I recently upgraded camera bodies, going from the Canon Digital Rebel XTi to the 7d. Here are some of the things that I really like about my new camera.
Shooting with the rebel XTi was like looking through a paper towel tube. The large, bright viewfinder of the 7d allows me to see a larger and brighter image of what I'm photographing.
It's just faster, especially in dark light. My XTi had difficulties locking in focus of my kids in our dark family room, even with my fast 50mm 1.8 II lens. Put the same lens on the 7d, and I have no problem locking on my little rascals' faces.
High ISO's look great-
I can consistently get really good looking images at ISO 1600, while the same ISO on the XTi was barely usable, creating images that often had a noticeable banding pattern.
Full HD Video:
Shooting footage of my kids and showing it our new HDTV us a blast- Weston thinks he's the star of a hit TV show.
8 frames per second shooting:
Although I haven't tried it out on birds in flight, 8 fps shooting is really cool. There's nothing like capturing your kid going down a slide at 1/8000 shutter speed and 8fps.
Next up: things that bug me about the 7d.
- Posted from my iPhone