Joined on 01/31/06
Great camera as good as it gets for APS-C sensors
Pros: Great build quality Great auto focus Wireless ability for external flashes Awesome 1080p HD video Great button layout with the ability to customize their functions I upgraded from a Rebel XSI and there is no comparsion in any area. The 7D is built like a tank and handles great it doesn't feel lost with bigger "L" lenses. I'm not easy on my gear and this thing can take it. When you need the shot to be good and can't afford the 1 series this is the camera to get. The AF speed and FPS are as good as it gets outside the 1 series. I've shot in 100% humidity and 90+ temps to 0 degrees and snow its never let me down or missed a shot. Weddings, action, portraits, landscapes it can do it all. Impressive ISO range and video ability in dark places.
Cons: Crop sensor (I wish Canon would make a full frame with this AF system and FPS rate in a small body) The locking mode dial button now being offered on the 60D and as a retrofit for the 7D (you have to pay) should have been standard. Can't keep up with the 5DmkII in overall resolution and High ISO performance (but its wokring with a smaller sensor) Relocation of the on/off switch prevents one handed power up when speed is critical, its not a huge deal but requires retraining your brain when coming from the rebel series.
Overall Review: I would reccommend this camera to any one looking for an up-grade from a rebel or older X0d Canon. If you can't or don't want to spend the money on a 1 series, but need speed and AF that you can't get with the 5dmkII this is the one to get. I can't say enough about the responsiveness and performance of this camera