Archive for the ‘Canon 7D’ Category

7D Review – DPReview

I can’t believe I’m seeing so few cons for a Canon camera at DPReview. They loved it! They really loved it!

Read it:…….

G11 Review Delayed
I wanted to rewrite a bunch of it and do some large prints. It’ll be up before the weeks ends.


EOS 7D Trouble – Official Word from Canon Japan

EMail Translation
This issue pertains to burst mode.

It is said that a part of an image, shot prior to the one after may appear as an afterimage (like it has been burned in) on the following shot. It is most unlikely that you will notice this effect in a normal jpeg but it is said that it may become apparent when you adjust the exposure, contrast, etc in post.

Google Translation:

There should be word from Canon USA soon.

thanks Clark

Out of the office today
I won’t be around today, I’m off to have some fun with some mates. Some little band named Metallica has rolled into town and invited CR Guy to come see them(for a large fee).

I obliged.


EOS 7D Firmware 1.0.9 Available

Firmware Version 1.0.9 incorporates the following fixes.

  1. Improves AF accuracy during Live View shooting.
  2. Corrects a phenomenon where in rare instances, movie images shot by the camera may exhibit abnormal colors.
  3. Corrects a phenomenon that at certain timings, the shutter cannot be released when the camera’s built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used for shooting.

Firmware Version 1.0.9 is for cameras with firmware up to version 1.0.8. If the camera’s firmware is already version 1.0.9, it is not necessary to update the firmware.

For details on Firmware Version 1.0.9, please download the PDF files from the bottom of this page.


thanks Steve


7D Firmware Update [CR1]

In October
Received a link to a guy claiming Canon would be releasing a firmware update for the 7D sometime in the middle of October. Apparently the firmware addresses an issue with 720p. No word on what that issue is. There’s probably other small tweaks and fixes as well.


thanks Mehran


Canon EOS 7D Firmware 1.09?

Update Shortly?
The 7D shipped with firmware version 1.07. Someone claims to have a camera with firmware version 1.09.

Canon 7D v1.09 / Click for larger

Canon 7D v1.09 / Click for larger

DPR Thread:….


Crazy Rumors [CR0]

Oh dear!
I received an email today with an official looking spec list of an EOS 7Ds, amazingly it’s also 18mp!

There is no 7Ds. A 7Ds would be know as a 5D Mark II for the most part.

1D Mark 4
A report from Germany cites a salesman at a CPS store in Regensburg as saying a new 1D would be announced next week. Perhaps the salesman was thinking Nikon D3s.


EOS 7D Mini Review

Our first
So here is our first review of a camera.

The review is simple and to the point. There is nothing scientific about what I’ve done. I’m basically giving you my opinion of the camera and what I noticed after a couple of days shooting with it. There are lots of places around the web that will give you insane amounts of samples and tests.

I’m trying to convey what you’ll experience when you walk into a retail store and try the camera out for 10 minutes and what to pay attention to.

I will update the review over time and I’ll look to improve the flow of it.

There is now a new button on the menu for mini reviews. The 7D is now there.

Do check the part about the 8fps, I’m sure this “issue” is going to come up a lot. Thanks to Dan Carr for his insight on the matter.

7D’s in the USA
I have confirmation that Adorama is now shipping 7D’s.


News & Notes

The Death of PMA? Canon will not be attending in 2010.
PMA is all but dead in Canada, the writing is on the wall for the US as well. Canon USA has confirmed they won’t be attending the trade show. All we’re going to have left is Photokina in Germany.

From PDN Gear Guide
Canon USA has confirmed to PDN Gear Guide that the company will not be attending the PMA 2010 trade show in Anaheim, CA in February.

“Yes, Canon U.S.A. has decided not to participate in the PMA 2010 Trade Show,” Melissa Dara Moritz, Canon USA’s Public Relations manager, told PDN Gear Guide in an email message.

Moritz did not elaborate in her message but we expect to get more details from Eliott Peck, Canon USA’s Sales Director & Assistant General Manager, in an interview later today.

The word from Canon confirms a web report from Amateur Photographer magazine which was among the first to report that the imaging giant will not be attending the the PMA 2010.

An official from PMA also confirmed the news to PDN Gear Guide.

“Yes, Canon has chosen not to exhibit at PMA 2010 in Anaheim,” said PMA spokesperson Tom Crawford. “We continue to have a good relationship with Canon, as a valued PMA member, and look forward to their participation in our many events around the world.”

Amateur Photographer’s report quotes an unnamed “spokeswoman” for Canon USA who confirms that the company has “made the decision not to attend the PMA trade show in 2010.”

 Read More:………

thanks everyone that sent this in

Jessops Saved…. For Now
Struggling camera retailer Jessops is undertaking a restructuring that it says will save the company.

It said that it would reorganise so that its biggest creditor, HSBC, owned 47% of the company, with the rest owned by pension and employee trusts.

HSBC will, in return, forgive £34m of debt that Jessops owes it.

Jessops said the restructuring would protect the about 2,000 employees of the company, and will allow it to compensate its current shareholders.

Read More:

thanks Jamie

7D in the USA
I have yet to see the 7D in stock anywhere in the US, it must be coming any moment now.


Canon Rumors Has A 7D

I’m under the weather with nasty cold, but that hasn’t stopped me from playing around with a 7D.

I’ll let you know what I think of it tomorrow.


*UPDATE* 7D Around Toronto

First Unboxing
This is the first unboxed pic we’ve received of the 7D. This camera is from Henry’s in downtown Toronto.

Thanks Arsen

I won’t be posting any more of these.

7D Unboxed

7D Unboxed


Don’t forget the Canon announcement on the 29th. It doesn’t look to be EOS related, but Canon seems to think it’s important nonetheless.

I’ve only received sightings from one person in Toronto. Anyone else seen the 7D out and about?

From Aden Camera in Toronto, Canada

From Aden Camera in Toronto, Canada


I’ll have one in my hands Tuesday or Wednesday.

thanks Andrew