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7D ‘Discontinued’ At Amazon, Refurbs Available For $719, Stock Starting To Fade…

By Anthony Thurston on July 27th 2014

As anticipation rises for the announcement and release of the 7D replacement – expected sometime in late August or early September – it may interest you to know that many retailers are starting to sell out and discontinue the legendary 7D.

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The most recent on that list is Amazon, who recently marked the 7D as ‘discontinued” and no longer stocks the camera at all, though you can still find the 7D through other sellers on Amazon – just none from Amazon itself.

[REWIND: MY CANON 7D MK II WISHLIST, WHAT’S ON YOURS?]

If you are still interested, you can still get in on the great deals going on over at B&H. The 7D Body Only is still just $999 brand new, or you could also get your hands on one of the remaining 7D kits as well for $1,099 or $1,299.

But if you are looking for a truly mouth watering deal, and you don’t mind refurbished bodies, then Canon itself may be the best place for you to get your hands on some of the remaining 7D stock. According to a tip I received this morning, the Canon store currently has 7D refurb bodies available for just $719.

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Rafael Steffen

    I can´t wait to see what Nikon will release to battle with the new 7D mark II. I hope they can get the shutter speed close to 10 frames per second like de D4.

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    • Dave Lyons

      You do realize that Canons faster speeds are more than likely due to the fact that their low IQ is probably a lot faster to store in buffer and write to disk because it has less info to store and write. When you think of how this technically works it makes you more fully appreciate the d8*0 speeds, people bitch that its not fast enough but say compared to a 5d it’s probably writing 3x the amount of data per image.

      Nikons camera don’t need to worry much about what canon does because canon is stuck in catch up mode, what nikon needs to worry about is marketing and perception. Everyone buys canons thinking they’re so great when technically they’re pretty terrible.

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    • Matthew Saville

      Simply not capable of being true, Dave, unfortunately. Nikon’s image files are considerably smaller than Canon’s, when using 12-bit lossy compression, and those files still have way more DR than any Canon files.

      Simply put, FPS has nothing to do with the more subtle aspects of IQ, and everything to do with sheer megapixels.

      That, plus mechanical limitations, which the Sony A6000 proves. As a mirrorless camera it offers a staggering 11 FPS which is much more than any other 24 MP DSLR offers. The Pentax K-3 comes close, with the (practically) same 24 MP sensor, and so does the Nikon D7100, but then for example the D5300 and 3300 fall far short. So, it’s all about mechanics I guess… Either way, they’d put a “flagship” shutter / mirror box into both a 7D mk2 and a D400. You’d get 8 FPS one way or another, maybe 9-10 if you’re lucky. (Although honestly, after 8 FPS who’s really counting except the very, very picky sports pros?)

      =Matt=

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  2. Jared Stewart

    It’s getting much more difficult to put off ordering one of these for a backup camera…

    MUST RESIST!!!!

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  3. MARTIN MIANO

    What a great camera that was

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  4. Herm Tjioe

    Internet hyperbole is Internet

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  5. Ian Moss

    And you can still buy the D90 new from nikon, introduced in 2008. Who knew?

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  6. Ian Moss

    Nikon D300s 2009- present.

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  7. Rambo Estrada

    Sorry I was talking digital cameras.

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  8. Ian Moss

    Leica M5 – 1971-1984

    Leica M6 – 1984 – 1999

    And the list goes on.

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  9. Ian Moss

    What do they say about a little learning!

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  10. Ian Moss

    Lets try the Nikon F5 – 1996 – 2004.

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  11. Ian Moss

    Oops – that should have been the F4

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  12. Ian Moss

    Or Nikon F$ 1988 – 1996

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  13. Ian Moss

    Really Rambo? Nikon F3 – 1980-1988

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  14. Ian Moss

    Ah – I forgot – on the internet hyperbole is the new subtle.

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  15. Ian Moss

    Wow – missed something there. I didn’t realise the 7D was legendary.

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    • Rambo Estrada

      Well I don’t know of any other camera model that has been in production for 5 years?

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    • Herm Tjioe

      Yes it is legendary. It introduced the video mode thru DSLR, was often used for digital moviemaking. Something those other cameras you listed didn’t do. The 7D and the 5D opened up the whole wide world of independent moviemakers that is ubiquitous today. Nikon ? not so much. Leica ? hmmm, jury still out.

      Hardly a hyperbole.

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    • Mike Roux

      It’s about time, feel sorry for all the suckers that bought the 7D. As a Canon shooter I was never impressed by the 7D, it was there for those that couldn’t afford the 5D. Not to mention the video of the 7D sucked.

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    • Jacob Jexmark

      Hello, my name is Mike Roux and I am an elitist douche with a flawed perception of reality.

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    • Herm Tjioe

      LOL !!!! Indeed a Canon shooter

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    • Dave Lyons

      herm..
      ” It introduced the video mode thru DSLR”
      “Nikon ? not so much”

      Please correct me and the rest of the world if we are all wrong but it was the Nikon D90 that first brought video to a dslr.
      “The D90 was the first DSLR with video recording capabilities.”
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Nikon_D90

      So i guess that makes the D90 legendary… the 7d ? not so much…

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    • Tyler Friesen

      The video on the D90 sucked compared to the 7D though. Have you ever tried working with both files side by side? there is a huge difference. The D90 is still a great stills camera to this day though.

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    • Dave Lyons

      Tyler…
      Whether or not the video sucked on the D90 is irrelevant to that guys statement of ” It introduced the video mode thru DSLR”, the fact is his statement was 100% wrong. The 7D video sucks as well and I’ll let the D90 slide on quality since it was the first one.. again that guy takes a swipe at Nikon like they did nothing when in fact they brought it to market(typical canon blinders! I’m sure his canons have class leading IQ & DR as well lol). Personally I wish they hadn’t and video recording was left to video recorders, regardless the point was the guy didn’t know what he was spewing.

      No I haven’t worked with 7D files nor will I ever… unless canon suddenly comes out with a sensor that shoots god-like images out its arse they won’t even be in my “would buy or use” conversations.

      I agree on D90’s stills, i look at my old files from my old D90 and they were marvelous, i put them next to my old canon and the canons… not so much ;)~

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    • Matthew Saville

      @Mike Roux, …Not sure what type of photography you’re into, but I’d guess that it involves the typical assertions that a camera is worthless unless it can offer absurdly shallow DOF and insanely high ISO’s? Because otherwise, the 7D beat the pants off both the 5D and the 5D mk2. I basically wasn’t until the 5D mk3 that Canon had a true full-frame equivalent to the 7D, and even then it came at nearly $2K more.

      Feel sorry for 7D owners? Nope. Only the select few that absolutely MUST have full-frame, which is a category many people think they belong to but actually don’t of course… ;-)

      =Matt=

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    • Herm Tjioe

      Dave, what Nikon did was to half assed put out video without any semblance of coherence of fieldwork function. It was Canon’s idea to push the video function to a reasonably good performance. It still performs well under different circumstances. I’ve shot various cams, and I still think it kicks Nikon’s arse with models put out after the 7D.

      Nikon just know it dropped the ball for those important years, that it hasn’t recovered from.

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    • Herm Tjioe

      Video sucking does kind of take the luster of being legendary, I suppose

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