Wednesday, September 2, 2009

New Canon 7D announced

Is the Canon 7D my next camera?

Two newly posted items a the Canon site. The first Canon post talks extensively about the new auto focus features. What an improvement compared to my first digital camera, the Canon D60, which had an out-of focus system! The AF in the 60D wasn't that great either. This 18 megapixel camera is an improvement over the 50D, but the 60D name was taken already, so they went to 7D, rather than 70D. The price is supposed to be $1,699, according to PDN, and it will be available in September.

Some AF highlights are:

-New AF features similar to those in the 50D, plus a completely new option: single AF point of reduced dimensions.
-AF Point Expansion like the one that’s been available on EOS-1D series cameras.
-My favorite: Zone AF, not available in any SLR cameras before.
The second article summarizes the video capabilities, which are the most exciting, since the 7D fixes all the bugs of the 5D Mark II and adds some cool features. But notice that the 7D is not a 5D Mark II replacement, as the resolution is smaller and it's not a full frame camera; the sensor magnifies the image by a factor of 1.6x.
New EOS Movie features in the EOS 7D:  
New easy to find Start/Stop button for video recording. 
AF activated by shutter button (or by the rear button via customization menu) during video recording! 
Manual exposure control during video recording. 
Adjustable video frame rates at highest Full HD quality setting: 1920 x 1080 HD: 30 fps (actual 29.97 fps) or 24 fps (actual 23.976 fps); 25 fps in PAL. 
High-speed 60 fps recording at reduced resolution settings: 1280 x 720 HD and 640 x 480 standard def: 60 fps (actual 59.94 fps) or actual 50 fps (when set to PAL).
I will keep my ears open with my Canon insiders for release dates and pricing information.
Note to self, ask Canon for a pre-production 7D to be part of the development of the camera. Produce a video that makes more sense than Vincent Laforet's Reverie.


  1. respected isaac, i am also dreaming for the pairs of latest version of canon 7D or 5D mark II and III 1Ds or Nikon d
    D700 and Nikon 3Dx with 2 fixed lences and 2 zoom lences for the differento form of digital hic visual arts,photojournalism and documentary photography and photographic film making.and also for the this year's (2009) october and november's high altitude base camp trekking, off the beaten track journey into the mountain zones of nepal as well as the tea house trekking including creative writing, peotry writing and travel louuge writing.

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    And later on played five different short character role / act on the honest theif, playwrights by the habiv tanvir from india as charan das chor and directed by the sabine lehman from the hotel bajra studio seven naga theatre in kathmandu on three month's intensive workshop/training and may performances which is incredible responce and attendence by the overwhelming and incredible! Ticket Price is NRS.700 for adult and 350 for students fo schools and colleges/universities.

    and now kishor rajbhandari is available for any form of performing arts including installation arts, theatre arts and culture. i am started watching theatre in nepal since the age of 7 years old in nepali language version.after that it's became a part of life.
    i like to play and act the different walk of life from different backgrounds real life actor's, citizen's and leader's characters as a short character, lead role and supporting role specially for alive! theatre plays,drama and reel life in near future including role modeling for nobel couses fundraising for charity and theatre power house in kathmandu and bhaktapur city as well as around the any corner of our one universal world as open theatre.