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 Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image Format 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:
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 Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A attached
File Numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card.
Firmware Version 2.0.X allows manually setting the file name, the first four alphanumeric characters, or the first three alphanumeric characters + image size.
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Settings 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: ± up to 9 levels, in 1-step increments
White Balance Bracketing: ± up to 3 levels, in 1-step increments
Color Temperature Information Transmission Provided
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Approximately 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)/29.4° angle of view
Eye Point Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction -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
Type TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points 19-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)
AF Working 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 II 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 II 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
AF Function Registration/Switching With a Custom Function, four types of AF function settings can be registered in a group: 1. AF area selection mode, 2. AI Servo tracking sensitivity, 3. AI Servo AF tracking method, and 4. AI Servo 1st/2nd img priority.
*This function can be assigned to the depth-of-field preview button or lens A stop button by customizing camera controls/buttons (Custom Controls).
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
Evaluative metering (uses all 63 zones; linked to active 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 Systems Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed Range Manually set by user, in P, Tv, Av, and M modes — ISO 100 thru 6400 (in 1/3 or full-stop increments)
Automatic ISO setting in P, Tv, Av, and M modes — ISO 100–6400; User-defined maximum ISO limit can be set from 400 thru 6400, in full-step increments (Firmware Version 2.0.X is required)
When Highlight Tone Priority is active: minimum possible ISO is 200
Automatic ISO setting in Basic Zone modes — ISO 100 thru 3200
Note: In Creative Zone modes (P, Tv, Av, M, and B modes) the
maximum settable ISO speed (400–6400) will vary within
the automatic automatic ISO speed range.*
*Firmware upgrade (Version 2.0.X) is required.
Exposure Compensation Up to ±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
User-applied: By AE lock button
Type Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds 30 seconds to 1/8000th second; user-settable in 1/3 or full-step increments (available shutter speeds vary by shooting mode); plus Bulb X-sync at 1/250th second with EOS Speedlites
Maximum Burst JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 110*/approx. 130**
RAW: approx. 23*/approx. 25**
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 17*/approx. 17**
*Figures based on Firmware upgrade (Version 2.0.X), ISO 100, Standard Picture Style and with 8GB CF memory card.
**Figures apply to 128GB UDMA 7 CF memory card.
Note: UDMA 7 CF memory card read/write speeds are not fully supported with the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera, if using UDMA 7 memory cards, the read/write speeds will be equivalent to UDMA 6
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)
File Format MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
File Size Recording Size: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 (SD), 640 x 480 (SD)
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
Continuous Shooting Time Approx. 12 min. (Full HD); 12 min. (HD); 24 min. (SD)
Based on Canon's testing standards using a 4GB card.
Focusing Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Face Detection Live mode; manual
Exposure Control Program AE, Manual exposure
Exposure Compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size 3.0 in.
Pixels Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Coverage Approx. 100% Viewing angle: 170°
Brightness Control Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor, Manual: 7 levels provided
On LCD Monitor Electronic level indicates up to 360° roll and ±10° pitch in 1° increments.
In Viewfinder The AF point display is used to indicate up to ±6° roll and ±4° pitch in 1° increments (during vertical shooting, up to ±4° roll and ±6° pitch).
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)
Items The following functions can be set (Press "Q" button to access Menu):
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, AF point selection (including AF area selection modes), Picture Style, white balance, metering mode, Auto Lighting Optimizer, image-recording quality, AF mode, drive mode, and Custom Controls (camera controls/buttons customization).
Image Protection and Erase
Protection 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)
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
Custom Functions Total 27
Custom Controls The following camera controls can be customized by assigning the desired function: Shutter button halfway pressing, AF-ON button, AE lock button, depth-of-preview button, lens AF Stop button, Multifunction button, SET button, Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, and Multicontroller.
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), used for connecting the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver*
*Firmware upgrade (Version 2.0.X) is required
Video Out Terminal (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable (2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal For connection to optional Wireless File Transmitter 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
50% use of built-in flash
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
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 6-level display on top LCD panel.
"Battery Info" in Set-up Menu provides precise charge remaining indication, in 1% increments.
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 and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in./148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Way More Than I Expected
I decided to buy this camera because aside from its IQ, my 5D kept sending me back to my D200 for a shooter's camera. The 7D arrived propitiously in time for a week off work and a snowstorm - perfect for the kind of work I like to do most. I got to follow some cardinals and a pheasant through snowy inner-city backyards around me to test the mettle of this 7D with my beloved lightweight and nasty-sharp 300mm f/4L IS and a 430EX.
Canon finally gets it, IMHO. Without paying megabucks for a camera the size and weight of a patio stone to hang on me as I climb fences wearing boots, I do need a fast, intuitive and responsive camera. This is it. The controls are placed so they don't slow me down. The camera is sized and shaped for moving. AF to die for. Muffled shutter noise. Good with gloves.
February 25, 2010
I upgraded from an XSi, also a great camera, but after using the 7D in store for only a short while, I knew it would bring my photography to a whole new level.
I didn't blindly rate the 7D 5 stars in every category, I really think it deserves it. In terms of features, the 7D is probably Canon's flagship. This thing feels like a testbed of new tech, and it really brings a lot of useful gadgets to the table. I especially like the orientation-aware AF setting mode.
In terms of performance, the AF is fast, the viewfinder display is excellent and unobtrusive, and the shooting speed is epic. Image "noise" should be renamed "grain" when you shoot with this camera; it's there, but the subtlety is excellent (if you have realistic expectations).
The video mode is also excellent, and well through out. However, I would've liked to see Tv and Av modes enabled (you can do auto or manual, with Auto ISO on either) and there is the rolling shutter artifact that plagues all CMOS video systems. But it's still a great feature.
The camera is complicated to use to its fullest, but the main shooting controls are the same as other pro-series EOS cameras, so no major complaints. Once you get used to it, everything flows nicely.
January 25, 2010
4 Years of Satisfaction
There were things that needed getting used to that may have reduced my rating 4 years ago, but I'm glad I didn't jump to conclusions. This camera is still very relevant, despite its age. It is professional quality, sealed tight, solid and super-responsive. The only thing I regret, is that it has no headphone port to monitor sound during video recording. A person whose work involves extensive filmmaking would obviously choose the 70D instead. But, very few wildlife photogs would find fault in this camera, except for the dated high ISO performance.
January 31, 2014
I am a retired professional photographer, but I still shoot high school and college sports. It is a great camera and does everything I ask of it on a daily basis.
January 16, 2014
*Figure based on updated firmware, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style and with UDMA 7 CF memory cards. Note: UDMA 7 CF memory card read/write speeds are not fully supported with the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera, if using UDMA 7 memory cards, the read/write speeds will be equivalent to UDMA 6.
With some lenses, the peripheral AF points may become sensitive to either vertical or horizontal lines (they will not function as cross-type AF points). These lenses are: EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 II, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 III, EF 35-80mm f/4-5.6 USM, EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6, EF 35-105mm f/4.5-5.6 USM, EF 80-200mm f/4.5-5.6 II, EF80-200 f/4.5-5.6 USM.
Prices and specifications subject to change without notice. Actual prices are determined by individual dealers and may vary.