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Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
I have an opportunity to purchase a D5 MarkII and but have been looking at the new D7's. The photographer with the D5 told me it has 10mp and that was better than 18mp on the D7 because there was less on the little chip in the camera and he got really good blow up's of his photos with the 10mp. Once he starts talking, he gets so technical that I get lost. There was also a good deal on a used D1 with 10 mp that I passed up because the newer versions had more mp. I'm looking for portraits and event camera using my rebel as a backup.

I thought that more mp were better and now I am confused. If you could have one or the other which would you get and why?

Thanks for all the help, I know you will explain it to me in a way that makes sense.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
What he's saying is that 10mil really precise pixels are better than 18mil not so precise pixels. Pixels some times just turn in to marketing hype. You can do out and buy a 10meg pixel $100 point and shoot but that camera doesn't at all compare to a 10meg pixel DSLR.

My son just picked up this Camera from a guy who was upgrading and likes it better than his D50.

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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
the images on a Canon 5D Mark II will be better quality as a blown up photo because of the size of the processor in the camera. The 5DMII has a much better CMOS processor than the 7D.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
Ok, that really helped! I knew someone would be able to explain it to me better here. I just love JS! Everyone is so kind here.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
Juli is right---to clarify, it is the sensor that is smaller on the Canon 7D. The Canon 7D is a "crop sensor" (or 1.6x smaller sensor) compared to the Mark II's "full frame" sensor. The sensor is what captures all the light. The Mark II is a pro-level camera, and the Canon 7D is not. But is the Canon 7D a fantastic camera? ABOSLUTELY! AND, not related to megapixels or sensors, the Canon 7D has a brand new focusing system on it from Canon and it has already gotten fantastic reviews. This focusing system might be one that is moved into newer models of the full-frame cameras, even. Something to think about. Megapixels are important, especially if you blow up photos, but there are sooooo many other, more important factors in choosing a camera.

The Canon 7D is actually the camera I am wanting to get next. And I actually really like crop-sensor bodies because of the extra focal distance I get out of my lenses.

I hope this was not too confusing. I can explain better if you want.

Another thing to remember...in very general terms, the more expensive the camera, the better the camera! Period. BUT... BUT... there are reasons some people prefer different cameras because of what and where they shoot (and their budgets, obviously).

Feel free to PM me if you want a little more info...I just got through listening to some John Greengo videos that went into specific on the Canon body line-up, and it was fantastic info.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
I am confused about which cameras you are talking about. At the Canon site, I cannot find a D5 Mark II 10 mp camera. What I can find is a 5D Mark II. However, it is a full frame 21.1 mp camera (21.1 Megapixel Full-frame CMOS sensor, 14-bit A/D conversion (16,384 colors/each of 3 primary color), wide range ISO setting of 100-6400 (expandable L: 50, H1: 12800 and H2: 25600).)

So which camera is it that you have the opportunity to buy?
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
I am finding the same thing,so I'm getting ready to call him and get some more particulars on the camera and make sure I did not misunderstand his info. Then I will post the updated info here. Thanks everyone
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
Part of me just thought it was an older camera (the Mark II) you were speaking about...but if it is the newest one then yes, the MP are much higher.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
I finally got back the info from the seller it is not a 5D it is a 1D Mark III, 10mp. No wonder I couldn't find any info on it. Everything on ebay and amazon seems to be in the $2000 price range for just that camera body. I'm going to try it out soon and see how I like it. So would you take the 1D over the newer 7D? I realize the 1D is considered a professional body and the 7D is considered semi-pro.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
Michelle, could you explain a bit more about the crop-sensor vs full frame sensor??
I got the 7D for Christmas & absolutely love it, but then it's my very first DSLR.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
You may want to go to the site of Digital Photography Review

www.dpreview.com/reviews/specs/Canon/

and check out the cameras there. There is also a 1Ds Mark III, so make sure you are looking at the one that is just 1D Mark III. Also look at review for the EOS 7D.

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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
marina013 wrote:
Michelle, could you explain a bit more about the crop-sensor vs full frame sensor??
I got the 7D for Christmas & absolutely love it, but then it's my very first DSLR.


I'm not Michelle but I'll try to explain. A 1.6 crop factor on camera just means that the focal distance is multiplied by 1.6. For example, a 50mm becomes 80mm when mounted on a camera with a 1.6 crop factor. However, if that same lens is mounted on a full-frame camera, it becomes a real 50mm lens since there is no crop factor.

Full frame cameras are known to have bigger image sensors than those cameras with crop factor. That said, they take better images in high ISO with less digital noise.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
Pamla, as far as the megapixels on cameras, I just don't pay attention anymore because it is now becoming a battle of pixels for camera manufacturers. If you are not going to enlarge your images for billboards or murals, 10MP is plenty high. Of course, the higher your MP, the more memory it is going to occupy, both on SD card and on your hard drive.
 
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
Hi Everyone!
I ended up purchasing a Canon 1D Mark III from a local photographer who had an almost new one to sell as He is getting a new camera. He also lent me a lens to try with it which is so gracious of him as it has really helped me decide on what lens I want to get next. I'm using my faithful rebel as a backup and working my way thru the manuel to learn all the bells and whistles on my new camera. Thank you all so much for your help It made me sound a little smarter while searching.
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Re:Canon D5 vs the new D7 4 Years, 8 Months ago  
Pam- Congrats! I think you made a great choice. (Altho I am apt to say you couldn't have gone wrong...LOL) This camera will last you a long time I am sure! Thanks, Mickee, for the answer on crop sensor...it was just right. I like that my crop sensor gives me a farther "reach" because I take more far away shots than I do wide angle shots, but full frame cameras indeed have advantages, too (and it's awesome that you now have both types---many photographers want a full frame body and a crop body for this reason). Again...congrats!!
 
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Last Edit: 2010/01/25 22:55 By mbdblue.
 
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