Play, Edit, and Print Functions
Rugged Exterior Body:
The EOS 7D's chassis is built of lightweight and rigid
magnesium, and the camera's seals are built to resist water and dust.
Viewfinder: The EOS 7D features a
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. When using
the self-timer or remote control, when your eye does not cover the viewfinder
eyepiece, stray light may enter the eyepiece
and affect the exposure when the image is captured. To prevent this, you can use
the supplied eyepiece cover, attached to the neck strap, to cover the eyepiece.
Clear View LCD Monitor: The EOS 7D features a 3" Clear View TFT
color LCD monitor with approximately 920,000 dots which allows you to view and shoot
real-time images. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and 7 brightness
levels to choose from. The LCD monitor's anti-reflection
and water-repellant coating provides a clearer and more smudge-resistant surface
and a light sensor integrated into the screen enables automatic brightness
adjustment in accordance with ambient light.
Live View: The Live View Function enables shooting your
still subjects directly on the camera's 3" LCD
monitor. The EOS 7D's Live View Function also
makes videos in Full High-Definition. You can access a number of Auto
Focusing modes including Quick Mode, Live Mode, and Face Detection Live Mode. The camera allows you to magnify any part of the scene 5x or 10x for
precise manual focusing. In addition, you can choose from three preset image
brightness modes - Stills display, Exposure simulation, and Movie display. Exposure
simulation displays and simulates how the brightness of the actual image will
look. Live View also offers a Silent Shooting mode, which allows you to shoot a
single frame, or continuously at approximately 3 frames per second at a quieter
level than normal.
Dual Axis Electronic Level: The EOS 7D also
features a 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.
Grid and Electronic Level: The grid and electronic level can be
displayed to help keep the camera aimed straight. The grid is displayed in the
viewfinder, and the electronic level is displayed on the LCD monitor.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor:
The EOS 7D features a Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size (22.3 x 14.9mm)
CMOS sensor that captures a high level of resolution so 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
HD Video Shooting: The EOS 7D
offers recording of Full HD video in Live View Mode. Capable
of shooting clips almost half an hour long at full 1080 resolution, the EOS 7D makes it possible to shoot broadcast quality video on your camera by
simply changing settings. Your Canon EOS high-speed lenses and shooting
accessories can be used in shooting video. You can also take a still photo
at anytime by pressing the shutter button completely during movie recording.
Note: When shooting movies, us a large-capacity card having a
read/write speed of at least 8MB/sec.
DIGIC 4 Image Processor:
The EOS 7D's sensor is backed up by Canon's DIGIC
4 Image Processor, which speeds up all operations making a number of new
features possible. Processor intensive operations like Face Detection Live mode,
HD video recording and lighting and lens peripheral optimization are all
possible thanks to the DIGIC 4 Image Processor. Developed to maximize
performance between capturing and recording stages of digital photography,
Canon's DIGIC 4 chips use advanced signal processing technologies to enhance
captures from Canon's CMOS sensors. Sophisticated processing algorithms help to
speed up all operations, including write times to UDMA cards.
14-Bit A/D Conversion: 14-bit A/D (analog-to-digital)
conversion means extremely fine tonal gradations from light to dark tones, and a
significant drop in digital and shadow noise.
Sensor Cleaning: The Canon
EOS 7D digital SLR camera has a self-cleaning sensor unit attached to the image
sensor's front-layer (low-pass filter) to shake off dust automatically. The dust
delete data can also be appended to the image so that the dust spots remaining
can be erased automatically by the provided Digital Photo Professional software.
Note: Dust which could
not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with
Recording Media: The EOS
7D records images on a Type I or Type II CompactFlash Card. The camera is also
compatible with Ultra-DMA (UDMA) CF cards.
Note: No recording media is supplied with the camera.
Image Recording Format: The camera records 3:2 still images in JPEG
and RAW (14-bit) formats. Simultaneous RAW+JPEG recording is also possible. In
addition, the camera can record video with monaural audio in the MOV format
(Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM).
- JPEG Image Resolution/Compression: You can choose from the following JPEG resolutions: Large
(5184 x 3456 pixels), Medium (3456 x 2304 pixels), and Small (2592 x 2304
pixels). For each resolution, you can set the compression to Fine or Normal.
- RAW Format: The
RAW file format records the image data as captured by the camera CMOS sensor
without further processing and converts it to digital data and records it onto
the card as is. RAW images can be adjusted, then developed and produced into
JPEG or TIFF images using the provided software. You can choose
from the following RAW resolutions: RAW (5184 x 3456), mRAW (3888 x 2592), or
sRAW (2592 x 1728). You can also record a Large/Fine JPEG image along with a
RAW or sRAW image simultaneously.
