This is one seriously good piece of kit. With its full frame 21mp sensor the quality of the image is sensational and because of its characteristics noise is well controlled if the iso settings are ramped up to compensate for low light. The features that it possesses are all that the serious amateur or professional requires and for them this is the one to have at this level. Agreed, it does lack some of the features of the recently released and slightly cheaper 7D - less AF points and slightly slower too, lower speed burst mode and the more versatile video options found on the newer model. However, the 7D sensor is the smaller APS size and as such does not compete with the full frame item on the 5D II. Thats not to say that the 7D is a poor camera, it certainly isn't, it's very good but for me the 5D II goes the extra mile in the quality stakes. Sports photographers might disagree as it is undeniable that the 7D's autofocus and burst shooting modes are quicker but for all round quality, both in build and results, I'll stick with the 5D ii thanks! In a word - fabbydoozie!
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