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Originally Posted by ljason8eg;14273455 
Yeah I wouldn't just jump right in and get a 7D. Something like a T2i will have very, very similar image quality for half the price. In fact, you probably wouldn't utilize the 7D to its fullest unless you are shooting things that need its lightning quick AF such as sports, and even then a T2i is perfectly fine for a beginner in that respect. Its what I've shot all my racing stuff with.

Which reminds me: Some camera models share image sensors. T2i, 60D, T3i, and 7D all share the same sensor, as does the D5100 and D7000.
post #12 of 15
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Originally Posted by laboitenoire View Post
AF the D7000 and 7D are probably about even
AF speed on the D7000 is nothing to write home about.

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Canon models will win out a tad in video (splitting hairs, really, as the D7000 does have good video...
Wha? You ever use a Canon for video? The D7000 suffers from usability issues with video, namely the inability to adjust aperture while shooting.

The 7D is in an entirely different class than the D7000, despite both being excellent bodies.
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AF speed on the D7000 is nothing to write home about.



Wha? You ever use a Canon for video? The D7000 suffers from usability issues with video, namely the inability to adjust aperture while shooting.

The 7D is in an entirely different class than the D7000, despite both being excellent bodies.
AF on the D7000 is quite snappy, as was the AF on the 7D I tested. Any variation probably comes down to the lens, really. I've read several opinions that put the D7000 AF at or above the D300S.

For video, yes, I have used a Canon for video, and I think that for what most users are going to do with a video-enabled DSLR, it is more or less splitting hairs. As I said you can shoot manual if you use the old manual focus lenses. Is this inconvenient? Yes, but seeing as you almost always should be using MF in video mode I'd say it's rather a moot point. When it comes to just technical quality the video is quite similar.

And yes, the 7D is in a different class, but seeing as the D7000 outclasses the D300S in many areas, then I think it is fair to compare the two.
post #14 of 15
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Originally Posted by ljason8eg View Post
Yeah I wouldn't just jump right in and get a 7D. Something like a T2i will have very, very similar image quality for half the price. In fact, you probably wouldn't utilize the 7D to its fullest unless you are shooting things that need its lightning quick AF such as sports, and even then a T2i is perfectly fine for a beginner in that respect. Its what I've shot all my racing stuff with.
Yeah the quick AF helps, but 99% of the time it's not necessary. Slower AF just means fewer keepers, and learning to 'trap focus' when necessary.

Either way, I recommend actually going and shooting for a few minutes with each of the cameras for a while in a store. Even Best Buy has a good enough selection to do that with. Forget features and technical specs for a second - there's a big difference in how the different cameras are controlled, and in their size and weight. Like, even if I was back at square one and knew nothing about photography, I wouldn't get an entry level model like a Rebel or D3000 simply because they're too small for me to hold comfortably all day (plus I hate the Rebels' control system).
Edited by Manyak - 7/19/11 at 6:55pm
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I have researched this a lot, 7D vs D7000, and I've decided on the D7000. I find the high ISO performance to be better in side by side comparison tests, the D7000 is cheaper but doesn't skimp on the features. I think both cameras have their strengths and weaknesses, and it will really come down to what type of photography you want to do, and which feels better in your hands, and budget.
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