Canon 7D

It’s time to announce my technology choice of the year. This year the choice is clear, it’s Canon’s 7D camera. In September Canon announced the release of a 18.0 Megapixel dual digic 4 image processing 12,800 ISO HD recording piece of awesomeness. Not only does this camera take stunning images it also records full 1080p HD video recording at 24p, 25p, and 30p at a price that is really hard to match.

I have shot quite a few Canon cameras but one of my favorite things about this camera is that everything is completely new. The all new 19-point autofocus system, the new LCD screen with overlay goodness. Although this is not Canon’s first go at HD video in its DSLR family the video in the 7D is awesome. Video is defiantly a full out feature of the 7D unlike some of the comparison Nikon models who just seem to “add it in”. The 7D provides for fully manual operation of the video system.

I will note that I am just getting started with the 7D. I am totally excited about taking it on my upcoming missions trip to Nicaragua in the new year. This is truly an amazing piece of technology and I am looking forward to all of the moments that I will capture. I will note that one thing I have noticed using Canons new 18-135 IS lens is that noise reduction can get pretty aggressive at higher ISO speeds which can obscure some detail in photos. The Canon 7D is also not full frame which might put some people off but for me this is a solid camera that produces the video and image quality that I need!