EOS Elan 7/7E (EOS 30) 35mm SLR Camera


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The EOS Elan 7/7E (EOS 30) 35mm SLR Camera

Features:

  • Fixed new laser-matte screen with 7 focusing points
  • High-speed or silent rewind modes
  • 19.5-millimeter eye relief
  • Eye-controlled focus
  • Auto advance to the first frame

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257 Reviews  

Average Rating: 4.5 out of 5

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Bunny Snow
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5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2007 5:04:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2007 5:04:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2007 5:04:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2007 5:04:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2007 5:04:15 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
The Canon EOS 7E is the best single lens reflex film camera I have ever used. I bought it after reading discussions and networking on BetterPhoto.com and took it to China with me in 2005.

The exposures were near perfect. I never had that much success with my film Nikons.

After my initial learning curve using the eye movement system, I found the camera very intuitive. But, I must say, it was difficult for me at first.

There is a digital SLR that is as good as this camera. For me, it is the Canon EOS 20D, but I image the 30D would be the same.

I love both my Canon Elan 7E and my Canon 20D and they are highly recommended. BTW, my film processor said my China slides were the best exposed of any they had ever seen. Thanks, Canon.

9/29/2007 5:04:15 PM
 
Marco A. Monteiro 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2006 12:42:35 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2006 12:42:35 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2006 12:42:35 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2006 12:42:35 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2006 12:42:35 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Mine is EOS 30v European model, I think it is the last of the 30 series, no big difference from older models.
This camera is fantastic, if you have one and you are thinking of getting a better one for some reason, like a digital maybe, please be sure that you know every feature of this camera before, because it takes really professional photos when it is in right hands, every feature must be carefully studied, the more you try the better are your pictures. Someone wrote "I really know what I am getting when I take pictures" that was right.
This camera is awsome in any condition, you just need to know what to do, very beautiful machine, fully featured, love to work with, best ever seen.
12/27/2006 12:42:35 PM
 
Damien J. Murtagh 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/18/2006 6:17:41 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/18/2006 6:17:41 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/18/2006 6:17:41 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/18/2006 6:17:41 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/18/2006 6:17:41 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Beautiful Film Camera, if only then made their digital one this good.
6/18/2006 6:17:41 AM
 
Giorgio Budi Indrarto 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/12/2006 5:20:15 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/12/2006 5:20:15 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/12/2006 5:20:15 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/12/2006 5:20:15 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/12/2006 5:20:15 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
a semi pro SLR that fit the hand of a pro
6/12/2006 5:20:15 AM
 
Susan Walker 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/23/2006 8:20:48 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/23/2006 8:20:48 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/23/2006 8:20:48 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/23/2006 8:20:48 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/23/2006 8:20:48 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love it! I'm just getting the hang of it now. I was originally hesitant to use it, because it was so much more advanced than my trusty old Pentax K-1000. I'm still learning a lot about it though.
5/23/2006 8:20:48 AM
 
Chris J. Darling 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/17/2006 2:02:47 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/17/2006 2:02:47 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/17/2006 2:02:47 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/17/2006 2:02:47 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/17/2006 2:02:47 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
It Works
5/17/2006 2:02:47 PM
 
Maureen Pinzon
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2006
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/16/2006 1:18:34 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/16/2006 1:18:34 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/16/2006 1:18:34 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/16/2006 1:18:34 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/16/2006 1:18:34 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Recently purchased the Canon Elan 7ne to use as my primary camera to replace my Elan iie. The newer one is still as good as the Elan iie. I will be shooting a wedding in October and appreciate the almost quiet film advance. I am still not into the digital faze and will continue to use both cameras.
5/16/2006 1:18:34 PM
 
Mike Murawski 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/8/2006 7:56:44 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/8/2006 7:56:44 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/8/2006 7:56:44 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/8/2006 7:56:44 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/8/2006 7:56:44 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I've only had the camera a couple of months now but so far so good. I like the different options it has, I just need to learn how to use it now!
5/8/2006 7:56:44 PM
 
Amanda D. Bates 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 8:55:37 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 8:55:37 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 8:55:37 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 8:55:37 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/24/2006 8:55:37 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I like it because that is what I used during school I know how to use the features and know what i am getting when i take pictures.
4/24/2006 8:55:37 PM
 
Paula Gardin 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2006 1:18:18 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2006 1:18:18 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2006 1:18:18 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2006 1:18:18 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2006 1:18:18 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
A good camera, easy to pack, this camera has taken some excellent photos, all of my early work was shot with this camera
4/16/2006 1:18:18 PM
 
Bunny Snow
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5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/11/2006 6:06:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/11/2006 6:06:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/11/2006 6:06:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/11/2006 6:06:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/11/2006 6:06:57 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I used this camera 4 months before taking it to China and using it extensively for 3 weeks. It is awesome! My local processor said my slides were perfect exposures, every single one of them. I'm impressed with Canon Technology. I love this camera, and if it wasn't for the 44 rolls of film --35 of which was Provia--that were carefully placed in plastic sandwich bags and babied through security each step of the way going and returning; and putting most of my 600 slides on CD's at $1 per slide, I would still be using this camera. However, the cost became prohibitive with this one trip. Hence, I bought my first digital last summer --a 20D. Now I have two awesome cameras. I'll continue to use the Elan, as long as quality film is made, but not necessarily for travel. With both cameras, I had a steep learning curve coming from a manual film Nikon. Not only did I change manufacturers, but changed technology. I wanted a camera that could be used with automatic as well as manual focus, and yet set my down exposure, when necessary. And, I got this with the Elan, and well as the 20D. Both were fun and yet challenging to learn and it's taken my image creation to whole new heights. Both cameras, I recommend highly. Canon is innovative and awesome!
4/11/2006 6:06:57 PM
 
Barbara Tobler 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/9/2006 4:21:25 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/9/2006 4:21:25 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/9/2006 4:21:25 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/9/2006 4:21:25 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/9/2006 4:21:25 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I enjoyed this camera so much. It did a good job.
4/9/2006 4:21:25 PM
 
James McEnnan 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 2:37:57 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 2:37:57 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 2:37:57 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 2:37:57 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 2:37:57 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
This camera is a work of art unto itself. I love it
4/3/2006 2:37:57 PM
 
Carlos Victoria 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 11:31:11 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 11:31:11 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 11:31:11 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 11:31:11 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2006 11:31:11 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great 35mm SLR Camera. I am now thinking on selling it and dedicate fully to digital cameras.
4/3/2006 11:31:11 AM
 
William Rinhart
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/23/2006
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/29/2006 12:48:04 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/29/2006 12:48:04 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/29/2006 12:48:04 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/29/2006 12:48:04 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/29/2006 12:48:04 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
As I move to the "digital divide," I will stay with Canon and trade up my Elan 7E for a 30D. I have been very pleased with the features and functionality it has for an intermediate photgrapher such as me.
3/29/2006 12:48:04 PM
 
Chandra Vanderboom 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2006 7:41:08 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2006 7:41:08 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2006 7:41:08 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2006 7:41:08 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2006 7:41:08 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love my Canon Elan 7E!! Just wish it was digital...
3/22/2006 7:41:08 AM
 
Raymond A. Estes
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/18/2006
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/21/2006 12:16:49 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/21/2006 12:16:49 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/21/2006 12:16:49 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/21/2006 12:16:49 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/21/2006 12:16:49 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
This is a very solid feeling camera. Because of the low price I expected the cheap build quality of a plasticy Rebel but I found myself pleasantly suprised. I added the extended battery grip do I can obtain power from simple AA batteries and have never had any problems. Other than the inability to shoot infrared film, I have no qualms. I love the eye controlled focusing. Even though I don't always use it, I am glad it is there. A 28-135mm EF image stabilized lens is the perfect multi-purpose lens for this advanced amatuer's camera. I occasionally like to mount the 20-35mm EF lens to get a wider perspective.
3/21/2006 12:16:49 AM
 
Pat Schilling
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/12/2006
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/12/2006 9:24:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/12/2006 9:24:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/12/2006 9:24:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/12/2006 9:24:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/12/2006 9:24:56 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
What I like: Depth of Field preview Mirror Lock-up Mid-roll rewind Multiple exposure capability What I don't like : I wished the "partial" metering mode was a true spot meter.
3/12/2006 9:24:56 PM
 
Chris S. Godin
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/3/2006
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2006 1:32:03 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2006 1:32:03 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2006 1:32:03 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2006 1:32:03 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2006 1:32:03 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
it is very fast and more responsive then my old camera. i also like the eye control feature which allows you to pin point specific parts of the photo.
3/3/2006 1:32:03 PM
 
Marti de Alva 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/2/2006 11:55:20 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/2/2006 11:55:20 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/2/2006 11:55:20 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/2/2006 11:55:20 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/2/2006 11:55:20 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I've been using this camera, and a fine assortment of lenses for several years. It is comfortable, easy to use (once I got used to the change from a traditional, all manual camera). The quality of images is great. When I shift to a digital body, it will likely be in the Canon digital SLR series.
3/2/2006 11:55:20 AM
 
Kristen M. Schwartz 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 11:56:14 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 11:56:14 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 11:56:14 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 11:56:14 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 11:56:14 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
i love this camera. clear crisp images. great for photographers that are still learning and advancing.
2/26/2006 11:56:14 AM
 
Simon Horswell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/4/2006
3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 9:58:10 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 9:58:10 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 9:58:10 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 9:58:10 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/26/2006 9:58:10 AM
Rating: 3 out of 5
I have only given this model 3/5 as it IS film. I do miss using film, what with the excitement of not knowing what the f**k the shot looks like until you develope it. However I don't miss the dull, long-winded task of developing. Or the cost. I must say that I tend to not use the 30 too much these days, although I do believe that this is down to time, not any other reason.
2/26/2006 9:58:10 AM
 
Scott McCluney 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2006 3:19:04 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2006 3:19:04 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2006 3:19:04 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2006 3:19:04 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2006 3:19:04 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Very balanced, excellently featured. A perfect compliment to the 20D in a 35mm SLR (comparable features, interchangeable lens, etc.).
2/16/2006 3:19:04 PM
 
Bodie Collins 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2006 12:54:14 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2006 12:54:14 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2006 12:54:14 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2006 12:54:14 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2006 12:54:14 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
i havent shot to much w/ this camera yet
1/26/2006 12:54:14 AM
 
Richard L. Coy 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:50:21 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:50:21 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:50:21 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:50:21 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:50:21 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Luv my Canon, it focuses good, and does a excellent job, alth a lil heavy its still great
1/23/2006 5:50:21 AM
 
Richard L. Coy 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:44:41 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:44:41 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:44:41 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:44:41 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/23/2006 5:44:41 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I luv this Canon EOS Elan 7ne, its fast focuses nicely, a lil heavy but still a great camera
1/23/2006 5:44:41 AM
 
Lorri S. McGee 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/30/2005 1:00:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/30/2005 1:00:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/30/2005 1:00:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/30/2005 1:00:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/30/2005 1:00:10 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This is my first SLR camera. It is pretty easy to use. But has more bells and whistles than I know can use. Love the green box that allows the camera to set your aperture and shutter speed for you. I hope to upgrad to a Canon digital camera soon.
12/30/2005 1:00:10 PM
 
Chase Kocher
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/7/2005
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 8:21:02 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 8:21:02 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 8:21:02 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 8:21:02 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 8:21:02 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Haven't had any complaints thus far on this 35mm.
12/27/2005 8:21:02 AM
 
