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            4.0

            Exelent product!! And amazing service at B&H

            By Vampiro

            from Fresno CA

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

            • Noisy At High ISO

            Best Uses

            • Weddings/Events

            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

            Profetional photographer

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            • No

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            5.0

            great camera

            By OTW Andy

            from Falmouth, ma

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

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

            Cons

              Best Uses

                Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                Just upgraded from an older canon rebel T1I. Love the new camera and lens, sturdy construction, easy to use, takes a great shot

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                • No

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                4.0

                Amazing professional camera

                By Ethron Productions

                from Gresham, Oregon

                About Me Pro Photographer

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

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

                Cons

                • Noisy At High ISO
                • Noisy At Medium Iso
                • Poor In Low Light

                Best Uses

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

                Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                I use the Canon 7D as a professional video cam as well as a professional photography camera. It is easy to use and takes beautiful images. It shoots fast and is fairly reliable. Unfortunately grain introduces like mad as you raise the ISO, even 1600 is unusable without 3rd party denoise tools, which is bothersome. Overall though, very happy.

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                5.0

                great buy

                By jimp

                from Marshfield, MO

                About Me Photo Enthusiast

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • 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 with 28-135mm Kit:

                  Full featured canon crop sensor camera. Will take some time to master all the features.
                  Very solid felling.

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                  • No

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                  5.0

                  One of the best enthusiast cameras out there

                  By The Shanster

                  from massachussets

                  About Me Photography Student

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

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

                  Cons

                  • Loud shutter

                  Best Uses

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

                  Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                  I use this camera for wildlife and just all out nature shots. It does wicked amazing! I would recommend it to anyone. Its speed and quality of taking pictures does good for what Canon says it can do.

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                  5.0

                  Canon 7D upgrade for me

                  By SeattleDave

                  from Renton, WA

                  About Me Photo Enthusiast

                  Verified Buyer

                  Pros

                  • Fast Shutter Speed
                  • 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 with 28-135mm Kit:

                    My son purchased a 7D for his college studies and I was so impressed by the camera & the deal available that I upgraded from my 50D. The 7D is very solid camera with many great features that will enhance my photos and that I will enjoy for a long time to come. I mainly use the camera for family events, vacation photo taking, and enjoying the great outdoors.
                    Some will feel the need to purchase the upgraded 7D II, which does have very nice features also, but this deal @ B&H was too good to pass up.

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                    • No

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                    5.0

                    Great Camera

                    By AAW

                    from San Antonio, TX

                    About Me Photo Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Good Image Quality
                    • High ISO Performance

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                        Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                        Great Camera

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                        • No

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                        (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                         
                        5.0

                        Great lens for a kit lens

                        By Haley

                        from Memphis, TN

                        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

                        Verified Buyer

                        Pros

                        • Easy To Use
                        • Good Image Quality

                        Cons

                          Best Uses

                            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                            This is my first Canon and I am very pleased so far. I was worried about a kit lens but since it was so cheap, I got it. It is a great lens.

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                            • No

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                            5.0

                            Great product!

                            By vic

                            from miami

                            Verified Buyer

                            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                            I would only want it to come with a memory card, but it's great.

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                            2.0

                            Worth the wait

                            By Ian Leo

                            from Bakersfield, Ca

                            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                            Today's latest model cameras doesn't take that much differences from yesteryear dslr, people doesn't even knew that it was taken by a full frame or crop, or what ISO or how many pixels that pictures had, many iconic pictures was taken and priced with just under 6 mp and not even a full frame camera, my 7d is a such a great steal with just half the price that was released 5 years ago...

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                            5.0

                            Great camera

                            By Tiny

                            from Chicago

                            Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                            Love the camera!!!

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                            5.0

                            Great Camera for the price

                            By AR

                            from San Juan Capistrano

                            About Me Photo Enthusiast

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

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

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Family Photos
                              • Indoors/Low Light
                              • Landscape/Scenery
                              • Travel

                              Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                              It takes a while to get everything out of the camera that it can offer. A bit of a steep learning curve compared to the Rebel cameras but fantastic pictures when you get it right. Highly recommend it. Above this quality, I don't think the average amateur photographer, would get all the camera could offer.

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                              • No

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                              4.0

                              Great Buy

                              By ewilks

                              from st.Louis

                              About Me Casual Photographer

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

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

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Family Photos
                                • Landscape/Scenery

                                Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                                I think overall this is a very great buy for this range. I like the kit lens as well for an overall bring everywhere camera.

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                                • No

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                                5.0

                                Love this camera

                                By Shannon Marie

                                from Fort Lauderdale

                                About Me Casual Photographer

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Easy To Use
                                • Good Image Quality

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Family Photos
                                  • Indoors/Low Light
                                  • Landscape/Scenery
                                  • Wildlife photos

                                  Comments about Canon EOS 7D DSLR Camera with 28-135mm Kit:

                                  This is my first DSLR, so I don't have much basis for comparison, but I love it. It seems sturdy, well-made and has a nice weight to it. I am very pleased with the quality of photos (I wanted to take photos for my website that could serve as background images--full browser size--and also for blog posts. This is obviously worlds better than my iPhone.) Very pleased so far. I signed up for a relatively inexpensive DSLR course online and am getting acquainted with the aperture, shutter and manual modes ... and am having lots of fun learning and expanding my skill set.

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                                  • No

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