Is the 7D a replacement for the 50D?
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21-09-09, 09:21 PM
Join Date: Jul 2009
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Im upgrading from the 400d which was a decent camera when it came out...After about 25000 exposures in all weather conditions and temperatures, the 400d is still working as on it's first day. But i envy the video and af functions newer cameras have...so im ashamed to tell, but YES! i have preordered a 7D for 1200.- Euros (Body) without VAT (i have my own shop, so i buy at the distributor...). Estimated shipping date is the 24th of sept.
All the whining about "ahh it is no full frame, useless, too expensive for a crop camera... too much pixels for that small sensor" i can hold against: the 7d's sensor is completely new designed. With it's mulitlayer-layout the imagequality is way above any other conventional sensor with such a high mp rate.
I think, fullframe had it's time but the days of high quality crop and thour-third sensors are
Perhaps we should start a new thread on this but it does seem that manufacturers are lining up to produce smaller cameras with interchangeable lenses. I must say I do get tired (I am quite old!) sometimes lugging my 40D and lenses around. Some of the Panasonics are starting to look very attractive to me! And reviews in AP and other magazines seem to suggest most of us won't notice the difference (if any) in quality from smaller sensors.( I'm talking about Micro Four Thirds and APS-C not real compacts).
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