Becky Hermanson 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 7:44:40 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 7:44:40 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 7:44:40 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 7:44:40 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2005 7:44:40 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love the elan 7e for quality pictures but wish it were a digital.
12/27/2005 7:44:40 AM
 
Chase Kocher 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/22/2005 10:30:25 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/22/2005 10:30:25 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/22/2005 10:30:25 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/22/2005 10:30:25 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/22/2005 10:30:25 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I have no negative comments on my canon thus far. I update this as i get to use it more.
12/22/2005 10:30:25 AM
 
Joe Sharp 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2005 8:10:32 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2005 8:10:32 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2005 8:10:32 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2005 8:10:32 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2005 8:10:32 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Overall great 35mm film camera: feels good in your hands even with fairly big 420 flash and mid weight zoom and it has a quiet shutter. Not so great: auto-focus points too close together. Still struggling to get quick with certain focus situations. I will maybe get a digital when it will do and feel like this one... and not cost more than my car.
12/21/2005 8:10:32 AM
 
Mary Hagan Double
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/19/2005
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/15/2005 8:32:50 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/15/2005 8:32:50 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/15/2005 8:32:50 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/15/2005 8:32:50 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/15/2005 8:32:50 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I used to use the Canon AE-1, it was a hand me down from my mom. I think she got it in the 70's. It started malfunctioning so I decided to get an updated version of the AE-1 because I liked the simplicity of its features. I love the Elan 7e. My friend got a Rebel G2000, and I like that, but the 7e has some more features that are actually useful. I like the action settings and focus settings. And if you are feeling lazy that day they always have the auto focus and metering. The eye control focus is cool if you are taking a picture of an animal or something and don't want to move any parts of your body. The only reason I didn't give it a five was because you have to have the manual on hand to figure out some of the custom functions, unless you have a fabulous memory.
12/15/2005 8:32:50 PM
 
JD Enery 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/11/2005 9:18:32 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/11/2005 9:18:32 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/11/2005 9:18:32 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/11/2005 9:18:32 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/11/2005 9:18:32 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
This is not really my camera. My friend borrowed her grandmother's and She let me borrow it for a day. I really liked it and so I asked my mom to buy me one for christmas.
12/11/2005 9:18:32 AM
 
Erin Ashley Martin 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/6/2005 8:33:05 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/6/2005 8:33:05 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/6/2005 8:33:05 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/6/2005 8:33:05 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/6/2005 8:33:05 AM
Rating: 3 out of 5
good starter camera
12/6/2005 8:33:05 AM
 
Eric  A. Pagnamenta 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:31:25 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:31:25 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:31:25 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:31:25 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:31:25 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Really good camera, user friendly, easy to use.
11/29/2005 5:31:25 PM
 
Eric  A. Pagnamenta 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:30:52 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:30:52 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:30:52 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:30:52 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/29/2005 5:30:52 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Really good camera, user friendly, easy to use.
11/29/2005 5:30:52 PM
 
Jared L. Mills 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 10:01:49 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 10:01:49 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 10:01:49 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 10:01:49 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 10:01:49 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
It is light fast and hardy. It could use some improvements to the flash system but nothing perfect.
11/28/2005 10:01:49 PM
 
alan falzon 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 2:01:05 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 2:01:05 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 2:01:05 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 2:01:05 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/28/2005 2:01:05 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I had an EOS 3000 , then EOS 300 now the EOS 33 . Easy straight forward to use . Robust . Enough functions for serious photography . Very happy all round since i cannot afford the digital slr
11/28/2005 2:01:05 AM
 
Kimberly Huskey
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/27/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/27/2005 6:28:42 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/27/2005 6:28:42 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/27/2005 6:28:42 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/27/2005 6:28:42 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/27/2005 6:28:42 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
A good all around camera but a little complicated at times. Oh and god help you if you lose the manual, the custom funtions are not easy to remember.
11/27/2005 6:28:42 PM
 
Callie J. Brink
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/30/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2005 2:29:46 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2005 2:29:46 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2005 2:29:46 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2005 2:29:46 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2005 2:29:46 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I love my camera!
11/26/2005 2:29:46 AM
 
Bryan P. MARTIN 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/15/2005 8:48:19 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/15/2005 8:48:19 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/15/2005 8:48:19 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/15/2005 8:48:19 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/15/2005 8:48:19 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
Good over all camera. Wish it was digital.
11/15/2005 8:48:19 PM
 
Jeff D. Danley 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2005 1:39:12 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2005 1:39:12 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2005 1:39:12 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2005 1:39:12 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2005 1:39:12 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Excellent SLR film camera for the price. The Elan 7 has most of the pro features and feel.
11/14/2005 1:39:12 PM
 
Marc A. Levasseur 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2005 11:26:16 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2005 11:26:16 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2005 11:26:16 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2005 11:26:16 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2005 11:26:16 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Great camera!
10/20/2005 11:26:16 AM
 
Christopher P. Murray
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/10/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 5:04:12 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 5:04:12 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 5:04:12 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 5:04:12 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 5:04:12 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
many creative modes. good speed, film costly
10/18/2005 5:04:12 AM
 
Christopher P. Murray
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/10/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 4:45:34 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 4:45:34 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 4:45:34 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 4:45:34 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2005 4:45:34 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
excellant camera, many creative modes, affordable. however film is costly.
10/18/2005 4:45:34 AM
 
Joyce S. Pedersen
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/1/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2005 7:10:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2005 7:10:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2005 7:10:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2005 7:10:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2005 7:10:21 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Many control options, features, functions that I am still learning. I don't dislike anything about it.
10/16/2005 7:10:21 PM
 
Heather M. Brown 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2005 12:29:26 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2005 12:29:26 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2005 12:29:26 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2005 12:29:26 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2005 12:29:26 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
This too is a wonderful camera. It's alittle more difficult to use, but great photos.
10/14/2005 12:29:26 PM
 
Bunny Snow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/16/2004
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5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2005 8:54:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2005 8:54:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2005 8:54:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2005 8:54:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/9/2005 8:54:14 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love this camera, which was my first introduction to Canon technology from the Nikon FM3A. In fact, the EOS Elan 7E was the stepping stone for my goal of the Canon EOS 20D, as first I needed to learn the technology of Canon before jumping off to digital.

In the beginning, the variety of settings (especially in the custom mode) intimidated me, as I was coming from a basic manual camera in a different technology. But, playing with each mode day by day and learning its pros and cons really helped. Then, 4 months later I felt confident enough to take the Elan 7E to China with me and together we captured 40 rolls of 36-exposure Provia slide film, with good exposures. I was amazed at the metering quality of this camera. Such a difference from the cameras I've had in the past. My processing lab said every one of my slides was exposed perfectly. Thanks, Canon! I'm impressed. This was my 6th camera in 50 years.

10/9/2005 8:54:14 PM
 
Joy  Carlsen 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/4/2005 12:22:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/4/2005 12:22:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/4/2005 12:22:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/4/2005 12:22:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/4/2005 12:22:07 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Its a great camera -has some bells and whistles you really dont need, but good for both beginner and advanced photographers
10/4/2005 12:22:07 PM
 
Guy A. Beck 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/19/2005 5:44:24 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/19/2005 5:44:24 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/19/2005 5:44:24 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/19/2005 5:44:24 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/19/2005 5:44:24 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
A great overall camera for advanced amateur. Only concerns are of durability: Plastic latch broke.
9/19/2005 5:44:24 PM
 
Troy Ulberg 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2005 7:43:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2005 7:43:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2005 7:43:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2005 7:43:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2005 7:43:14 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I have used a variety of cameras from 35mm to medium format as well as various brands. I have had the best results in 35mm from Canon and I'm still testing the sea of medium format cameras.
9/7/2005 7:43:14 PM
 
Kimberley G. English 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/28/2005 3:23:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/28/2005 3:23:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/28/2005 3:23:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/28/2005 3:23:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/28/2005 3:23:45 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
The only thing I don't like about this camera is in a manual setting the camera will still not allow you to push the shutter when it thinks I'm doing something wrong.
8/28/2005 3:23:45 PM
 
Tracy A. Emerson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/18/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/18/2005 6:11:58 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/18/2005 6:11:58 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/18/2005 6:11:58 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/18/2005 6:11:58 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/18/2005 6:11:58 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I FIRST HAD A CANON EOS REBEL AND REALLY LIKED IT SO I UP GRADED TO THE ELAN 7E AND LOVE IT. VERY EASY TO USE AND THE AUTO SETTING DOES MOST OF MY WORK FOR ME. SOMETIMES I MAY CHANGE THE SHUTTER SPEED OR SOMETHING BUT REALLY LIKE THIS CAMERA
8/18/2005 6:11:58 AM
 
Kristen Cordova 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 9:22:14 PM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 9:22:14 PM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 9:22:14 PM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 9:22:14 PM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 9:22:14 PM
Rating: 3 out of 5
I like the speed of the camera and the ease of changing the f/stops and shutter speeds with the two different dials. I would like it if the camera had more weight to it and was made of more metal parts.
8/16/2005 9:22:14 PM
 
Ramoncito R. Bucud 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 7:33:05 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 7:33:05 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 7:33:05 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 7:33:05 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2005 7:33:05 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I do not have any complaints about my Canon EOS 30V. I am even more satisfied with it more than my Canon EOS 10D.
8/16/2005 7:33:05 AM
 
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2005 6:14:52 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2005 6:14:52 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2005 6:14:52 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2005 6:14:52 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2005 6:14:52 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I have always had Canon cameras and have found them very easy to operate and have been completely satisfied with the picture quality.
8/12/2005 6:14:52 PM
 
Kasmira  Kipp 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2005 9:46:46 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2005 9:46:46 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2005 9:46:46 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2005 9:46:46 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2005 9:46:46 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
An amazing SLR camera that has never disappointed me. There is always extreme control on the Manual and Automatic sides. The plus is there is always the option to add any types of lenses, flashes, filters, and accessories. The fast speed to take picturesand focus is my favorite aspect.
8/3/2005 9:46:46 PM
 
Lani T. Broadbent
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/10/2005
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5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 11:55:49 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 11:55:49 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 11:55:49 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 11:55:49 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2005 11:55:49 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great Camera!
8/1/2005 11:55:49 PM
 
John D. Speigle 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2005 5:15:07 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2005 5:15:07 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2005 5:15:07 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2005 5:15:07 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2005 5:15:07 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I bought one of these SLRís in 2001 as a backup and another in 2004.. Only Gripes is it doesnít have a PC out. I was forced to buy an adapter.
7/28/2005 5:15:07 PM
 
Cash Poland
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/27/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/27/2005 6:31:16 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/27/2005 6:31:16 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/27/2005 6:31:16 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/27/2005 6:31:16 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/27/2005 6:31:16 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I like the fact when in a hurry it is easy to use. On the other hand it has all the features to take outstanding pictures if you take the time to use it correctly.
7/27/2005 6:31:16 AM
 
Ken Henry 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:52 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:52 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:52 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:52 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:52 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I like the Elan 7 for the mirror lock-up plus it's a nice small unit and a bargain for it's price. everything I do is on a tri-pod and manual control.
7/25/2005 10:46:52 PM
 
Ken Henry 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/25/2005 10:46:14 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I like the Elan 7 for the mirror lock-up plus it's a nice small unit and a bargain for it's price. everything I do is on a tri-pod and manual control.
7/25/2005 10:46:14 PM
 
Jeffrey S. Kelleher 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2005 1:34:23 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2005 1:34:23 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2005 1:34:23 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2005 1:34:23 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2005 1:34:23 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
considering that this is only my 2nd camera, and the 1st one I had was a beginer camera, I am quite pleased with it.
7/14/2005 1:34:23 PM
 
