Canon EOS 7D

EOS Digital SLR and Compact System Cameras

Canon EOS 7D

Designed by you, built by Canon

The EOS 7D combines high performance, versatility and cinematic-style HD movies. 18 MP resolution delivers superb quality and 8 fps continuous shooting keeps you ahead of the action.

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS sensor.
  • ISO up to 6400 (H:12,800).
  • 8 fps continuous shooting.
  • Full-HD movie.
  • 19-point wide area AF.
  • Dual “DIGIC 4” processors.
  • 7.7cm (3.0 inch) Clear View II LCD.
  • Intelligent viewfinder.
  • iFCL metering system.
  • Integrated Speedlite Transmitter.
EOS 7D
  • 18 megapixel CMOS 18 megapixel CMOS
  • High speed shooting High speed shooting
  • Great low light shots Great low light shots
  • Choice of AF points for creative framing and subject tracking Choice of AF points for creative framing and subject tracking
  • Edit and process RAW images in camera Edit and process RAW images in camera
  • Stunning 1080p movies Stunning 1080p movies
  • Powerful DIGIC processing Powerful DIGIC processing
  • Ensures correctly exposured images in all lighting conditions Ensures correctly exposured images in all lighting conditions
  • Large bright screen for clear viewing Large bright screen for clear viewing
  • Compose images using a large  LCD Compose images using a large LCD
  • Level your camera for straight horizons and parallel verticals Level your camera for straight horizons and parallel verticals
  • Optimise lighting levels Optimise lighting levels
  • Shutter tested for durability Shutter tested for durability
  • Control Speedlites from your camera remotely Control Speedlites from your camera remotely
  • Customise your viewfinder display Customise your viewfinder display
  • Ready as soon as you are Ready as soon as you are

Sample Images

EOS 7D Video

Canon EOS 7D firmware v2 – new features:

  • Improved maximum burst for RAW images (up to 25)
  • In-camera RAW image editing
  • In-camera image rating
  • In-camera JPEG resizing
  • Maximum Auto ISO setting (ISO 400-6400)
  • Manual audio level adjustment in movie recording
  • GPS compatibility
  • File name customisation
  • Time zone settings
  • Faster scrolling of magnified images
  • Quick control screen during playback

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18 megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor

Capture every detail with an APS-C sized CMOS sensor offering 18 megapixel resolution. Images can be printed at large sizes, or cropped for alternative compositions without losing quality.

Low-light shooting

Use the EOS 7D hand held in low light, without the need for flash. Sensitivities extend up to ISO 6400 (expandable to ISO 12,800).

Shoot at 8 frames per second

Shoot full-resolution images at 8 fps, and ensure you never miss that decisive moment. Capture 130 JPEG files in a single burst, or 25 images in RAW format.

Full HD movie recording

Capture Full-HD movies at 1080p, with manual control over settings such as exposure, audio level and white balance. Canon’s EF lenses provide access to cinematic effects and shooting styles.

19-point autofocus system

Focus quickly and accurately using 19 cross-type AF points, spread out in a diamond formation across the frame.

Dual “DIGIC 4” processors

A pair of “DIGIC 4” processors provide the EOS 7D with the power to deliver exceptional image quality and outstanding performance. Effective noise reduction is accompanied by smooth tonal gradation and natural reproduction of colours.

Clear View II LCD screen

Review images and navigate the camera’s menu systems using a 920,000-dot, 7.7cm (3.0”) Clear View II LCD screen. Live View composition, offering three autofocus modes, is available while shooting stills or video.

Intelligent Viewfinder

Enjoy a natural view through the EOS 7D’s viewfinder, with approximately 100 per cent viewfinder coverage and 1.0x magnification. A transparent LCD screen overlays focus information and a dual-axis electronic level ensures straight horizons.

iFCL metering system

The EOS 7D uses a 63-zone exposure metering system for accurate determination of shutter speed and aperture values. Colour and luminance information is combined with data from the camera’s AF system.

Integrated Speedlite Transmitter

Explore new creative lighting possibilities. Control up to three groups of off-camera Speedlite flashguns using the EOS 7D’s Integrated Speedlite Transmitter.

Robust construction

The EOS 7D has been designed for use in the most demanding situations. A magnesium-alloy body is sealed against dust and moisture. An EOS Integrated Cleaning System ensures the camera’s sensor stays dust free for optimum image quality.

Product Specification

IMAGE SENSOR

Type 22.3mm x 14.9mm CMOS
Effective Pixels Approx. 18.00 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 19.00 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3.2
Low-Pass Filter Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
Sensor Cleaning EOS integrated cleaning system
Colour Filter Type Primary Colour

IMAGE PROCESSOR

Type Dual "DIGIC 4"
Lens Mount EF/EF-S
Focal Length Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens

FOCUSING

Type TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points 19 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)¹
AF Working Range EV -0.5 - 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF Modes AI Focus
One Shot
AI Servo
AF Point Selection Automatic selection: 19 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF
Manual selection: Spot AF
Manual selection: AF point Expansion
Manual selection: Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Selected AF Point Display Indicated by a transmissive LCD in viewfinder and on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
Predictive AF Yes, up to 8m
AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
AF Assist Beam Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
AF Microadjustment C.Fn III-5
+/- 20 steps
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 20 lenses individually

EXPOSURE CONTROL

Metering Modes TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.3% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering Range EV 1 - 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
AE Lock Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
Exposure Compensation +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB 3 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity* Auto (100-6400, max ISO can limited by user ), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H: 12800
Type Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)

WHITE BALANCE

Type Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
1. Blue/Amber +/-9
2. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White Balance Yes, 1 setting can be registered
WB Bracketing +/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.

