Canon combines high quality still photographs and video recording with their EOS 7D Digital SLR. Chris Hardwick and Kevin Pereira review its 18 mega pixel C-MOS sensor, the ISO range of up to 12,800 and full HD video recording, all available for only $1,700.
What You Need To Know
This is Canon's most recent DSLR release for a mid-range professional model.
It features a 3" LCD screen and weighs almost 2 lbs.
The button layout can be daunting but it's fairly easy to use out of the box.
If you've had experience with DSLR's, then you'll find this camera very user friendly.
A lot of the picture settings have been broken down into one button, making it easy to change your settings on the fly.
After a few hours of shooting, your hand does get a little cramped.
This camera shoots with 18 mega pixels, up to 12,800 ISO and has a 19 point auto-focus.
The biggest draw is its ability to shoot high quality video in full 1080p HD.
These auto-focus works very well and always seems to know where the subject of your picture is.
The high speed burst shooting worked exceptionally well. It didn't lose focus and shoots 8 frames per second.
The video settings were easy to use and you can choose between 24, 30 and even 60 frames per second.
The setting is available to switch with a push of a button.
The quality of both videos and stills lived up to our expectations.
The images were very nice: colors were warm and accurate, and the contrast was sharp. Soft focus was also rare.
The low light images were great quality as well, and the amount of noise was dependent on your ISO.
Video quality was great: they came out really nice in daylight and there was some noise when shooting in low light, but overall, it was a lot better than some hand-held camcorders.