Canon EOS 7D RAW File Tests

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How to get the best out of Canon EOS 7D RAW Files

The Canon EOS 7D is one of the best cameras Canon’s has made in the last few years.  Although initial test results with Canon’s own DPP were good, along came Adobe Lightroom 3 and the results got much, much better.

The Canon EOS 7D has so much resolution, and bettter per pixel clarity than any other APS-C DSLR I’ve used, that most RAW processing packages will give excellent results up to about 400 ISO, but at high ISOs, once again Adobe Lightroom or Photoshop are what you need to get the best out of the camera.

Canon’s own free Digital Photo Professional (DPP) comes a close second if you shoot at low ISOs, but at 800 ISO and above, even DPP isn’t nearly as good as Lightroom 3 / Photoshop CS5.



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