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APS-C sensor cameras including the 80D, 70D, 7D Mk. II, 7D, EOS M and Rebel models for HD video recording.


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Old September 21st, 2009, 11:50 AM   #1
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Canon 7D Quick Review

I had the luck to land the only 7D in Singapore and took it out for 2 weddings. The video was very impromptu as it was done last minute. I hope the limited test footages could help some people who are making a decision on the 7D.

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Old September 21st, 2009, 12:16 PM   #2
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Hey Sean: Nice review. I think you covered a lot of ground for us who haven't had it in hand yet.... Thanks for taking the time to post the video.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 06:41 PM   #3
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Thanks, Sean. I liked your CMR review, too. I have an old small steadicam that has sat around forever. With a 7D on order, I didn't even think that I could use that again until I saw your video! Can't wait to get the 7D and try it out.

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Old September 21st, 2009, 07:44 PM   #4
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I'm happy to contribute back to where I learnt most of my stuff. I'm going to order one myself as well. Its a good compliment to the 5D2. But I have to admit I'm still hoping for a 5D selectable frame rate. I do feel that the 5D2 is better under low light.
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Old September 21st, 2009, 10:26 PM   #5
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An amazing amount of people worldwide have had their hands on new 7Ds well before the "official" release date it seems. I bet this is a brilliant viral marketing effort by Canon to get the camera into the hands of a few early adopters so that they do exactly what Sean, Philip and all of the others have done, build the buzz and anticipation for the 7D

It's working, I want one!

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Old September 21st, 2009, 10:55 PM   #6
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I have a question...

If people are using an external preamp box like the Juicedlink...how are they monitoring audio? Does the 5DII or 7D have a headphone output or anyway to monitor if you are recording audio sync in the camera?

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Old September 21st, 2009, 11:42 PM   #7
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Does the 5DII or 7D have a headphone output or anyway to monitor if you are recording audio sync in the camera?
By running Magic Lantern in the 5D, you can get a monitor output from the A/V jack. You need to either make a custom cable, or put adapters on the A/V cable that ships with it. You can increase the gain a bit with ML, so your headphones might get enough juice straight from the camera. I purchased a 3-output Boostaroo headphone amp. For our team, the AC takes care of the levels, since Magic Lantern provides the meters, and the juicedLink has the knobs.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 03:47 AM   #8
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Great and very useful review, Sean! Thanks for doing this. Btw, where did you get the 7D? I want one! :D
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 04:57 AM   #9
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Ian, Canon Singapore loaned it to me for a go beginning of this month but I was not allowed to talk about it until I told them Jason (Phillipines), Phil (UK) and Patrick (Canada) had done their parts online already =) So I got it again for 2 days over the weekend and had a go at 2 weddings.

Anyway the audio cant be monitored. I had to make sure the Sennheiser is ON before recording. I left it on the whole day basically. Everytime I turned on the camera I did a test shot and reviewed to make sure the audio was there.
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Old September 22nd, 2009, 11:22 AM   #10
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...Anyway the audio cant be monitored...
It could take a few months before Magic Lantern is ported to the 7D. Step 1, we need to get Tramm a camera...

I expect that the 7D uses the same audio A/D chip (AK4646) as the 5D. Unless there's something very unexpected, that part should go smoothly. The audio output is not through an analog A/V jack. If nothing else, this will require a unique audio monitor plug.
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 04:55 PM   #11
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So without ML for the 7D - the camera won't output audio through the included A/V cables? -In realtime ofcourse. Apologies, I'm new ^__^
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Old January 23rd, 2010, 10:55 PM   #12
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This looks like a nice solution for the 7D - or on the 5D2 for people who don't want to run Magic Lantern...

juicedLink: New Product Preview: DN101 DSLR Audio Solution
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