Canon boast they spoke to 5000 photographers when designing this camera well they never spoke to me nor Philip Bloom as we would have told them to upgrade the sound capabilities and a must would have been a swivel LCD viewfinder. I have been using the 5D Mk11 for an introduction to a video and take it from me the static viewfinder is definitely a big minus point when using a 35mm camera for video work. APS-C is also a downer considering it’s suppose to be the wee brother to the 5D Mk11. This means a 50mm lens becoming an 80mm lens with a 1.6x conversion. Unlike my counterpart Mr Bloom I think this is a backwards step for Canon users.
We all used to own 35mm cameras and a 50mm lens was always 50mm…since some idiot engineer in Japan decided to use smaller chipsets giving us a 1.6x conversion the world of 35mm photography has changed and not for the better. If you use a 50mm lens on an APS camera it’s 80mm and if you use an APS lens on a full frame camera you loose picture area…it’s a joke.
Nikon bring out the D3 full frame then bring out the D700 wee brother FULL FRAME…. why oh why do Canon insist on on getting it wrong. Canon don’t want to hurt sales of the “PRO” full frame cameras so why call it a 7D or are we going to get the 5D Mk111. Funny but in my maths class in school less than a handful of students enjoyed conversions and percentages yet if you are unfortunate enough to own an APS camera you are forced to calculate 1.6x what ever Canon L lens you buy…eg 24-105mm = 38-168mm. There is only ONE plus side to this camera for video users using the 1.6x conversion and that is a 200mm lens becomes a 320mm focal length, great for wildlife.
WE ASKED FOR BETTER SOUND CONTROL………………………………………….NOT DONE
WE ASKED FOR A SWIVEL LCD A MUST FOR VIDEO FILMING…………………NOT DONE
PROFESSIONALS PREFER FULL FRAME CAMERAS………………………………..NOT DONE
SO JUST WHO ARE THE SO CALLED 5000 PHOTOGRAPHERS CANON INTERVIEWED TO HELP DESIGN THIS CAMERA…….!!!!
I FOR ONE AM NOT IMPRESSED …CANON …THE 7D IS NOTHING SHORT OF A GLORIFIED DOMESTIC CAMERA…DON”T YOU LOOK AT THE COMPETITION…LIKE NIKON !
Designed by you, built by Canon
18 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor
8 frames per second
100% Viewfinder coverage
19-point cross-type AF system
iFCL metering system
Full HD movie recording
Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
3.0” Clear View II LCD
Magnesium alloy body with environmental protection
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