Canon 7D Amazon Shipping Saga

After some drama two years ago ordering a Canon 40D from Amazon, my Canon 7D order also provided a bit of excitement. Canon announced the 7D DSLR on August 31st, 2009. I happen to see the order page go live on Amazon; probably within an hour, so figured, what the heck (plus the wife was sleeping) ... so lets place an order! ;-)

Pre-production reviews start tricking out and everyone says this is a pretty rocking camera. So even though this is some big bucks, maybe I can justify it to my wife as an early Christmas, Birthday, and everything else present. I think I was one of the first people to get the Canon 7D from Amazon - hitting reload on the Status Page about a bazillion times may have helped! ;-)

Typical Amazon Cardboard shipping Box with the Canon 7D inside

canon 7d amazon cardboard box

canon 7d amazon box

Contents: 7D, Charger, Battery, Strap, USB Cable, Video Cable, Software, Manuals

canon 7d amazon contents wrapped

canon 7d amazon contents unwrapped

The Bad Boy Itself - Oh Yeah!

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Canon 7D Amazon Order Process via screenshots

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canon 7d amazon ship process

And here's UPS delivering it via the Halloween Decorations Webcam

canon 7d ups amazon

And in case you are wondering, I usually do Super-Saver Shipping ... but made an exception here to get it via one-day.

Back to more camera stuff and some analysis of the Canon 7D.