For a long time with Canon, if you weren’t dropping nearly three grand on a 5D, you were stuck with a vastly lesser DSLR. The $US1700 7D is Canon’s first semi-pro DSLR, and actually it’s my favourite yet.
Yep, it’s real. The Canon 7D is an 18MP semi-pro DSLR that shoots 1080p video in 24—or 30—glorious frames per second for $US1899, kicking Nikon’s previously unchallenged D300s where it hurts. But it’s also an odd little beast.
What’s $US2700, has built-in flash, and comes with an EF 28-135mm lens for an extra $US200? According to Best Buy inventory system and this image leaked in a forum, it’s the new Canon EOS 7D. [Canon Rumors and DPReview]