Difference between 5D and 7D?

Discussion in 'Digital SLR' started by shipping, Dec 23, 2005.

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    shipping Guest

    Both are 6mp camera's. What are the differences between the two camera's?
    shipping, Dec 23, 2005
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  2. Google.
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Dec 23, 2005
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  3. The main difference is that the 5D is lighter and lacks
    dedicated controls for the advanced features.

    See e.g. http://reviews.designtechnica.com/review3189_main15953.html

    I bought the 7D two weeks ago and I like it - the 'one knob
    per feature' is very nice and it just fits into my hands.
    I don't mind the added weight - the better lens are not
    light either and whether the result weights 2.0 or 2.15 kg
    is not significant.
    Stanislav Meduna, Dec 23, 2005
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    DonicTT Guest

    I have been to www.dpreview.com and tried other sites as well. I still don't
    see any difference.
    DonicTT, Dec 23, 2005
  5. The difference is 2D.


    Focus modes are different. The 7D has no scene modes. Burst capability
    is increased on the 7D. Viewfinder is better on the 7D. There is more
    Thomas T. Veldhouse, Dec 23, 2005
  6. Who's 5D? Canon's is 12mp and full frame.


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    John A. Stovall, Dec 23, 2005
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    Paul Coen Guest

    For example flash compensation, preset or manual white balance (vs.
    auto) and better metering controls - also, it has the better focus
    control switch (A,S,C,MF) as well as the AF/MF button by your right
    thumb on the back.

    The 7D is a good deal heavier, btw, than the film Maxxum/Dynax 7 -- just
    the 7D is about the same weight as my Maxxum 7 with the grip and 4AA

    That does get to one other benefit of the 7D - there is a vertical grip
    for it, so you can use NiMH AA batteries as well, plus you get the extra
    Paul Coen, Dec 23, 2005
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    Jasen Guest

    Body layout is a big difference. The 7D has more options in a semi-pro
    body. The 5D is simpler.
    The 7D has a LCD protector. The 5D doesn't.
    There are capture mode differences I think also.
    The 7D is built stronger and bigger. The 5D is lighter for the amateur
    photographer and "ideal for travel".
    I bought the 7D because I liked the features and the feel of it.
    Jasen, Dec 25, 2005
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