- MOV Format (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM): The EOS 7D
supports 1920 x 1080 (30/25/24 fps) and 1280 x 720 (60/50 fps) in HD (high definition) mode and 640 x 480
(60/50 fps) in SD
(standard definition) mode. The camera can record up to 12 minutes of
continuous HD video or 24 minutes of continuous SD video using an optional
4GB CF card.
Note: Video recording is only available in Live View Mode using
the camera's LCD monitor.
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS
7D offers the following Drive (Shutter) modes.
- Single Shooting: When
you press the shutter button completely, on shot will be taken.
- Continuous Shooting: While you press the shutter
button completely, shot will be taken continuously.
- High-Speed: maximum 8 shots per second
- Low-Speed: maximum 3 shots per second
- Self-Timer: The camera will
record an image 2 or 10 seconds after pressing the shutter button.
Note: The Canon EOS 7D is compatible with the following IR
wireless remote controls (RC-1 or RC-5), so you can shoot remotely up to
approximately 16.4 feet.
19-Point, All Cross-Type 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. AF modes can be customized to suit the
situation, ensuring reliable focus, every time. The camera employs
various auto-focus modes and area to let you seize every
photo opportunity with fast, accurate focus:
- AF Area:
- Single-Point AF:
(Manual Selection): manually select one AF point to focus
- Spot AF: (Manual Selection):
the selected AF point covers a smaller
pinpoint are to focus; effective for pinpoint focusing of overlapping
- AF Point Expansion: (Manual Selection):
manually-selected AF point and adjacent AF
points are used to focus; effective when it is difficult to track a moving
subject with just on AF point
- Zone AF (Manual Selection of a Zone):
the 19 AF points are divided into five
zones for focusing
- Auto Select 19-Point AF:
all the AF points are used to focus;
- AF Modes:
- One-Shot AF: suited for still subjects, the
camera focuses only once
- AI Servo AF: for
moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing. The subject will
be focused continuously while the shutter button is pressed halfway
- AI Focus AF: switches
from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the subject starts moving
- Manual Focus: manual selection of focus
Light Source Detection AF: In addition, Canon's Light
Source detection AF automatically compensates the focus by taking into account
artificial lighting sources and making appropriate adjustments.
Intelligent Macro Focusing: 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 Assist Lamp: The
camera's built-in flash will fire a series of flashes in a row to assist during
auto-focusing in low-light situations. This is called the AF-assist beam. It is
effective up to 13.1 ft.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 7D offers various different shooting
- Full Auto: During Full Auto mode, the camera automatically
selects the settings.
- Creative Auto: The Creative Auto mode enables you to easily
change the picture's brightness, depth of field, and color tone; while the
camera automatically adjusts the exposure.
- Program AE: This is a general-purpose shooting mode, the camera automatically sets
the shutter speed and aperture value to suit the scene's brightness
- Shutter-priority AE:
In this mode, you set the shutter speed and the
camera automatically sets the aperture value to suit the brightness of
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture
value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the
Exposure: In this mode, you set both the shutter speed and aperture
value as desired
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used
to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look
lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure
compensation amount can be set up to +/-2 stops in 1/3-stop increments.
Bracketing: With auto exposure
bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-2
stops in 1/3-stop increments for three successive shots.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of
focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining
the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted
63-Zone Dual-Layer Metering Sensor:
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. You can select from the following metering modes:
- Evaluative Metering: The camera's standard metering mode suited for most subjects even under backlit conditions, after detecting the main subject's position, brightness,
background, front and back lighting conditions, etc, the camera sets the proper exposure
- Partial Metering: Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject
due to backlighting, etc, uses approximately 8%
of the frame at the center
- Spot Metering: For metering a specific part
of the subject, uses approximately 3.5%
of the frame at the center
- Center-weighted Average
Metering: Metering is weighted at the center and then averaged for
the entire scene
ISO Speed: The camera's ISO speed can be set between 100 and
6400 in 1/3-stop increments to suit your shooting conditions. In addition the camera features an
Auto ISO setting which allows the camera to automatically set the ISO speed
from 100 to 3200.
Built-in Flash: The
Canon EOS 7D digital SLR camera features a built-in pop-up flash. The camera
allows you to adjust the flash exposure compensation up to +/-3 stops in
Note: The camera is
compatible with Canon's external EX-series Speedlites (sold separately). The
camera's built-in flash can work as a master unit with Canon Speedlites
having a wireless slave feature and wirelessly trigger the Speedlite to
Bulb Exposures: When bulb is set, the shutter is open during the time you keep pressing the
shutter button fully. Bulb is useful when a long exposure is necessary for
capturing night scenes, fireworks, the night sky, etc.
Auto Lighting Optimizer: If an image comes out dark or the contrast is
low, the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. With JPEG
images, the correction id done when the image is captured. For RAW images, it
can be correct with the supplied Digital Photo Professional software.
Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction: Due to lens characteristics,
the four corners of a picture might look darker. This is called lens light
fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. With JPEG images, the correction is
done when the image is captured. For RAW images, it can be corrected using the
supplied Digital Photo Professional software.
Style: By selecting a picture style you
can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject.
You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of
each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include:
Standard: Image looks vivid,
sharp, and crisp.
Portrait: For nice skin
tones, the image looks slightly sharp and crisp, color tone can be adjusted
to change skin tone.
Landscape: Vivid blues and greens, very sharp and crisp image.
Neutral: Natural colors
and subdued images, no sharpness applied. (recommended for users who prefer
to process images on their PC).
Faithful: When the subject is photographed under a color temperature of 5200 K, the
color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject's color, no
sharpness applied. recommended for users who prefer to process images on
Monochrome: For black and white images; you can adjust the
filter effect of the monochrome setting to Black&White, Yellow, Orange, Red,
User Defined 1-3: You can register your own Picture
Style settings for Portrait and Landscape modes.
White Balance: You can choose
from the following white balance settings:
The camera sets the white balance automatically according to shooting conditions,
color temperature: 3000-7000 K.
- Daylight: For recording outdoors on a
bright day, color temperature: 5200 K.
- Shade: Counters strong blue tones in open shade on sunny days, color temperature:
Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset: For cloudy days, dusk and dawn, color
temperature: 6000 K.
- Tungsten Light: For incandescent illumination, color temperature: 3200 K.
- White Fluorescent
Light: Eliminates typical green color casts, color temperature: 4000 K.
- Flash Use:
A starting point for studio strobes and Canon Speedlites,
color temperature: 6000 K.
Enables you to manually set the white balance
for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import
white balance data for the setting, color temperature:
- Other WB Settings:
- Color Temperature: Manually set color temperature from 2500-10000 K in 100 K increments.
- White Balance Correction: You can
correct the standard color temperature for the white balance setting. It has
the same effect as using a color temperature conversion filter or a color
compensating filter. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels.
- White Balance Auto Bracketing: With just one
shot, three images having a different color tone can be recorded
simultaneously. Based on the current white balance mode's standard color
temperature, the white balance setting can be changed from 0 to +/-3 stops
in whole-stop increments.
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera,
you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal
images, sRGB is recommended. In the camera's full-automatic modes, sRGB will be set
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of
an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right
side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent
camera vibration when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Multi-Language: The camera's menus system
supports 25 different languages including English, French and Spanish.
Standard Zoom Design: The Canon EF-S 18-135 f/3.5-5.6 IS
standard zoom lens' focal range gives you versatile wide-angle and telephoto
shooting options. It features a wide focal length range equivalent to 29-216mm
in the 35mm format.
Optical Image Stabilizer: The lens features an Optical Image
Stabilizer for up to 4-stops of effective correction even at full zoom. Since
the Optical Image Stabilizer system is in the lens, not in the camera, you can
see the stabilized, steadier images through the viewfinder. The Stabilizer
switch is located on the barrel of the lens.
Auto/Manual Focus Modes: To
shoot in Auto Focus mode, you must set the focus mode switch on the lens to "AF."
The Auto Focus adjustment is gear-driven by a DC monitor. To manually focus the camera, you must set the switch to "MF," and focus by
turning the focusing ring. The AF/MF switch is located on the barrel of the
Optional Accessories: You can attach optional filters (67 mm) to the filter mounting
thread on the front of the lens. You can also use the optional EF 12 II and EF
25 II extension tubes. The following accessories are also available:
- Lens Hood: The EW-73D hood
can keep unwanted light out of the lens and also protects the front of the
lens from rain, snow, and dust.
- Filters: You can add the optional 67mm UV protector filter or the
67mm Circular Polarizer filter to this lens. In addition, with the use of an
optional gelatin filter holder, you can add various gelatin filters for
creating special effects.
- Focal Length/Aperture: 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6
- Lens Construction: 16
elements in 12 groups
- Minimum Aperture:
- f/22-36 (applies to 1/3-stop increments)
- f/22-38 (applies to 1/2-stop increments)
- Angle of View:
- Diagonal: 74º 20' -
- Vertical: 45º 30' - 6º
- Horizontal: 64º 30' -
- Minimum Focusing Distance:
- Magnification: 0.21x (at
- Field of View: 327 x 503
mm/12.9 x 19.8 inch (at 0.49 m/1.6 ft.) - 75 x 112 mm/3.0 x 4.4 inch (at 0.45
- Filter Diameter: 67 mm/2.6
- Dimensions: Diameter =
2.965", Length = 4.365"
- Weight: 455 g/16.0 oz.