Check this out: DXO 7D vs. D5000 I do see one error - it says the 7D shoots 3fps. That's clearly inaccurate. But does that mean the DXO test results are screwed up (they've made some dingy mistakes in the past)? It just BARELY out performs the 50D except in ISO where it does notably better. But the D5000 trumps the 7D in high ISO according to this. Interesting. If it's accurate, it's not very impressive.