John A. Karas
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/8/2005
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2005 12:45:10 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2005 12:45:10 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2005 12:45:10 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2005 12:45:10 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2005 12:45:10 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
There's nothing I don't love about this camera. It fits my hand perfectly, and is easy to use. I replaced my F100 with the 7N, because lenses were more affordable. It's smooth, fast and dependable. It makes a perfect match for my EOS Rebel XT. I still love film.
7/10/2005 12:45:10 PM
 
John D. Speigle 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:37:26 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:37:26 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:37:26 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:37:26 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:37:26 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I like everything about this Camera, "Tough and Reliable".
7/7/2005 10:37:26 PM
 
Rebekah Test 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:04:53 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:04:53 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:04:53 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:04:53 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2005 10:04:53 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
It's quiet, easy to use, has an overload of features to produce the techinque and desired image that I require. The eye focusing feature is what drove me to buy it but it has that and so much more.
7/7/2005 10:04:53 AM
 
2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2005 8:39:37 PM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2005 8:39:37 PM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2005 8:39:37 PM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2005 8:39:37 PM 2 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/3/2005 8:39:37 PM
Rating: 2 out of 5
I love it, it is a great starter camera.
7/3/2005 8:39:37 PM
 
Giovanni Bojorquez 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2005 1:15:51 PM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2005 1:15:51 PM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2005 1:15:51 PM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2005 1:15:51 PM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2005 1:15:51 PM
Rating: 3 out of 5
It has work for me.
6/24/2005 1:15:51 PM
 
Justin G.
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/13/2004
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2005 1:04:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2005 1:04:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2005 1:04:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2005 1:04:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/10/2005 1:04:57 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love this camera. It's my first camera so I don't really have much experience with different cameras and brands but I would recommend this to anybody. It's extremely easy to use and I picked up on the basics within a day and slowly starting learning about its features the more I learned about photography.
6/10/2005 1:04:57 PM
 
BRAD L. REYNOLDS 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:52:32 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:52:32 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:52:32 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:52:32 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:52:32 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Takes great pics. but practice is a must to get a photo that you would want framed!!
6/3/2005 5:52:32 PM
 
Grant Campbell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 11/5/2004
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:49:59 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:49:59 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:49:59 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:49:59 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/3/2005 5:49:59 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
A good solid all-rounder for the money.
6/3/2005 5:49:59 AM
 
Joseph  B. Skolnik 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/26/2005 7:29:03 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/26/2005 7:29:03 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/26/2005 7:29:03 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/26/2005 7:29:03 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/26/2005 7:29:03 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Very good easy to use camera. Light fast and affordable.
5/26/2005 7:29:03 PM
 
Heather  Inich
BetterPhoto Member Since: 5/15/2005
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/15/2005 3:55:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/15/2005 3:55:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/15/2005 3:55:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/15/2005 3:55:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/15/2005 3:55:15 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great camera for a firt time photographer.
5/15/2005 3:55:15 PM
 
Pat Cumming 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/5/2005 6:50:55 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/5/2005 6:50:55 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/5/2005 6:50:55 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/5/2005 6:50:55 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/5/2005 6:50:55 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Fantastic to use, with wonderful results. Natural colour. A camera you can be very creative with.
5/5/2005 6:50:55 PM
 
Mickey L. Guinn 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/29/2005 7:04:15 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/29/2005 7:04:15 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/29/2005 7:04:15 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/29/2005 7:04:15 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/29/2005 7:04:15 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I Really like my 2 Canon Camera's 1-EOS Elan 7 1- Canon D10 I also Love my Contax RTS3 & the Sony Cyber-Shot with Ziess Lens
4/29/2005 7:04:15 AM
 
Modesto Viegas 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2005 7:25:08 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2005 7:25:08 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2005 7:25:08 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2005 7:25:08 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2005 7:25:08 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Easy to use Good CCD
4/28/2005 7:25:08 AM
 
Gwendolyn G. Flowers 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 2:06:49 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 2:06:49 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 2:06:49 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 2:06:49 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 2:06:49 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I have enjoyed using the Elan 7E---I have had a excellent success rate with my pictures, even on program mode. It is reliable and easy to use---just not digital
4/26/2005 2:06:49 PM
 
Donna M. Fife 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 5:10:24 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 5:10:24 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 5:10:24 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 5:10:24 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/26/2005 5:10:24 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
good quality pics, easy to use.
4/26/2005 5:10:24 AM
 
Anthony Hutchinson
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/17/2005
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/22/2005 5:56:10 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/22/2005 5:56:10 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/22/2005 5:56:10 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/22/2005 5:56:10 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/22/2005 5:56:10 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great camera. Fast and quiet with the right lenses. Easy to use. Lots of features, so many in fact that I haven't even used them all yet.
4/22/2005 5:56:10 PM
 
Ted Williams 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/14/2005 12:05:08 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/14/2005 12:05:08 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/14/2005 12:05:08 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/14/2005 12:05:08 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/14/2005 12:05:08 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
completely satisfied with this camera...easy to use and has enough bells and whistles to play with creatively.....absolutely perfect for pictures of grandchildren......(sic)
4/14/2005 12:05:08 PM
 
Amy Necaise 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 6:13:43 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 6:13:43 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 6:13:43 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 6:13:43 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 6:13:43 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
love it.
4/12/2005 6:13:43 PM
 
David E. Burkitt
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/24/2005
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 11:50:00 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 11:50:00 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 11:50:00 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 11:50:00 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2005 11:50:00 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I researched and compared many of the 7e's competitors before I bought mine. It proved to be the best and has not let me down yet. This camera makes me avoid digital photography!
4/12/2005 11:50:00 AM
 
Brett Tillman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 9:38:22 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 9:38:22 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 9:38:22 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 9:38:22 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 9:38:22 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great camera and very intuitive. Easy to use all of the settings and fits in the hand very well. The only thing missing is a spot meter. I highly recommend this camera, though it is the only SLR I've really used.
4/5/2005 9:38:22 PM
 
Tamara P. Millett 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 2:35:31 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 2:35:31 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 2:35:31 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 2:35:31 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2005 2:35:31 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love this camera and have been using it for years. The only thing that needs improvement is the photographer behind the lens...
4/5/2005 2:35:31 PM
 
Suzanne E. Scott 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2005 9:50:24 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2005 9:50:24 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2005 9:50:24 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2005 9:50:24 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2005 9:50:24 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love this camera. It is one of 5 in the EOS line that I own. Before getting an EOS, I had an AE1, which I will never give up even though it's going on 30 years old, but the auto focus feature of the EOS gives me options I might not have otherwise. having shot children's sports, water skiing, white water rafting and weddings, I can be ready for anything that happens. I have never been in a situation where I needed more from a camea than this one gives me.
4/2/2005 9:50:24 AM
 
Keith G. Williams 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/30/2005 6:34:48 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/30/2005 6:34:48 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/30/2005 6:34:48 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/30/2005 6:34:48 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/30/2005 6:34:48 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I've had this camera for years and I love it. I shopped around and it had everything I needed and the price was right!
3/30/2005 6:34:48 PM
 
Joseph E. Krebbs 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/28/2005 6:09:58 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/28/2005 6:09:58 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/28/2005 6:09:58 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/28/2005 6:09:58 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/28/2005 6:09:58 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I love this camera. The eye-control focus is one of the coolest things I've ever seen on a camera.
3/28/2005 6:09:58 PM
 
Earl Blansfield
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/24/2005
3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/25/2005 11:49:56 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/25/2005 11:49:56 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/25/2005 11:49:56 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/25/2005 11:49:56 AM 3 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/25/2005 11:49:56 AM
Rating: 3 out of 5
I love the this camera. It is simple to use but has many advanced features if needed.
3/25/2005 11:49:56 AM
 
Adireddi Anil 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2005 8:26:00 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2005 8:26:00 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2005 8:26:00 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2005 8:26:00 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2005 8:26:00 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great camera..excellent color reproduction when shot on slides. Its just my opinion, Canon is way better than Nikon when it comes to handling, lens etc. I shoot primarily street photography and landscapes(basically as references for my paintings). Hoping to upgrage to Canon Digital SLR..deciding phase!! Overall cool camera for semi-pro level.
3/20/2005 8:26:00 PM
 
David  M. Jessup 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/18/2005 6:36:39 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/18/2005 6:36:39 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/18/2005 6:36:39 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/18/2005 6:36:39 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/18/2005 6:36:39 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
great camera
3/18/2005 6:36:39 AM
 
Elaine S. Robbins
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/14/2000
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/17/2005 6:34:58 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/17/2005 6:34:58 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/17/2005 6:34:58 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/17/2005 6:34:58 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/17/2005 6:34:58 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
An excellent little camera. A bit bulky compared to the Rebel line I had used before, but a very fast, capable camera. I've switched to digital but I'm still hanging on to my Elan...
3/17/2005 6:34:58 AM
 
Miranda L. Soto 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/16/2005 10:21:56 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/16/2005 10:21:56 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/16/2005 10:21:56 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/16/2005 10:21:56 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/16/2005 10:21:56 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I LOVE THIS CAMERA. IT GIVES ME THE SHOT THAT I WANT. I WOULD LIKE TO BE A PHOTOGROPHER. THIS IS WHY I'M DOING THIS SO I CAN SEE IF I HAVE THE EYE FOR THIS. THERE IS NOTHING I DON'T LIKE ABOUT THIS CAMERA. ALSO I WOULD LIKE A PROFESSIONAL PHOTOGROPHER TO GIVE ME THEIR OPINION. THANK YOU MIRANDA L SOTO
3/16/2005 10:21:56 PM
 
Rosemary R. King 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/15/2005 8:12:48 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/15/2005 8:12:48 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/15/2005 8:12:48 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/15/2005 8:12:48 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/15/2005 8:12:48 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love the Canon Elan 7, with many features. It is a bit cumbersome to use, especially if I want to change lenses. The Minolta Dimage S404 is very light, easy to use, and I find it convenient to keep with me since I can carry it almost everywhere I go. It is limited, and I am not able to take action shots, since it comes out blurry.
3/15/2005 8:12:48 PM
 
Brett Tillman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/14/2005
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2005 8:36:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2005 8:36:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2005 8:36:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2005 8:36:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/14/2005 8:36:10 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
The only things that I don't like is that it does not have a spot meter and gridlines would have been nice. Other than that it is pretty easy to use, rather intuitive and it has a mirror lockup.
3/14/2005 8:36:10 PM
 
Claudette Foote
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/22/2005
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:17:42 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:17:42 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:17:42 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:17:42 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:17:42 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
i love it
3/9/2005 7:17:42 AM
 
Claudette Foote
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/22/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:11:33 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:11:33 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:11:33 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:11:33 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/9/2005 7:11:33 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I love it..but i regret getting the eye function because i don't use it....(it suppose to follow my eye... when u set it) I rather use the focus points.....
3/9/2005 7:11:33 AM
 
Benjamin D. Hutchings 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/8/2005 9:00:29 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/8/2005 9:00:29 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/8/2005 9:00:29 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/8/2005 9:00:29 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/8/2005 9:00:29 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I really love my camera. My Elan 7E was a huge step in the right direction towards my road to success as a photographer. I love everything about it except that it only works flashes of the hot-shoe. It doesn't have sync-cord plug-in. I can't wait till I fully understand how to use every function to my advantage.
3/8/2005 9:00:29 PM
 
