After the obligatory leaks and rumors, Canon USA today dutifully announced the new EOS 7D digital SLR camera, sporting a new 18-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, Dual Digic 4 processors, full high-definition video recording, up to 12800 ISO and 8 frames per second continuous shooting. It updates the Canon EOS 50D, not the EOS 5D Mark II.
The Canon EOS 7D boasts the most advanced AF system ever seen in an EOS SLR. The completely re-designed system includes a new multi-axis cross-type 19-point AF grid, where the focusing points are evenly spread out across the image plane and clearly displayed through Canonâ€™s new Intelligent Viewfinder. All 19 points are f/5.6-sensitive for both horizontal and vertical cross-type focusing, while the center AF point adds high-precision diagonal cross-type sensitivity for f/2.8 and larger aperture lenses.
â€œThe EOS 7D represents a completely new chapter in digital photography and Canon product development,â€ said Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. â€œThis camera stands alone as the most functional and innovative DSLR Canon has released to-date, bringing together all of the best professional features offered, along with numerous user requests at a price-point everyone can appreciate.â€
The Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be delivered to U.S. dealers at the end of September, and will be sold in a body-only configuration at an estimated retail price of $1700. With an EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens included in the kit, the price will be $1900.
[Via: Canon USA]