Canon 7D, 18 Megapixel Digital SLR Camera with an APS sensor capable of shooting 25p video.
The EOS 7D features a 19-point cross-type AF sensor, enabling photographers to achieve accurate shots and optimise composition options. This improved AF system offers a range of manual and automatic settings including Zone and Spot AF to track and capture subjects quickly and accurately. AF settings are highly customisable, allowing for rapid reaction to changes in the scene. Different AF points can be set for vertical or horizontal orientation, so photographers can automatically switch between landscape and portrait shots without touching a button.
It also incorporates a new metering system. The Focus Colour Luminance metering system (iFCL) intelligently measures focus, colour and luminance, across 63 zones. Complementing the 19 AF points, the dual layer sensor is able to gather information from each distinct zone to obtain a more accurate and consistent exposure.
18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
8 frames per second continuous shooting
1080p HD video recording with manual controls
3.0 inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dots
19-point AF system (all cross-type)
1.0x magnification and 100% coverage viewfinder
Wireless flash control
This camera has a native Canon EOS stills lens mount and VMI stock various EF autofocus zoom lenses but we feel that the best optical image quality is afforded by the Zeiss Distagon DSLR Prime lenses . VMI supply the Zeiss Distagon DSLR lenses with a manual iris ring and EF mount plus Rayqual adapters to EOS to fit the Canon DSLR cameras. optimised for video work.
There is a wealth of information available from various sites but in summary it shoots very good video with a native APS sensor (the same size as the RED) but only half the size of the S-35 sensor 5D MkII - so images have much shallower depths of field (for the same field of view/iris etc) but not as shallow as the 5D MkII.
Why not upgrade to include a full ARRI Cage kit with additional mounting points, secure handle and large 'coffin case' to allow a fully assembled camera to be transported.
VMI offer several accessories and kit options for the EOS 7D such as the Marshall 7" LCD HDMI monitor.