Lisa Lenderink 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2005 8:03:02 PM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2005 8:03:02 PM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2005 8:03:02 PM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2005 8:03:02 PM 1 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2005 8:03:02 PM
Rating: 1 out of 5
I've had my canon elan 7 since Sept. 2003 had to be serviced 8 months later (under warranty) almost exactly 8 months after service I am experiencing the same problems. I've owned several canon cameras and all have had problems!
3/4/2005 8:03:02 PM
 
Kay W. Blackwell
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/1/2005
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 10:51:57 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 10:51:57 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 10:51:57 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 10:51:57 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 10:51:57 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I like my new camera, however, I really haven't used it and learned enough about it to give a credible review of it.
3/1/2005 10:51:57 AM
 
Daniela Meli 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 3:22:37 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 3:22:37 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 3:22:37 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 3:22:37 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/1/2005 3:22:37 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Haven't had it for long, but I'm loving it. Simple to use if you DO read the manual. A bit heavy.
3/1/2005 3:22:37 AM
 
Floyd Hopper
naturequestphotography.com
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2005 11:54:42 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2005 11:54:42 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2005 11:54:42 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2005 11:54:42 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2005 11:54:42 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I like the versatility; ie AF modes and metering modes, shutter and aperture priority modes, the custom functions and the mirror lockup. Also the quality of the lens, especially the "L" series. As yet, I have not found anything I dislike about this camera.
2/27/2005 11:54:42 AM
 
John B. Voris
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/21/2005
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/21/2005 10:32:48 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/21/2005 10:32:48 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/21/2005 10:32:48 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/21/2005 10:32:48 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/21/2005 10:32:48 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love my camera...I bought it used from a coworker of mine and have not had one problem with it. Sturdy, dependable, and performs very well. What more can you ask?
2/21/2005 10:32:48 PM
 
Caitlin Ogren 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/20/2005 8:51:35 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/20/2005 8:51:35 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/20/2005 8:51:35 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/20/2005 8:51:35 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/20/2005 8:51:35 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
My one complaint is that you can't play with the depth of field very much.
2/20/2005 8:51:35 PM
 
Lyle R. Bates 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2005 6:02:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2005 6:02:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2005 6:02:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2005 6:02:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/26/2005 6:02:21 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I really like this camera. It's metering system works superbly aand it is very quite.
1/26/2005 6:02:21 PM
 
Rodolfo Ciano 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/22/2005 5:45:45 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/22/2005 5:45:45 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/22/2005 5:45:45 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/22/2005 5:45:45 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/22/2005 5:45:45 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Excellent Film Camera
1/22/2005 5:45:45 PM
 
Greg Purgavie 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2005 1:02:11 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2005 1:02:11 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2005 1:02:11 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2005 1:02:11 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/15/2005 1:02:11 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I've only had it for a short time, but so far Ilove the options, and the layout. A great wildlife camera. Very very quiet.
1/15/2005 1:02:11 AM
 
Sandra Schaumleffel 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2005 7:33:15 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2005 7:33:15 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2005 7:33:15 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2005 7:33:15 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2005 7:33:15 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Love it!
1/9/2005 7:33:15 PM
 
Phil Windsor 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2004 5:37:18 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2004 5:37:18 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2004 5:37:18 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2004 5:37:18 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/27/2004 5:37:18 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Love this camera. Especially with the extra battery grip, it feels lovely and solid in my hand, but still an extension of myself. I like it's solid feel. I like the grip, and the fact I can use AA batteries in an emergency if I get caught with a flat battery. I like that I can control, or overide almost any function of the camera. I like the eye controlled focusing, although I find it get'sout of sync and needs re-calibrating if I don't use it for a while. Another downer is that some functions are hard to remember how to perform if it's a function you don't use often. It's wise to keep the manual handy. I use this camera mostly with a canon EF 28-135 IS lens, or a Canon 20-35 lens.
12/27/2004 5:37:18 AM
 
Charles Hadi 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/18/2004 9:02:24 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/18/2004 9:02:24 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/18/2004 9:02:24 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/18/2004 9:02:24 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/18/2004 9:02:24 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Awesome camera. I'm very satisfied with it so far Con: 1. Low light AF is quite poor 2. No Spot Metering
12/18/2004 9:02:24 AM
 
Matthew R. Hill 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/12/2004 7:51:09 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/12/2004 7:51:09 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/12/2004 7:51:09 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/12/2004 7:51:09 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/12/2004 7:51:09 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Excellent camera for travel photography
12/12/2004 7:51:09 PM
 
Chris M. Klobetanz 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/17/2004 3:52:28 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/17/2004 3:52:28 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/17/2004 3:52:28 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/17/2004 3:52:28 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/17/2004 3:52:28 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I love this camera. I just wish the focus was a little faster!
11/17/2004 3:52:28 PM
 
Katy Kao 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2004 9:09:49 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2004 9:09:49 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2004 9:09:49 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2004 9:09:49 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/11/2004 9:09:49 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I love my Elan 7. It's my first SLR and I couldn't have wished for another camera to learn photography with. The controls are very easy to learn. Everything is placed in convenient and intuitive positions so I don't have to fumble with the camera too much to get ready for a shot. It's fairly light weight and there are enough nice and economical accessories that goes with it (e.g. wireless trigger for like $30).
11/11/2004 9:09:49 PM
 
Alexander Ruiz 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2004 9:34:01 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2004 9:34:01 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2004 9:34:01 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2004 9:34:01 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/20/2004 9:34:01 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I love it. It does what is required of it. Very fast and quiet. Perfect nature camera. I would like spot metering, but you need to go above Prosumer level to get it.
10/20/2004 9:34:01 AM
 
Nancy Monge 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2004 3:10:37 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2004 3:10:37 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2004 3:10:37 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2004 3:10:37 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/17/2004 3:10:37 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
As an amateur, this camera is more than my expectations. It is user friendly, and have eye control which helps me a lot in selective focusing as well as diopter that can adjust to my eyesight problem. The functions are more than enough for beginners wishing to be professional. The most important feature is that I can utilize my current EF lenses in case I would decide to upgrade my camera body.
10/17/2004 3:10:37 PM
 
Nimrod Dagan 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2004 3:36:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2004 3:36:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2004 3:36:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2004 3:36:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2004 3:36:30 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Light weight camera, a lot of feature easy to use, most of the control don by batten and not by software, 7 fucos point, good matrix of light.
10/10/2004 3:36:30 AM
 
Charley Knox 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/27/2004 12:31:45 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/27/2004 12:31:45 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/27/2004 12:31:45 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/27/2004 12:31:45 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/27/2004 12:31:45 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Auto Focus sux
9/27/2004 12:31:45 PM
 
Charley Knox 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:49:08 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:49:08 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:49:08 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:49:08 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:49:08 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
AF sucks
9/26/2004 4:49:08 PM
 
Charley Knox 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:48:11 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:48:11 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:48:11 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:48:11 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 4:48:11 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Auto Focus Isn't Great
9/26/2004 4:48:11 PM
 
Susan Carney 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 2:16:39 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 2:16:39 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 2:16:39 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 2:16:39 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/26/2004 2:16:39 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
i like the automatic eye control but it takes a little getting used to. i use it for sporting events and since i have a tendency to hesitate before shooting action, it really helps. i like all of the features and optional manual settings. I had to send it back and have it repaired after 9 months. the service department was great though and the repair was quick. but still...luckily i had a back up. i didn't get a canon lens but a 28-300 tamaron instead....i thought it would be more convenient to have just one lens but i see that you pay a bit with quality of photos. my 25 year old nikkormat does just as well if not better with stills. i have a great macro lens. that makes a whole lot of difference. also i wouldn't pay the money for a digital single lens reflex for now but if you can afford it what a way to go! i use my little one a lot.
9/26/2004 2:16:39 PM
 
Marda Jordan 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/16/2004 2:47:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/16/2004 2:47:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/16/2004 2:47:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/16/2004 2:47:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/16/2004 2:47:22 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Love the eye controlled focusing. This camera is very easy to use and gives excellent results.
9/16/2004 2:47:22 PM
 
Dan Ochoa
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/22/2004
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/13/2004 11:15:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/13/2004 11:15:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/13/2004 11:15:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/13/2004 11:15:10 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/13/2004 11:15:10 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
very high quality and durable.
9/13/2004 11:15:10 PM
 
Greg Cleaver 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:43:05 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:43:05 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:43:05 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:43:05 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:43:05 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
The best camera for functionality and features in it's price range.
9/7/2004 4:43:05 AM
 
Greg Cleaver 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:42:29 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:42:29 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:42:29 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:42:29 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2004 4:42:29 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
The best camera for functionality and features in it's price range.
9/7/2004 4:42:29 AM
 
M. H. 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2004 1:42:51 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2004 1:42:51 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2004 1:42:51 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2004 1:42:51 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/3/2004 1:42:51 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great Camera for on hand projects, travel shots and fast pace fashion photography. I have been using this family for more than 5 years now (Elan IIE and 7E) and have enjoyed them a lot.
9/3/2004 1:42:51 PM
 
David K. Edwards 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2004 9:42:20 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2004 9:42:20 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2004 9:42:20 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2004 9:42:20 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2004 9:42:20 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
I am very happy with the camera. I believe the lens is the most important factor in photo quality.
8/21/2004 9:42:20 AM
 
Mary Hutchings 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2004 7:58:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2004 7:58:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2004 7:58:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2004 7:58:21 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/12/2004 7:58:21 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
As a beginner, this camera sometimes seems like it knows more about the picture I'm taking then I do. But it has been great to learn on, and it is a camera that I can continue using and growing with.
8/12/2004 7:58:21 PM
 
Renee Whitley 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2004 9:32:05 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2004 9:32:05 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2004 9:32:05 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2004 9:32:05 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/3/2004 9:32:05 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is an awesome camera!
8/3/2004 9:32:05 AM
 
Paul W. Gallmeier 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2004 10:49:43 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2004 10:49:43 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2004 10:49:43 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2004 10:49:43 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/1/2004 10:49:43 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Best film camera I have ever used. It certainly the most affordable for me. I like its features. The camera focuses quickly. It has the essential metering feautes that I like but the partial metering is not as good obviously as spot metering.
8/1/2004 10:49:43 AM
 
Harry Lichtman
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/23/2004
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2004 1:30:55 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2004 1:30:55 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2004 1:30:55 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2004 1:30:55 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2004 1:30:55 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Elan has the features I need for landscape photography. The layout of buttons and dials is easy for me to navigate, which allows me to adjust and set up the camera as lighting changes quickly. I wish the camera bracketed exposure in 1/3 stops instead of 1/2 stops, and had more viewable area in viewfinder for composing images. I am able to select from a wide variety of Canon or third party lenses with this camera. I feel that whatever camera body you choose, be very familiar with it. The Elan is simple for me.
7/28/2004 1:30:55 PM
 
Shawn L. Tew
BetterPhoto Member Since: 6/8/2003
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/26/2004 7:23:06 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/26/2004 7:23:06 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/26/2004 7:23:06 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/26/2004 7:23:06 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/26/2004 7:23:06 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
one of the best 35's I have owned
7/26/2004 7:23:06 PM
 
Gene Taormina 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2004 9:16:34 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2004 9:16:34 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2004 9:16:34 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2004 9:16:34 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2004 9:16:34 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
It has been very good especially when combined with Canon L lens.I have traveled with this camera for four years and never had a problem.
7/23/2004 9:16:34 AM
 
