canon7d

Canon’s 7D Line Has Come to an End: Report

As Canon turns its attention to growing its mirrorless camera market share, the company is reportedly sunsetting some of its popular DSLR lines such as the high-megapixel 5DS and 5DS R. And the latest word is that the popular 7D line has also come to an abrupt end.

Shooting a Winter Storm Killed My Canon 7D

On July 7th, 2015, wind speeds of over 120km per hour (~75mph) reached the Dutch coastal area. Winds were so extreme that restaurants along the beach were covered in a thick layer of sand, making them look like small sand dunes.

A significant part of my job as a news photographer is covering daily life to, as they say, “feed the beast”. There aren’t always memorable news events happening, so covering things like the weather becomes an important part of your work.

Rumor: Canon 7D Mark II Announcement at Photokina, Prototypes at FIFA World Cup

Almost five years in the making, the followup to Canon's 7D still hasn't become more than a rumor, making many wonder if a Mark II (or any new APS-C flagship) will ever arrive. Well, according to Canon Watch, the answer to that question is yes. And the answer to the following question 'when?' is Photokina, with some potential appearances at this year's FIFA World Cup.

Magic Lantern Brings Brick Breaker-Style Video Game to the Canon 7D

Lest you think that smartphones have the mobile gaming market all but wrapped up, the folks at Magic Lantern have decided to shake things up a little bit. In the spirit of the old Kodak DSLR that came equipped with Pong, ML's pravdomil has added the ability to play a stripped down version of the old 1980s brick breaker-style game "Arkanoid" on the Canon 7D.

First Magic Lantern Canon 7D RAW Video Sample is Impressive

A couple of days ago, to the delight of many a 7D user, we heard that Magic Lantern was working on bringing RAW video goodness to the semi-pro model. And now, only four days later to be exact, we have our first RAW video sample shot with the aging prosumer camera.

Video Comparison Puts Magic Lantern’s Dual ISO Hack to the Test

Yesterday, we shared the groundbreaking news that Magic Lantern's a1ex had managed to squeeze 3 more stops of dynamic range out of Canon's 5D Mark III and 7D by using a new feature dubbed Dual ISO. Today, we have a comparison that shows what RAW video shot on the 5D Mark III looks like taken both with and without the Dual ISO feature enabled.

Rumor: Canon 7D Mark II Geared Toward Nature and Sports Photographers

Murmurings of an upcoming Canon 7D Mark II, which we first wrote about back in October, are starting to heat up. It was suggested that the camera, which may mark the merger of the 60D's and 7D's lines, was to offer a high continuous shooting rate. More recent reports seem to back up that particular spec, as we as offer some more info on who Canon is targeting with the camera.

Beautiful Crystal DSLR Bookends Make Holding Up Books a Snap

Check out these beautiful crystal DSLR bookends! Created by photo accessory company Fotodiox, they're handcrafted 2/3-scale replicas of the Canon 7D DSLR with a zoom kit lens. In addition to holding up your literature collection, they can also be a nice addition to your desk as paperweights.

Canon 7D to Get Major Upgrade with Upcoming v2 Firmware

Earlier this month we reported on rumors of a significant Canon EOS 7D firmware update that was possibly in the works, and today that update became official. Not surprisingly, the rumors seem to have been spot on, as firmware v2 for the 7D brings many of the highly-anticipated and frequently-requested features that users of Canon's flagship APS-C SLR have been pining for.

Canon 70D to Replace the 60D and 7D, 7D MKII To Become Entry-Level Full Frame?

According to Canon Watch, reliable unnamed sources have let a few big time rumors loose regarding upcoming DSLR releases from the Japanese camera giant. The first rumor is that the 70D, which up until now was thought to be the replacement for the 60D, might in fact be replacing both the 60D and 7D. This would bring the x0D line back up to its former glory by adding professional features, increased performance and better construction.