« on: November 20, 2012, 07:44:19 PM »
I have extensive experience with both cameras, I love the 5D for it's full frame. where a 50mm lens acts like a 50mm lens as an old film shooter, I'm home. Also the low light ability of the 5D is AMAZING. Having said that I also love the 7D and feel that in many ways it is a superior camera, better, faster autofocus, excellent image quality, very fast frame rate. If I had to chose between the two (thankfully I don't) for everyday shooting I would pick the 7D over the 5D.
I love the extra reach and the frame rate and the low light ability of the 7D it is not that awful although not as great as the 5D. I Use my 5D as more or less a studio camera and for portrait shoots. I use the 7D for everything else. Having said all this, I would hold off on purchasing the 7D for a couple of months as the 7D mark II is right around the corner, the release of that camera will drive the price of the 7D down a couple of hundred (both new and used) and you may like the features of the 7D mark II over the original 7D. My 2 Cents.