June Manewell 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/18/2004 10:44:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/18/2004 10:44:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/18/2004 10:44:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/18/2004 10:44:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/18/2004 10:44:25 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The photos taken with the Canon Elan7 are clear, sharp and the camera shows the versatility needed for a variety of subject matter. Lenses are easy to change. I like the idea that I can change the focus points in 7 different areas. It is light compared to the digital camera I use. Clear instructions found within the owner's manual. The camera gives you various photo options and includes the red eye feature. I am very pleased with my Canon. It is interesting that when using the zoom lenses, the Canon works in the opposite direction from other lenses that I have used.
7/18/2004 10:44:25 AM
 
Mohsen M. Al Dajani 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/15/2004 10:20:40 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/15/2004 10:20:40 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/15/2004 10:20:40 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/15/2004 10:20:40 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/15/2004 10:20:40 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I like it! If there is any problem with the pictre it takes, usually it is me and the Elan ;)
7/15/2004 10:20:40 AM
 
Tracy A. McFadden 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/11/2004 3:02:56 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/11/2004 3:02:56 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/11/2004 3:02:56 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/11/2004 3:02:56 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/11/2004 3:02:56 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love my camera. I think it is the operator who needs more work.
7/11/2004 3:02:56 PM
 
TOM KEENE 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2004 3:37:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2004 3:37:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2004 3:37:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2004 3:37:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/10/2004 3:37:30 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Overall, not a bad camera. I kinda wish they didn't skip out a few things/ features, like flash sync,spot meter,one-third comp, etc. I don't have to mention the lens selection being one of the best in the world. I would recommemd this camera to any beginner or casual shooter. thanks
7/10/2004 3:37:30 AM
 
Timothy S. Bell 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2004 10:53:39 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2004 10:53:39 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2004 10:53:39 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2004 10:53:39 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2004 10:53:39 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I would recommend this camera to any one who wants to upgrade to a better camera,though I wish it work better in low lightThe first canon I owned was a rebel-x but the elan 7e blows the doors off the rebel, what a camera!!!.see my web site @ www.studio259.com thanks Tim Bell
7/6/2004 10:53:39 AM
 
Teresa (nickname Terry) M. Forrest 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/30/2004 5:36:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/30/2004 5:36:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/30/2004 5:36:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/30/2004 5:36:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/30/2004 5:36:09 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great with the faster motor/shutter speed, especially for using with fast-action shots - sports, birds, but I don't like that it won't work with anything except Canon lenses.
6/30/2004 5:36:09 PM
 
Eli Davidman 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/26/2004 8:11:01 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/26/2004 8:11:01 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/26/2004 8:11:01 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/26/2004 8:11:01 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/26/2004 8:11:01 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
semi-pro camera graet results
6/26/2004 8:11:01 AM
 
Sam Alexander 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2004 7:19:23 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2004 7:19:23 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2004 7:19:23 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2004 7:19:23 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2004 7:19:23 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Pretty damn good! I'm getting better at using it every day....
6/24/2004 7:19:23 AM
 
Francisco Baptista 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/20/2004 9:09:36 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/20/2004 9:09:36 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/20/2004 9:09:36 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/20/2004 9:09:36 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/20/2004 9:09:36 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Love it and use the eye control focusing but wished to have known that the focus points are limited to 9 and not the 45 points of the more advanced cameras.
6/20/2004 9:09:36 AM
 
Larry J. Rhodes 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/2/2004 12:39:31 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/2/2004 12:39:31 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/2/2004 12:39:31 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/2/2004 12:39:31 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5/2/2004 12:39:31 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Elan 7 was/is a great camera, but now the Elan 7n has an illuminated external LCD, faster AF, and E-TTL II, the best metering system Canon has ever created. The new finish is handsome, too, but that has nothing to do with its ability to meter for great exposures. The only complain I have about the revised series is that it still employs the built-in flash for AF assist. Not only does it scare the crap out of unsuspecting subjects, but it doesn't offer any assistance in low-contrast situations. My suggestion: turn this off in the custom functions and only use AF assist provided by external flash units. Other than that, this is a very feature-packed camera that sells for a surprisingly low price.
5/2/2004 12:39:31 PM
 
Michael Muchmore 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2004 8:43:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2004 8:43:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2004 8:43:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2004 8:43:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/28/2004 8:43:45 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Excellent camera,i have been very happy with the elan7 and would recommend it as a great entry level slr for the serious amateur.
4/28/2004 8:43:45 PM
 
Christy Spero 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/27/2004 6:09:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/27/2004 6:09:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/27/2004 6:09:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/27/2004 6:09:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/27/2004 6:09:57 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This camera is very easy to use. It take beautiful pictures, and has a long battery life.
4/27/2004 6:09:57 PM
 
Pieter J. Roelofse 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/21/2004 9:31:11 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/21/2004 9:31:11 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/21/2004 9:31:11 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/21/2004 9:31:11 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/21/2004 9:31:11 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I have had this camera for almost two years and I just love using it. I have all the accessories for it and its a joy to use. Its got so many great features, many of which I have not yet used, but it feels great, it functions great and the results I got back is fantastic.....
4/21/2004 9:31:11 PM
 
Charles Tribbey 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2004 10:45:38 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2004 10:45:38 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2004 10:45:38 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2004 10:45:38 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/20/2004 10:45:38 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Overall very pleased with this camera, if there were anything i would want out of it, would be better autofocus tracking like the EOS-3.
4/20/2004 10:45:38 PM
 
Thomas Jankowski 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2004 12:08:13 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2004 12:08:13 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2004 12:08:13 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2004 12:08:13 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/16/2004 12:08:13 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Love the quiet. Love the fast focus. Love the feel. They need to do something about its sensitivity to dampness. Great camera for the fair weather friend.
4/16/2004 12:08:13 AM
 
Amy Anderson 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 9:55:27 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 9:55:27 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 9:55:27 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 9:55:27 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 9:55:27 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love my camera, but am intimidated by it. That is why I am taking this course. I know that it can take phenomenal pictures. I love that I can use it in a fully auto mode, or manual mode.
4/12/2004 9:55:27 PM
 
Alan L. Borror
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/12/2004
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2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 12:03:35 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 12:03:35 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 12:03:35 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 12:03:35 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 12:03:35 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
no spot meter but good camera
4/12/2004 12:03:35 PM
 
Adrienne La Rosa 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 10:18:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 10:18:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 10:18:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 10:18:25 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/12/2004 10:18:25 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This camera is my work horse. Still trying to figure out all the bells and whistles, but does the job excellently!
4/12/2004 10:18:25 AM
 
GREG WALLS
BetterPhoto Member Since: 4/4/2004
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/10/2004 11:10:57 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/10/2004 11:10:57 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/10/2004 11:10:57 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/10/2004 11:10:57 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/10/2004 11:10:57 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I recently (4 months ago) stepped up from a Canon Rebel G which I've use for about 4 years. This camera has a great feel in my hands. The controls are very easy to access. Things like program shift and exposure compensation are easy to access with direct controls rather than through menus. I wish mirror lock-up was accessible through a direct control rather than menus, because I always have to get out the book to look up the menu number of this feature when I want it. It keeps me from using it as often as I should. I get a glare in the view finder which appears to be a reflection of my eye in the viewfinder. It is distracting, but does not affect my pictures. I really like this camera. It will be even better when I've used it enough for the controls to be intuitive.
4/10/2004 11:10:57 AM
 
Joyce H. Hudson 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 6:15:13 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 6:15:13 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 6:15:13 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 6:15:13 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/5/2004 6:15:13 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera!
4/5/2004 6:15:13 AM
 
Gaylen Bicking
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/16/2004
3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2004 8:40:32 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2004 8:40:32 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2004 8:40:32 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2004 8:40:32 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/3/2004 8:40:32 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
The canon AE-1 I no longer have, it was stolen but I took alot of nice photos with it, manual focus. I replaced it with the Elan 7 and also added the Canon 10D digital SLR as my two current cameras. The automatic focus is a nice feature since i'm from the "old school!" I really like the digital 10D, haven't used the Elan 7 for a long time.
4/3/2004 8:40:32 PM
 
Keana Clay
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/6/2004
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2004 3:05:20 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2004 3:05:20 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2004 3:05:20 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2004 3:05:20 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/2/2004 3:05:20 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
It took me a while to get used to it because it was my first SLR, but I love it! It's like my child. There are a lot of functions, but since I only use manual mode it's pretty easy. The pictures that I take are wonderful (when my exposure is correct and I don't move around took much - smile)!
4/2/2004 3:05:20 PM
 
Wayne Patenaude
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/31/2004
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 7:14:52 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 7:14:52 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 7:14:52 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 7:14:52 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/31/2004 7:14:52 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I just got it not to long ago, but so far GREAT!!!!!!
3/31/2004 7:14:52 AM
 
Shaun C. Merchant 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/24/2004 1:44:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/24/2004 1:44:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/24/2004 1:44:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/24/2004 1:44:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/24/2004 1:44:14 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera...just need to learn how to use functions.
3/24/2004 1:44:14 PM
 
David Little
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/22/2004
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 9:50:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 9:50:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 9:50:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 9:50:14 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/22/2004 9:50:14 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
no "true" spot meter, and I don't like the eye control focus (I turned it off). The wife loves and uses it. Full range of features and lots of bells and whistles. Price is coming down now due to digital sales. If you need a good prosumer level camera and already have canon lenses - Buy this one. I know EOS 3 prices are coming down as well - but I choose to stay with the Elan 7E. Since I mostly shoot the 10D, it was not worth the upgrade of my film cameras.
3/22/2004 9:50:14 PM
 
Tim Saunders
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/20/2004
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2004 2:42:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2004 2:42:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2004 2:42:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2004 2:42:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/20/2004 2:42:45 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Wanted a Camera to replace my Canon AL-1 in digital format. Limited budget. I am happy with it overall, the metering set up is the thing i am least happy with. It performs well in my opinion. ts
3/20/2004 2:42:45 PM
 
Vicki M. Foster 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2004 7:59:00 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2004 7:59:00 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2004 7:59:00 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2004 7:59:00 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2004 7:59:00 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
It is easy to use and great for beginners like myself. The auto features work well for most photos. I am still playing with the manual settings, but the camera help you out quite a bit.
3/11/2004 7:59:00 AM
 
Sandy Davis 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 6:17:44 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 6:17:44 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 6:17:44 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 6:17:44 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/10/2004 6:17:44 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I like Canon camera and the ability to interchange lenses with other Canon cameras that I already owned. I like the programability, lightweight, easy of use. I haven't found anything yet that I don't like about it. "What do I wish someone would have told me?", GO DIGITAL!!
3/10/2004 6:17:44 PM
 
Nancy T. Regan 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/6/2004 12:39:10 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/6/2004 12:39:10 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/6/2004 12:39:10 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/6/2004 12:39:10 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/6/2004 12:39:10 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Very easy to use and learn how to take pictures.
3/6/2004 12:39:10 PM
 
Faith A. Massey 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 8:53:23 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 8:53:23 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 8:53:23 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 8:53:23 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 8:53:23 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
The elan 7 is a wonderful camera. It works seemlessly with all my shoots whether its high paced weddings or in the studio with new born babies. I have never had a problem with it.
3/4/2004 8:53:23 PM
 
Katherine M. Sandahl 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 1:42:24 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 1:42:24 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 1:42:24 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 1:42:24 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/4/2004 1:42:24 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
This was the first Camera I bought and I enjoy using it.
3/4/2004 1:42:24 PM
 
