The Canon EOS 7D is a new series that sits between the 50D and the 5D Mark II. It features 18MP resolution using an APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9mm) CMOS sensor with an ISO range of 100-6400 (expandable to ISO 12,800), and claims that its enhanced, low-noise high-sensitivity optimization makes shooting in situations previously possible only with flash as simple as point and shoot.
Unheard of in a camera in this category, the EOS 7D features a blazing continuous shooting of 8fps, allowing capture of up to 126 Large/JPEGs with a UDMA CF card and 15 RAW. This makes the EOS 7D a perfect action shooting digital SLR camera.
The EOS 7D also features Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) or 25p frames per second, for up to 4GB per clip. The photographer can, of course, take full advantage of interchangeable lenses available for the EOS 7D. A dedicated Live View/Movie Recording lever with a start/stop button make sit convenient to start capturing video fast.
The extra large 3.0-in. LCD has 920,000 dots resolution offers 100% frame coverage at 1.0x magnification. A newly-designed transparent LCD display enables a number of viewfinder displays to be overlaid, adjusted and hidden at the touch of a button. Display options include: grid, spot metering, AF points display, hide all, zone AF, spot (single-point) AF, AF point expansion and Dual Axis Electronic Level display. The new Dual Axis Electronic Level aids in achieving perfectly level shots, displaying both roll and pitch in 1° increments, either in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
The most advanced feature is the faster, more accurate AF with 19 AF sensors, which are all high-precision cross-type sensors, any of which can be selected automatically or manually. A new Intelligent Macro focusing tracks the object or the camera's movement when shooting close-up, to ensure focus is never lost.
A new iFCL Metering has 63-zone dual-layer metering system that uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting.
The EOS 7D chassis is built of lightweight and rigid magnesium, and the camera's seals are built to resist water and dust.
The Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera should easily become the new favorite of serious photographers by providing
advanced pro features,
fast, responsive controls, and exceptional image
quality in a compact, lightweight
and rugged body. It is compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with EOS System accessories.
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Approx. 19.0 megapixels
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
RGB primary color filters
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion feature
(1) Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking 2 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking 6 sec.).
Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.
(2) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
(3) Manual cleaning of sensor
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
(1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)
(3) Small: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
(4) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(5) M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3,888 x 2,592)
(6) S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Images record directly to the CF card. With the WFT-E5A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E5A will be possible as follows:
No automatic switching of recording media.
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
When the current recording media becomes full, it switches to another recording media automatically and continues recording.
(3) Separate recording
Each recording media can be set to record a specific image-recording quality for each shot.
(4) Recording of identical images
Images can also be recorded at the same size to both recording media. (RAW+JPEG, M RAW+JPEG or S RAW+JPEG is possible).
(5) Backup to external recording media
Selected images, all images, and quick backup are possible.
Enabled with WFT-E5A attached
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card.
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto white balance with the image sensor
White balance correction: ±9 mireds in 5 step increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 mireds in full-step increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)/29.4° angle of view
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60) with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash information (Flash-ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information), Composition information (Grid, electronic level), Battery check
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
19-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
- One-Shot AF
- Predictive AI Servo AF
* For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected.
* For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
- AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)
(2) Manual focus (MF)
(1) Manual selection: Single point AF
(2) Manual selection: Spot AF
(3) Manual selection: AF point expansion
(4) Manual selection: Zone AF
(5) Automatic selection: 19 point AF
AF Point Display
Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.
63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 2.3% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index)
Automatically set, ISO 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
Basic Zone modes: ISO 100-3200 set automatically
Extension settable (with C.Fn.I 3-1): ISO 12800
High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200-6400
Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (AEB ±3 stops)
* Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protection and Erase
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 7D
Easy Print feature
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
JPEG and RAW images
*Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal
For connection to WFT-E5A
One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
With Battery Grip BG-E7 attached.
Number of Shots
AE 50%, FA 50%
At 73° F/23° C
At 32° F/0° C
Live View shooting at 73°F/23°C
Live View shooting at 32°F/0°C
The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6 without a Battery Grip
The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Approx. 0.1 sec. (based on CIPA testing standards)
85% or less
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm /
5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in.
Approx. 820g / 28.9 oz. (body only)
Note: All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards.
The camera's specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.
Wide Neck Strap EW-EOS7D
Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST
USB Interface Cable IFC-200U
Battery Pack LP-E6
Battery Charger LC-E6
"Great Photography is Easy" Booklet and "Do More with Macro" Booklet
EOS Digital Solution Disk
Software Instruction Manual
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