VIEWFINDER

Type Pentaprism
Coverage (Vertical/Horizontal) Approx. 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.0x¹
Eyepoint Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Dioptre Correction -3 to +1 m-1 (dioptre)
Focusing Screen Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
Viewfinder Information AF information: AF points, focus confirmation light.¹
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB.
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: White balance correction, CF card information, monochrome shooting, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Dual Axis Electronic level
Depth of Field Preview Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
Eyepiece Shutter On strap

LCD MONITOR

Type 7.5cm (3.0") Clear View II TFT, approx. 920K dots
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing Angle (Horizontally/Vertically) Approx 160°
Coating Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Brightness Adjustment Auto: Using extenal ambient light sensor
Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
Display Options (1) Quick Control Screen
(2) Camera settings
(3) Dual Axis Electronic Level
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters) 12
Built-in Flash Coverage up to 15mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 24mm)
Built-in Flash Recycle Time Approx. 3 seconds
Modes Auto, Manual flash, Multi flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Red-Eye Reduction Yes
X-Sync 1/250sec
Flash Exposure Compensation +/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing Yes, with compatible External Flash
Flash Exposure Lock Yes
Second Curtain Synchronisation Yes
HotShoe/ PC Terminal Yes/ Yes
External Flash Compatibility E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
External Flash Control Via camera menu screen

SHOOTING

Modes Auto (Stills and Movie), Creative Auto, Program AE, Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Custom (x3)
Picture Styles Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Colour Space sRGB and Adobe RGB
Image Processing Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
RAW image processing - during image Playback only
Resize to M or S
Drive Modes Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s +remote)
Continuous Shooting Max. Approx. 8fps. (speed maintained for up to 130 images (JPEG)¹³(with UDMA card), 25 images (RAW))²³

LIVE VIEW MODE

Type Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Coverage Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Frame Rate 30 fps
Focusing Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face detection mode
Metering Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Display Options Grid overlay (x2), Histogram

FILE TYPE

Still Image Type JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition),
Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG Simultaneous Recording Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.
Image Size JPEG: (L) 5184x3456, (M) 3456x2304, (S) 2592x1728
RAW: (RAW) 5184x3456, (M-RAW) 3888x2592, (S-RAW) 2592x1728
Movie Type MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
Movie Size 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
Movie Length Max duration 29min 59sec, Max file size 4GB
Folders New folders can be manually created and selected
File Numbering (1) Consecutive numbering
(2) Auto reset
(3) Manual reset

OTHER FEATURES

Custom Functions 27 Custom Functions with 70 settings
Metadata Tag User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars)
LCD Panel / Illumination Yes / Yes
Water/ Dust Resistance Yes (equal to EOS-1N)
Sound Memo No
Intelligent Orientation Sensor Yes
Playback Zoom 1.5x - 10x
Display Formats (1) Single image with information (2 levels)
(2) Single image
(3) 4 image index
(4) 9 image index
(5) Magnified view
Slide Show Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating
Playback time: 1/2/3/5 seconds
Repeat: On/Off
Histogram Brightness: Yes
RGB: Yes
Highlight Alert Yes
Image Erase/Protection Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
Menu Categories (1) Shooting menu (x4)
(2) Playback menu (x2)
(3) Setup menu (x3)
(4) Custom Functions menu
(5) My Menu
Menu Languages 25 Languages
English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Firmware Update Update possible by the user.

INTERFACE

Computer Hi-Speed USB
Other HDMI mini output, Video output (PAL/ NTSC), Extension system terminal (for WFT-E5), External microphone (Stereo mini jack)

DIRECT PRINT

Canon Printers Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
PictBridge Yes
Type CompactFlash Type I/ II (Microdrive compatible, UDMA compatible), external storage with WFT-E5

SUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM

PC & Macintosh Windows XP (SP2/SP3) / Vista inc SP1 (excl. Starter Edition) / 7 (excl. Starter Edition)
OS X v10.6-10.7

SOFTWARE

Browsing & Printing ImageBrowser EX
Image Processing Digital Photo Professional
Other PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory

POWER SOURCE

Batteries Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6 (supplied), 1xCR1616 for date & settings
Battery Life Approx. 800 (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)¹
Approx. 750 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Battery Indicator 6 levels + percentage
Power Saving Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6

PHYSICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Body Materials Magnesium Alloy body covers
Operating Environment 0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Dimensions (WxHxD) 148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Weight (Body Only) Approx. 820g

ACCESSORIES

Viewfinder Eyecup Eg, Dioptric adjustment lens Eg, Anti-Fog Eyepiece Eg
Case EH20-L
Wireless File Transmitter Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5
Lenses All EF and EF-S lenses
Flash Canon Speedlites (220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Battery Grip BG-E7
Remote Controller/ Switch Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5
Other Hand Strap E2, GP-E2
Predictive AF ¹ with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph
Magnification ¹ with 50mm lens at infinity, -1 (1/m) dpt
Continuous Shooting ¹ Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
² Based on Canon's testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Varies depending on the subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
³ Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings and light level
Battery Life ¹ Based on the CIPA Standard and using the batteries and memory card format supplied with the camera, except where indicated
AF System/ Points ¹ Peripheral Cross type AF points will not function as a cross type AF points with the following lenses: EF 35-80mm f4-5.6 (II/III/USM), EF35-105mm f4.5-5.6 (USM). EF 80-200mm f4.5-5.6 (II)
Viewfinder Information ¹ Focus Confirmation Light not available with EF Cinema lenses
  • *Recommended Exposure Index
  • All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
  • Subject to change without notice.

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