Jennifer Lupton 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 3:01:20 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 3:01:20 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 3:01:20 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 3:01:20 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 3:01:20 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Beautiful film camera
3/3/2004 3:01:20 PM
 
Shari  5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 10:07:02 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 10:07:02 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 10:07:02 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 10:07:02 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 10:07:02 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great metering system and fast focusing. I think the Canon is one of the best brand of cameras out there. What kind of photography I would be shooting.
3/3/2004 10:07:02 AM
 
Linda Jones 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 5:12:21 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 5:12:21 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 5:12:21 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 5:12:21 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/3/2004 5:12:21 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
great camera. worth its money
3/3/2004 5:12:21 AM
 
Nicholas P. Cronin 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/28/2004 12:42:20 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/28/2004 12:42:20 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/28/2004 12:42:20 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/28/2004 12:42:20 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/28/2004 12:42:20 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great to use on travel
2/28/2004 12:42:20 AM
 
Mike Mueller 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 6:47:18 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 6:47:18 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 6:47:18 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 6:47:18 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 6:47:18 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This was my first autofocus camera quick and precise is easy to use. I chose the eye focus model, I understand that many photographers don't care for this but it has never failed me, I wish more models offered this option. Maybee not top of the line but a fine camera.
2/27/2004 6:47:18 PM
 
Joy Carlsen 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 1:37:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 1:37:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 1:37:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 1:37:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/27/2004 1:37:07 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Good camera, great for beginners and proffesionals, would like more lense options
2/27/2004 1:37:07 PM
 
Michael Croft 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/24/2004 9:47:05 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/24/2004 9:47:05 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/24/2004 9:47:05 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/24/2004 9:47:05 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/24/2004 9:47:05 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great Investment!
2/24/2004 9:47:05 AM
 
Charley Andrisano 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 10:59:59 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 10:59:59 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 10:59:59 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 10:59:59 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 10:59:59 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I remember a friend telling me about the photographic work he was involved in, and also showing me his work. I was very impressed. He had done promotional shootings, and model work. I was looking for a professional 35mm camera, and he was very high on Canon's, basically because of their accurate metering. I was using a Nikon N-60, at the time. All I can say is this camera is very versatile.
2/23/2004 10:59:59 AM
 
Fabrizio  4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 7:53:44 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 7:53:44 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 7:53:44 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 7:53:44 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 7:53:44 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Bought second hand for 250 Ä, I've upgraded from rebel.

The camera is simply beatuiful...by pure extetic point of view.

By a technical point of view here are my evaluations:
- Exposure (AE) 10/10;
- Autofocus (AF) 8/10; I would give a 10/10 but in low light conditions, performances are poor;
- Features 9/10; it only misses a good assisting AF beam and some professional options
- EasyToUse 9/10; I feel quite confortable with all the commands;
- Embedded Flash 7/10; not powerful enough, annoying strobe function
- robusteness/ergonomic 8/10;
- value for the price 10/10; it worths the money spent; I can reuse all my EOS lens!
- viewfinder 7/10; good display (wide and easy to read) but too dim; it can be a real problem in low light conditions, if you need to focus manually!

Concluding my review, I would suggest this camera to everyone looking for a advanced amateur camera, expecially for those, like me, that are saving for an upgrade to a semipro digital camera (EOS 10D?).

My suggestions:
1) by the camera
2) by a good flash unit with a patterned AF assist beam; it will help in taking good shots in dark environments.
3) by some good lenses

2/23/2004 7:53:44 AM
 
Deana Harrington 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 6:00:17 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 6:00:17 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 6:00:17 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 6:00:17 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 6:00:17 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I really like this camera. I had a Minolta 20 years ago and the camera shop suggested I buy this camera.
2/23/2004 6:00:17 AM
 
Deana Harrington 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 5:59:20 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 5:59:20 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 5:59:20 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 5:59:20 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/23/2004 5:59:20 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I really like this camera. I had a Minolta about 20 years ago and the Camera shop in my town suggested I try this Cannon. I have enjoyed the camera every day!
2/23/2004 5:59:20 AM
 
Dan Throckmorton 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/19/2004 7:19:01 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/19/2004 7:19:01 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/19/2004 7:19:01 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/19/2004 7:19:01 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/19/2004 7:19:01 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Canon quality need I say more!
2/19/2004 7:19:01 AM
 
James A. Zoglmann 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 7:01:36 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 7:01:36 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 7:01:36 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 7:01:36 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 7:01:36 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I've only had it for a short time.........but I love it!!!
2/17/2004 7:01:36 PM
 
Paula Collins 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 6:04:19 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 6:04:19 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 6:04:19 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 6:04:19 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/17/2004 6:04:19 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love this camera, especially the eye control feature, it is easy to use and is a very matter of fact camera. I've taken alot of great pictures with this camera and would recommend it to anyone who is interested in buying a new slr camera.
2/17/2004 6:04:19 AM
 
victor cavazos 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2004 1:44:06 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2004 1:44:06 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2004 1:44:06 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2004 1:44:06 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/16/2004 1:44:06 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great camera, solid feel, a definite improvement over rebel series. Everything you need to learn with and more. Highly recommend.
2/16/2004 1:44:06 PM
 
Melanie  Sharon Milnre-Mcgrath 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/14/2004 4:35:55 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/14/2004 4:35:55 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/14/2004 4:35:55 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/14/2004 4:35:55 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/14/2004 4:35:55 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
A whole new concept of photography has opened up for me. I am able to implement ideas with too much of a hassle. The support network is what encourage and stimulate these creative ideas, I wish I had known of Canon many years before and thankfully it is now and forever.
2/14/2004 4:35:55 PM
 
KELLY W. HUGHES 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2004 8:17:33 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2004 8:17:33 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2004 8:17:33 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2004 8:17:33 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2004 8:17:33 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
i love it, was nice to go from completely manual to automatic. love the features and the lenses. don't have much to compare it to, it's only the second camera i have used. would love to have lots of accessories to go with it, filters, etc.
2/10/2004 8:17:33 AM
 
Elaine Forrester 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2004 5:01:04 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2004 5:01:04 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2004 5:01:04 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2004 5:01:04 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/21/2004 5:01:04 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
With wide angle and IS telephoto lenses, I would not trade this one in for a very long time. Having both automatic and manual options with light body weight, there is more flexibility to work with. My film gets developed through www.ofoto.com which is a Kodak affiliate. I am very impressed with this camera.
1/21/2004 5:01:04 AM
 
Tyler j. Harris 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 11:14:34 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 11:14:34 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 11:14:34 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 11:14:34 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 11:14:34 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
just got it and still getting used of it.
1/17/2004 11:14:34 PM
 
Shirley Scott
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4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 3:59:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 3:59:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 3:59:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 3:59:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 3:59:57 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love working with my Canon EOS Elan7E because of the eye control auto focus feature. One improvement would be a better window view of what film is installed.
1/17/2004 3:59:57 PM
 
Amanda Anne Wolfe 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 8:34:15 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 8:34:15 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 8:34:15 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 8:34:15 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/17/2004 8:34:15 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
The Best!
1/17/2004 8:34:15 AM
 
Giuseppe Cimino 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2004 11:45:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2004 11:45:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2004 11:45:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2004 11:45:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2004 11:45:56 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
my latest purchase. still getting familiar with the many functions. very reliable and forgiving if using pre set modes. pretty user friendly in manual mode also. feels a little delicate and decent lenses are very expensive. above average among 35mm SLRs.
1/9/2004 11:45:56 PM
 
Moni Caron 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/8/2004 2:38:04 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/8/2004 2:38:04 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/8/2004 2:38:04 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/8/2004 2:38:04 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/8/2004 2:38:04 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love this camera!!!!
1/8/2004 2:38:04 PM
 
Carlos Arokium 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/7/2004 10:50:54 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/7/2004 10:50:54 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/7/2004 10:50:54 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/7/2004 10:50:54 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/7/2004 10:50:54 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Excellent camera
1/7/2004 10:50:54 AM
 
Eugene Bartle 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 10:25:56 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 10:25:56 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 10:25:56 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 10:25:56 PM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 10:25:56 PM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
When I purchased the Elan 7/e I was having trouble focusing with my old camera so I sought a auto focus. I have been pleased with the performance. The eye control is great, plus there are so many more features that were not on the older slr's. I'm learning to shot all over again.
1/3/2004 10:25:56 PM
 
Sandra Torguson 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:11:08 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:11:08 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:11:08 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:11:08 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:11:08 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Works for me! I'm able to shoot close ups of my quilts as well as soccer action pictures.
1/3/2004 2:11:08 PM
 
Sandra Torguson 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:07:54 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:07:54 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:07:54 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:07:54 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/3/2004 2:07:54 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Works for me! Can do close ups of quilts to soccer game action.
1/3/2004 2:07:54 PM
 
Lisa Bishop 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/2/2004 7:03:58 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/2/2004 7:03:58 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/2/2004 7:03:58 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/2/2004 7:03:58 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/2/2004 7:03:58 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love this camera.
1/2/2004 7:03:58 PM
 
Kenneth  L. Madry 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 10:12:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 10:12:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 10:12:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 10:12:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 10:12:56 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera! I Love the eyefocus feature for action shots. The flash is a little weak, but the 550EX makes up for this. I would recommend this cameea for the serious amateur. Good price!
12/31/2003 10:12:56 PM
 
George A. Crow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 3/26/2006
5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 1:11:58 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 1:11:58 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 1:11:58 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 1:11:58 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/31/2003 1:11:58 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
GOT THIS FOR MY OWN XMAS 2002 AND STILL A YEAR LATER MY WIFE CAN NOT KEEP HER HANDS OFF IT.I THINK NEXT YEAR I WIIL BUY HER A 10D SO I CAN HAVE MY ELAN 7 BACK. IT IS ONE GREAT CAMARA.
12/31/2003 1:11:58 PM
 
Gary L. Young 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 11:34:08 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 11:34:08 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 11:34:08 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 11:34:08 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/29/2003 11:34:08 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Ive been looking around quite a bit trying to determine which camera I liked best and in the end I chose the Elan 7E. I have several Canon lenses and it worked out perfectly.
12/29/2003 11:34:08 AM
 
Maria Rosario C. Capino 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2003 5:43:33 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2003 5:43:33 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2003 5:43:33 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2003 5:43:33 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/21/2003 5:43:33 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I have upgraded from a rebel, and I think the Elan is far better in terms of functions and controls. I am saving up for an EOS 10D!
12/21/2003 5:43:33 PM
 
Robert J. Drouillard 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/16/2003 8:37:19 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/16/2003 8:37:19 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/16/2003 8:37:19 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/16/2003 8:37:19 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/16/2003 8:37:19 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I really enjoy the fact it has features for the beginner as well as manual settins for the more advanced photographer.
12/16/2003 8:37:19 PM
 
Stephen P. Schlager 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/7/2003 4:10:52 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/7/2003 4:10:52 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/7/2003 4:10:52 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/7/2003 4:10:52 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 12/7/2003 4:10:52 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I really enjoy the Elan 7. I upgraded to it from a canon AE-1 Program a couple of years ago and have never looked back. I found it fun and easy to use.
12/7/2003 4:10:52 AM
 
Bent G. Nordeng 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2003 10:33:04 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2003 10:33:04 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2003 10:33:04 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2003 10:33:04 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/26/2003 10:33:04 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The best camera you possibly can buy in this range compared to the rivals in the market.
Even include a mirror lockup, and the front and top are made in metal.
I have been using many Canon bodies over the past 9 years, and this undubtly come as nbr. 1.
If you look to buy a 35mm body and can`t efford or more correctly need the build sturdines and weatherprotect of pro`s like EOS 1V, no need to look any further.
11/26/2003 10:33:04 AM
 
