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Canon 7d taking the decision!

After Canon 60D was released I took more time to compare the new model with Canon 7D which was released last year. Based on the available specification making the decision was much easier for me before 60D was out.

Off course the price and new features are both important but the AF system and camera body made me decide go for the 7D model. 7D is quicker, viewfinder coverage is 100% and 19-point cross type Auto Focus System the camera is a real upgrade for my from my 400D.

The “Tilt LCD” and better sound recording quality are cool new features for 60D but spending 200 euro  more I get more professional camera body.

Canon EOS 60D and EOS 7D Specifications

Features Canon EOS 60D Canon EOS 7D
Sensor Type
APS-C CMOS sensor
APS-C CMOS sensor
Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9mm
22.3 x 14.9mm
Sensor Resolution
18.0 megapixels
18.0 megapixels
LCD
3-inch 3:2 (1040k dots) Clear View LCD
3-inch (920k dots) Clear View II LCD
Tilt LCD
Yes
No
Live View
Yes
Yes
Viewfinder Type
Pentaprism
Pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage
Approx. 96%
Approx. 100%
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 0.95x
Approx. 1.0x
Focusing Screen
Interchangeable (3 types, optional)
Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
HD Movie
1920×1080 (30, 25, 24fps), 1280×720 (60, 50fps)
1920×1080 (30, 25, 24fps), 1280×720 (60, 50fps)
Max. Continuous Burst Speed
5.3fps (58JPEG / 16RAW)
8fps (126JPEG / 15RAW)
Metering System
TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
AF System
9-point cross type AF System
19-point cross type AF System
Flash Modes
Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Auto, Manual Flash On/Off, Multi Flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Built-in Image Stabilisation
No
No
Image Sensitivity (ISO)
AUTO(100-3200), 100-6400 (Expandable to 12800)
AUTO(100-3200), 100-6400 (Expandable to 12800)
Shutter Speed Range
30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb
30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb
Built-in Flash
Yes
Yes
Body Material
Aluminium and polycarbonate resin with glass fibre
Magnesium Alloy body covers
Weight (Body Only)
Approx. 755g
Approx. 820g
Dimensions (W x H x D)
144.5 x 105.8 x 78.6mm
148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Price
€ 959,-
€ 1194,-

The following two video’s helped me really taking the decision why:

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