This page is a collection of photo samples taken with the Canon 7D, plus related image galleries, user pictures and other examples that I’ve come across in forums, online communities, blogs and related websites.
This should help in determining if the image quality of the 7D meets your expectations.
Bear in mind that the majority of these photos are re-sized, and may have gone through post-processing, retouching or other edits. I just thought that it would be interesting to see, at a glance, what Canon 7D DSLR owners and users are shooting with their camera.
Full-sized images, where available, will assist with judging the image quality.
Attribution is given by linking to the source and where available, the author’s homepage or photo gallery.
Mike aka mmullen is one of the first owners of the EF 70-200mm f2.8L II IS USM lens, and is extremely happy with it. In a forum post, he shared bird (a heron), dog and flower photos taken with the Canon 7D and Canon EF 2X II extender telephoto accessory at ISO 400, ISO 640 and ISO 800, at apertures of f/4 and f/2.8.
Snow14 used the 7D, Canon 400mm f/5.6L USM and Tokina 12-24mm f/4 Pro II lenses to shoot a series of excellent wildlife, bird and nature photos. A couple were photographed at high ISO values, eg ISO 3200. View the images here, and here.
David Tong mounted a Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 Image Stabilized USM lens on the 7D to snap a series of full-resolution, JPG test shots showing off the camera’s ISO capabilities from ISO400 to ISO12800.
Visit David’s post for the links to the full-resolution Large JPG / JPEG files, and camera settings used.
|Canon 7D Portrait Sample Image 1 / 320 sec, F2.8, ISO100, Automatic White Balance, Portrait Picture Style. EF 50mm F1.2L USM lens Download the full-sized, original JPEG (3.66MB).|
|Canon 7D Owl / Bird / Wildlife Sample Image 1 / 640 sec, F2.8, ISO100, Automatic White Balance, Standard Picture Style. EF 400mm F2.8L IS USM EF400mm F2.8L IS USM lens Download the full-sized, original JPEG (4.69MB).|
|Canon 7D Rally Car / Action / Sports Sample Image 1 / 250 sec, F11, ISO200, Automatic White Balance, Standard Picture Style. EF-S 15-85mm F3.5-5.6 IS USM lens Download the full-sized, original JPEG (6.06MB).|
|Canon 7D Praying Mantis / Nature / Macro / Close-up Sample Image 1 / 125 sec, F10, ISO100, 5000K White Balance, Standard Picture Style. EF 180mm F3.5L Macro USM lens Download the full-sized, original JPEG (4.61MB).|
|Canon 7D Cityscape / Scenic / Landscape Sample Image 1 / 640 sec, F7.1, ISO100, Automatic White Balance, Landscape Picture Style. TS-E 24mm F3.5L II lens Download the full-sized, original JPEG (11.7MB).|
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