Phill R. Yendt 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/20/2003 1:56:27 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/20/2003 1:56:27 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/20/2003 1:56:27 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/20/2003 1:56:27 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/20/2003 1:56:27 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This is the first and last camera I will use!
11/20/2003 1:56:27 PM
 
Thomas L. Russell 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/16/2003 11:36:22 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/16/2003 11:36:22 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/16/2003 11:36:22 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/16/2003 11:36:22 AM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/16/2003 11:36:22 AM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Just recently purchased the camera. Still becoming adjusted to it. This is the first auto focuse slr I have owned. Picture quality is good.
11/16/2003 11:36:22 AM
 
Charles A. Zimmerman 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2003 3:08:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2003 3:08:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2003 3:08:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2003 3:08:07 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/14/2003 3:08:07 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Very easy to use. A lot of fun to shoot with.
11/14/2003 3:08:07 PM
 
Patrick J. Whalen 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/8/2003 10:27:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/8/2003 10:27:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/8/2003 10:27:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/8/2003 10:27:14 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/8/2003 10:27:14 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
This is the best camera I have ever owned.The feature I like the best is the 7 point eye control auto focus. (My eyes don,t focus like they used to.) Now I can concentrate on lighting,composition,exposure. Once I learned the contols, I very rarily use any of the auto settings. I like the total control I have over exposure.The control functions are easy to set and use such as image stabilization,mirror lock up and the self timer. All of these have greatly increased the number of (KEEPER) photos I now have in my files. Since I started using this camera, the number of awards from my local camera club has also increased. I like the way the camera feels in my hands and the ease of operation. Final thought (AWESOME CAMERA)
11/8/2003 10:27:14 PM
 
Craig L. Van Wieren 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/7/2003 6:55:32 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/7/2003 6:55:32 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/7/2003 6:55:32 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/7/2003 6:55:32 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 11/7/2003 6:55:32 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
great!
11/7/2003 6:55:32 PM
 
Lori A. Nevers
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/16/2003
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4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2003 5:31:49 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2003 5:31:49 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2003 5:31:49 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2003 5:31:49 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/31/2003 5:31:49 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Really love this Canon EOS Elan 7. It is my second SLR. This camera is very user friendly and makes taking photo's fun. Great camera with a great price!
10/31/2003 5:31:49 AM
 
Veronika Rejzkova 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 12:11:31 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 12:11:31 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 12:11:31 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 12:11:31 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 12:11:31 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
So far, I think this is the best camera for me. It has a lots of features that help me to make great pictures. I've especially found useful that it can be set up both manual and automatic, which is very helpful. I think it is a good camera for a good price.
10/29/2003 12:11:31 PM
 
Brian J. Crow
BetterPhoto Member Since: 10/28/2003
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 10:28:48 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 10:28:48 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 10:28:48 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 10:28:48 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/29/2003 10:28:48 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I love this camera the only thing It needs is a flash sinc of 1/250 and a pc connection. I love the balance or the camera. Although it is heavier than my Rebel I can't help but take it along when I go hiking
10/29/2003 10:28:48 AM
 
April N. DeCorte 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/28/2003 7:13:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/28/2003 7:13:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/28/2003 7:13:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/28/2003 7:13:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/28/2003 7:13:57 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love my camera!!!!!
10/28/2003 7:13:57 PM
 
Alvaro T. Hunt 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/25/2003 9:45:47 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/25/2003 9:45:47 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/25/2003 9:45:47 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/25/2003 9:45:47 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/25/2003 9:45:47 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
good sturdy camera for field work-good camera that compares fairly well with the new digital rebel-used primarily with 19-35 and 35-165 IS lens that is an exeellent lens for situations where tripod is not feasible
10/25/2003 9:45:47 AM
 
Melva J. Ball 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2003 11:52:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2003 11:52:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2003 11:52:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2003 11:52:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/18/2003 11:52:22 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Both cameras are easy to use yet they have a lot of options-automatic and manual,seven focus pointsand different modes of shooting.
10/18/2003 11:52:22 PM
 
Michelle R. Mousai 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:26:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:26:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:26:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:26:57 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:26:57 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Love the pictures and the clarity. Do not know all of its potential. My husband bought it for me as a Christmas present and I would love to learn how to use every part of it.
10/16/2003 10:26:57 PM
 
Michelle R. Mousai 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:25:33 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:25:33 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:25:33 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:25:33 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/16/2003 10:25:33 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Love the pictures and the clarity. Do not know all of its potential. My husband bought it for me as a Christmas present and I would love to learn how to use every part of it.
10/16/2003 10:25:33 PM
 
Amy Stormant 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 10:33:08 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 10:33:08 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 10:33:08 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 10:33:08 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 10:33:08 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love this camera. It is my first SLR and has been easy to use and learn on and I have gotten some great (in my opinion) shots!
10/14/2003 10:33:08 AM
 
Lisa Belcher 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:58:18 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:58:18 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:58:18 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:58:18 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/14/2003 5:58:18 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
All around wonderful camera. Very easy to use. Lots of creative control. Limitatons on cropping final prints.
10/14/2003 5:58:18 AM
 
Tanya Langford 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2003 9:10:58 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2003 9:10:58 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2003 9:10:58 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2003 9:10:58 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/10/2003 9:10:58 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I have absolutely no complaints about this camera. It has really been a purchase for me.
10/10/2003 9:10:58 PM
 
Samuel K. Sondrup 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 3:22:26 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 3:22:26 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 3:22:26 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 3:22:26 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 3:22:26 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
This is my first SLR camera and I have had a great time learning to use its features. Very easy to understand, Practically bomb proof, and plenty of lens options.
10/8/2003 3:22:26 PM
 
Catherine Detchessahar 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 12:53:51 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 12:53:51 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 12:53:51 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 12:53:51 PM 3.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/8/2003 12:53:51 PM
Rating: 3.5 out of 5
Great addition to my collection which includes a vintage Rolleiflex and a Pentax K-1000. This, aside from using a Nikon Coolpix 990 at work, is my first automatic camera. I wanted something that gave me additional tools and includes new technology
10/8/2003 12:53:51 PM
 
Barbara A. Kite 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/1/2003 2:43:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/1/2003 2:43:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/1/2003 2:43:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/1/2003 2:43:22 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 10/1/2003 2:43:22 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love the Canon EOS Elan 7 E. it takes great and clear picture.
10/1/2003 2:43:22 PM
 
Gokhan Cukurova 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2003 10:42:19 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2003 10:42:19 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2003 10:42:19 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2003 10:42:19 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/29/2003 10:42:19 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I think it`s best buy unless you are not making your living out of it.When I pay more bills with the money I make out of my Elan 7 of course I`ll go with EOS 3 or EOS 1V.
9/29/2003 10:42:19 PM
 
Richard Coy 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2003 3:54:41 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2003 3:54:41 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2003 3:54:41 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2003 3:54:41 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/21/2003 3:54:41 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
was a great buy and excellent pictures
9/21/2003 3:54:41 PM
 
Chris London 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 5:41:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 5:41:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 5:41:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 5:41:45 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 5:41:45 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Enjoy the build quality, silent shutter, fast fps, DOF preview and many other pro features, and the overall ergonomics (with the battery pack!). Dislike the small/dark viewing screen, no true spot meter. They should have dropped the 'icon modes' and put the money into a true spot meter and larger viewing area.
9/17/2003 5:41:45 PM
 
Peggy D. Odegard-Coleman 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 3:32:00 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 3:32:00 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 3:32:00 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 3:32:00 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/17/2003 3:32:00 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Appreciate the focusing points, my favorite camera overall, easy to handle
9/17/2003 3:32:00 AM
 
Barbara A. Kite 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 7:37:36 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 7:37:36 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 7:37:36 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 7:37:36 AM 2.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/7/2003 7:37:36 AM
Rating: 2.5 out of 5
I don't no that much about this camera yet, haven't had it long. If it is as good as my Canon AE_1 program camera it will be a good camera
9/7/2003 7:37:36 AM
 
Leanne Lopez 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/4/2003 7:37:07 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/4/2003 7:37:07 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/4/2003 7:37:07 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/4/2003 7:37:07 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/4/2003 7:37:07 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love this camera, it is very easy to use with its pre set mode settings, even an amature like me can take some really nice photos.
9/4/2003 7:37:07 PM
 
John Speigle 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:05:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:05:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:05:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:05:57 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:05:57 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I wish it had a PC out so I would not have to use a shoe adapt. Other than that it is a really good camera.
8/29/2003 10:05:57 PM
 
Craig David Thomas 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:49:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:49:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:49:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:49:30 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/29/2003 10:49:30 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
As a very green photographer, this was a dynamic find for me. Simplicity when needed, and options for greater experimentation as I progress.highly reccomended
8/29/2003 10:49:30 AM
 
John Cummings 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/25/2003 4:14:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/25/2003 4:14:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/25/2003 4:14:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/25/2003 4:14:09 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/25/2003 4:14:09 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Love this for what I do.... See my web site...
8/25/2003 4:14:09 PM
 
Ed Gauci 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2003 11:37:28 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2003 11:37:28 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2003 11:37:28 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2003 11:37:28 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/16/2003 11:37:28 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
This is an excellent camera for an enthusiastic amateur like me. It's relatively small, quiet, not too expensive, well built. It has many modes including fully automatic, fully manual, and modes in between. Although I can't speak for professional photographers, I can see the Elan 7E as a good pro camera for indoor events. Its quiet (for an SLR) operation would make it very attractive for weddings.
8/16/2003 11:37:28 PM
 
R .Barry Neil
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/9/2003
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2003 9:46:29 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2003 9:46:29 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2003 9:46:29 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2003 9:46:29 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/15/2003 9:46:29 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera and very easy to use
8/15/2003 9:46:29 PM
 
Jessica McCollam
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/30/2003
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/30/2003 4:03:37 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/30/2003 4:03:37 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/30/2003 4:03:37 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/30/2003 4:03:37 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/30/2003 4:03:37 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
its really a great camera! works very well. much better upgrade from the canon rebel g.
7/30/2003 4:03:37 PM
 
Shellie Raney
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/28/2003
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2003 9:33:05 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2003 9:33:05 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2003 9:33:05 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2003 9:33:05 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/28/2003 9:33:05 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
New Upgrade from my Nikon N65, I have found the ultimate camera here.
7/28/2003 9:33:05 PM
 
Craig A. Rose 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2003 7:07:12 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2003 7:07:12 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2003 7:07:12 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2003 7:07:12 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/23/2003 7:07:12 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
A very good camera to be sure. Features that I think are outstanding include the weight (quite light - even with optional battery pack) and the astonishingly quiet film rewind! I highly recommend this body for amateur use, or as a pro back-up.
7/23/2003 7:07:12 PM
 
Jaxon White 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 8:25:51 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 8:25:51 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 8:25:51 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 8:25:51 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 8:25:51 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I love this camera, its easy to use, it shoots quickly and accurately.
7/16/2003 8:25:51 AM
 
Angela Majerus 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 5:56:50 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 5:56:50 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 5:56:50 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 5:56:50 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/16/2003 5:56:50 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I love my camera...it is user friendly for a beginner like myself, but has much growth potential as I learn more!
7/16/2003 5:56:50 AM
 
