Please Note: You can download the latest firmware update for the 7D from Canon Canada here.
A Whole New Class of EOS.
With a host of brand new features designed to enhance every facet of the photographic process, from still images to video, the new EOS 7D represents a whole new class of camera.
Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 7D features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, capturing tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps. The EOS 7D has a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF area selection modes for sharp focus no matter the situation. The EOS 7D's Intelligent Viewfinder, an entirely newly-designed technology, provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p with an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles. Compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with EOS System accessories, the creative opportunities - not just with stills but also with video - are beyond amazement.
Maximum resolution for any application.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed.
The EOS 7D features a Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a high level of resolution it's easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth. Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors ensure that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS 7D's ability to capture and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 8 fps, as well as Face Detection Live Mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral optimization are all possible thanks to the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors.
Low Light Excellence.
ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800) for shooting from bright to dim light.
With a broad range of ISO settings, the EOS 7D enables shooting from dawn through dusk and ensures capture of the finest detail. With enhanced, low-noise high-sensitivity optimization, shooting in situations previously possible only with flash becomes as simple as point and shoot.
The Speed You Need.
8.0 fps continuous shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with UDMA CF card and 15 RAW.
Capable of shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with a UDMA CF card and 15 RAW at 8 fps, the EOS 7D is a perfect camera for action. Canon's remarkable shutter, combined with speedy, sophisticated electronics, ensures instant response and performance. A rapidly-occurring scene can be captured moment by moment, second by second, so that even the briefest of opportunities are captured in perfect clarity.
HD Dreams Come True.
Advanced movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p, 640 x 480 (SD): 60p (59.94) / 50p.
Boasting the most advanced EOS movie capturing features to date, the EOS 7D does not just shoot video clips, it offers the enhanced image quality, smooth frame rates and adaptive exposure compensation necessary in a professional movie-making tool. By shooting video with a large sensor camera, it's simple to take advantage of the image characteristics intrinsic to SLR photography and not necessarily to video cameras. In addition to a number of different recording size and frame rate modes, the EOS 7D enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features and even allows for in-camera editing. The large CMOS sensor and compatibility with over 60 lenses provide a wealth of depth-of-field options. And it's all as easy as the press of a button — the EOS 7D has a dedicated Live View/Movie Recording lever with a start/stop button that gets the shooting started fast.
Three Recording Sizes
Full HD Video is captured at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 30p (29.97), 24p (23.976) or 25p frames per second, for up to 4GB per clip. Movies are saved as .MOV files and can be viewed in Full HD with HDMI output. Other recording sizes include HD at 1280 x 720 (50p/60p (59.94) fps) or SD/VGA at 640 x 480 (50p/60p (59.94) fps).
Spectacular eye-level view.
Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 29.4°, high magnification of 1.0, intelligent viewfinder with glass pentaprism and an overlaid LCD display in viewfinder supports various shooting styles.
The EOS 7D features a phenomenal redesigned viewfinder that not only offers 100 percent coverage, 1x magnification, a 29.4° angle of view and user-controlled dioptric adjustment, it also features a newly-designed transparent LCD display which enables a number of viewfinder displays to be overlaid at the touch of a button. Whereas with other cameras the representation of AF points and metering areas are static, with the EOS 7D, they can be displayed, adjusted and hidden, in camera, with ease. This means less distraction and more clarity to view the image in its entirety. 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 EOS 7D even features a brilliant new Dual Axis Electronic Level and tilt display that aids in achieving perfectly level shots, displaying both roll and pitch in 1° increments, either in the viewfinder or on the LCD.
Faster, More Accurate AF.
New 19-point, all cross-type AF system equipped with dual diagonal cross-type sensors in center at f/2.8 and f/5.6 and AF area selection modes to match various shooting situations.
Canon packed its most advanced technologies into the EOS 7D's AF system. With 19 high-precision, cross-type AF sensors, any of which can be selected automatically or manually, the EOS 7D is equipped to handle even the trickiest of focus situations with ease. The high-speed microcomputers in the EOS 7D use advanced algorithms that help ensure the fastest, most accurate AF performance under the widest variety of conditions. In addition, Canon's Light Source detection AF automatically compensates the focus by taking into account artificial lighting sources and making appropriate adjustments and the EOS 7D's new Intelligent Macro focusing tracks the object or the camera's movement when shooting close-up, to ensure focus is never lost. AF modes can be customized to suit the situation, ensuring reliable focus, every time.
More Information Ensures Accurate Exposure.
iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
The EOS 7D features a new, 63 zone dual-layer sensor designed to complement the 19-point AF system. By taking into account the color and luminosity surrounding chosen AF points, this new system delivers an entirely new level of accuracy for better results even in difficult lighting situations. Since the metering sensor has a color measurement function, exposure errors and focus errors caused by different light sources are minimized; the EOS 7D gives stable exposure from shot to shot in situations where light changes, such as in a theater or concert hall. This makes the EOS 7D ideal for scenes with extreme difference in brightness such as brightly lit scenes or backlit scenes; the camera balances exposure of the main subject at the background, and exposures are not overly influenced by bright areas in the shot.
Built to Perform.
Magnesium body with shutter durability up to 150,000 cycles and exclusive dust and weather resistance.
The EOS 7D is constructed of the highest quality materials, to exacting standards to ensure unfettered performance at all times. For example, the shutter can shoot at speeds up to 1/8000 sec. for 150,000 cycles; the chassis is built of lightweight and rigid magnesium, and the camera's seals are built to resist water and dust. This combination makes the EOS 7D ready for anything.
|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)|
|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
|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:
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|
|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|
|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)|
|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|
|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)|
|Focusing 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.|
|Metering Modes||63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
|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
|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|
|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)|
|Flash Exposure Compensation||±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments|
|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|
|External Flash Settings||Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings|
|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)|
|Silent Shooting||Provided (Mode 1 and 2)|
|Type||TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Monitor Size||3.0 in.|
|Dots||Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)|
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)|
|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 & 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)|
|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||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
|Custom Functions||Total 27|
|Camera User Settings||Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions|
|My Menu Registration||Provided|
|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|
|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||
|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
|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)|
|DIMENSIONS & WEIGHT|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||Approx. 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in./148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm|
|Weight||Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only)|
|Working Temperature Range||32-104°F/0-40°C|
|Working Humidity Range||85% or less|
|NOTE||All data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.|
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