Beyond the Still.
With a host of features designed to enhance every facet of the photographic process, from still images to video, the EOS 7D represents an advanced class of camera. Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 7D features an 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 8.0 fps. The EOS 7D has an 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 provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on-demand grid lines. 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 video 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.
Since its introduction, the Canon EOS 7D has become one of the most popular APS-C EOS DSLRs among serious photographers and semi-professionals. Now, Canon is giving the EOS 7D an exciting upgrade with new Firmware Version 2.0.X! With Firmware Version 2.0.X, the EOS 7D gains a multitude of feature enhancements for higher performance befitting the flagship APS-C EOS. These improvements include a higher maximum burst rate (130* for JPEG Large/Fine and 25* RAW images) for continuous shooting, definable maximum limit for ISO Auto, compatibility with the GPS Receiver GP-E2, and manual audio level adjustment. Additional upgrades also include faster scrolling of magnified images, quick control during playback, in-camera RAW image processing, JPEG image resizing and ratings, plus customization of file names and time zone settings. These significant enhancements are a sure-fire way to make an amazing camera even better than ever before!
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 its 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 7Ds ability to capture and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 8.0 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 1006400 (expandable to 12800) 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 130*/** JPEG Large/Fine and 25*/** RAW images
Capable of shooting up to 130*/** JPEG Large/Fine and 25*/** RAW images at 8.0 fps, the EOS 7D is a perfect camera for action. Canons 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, manual audio level** control (64 levels) 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, its 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, audio level** (64 levels) 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 its 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.
**Firmware upgrade (Version 2.0.X) is required.
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. Videos 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 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 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.
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 7Ds 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, Canons Light Source detection AF automatically compensates the focus by taking into account artificial lighting sources and making appropriate adjustments and the EOS 7Ds Intelligent Macro focusing tracks the object or the cameras 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 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 system delivers high levels 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 cameras seals are built to resist water and dust. This combination makes the EOS 7D ready for anything.
Advanced Time and Location Tracking.
Compatible with the optional GPS Receiver GP-E2*/** to record the time and location information of images
With the Firmware Version 2.0.X installed, the EOS 7D offers full compatibility with Canons amazing optional GPS Receiver GP-E2*/**. The GPS Receiver GP-E2 records location*** information such as longitude, latitude, elevation, and direction as EXIF data. It has a rugged, compact design, connects to the EOS 7D via USB and uses readily available AA batteries.
*Firmware upgrade (Version 2.0.X) is required.
**When the EOS 7D is used with the GP-E2 the following restrictions will apply: a) geotagging function will not work for movies while recording; b) geotagging features will not work for movies when using the Map Utility; c) electronic compass information and automatic time setting is not available; d) transmission via the hot shoe is not possible.
***In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronics is regulated.
Advanced, Speedy, Next Generation Operation.
New Firmware Version 2.0.X upgrades the EOS 7D with additional features:
Manual Audio Level Adjustment
For the ultimate in custom audio when recording video, the audio level can be manually adjusted to one of 64 levels. And to prevent mistakes in sound recording, an icon indicating manual audio recording is displayed on the Info screen during video shooting.
In-camera RAW image processing
With Firmware Version 2.0.X, the EOS 7D can process RAW files, in-camera, to produce JPEG files that can be quickly sent over the internet to be delivered to clients. Image processing settings such as White Balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, High ISO Noise Reduction, JPEG Quality, Color Space, Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction, Distortion Correction and Lens Aberration Correction can be applied to RAW images, in-camera, for optimal results without a computer.
In-camera JPEG image resizing
For quick resizing of recorded JPEG images, the EOS 7D can resize JPEG L and M images and save them as separate JPEG M and S images.
To help keep track of a specific image, or to organize a number of images easily, the EOS 7D offers a rating system of 05 stars, easily selectable during playback. Along with the rating system, the EOS 7Ds image browsing (jump) and slide show features have been improved, enabling the user to browse image and watch slide shows according to rating.
Quick Control during playback
With Firmware Version 2.0.X, users of the EOS 7D can access a number of features during playback via the Quick Control button. Images can be protected, rotated, resized, highlight alert and AF point displays can be accessed, and image jump can be accessed via the main dial.
Customization of file names
Firmware Version 2.0.X enables the customization of file names. With customization of file names, its simple to set the first four characters of the file name (replacing the default IMG_). With User setting 1, the first four characters can be replaced with alphanumeric characters, and with user setting 2, the first three characters are user defined, with the last character reflecting the image quality as shown here: ***L, ***M and ***S
Time zone settings
For frequent travelers, the EOS 7D now offers simple time zone settings, making it quick and easy to define not only time zone, but also daylight savings time. When shooting in a different time zone, the camera can be set to record according to the local time. Upon the return home, reverting to the original time zone is quick and easy.
Faster scrolling of magnified images
For quick check of focus and detail, the upgrade significantly speeds up scrolling of magnified images. This increased speed makes it easier to know if the shot captured is correct, or whether recomposing and focusing is necessary.
Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
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)
22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Canon EF mount
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
4.3 µm square
Approx. 19.0 megapixels
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
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 Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A attached
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.
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
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
Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)/29.4° angle of view
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
-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
Depth Of Field Preview
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)
AF Working Range
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 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.
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
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.
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.
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
User-applied: By AE lock button
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
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
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time
Approx. 0.059 sec., according to Canon Inc. test methods and criteria
Built in Flash
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash Metering System
E-TTL II auto flash; Manual flash and Multi flash also possible.
12/39 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Approx. 3 sec.
Flash Ready Indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
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
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
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.
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
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode/Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Face detection Live mode
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos)
Center-weighted average metering (video)
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
Recording Size: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 (SD), 640 x 480 (SD)
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.
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Face Detection Live mode; manual
Program AE, Manual exposure
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Viewing angle: 170°
Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor, Manual: 7 levels provided
Anti-reflection, anti-dust coatings
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)
On LCD Monitor
Electronic level indicates up to 360° roll and ±10° pitch in 1° increments.
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).
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)
Quick Control Function
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
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
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
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
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
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
6-level display on top LCD panel.
"Battery Info" in Set-up Menu provides precise charge remaining indication, in 1% increments.
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)
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
Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only)
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less