A detailed review of the Canon EOS 7D was recently published on Neocamera. This new DSLR marks the first new series of Canon SLRs since the Digital Rebel series. This time, the 7D extends the line up at the high end of 1.6X crop DSLRs. It has an impressive specifications list and a number of Canon firsts.
The Canon EOS 7D features an 18 megapixels sensor with wide ISO range from 100 to 12,800 as well as 8 FPS continuous drive and full 1080p HD video-recording mode. This is also the first non 1D/1Ds series to feature a 100% coverage viewfinder and at 1X magnification no less. The final headline touches are a built-in 2-axis digital level and weather-sealed body.
Movie mode on the 7D is very sophisticated allowing frame rates of 30, 25 or 24 Hz at 1920×1080 (1080p) and 60 or 50 Hz at 1280×720 (720p). Movie mode is completely independent from exposure modes, therefore it is possible to record video in P, A, S or M mode. It features a built mono microphone and a stereo mini-jack for using an external microphone.