The Canon EOS 7D is billed as a high-end DSLR camera. It features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF, ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), 8.0 fps continuous shooting, New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting, Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p, a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and a 3 inch LCD monitor with 920,000 dots (VGA resolution) with a viewing angle of 160°.
I have used the camera, there are many positive things about it but there’s something about it that drives me nuts. It has a pop-up flash. All professional-grade Canon cameras I’ve ever owned and hauled around did not have one and I was happy about that fact.
Those are a nuisance and because the 7D has that as well as functions as a little video camera, I don’t consider it “high-end” at all. I have a 5D, a Mark II DS, had a 10D (which was a great little camera), and the Canon IV HPS Film camera. I know a few things about cameras. I would recommend a TRUE high-end Canon. However, it does have a magnesium alloy body which is a great thing. I added a battery grip to it and that completes the package perfectly.
The Canon EOS 7D has won the 2010 TIPA Awards in Best DSLR Expert category.