Eddie Abdo 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2003 4:13:04 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2003 4:13:04 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2003 4:13:04 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2003 4:13:04 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/14/2003 4:13:04 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Great camera. Easy to use. Greate auto and manual controls.
7/14/2003 4:13:04 PM
 
John D. Jones
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4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2003 5:42:29 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2003 5:42:29 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2003 5:42:29 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2003 5:42:29 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/7/2003 5:42:29 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I'm very pleased with the camera. It is relatively easy to use. The on-board meter is generally accurate, although I use an external spot meter for BW. Canon lenses are quite good as well.
7/7/2003 5:42:29 AM
 
Mary Jo Kearns 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2003 1:55:27 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2003 1:55:27 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2003 1:55:27 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2003 1:55:27 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/6/2003 1:55:27 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
I just purchased this camera still learning everything, so I really can't say. So far I am quit happy with it and I am looking forward to learning all the new features I have to play with.
7/6/2003 1:55:27 PM
 
Vicki Scharp 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 2:49:04 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 2:49:04 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 2:49:04 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 2:49:04 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 2:49:04 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I just bought the Canon Elan 7E 2 days ago and have not used it yet.
7/2/2003 2:49:04 PM
 
Chris Carpenter 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 9:10:50 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 9:10:50 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 9:10:50 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 9:10:50 AM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/2/2003 9:10:50 AM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Good mid/entry level body with loths of pro features, but not as high performance as pro body. Lack of IR focus assist beam is my biggest gripe, and AF sensors should be on rule-of-thirds intersections, but Canon hasn't figured that out yet. Eye control is handy, but calibrate under as many conditions as possible.
7/2/2003 9:10:50 AM
 
Mat  R. Jones 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 6:13:35 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 6:13:35 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 6:13:35 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 6:13:35 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 6:13:35 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I love this camera its perfect for all my needs
7/1/2003 6:13:35 PM
 
Ginni Holland 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 4:45:28 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 4:45:28 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 4:45:28 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 4:45:28 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 7/1/2003 4:45:28 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great camera, I have had it for 2 years, it is very user friendly.
7/1/2003 4:45:28 PM
 
Chris London 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 5:59:58 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 5:59:58 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 5:59:58 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 5:59:58 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/24/2003 5:59:58 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera with most of the required features all but the most reckless photographer could want but with a few issues.
GOOD
(1) QUIET!!!
(2) Fast film advance (4 fps)
(3) Good metering
(4) Good, fast AF when there is lots of light
(5) Sturdy build for an amateur body
(6) Mirror lockup
(7) DOF preview

BAD
(1) Needs a true spot meter. This would be a much better place to put R & D money than for those 'idiot modes' on the dial
(2) The AF is really weak in low light (although my speedlight helps with this, that silly flash assist is a pain and one of the first things I turned off),
(3) The viewfinder is too small and too dim. It also tends to flare from reflected light if not covered in sunlight (I think it is plastic instead of coated glass)

Other than that, everything else is high-end features at amateur costs. No water proofing, but the price reflects this. 1 of these cameras, a spotmeter and a decent lens for the price of an EOS 3 body... I like that deal.

6/24/2003 5:59:58 PM
 
Rocky E.  4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/19/2003 4:20:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/19/2003 4:20:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/19/2003 4:20:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/19/2003 4:20:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/19/2003 4:20:56 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Great camera. Easy to use, not much of a learning curve, lots of features, and you don't have to mortgage your house to buy one. Save the money for the lens. This camera will suit anyone from a beginner to most professionals (as a backup) The only things missing are a PC hook up and true spot metering, the latter being more useful to me and my style of photography. Get one! Go out and play. Have fun! If it's not fun....QUIT. It's not worth it anymore.
6/19/2003 4:20:56 PM
 
Janelle Barry
BetterPhoto Member Since: 2/11/2001
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 5:50:34 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 5:50:34 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 5:50:34 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 5:50:34 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 5:50:34 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Generally does a super job. I needed an interim camera between my old EOS 630 and my next camera, a digital SLR (probably 10D at this point), which I couldn't afford. I love the fact I can use all of my lenses for any of the Canons, even the digital. Purchased a Canon 28-135 IS lens at the same time as the Elan, which is a really wonderful lens. Very satisfied with my camera. Researched it extensively before purchasing, which I suggest anyone do with any cameras they are looking at.
6/17/2003 5:50:34 PM
 
Darren Alexander
BetterPhoto Member Since: 1/27/2002
4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 12:41:46 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 12:41:46 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 12:41:46 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 12:41:46 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 12:41:46 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Awesome 35mm camera!
6/17/2003 12:41:46 PM
 
Sharon E. Lowe
BetterPhoto Member Since: 8/7/2002
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4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:01:38 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:01:38 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:01:38 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:01:38 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/17/2003 7:01:38 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Great camera!! Only thing I wish it had, just because I do so much night photography with long exposures, is a timer in the remote used for bulb exposures. But, it is very easy to use and the autofocus works really well!
6/17/2003 7:01:38 AM
 
Kris Lingle
BetterPhoto Member Since: 9/10/2001
4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/16/2003 8:09:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/16/2003 8:09:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/16/2003 8:09:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/16/2003 8:09:56 PM 4 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/16/2003 8:09:56 PM
Rating: 4 out of 5
Just learning but love it so far
6/16/2003 8:09:56 PM
 
Jeff Bond 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/11/2003 7:36:15 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/11/2003 7:36:15 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/11/2003 7:36:15 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/11/2003 7:36:15 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 6/11/2003 7:36:15 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This is my second Canon EOS body. Being somewhat of a serious amateur, I like the weight/feel of the body and the ease of use of the features. When I got it, I bought the Cannon 28-105 USM to go with it.
6/11/2003 7:36:15 AM
 
Jeanmarie Tenuto 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/8/2003 4:13:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/8/2003 4:13:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/8/2003 4:13:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/8/2003 4:13:15 PM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4/8/2003 4:13:15 PM
Rating: 5 out of 5
Over 20 years ago, when I was just starting out, my Dad gave me a Canon AE-1P. I was amazed and stupified at how much I loved this sport! After going through my AE-1s (2 to be exact) I finally started to get serious. Then two years ago I bought the Elan 7E. I have never been one to read the entire booklet...so it makes everything interesting! But this camera is fantastic and I keep adding lenses, trying out different films and sites...a workhorse with a profesional attitude...like me! This is the buy of the century.
Jeanmarie
4/8/2003 4:13:15 PM
 
John Speigle 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2003 10:43:02 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2003 10:43:02 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2003 10:43:02 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2003 10:43:02 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 3/11/2003 10:43:02 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
The Canon Elan 7 is a great camera, it has a great feel to it as well as being a tough and rugged camera.
A great camera for the beginner as well as the advanced photographer. I give it two thumbs up!
3/11/2003 10:43:02 PM
 
Dan S 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2003 5:51:41 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2003 5:51:41 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2003 5:51:41 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2003 5:51:41 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 2/10/2003 5:51:41 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This is my 3rd EOS camera. I like the feel of the Elan 7e, and the price is right for the features. Great picture quality is what this camera is all about. It is very quiet, great for wildlife photos or in a church, courtroom. Anywhere where the traditional motor drive of a camera is a disruption. I like the eye control, with the exception when in a less light situation. All in all - Great Camera!!!
2/10/2003 5:51:41 AM
 
Marco Acerbi 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2003 12:15:52 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2003 12:15:52 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2003 12:15:52 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2003 12:15:52 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 1/9/2003 12:15:52 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I just purchased a Cannon Elan 7 for a Christmas present to myself. Many hours of research was put into the selection of my first camera and after my first few rolls were developed, I was reassured that I made the right purchase.
1/9/2003 12:15:52 AM
 
Ulf   1.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/18/2002 1:29:50 AM 1.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/18/2002 1:29:50 AM 1.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/18/2002 1:29:50 AM 1.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/18/2002 1:29:50 AM 1.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/18/2002 1:29:50 AM
Rating: 1.5 out of 5
I previously owned an Old Canon A-1. I bought an Eos30, and was failry disappointed. The build quality was not the best, and you can pop the back off at any time. And mine also blew up in the rain. Not a lot of rain, wee bit. But it fizzed and went puff. I just bought an Eos3 with the insurance, and that feel much more sturdily built.
9/18/2002 1:29:50 AM
 
Merv D. Petralba 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/12/2002 10:54:07 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/12/2002 10:54:07 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/12/2002 10:54:07 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/12/2002 10:54:07 AM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 9/12/2002 10:54:07 AM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Well worth the price. Just surprised it didn't cost very much for the features. I did my homework and this is one of the best that money can buy! I use Image Stabilizer USM and USM "L" lenses along with the 550ex Flash which sync at any shutter speed. Incredible! I use this for professional portrait, wedding, and sport pictures. My other fellow photographers use EOS 3's, EOS Ae, and EOS 1V's. The EOS 7E can keep up with the best for the lower price. Why pay more? Go figure? DOn't forget the add on battery pack!
9/12/2002 10:54:07 AM
 
G Sudhakar 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2002 12:26:43 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2002 12:26:43 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2002 12:26:43 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2002 12:26:43 AM 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/21/2002 12:26:43 AM
Rating: 5 out of 5
I Think I have made a absolute right choice. I keep doing a lot of Nature & wildlife photography, & Elan 7E is a very good company for me with a 75-300 & 28-105 canon USM lens. This is my second EOS camera. I started my photography with EOS500 & now with ELAN7E I get am very much happy with the output.
8/21/2002 12:26:43 AM
 
Branson  Weatherman 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/19/2002 5:13:35 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/19/2002 5:13:35 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/19/2002 5:13:35 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/19/2002 5:13:35 PM 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 8/19/2002 5:13:35 PM
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
I'm constantly amazed at the quality of pictures from my Canon Elan7. Together with a 28/80 tamron, 75-300 tele/macro tamron, and just purchased 20/40mm aspherical tamron, I can get any shot I want. Also added a 2x for extra distance shots. By all means a great piece of work!
8/19/2002 5:13:35 PM
 
Phyllis  K. Hendry 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras
Rating: 5 out of 5
I have the Elan7E. The only difference being this one has eye control focus. So far I love this camera. I shoot alot of sports pictures and it is great. I have a Canon USM lens and together these are very quiet. I researched my choice for a new camera well and I feel I made a great choice.
 
Mark Oxley
BetterPhoto Member Since: 7/22/2001
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Rating: 4.5 out of 5
This is my 4th EOS Camera, previously I have owned the 600, 1000FN, and EOS 5. This Camera is amazingly good, it feels just right, espesialy with the BP-300 fitted. The 35 zone evaluative metering is very acurate, shame there isn't a true spot meter though!! Apart from that I would say that I some respects this camera is as good, if not better, than the EOS 3 which costs twice as much. Another welcome addition is a true mirror lock up, albeit as a custom function. The build quality while not as good as the EOS 1n and EOS 3 is suprisingly good, the top plate and front are metal, but the back is the usual Canon plastic. I had my doubts over the eye control focusing after using it on the EOS 5, but on this baby it really works well. Together with my 28-105 USM, the 100-400 IS L USM, and the 550 EX flash gun, I have a system that really rocks!!
 
Johan Du Buson 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras 4.5 out of 5 BetterPhoto Cameras
Rating: 4.5 out of 5
Excelent build quality! The only two minor issues are the lack of spot metering and the lack of a PC socket (for studio work). Apart from that this camara is a dream, especially with the eye-controlled focus. I am extremely happy! I have the 28-200mm Tamron and Canon 75-300mm USM lenses, various flashes and Elinchrom studio setup.
 

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