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Canon EOS 7D
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Category: Serious to Advanced Amateur

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.

 
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Canon EOS 7D
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Canon EOS 7D US | CAN | UK
Image Sensor 18 million pixels, CMOS sensor, 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Image Type Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Media CF I/II
Viewfinder

Pentaprism, 100% horizontal and 100% vertical frame coverage, 1.0x magnification

Shutter Speed 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Continuous Shooting 8fps, up to 126 Large/JPEGs with a UDMA CF card and 15 RAW
Exposure Control Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Exposure Metering Evaluative, Partial, Spot, Center-weighted average
ISO sensitivity ISO 100-6400, 12800
Autofocus 19-point all cross-type AF, AF-assist Beam (from external Speedlite)
White Balance Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Live View Quick mode (Phase-difference detection); Live mode/Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection); Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
LCD Monitor 3-in. 920,000-dot, with auto brightness adjustment
Movie Full HD Video 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) or 25p frames per second, for up to 4GB per clip
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5 mm / 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in.
Weight (Body only) Approx. 820 g / 28.9 oz.
MSRP (Body only) US $1699.00 / CAD $2,099.99 / £1699.99 / €1999.99 inc. VAT
- with EF 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM US $1,899.00 / CAD $2,599.00
- with EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM CAD $2,899.99
- WFT-E5A wireless file transmitter US $699.99 / CAD $899.99

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Technical Specifications
Canon EOS 7D US | CAN | UK
Type  
Type Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
Recording Media CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A)
Image Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount Canon EF mount
Image Sensor  
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 19.0 megapixels
Aspect ratio 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter 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
Recording System  
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image Type Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
File size (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.
Recording Functions

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:

(1) Standard

  • 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.
Backup Recording Enabled with WFT-E5A attached
File Numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card.
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Image Processing  
Type Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto White Balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation 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 Provided
Viewfinder  
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)/29.4° angle of view
Eyepoint Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60) with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information 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
Depth-of-Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Eyepiece Shutter None
Autofocus  
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points

19-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)

Metering Range EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focus Modes (1) Autofocus
- 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)
AF Point Selection (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
Selected AF Point Display Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
AF-assist Beam When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.
Exposure Control  
Metering Modes

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
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure Control 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

Exposure Compensation 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.
AE Lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Shutter  
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Release Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-timer 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Built-in FLash  
Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash Metering E-TTL II autoflash
Guide Number

12/39 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)

Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash-ready Indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage 15mm lens angle of view (equivalent to approx. 24mm in 135 format)
FE Lock Provided
Flash Exposure Cmpensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Speedlite  
Zooming to Match Focal Length Provided
Compatible Flash EX-series Speedlites
Flash Metering

E-TTL II autoflash

Flash Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock Provided
External Flash Settings Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
PC Terminal Provided
Drive System  
Drive Modes Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
Continuous Shooting Speed High-speed: Max. 8.0 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec.
Maximum Burst JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 94 (CF)/approx. 126 (UDMA CF)
RAW: approx. 15/approx. 15 (UDMA CF)
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 6 (CF/UDMA CF)
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style.
Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Live View Functions  
Shooting Modes Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode/Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Face detection Live mode
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Metering Modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos)
Center-weighted average metering (video)
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Exposure Simulation Provided
Silent Shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
LCD Monitor  
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size 3.0 in.
Dots Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing angle: 170°
Brightness Adjustment Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor, Manual: 7 levels provided
Interface Languages 25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Image Playback  
Display Format 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)
Highlight Warning Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protection and Erase  
Protect Single images can be erase-protected or not
Erase Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
Direct Printing  
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable 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 Provided
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format  
DPOF Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer  
Compatible Images JPEG and RAW images
*Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Customization  
Custom Functions Total 27
Camera User Settings Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration Provided
Interface  
USB Terminal 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
Power Source  
Battery 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
Temperature Shooting Conditions
AE 100% AE 50%, FA 50%
At 73° F/23° C approx. 1000 approx. 800
At 32° F/0° C approx. 900 approx. 750
Live View shooting at 73°F/23°C approx. 230 approx. 220
Live View shooting at 32°F/0°C approx. 220 approx. 210
Battery Life 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
Battery Check Auto
Power saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Date/Time Battery One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Start-up Time Approx. 0.1 sec. (based on CIPA testing standards)
Operation Environment  
Working Temperature Range 32-104°F/0-40°C
Working Humidity Range 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.
Weight 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.


Included Accessories:
Eyecup Eg
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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