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Canon EOS 7D Kit
18-megapixel digital SLR camera with 18-135mm zoom lens & HD movie mode
Item # 2807D18135 | MFR # 3814B016
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Our take on the Canon EOS 7D Kit by Crutchfield's Dave Bar
If Canon's outstanding EOS 7D had a middle name, it would be "responsive." This agile digital SLR takes all the impressive photographic power of an enthusiast-level camera, and adds speed to every process, from expanded light sensitivity, to focus time, to snapping rapid-fire consecutive shots. And the 7D boasts a 1080p HD movie mode with full manual control of shutter speed and aperture for enhanced creativity. It even sports a dedicated video switch that lets you begin filming instantly. The EOS 7D comes supplied here with Canon's 18-135mm image stabilizing zoom lens. This combo offers versatile wide-angle and telephoto shooting options, plus the superior low-light performance and blur-fighting capability provided by image stabilization technology.
High-res photos and high-speed shooting
The 7D teams up an 18-megapixel CMOS sensor with two Canon image processors for clean, detailed photos and crisp handling. Capture fantastic action sequences with spot-on exposures at a blazing eight frames per second. Your pictures will be sharply focused, too, thanks to Canon's new 19-point auto focus system. This advanced system uses highly sensitive cross-type sensors for ultra-precise focusing no matter where your subjects appear in the frame.
Keep taking pictures when the light gets low
Canon gave this SLR an extra-wide sensitivity range to ensure you'll never miss a shot due to poor lighting conditions. Its extended high ISO settings make it ideal for night shots or indoor settings, where the lack of light or restrictions on flash use would normally make shooting impossible. The 7D also offers Canon's Auto Lighting Optimizer, which automatically corrects the contrast and brightness of your images as they're recorded. This helps preserve subtle photographic details of complex subjects, like sunny highlights on your kids' faces against the deeply shadowed woods behind them.
Rugged SLR build, flexible SLR design
Canon wraps all this picture-taking technology in a durable magnesium alloy body with a solid, substantial feel. Plus, environmental seals around the seams and controls help block out dust and moisture. The camera's versatile SLR design gives you lots of flexibility. Choose from dozens of compatible Canon lenses and several powerful external flashes, available separately, to expand your shooting options.
From the review Canon takes it up a notch with the 7D
"The 7D can fire like a machine gun at 8 frames a second, almost as fast as pro cameras that cost four times as much. The faster burst rate and vastly improved autofocus make this a real nice choice for sports and wildlife shooters, or parents taking pictures of their fast-moving kids."
— Zak Billmeier, Video Producer and A/V Writer
Great camera, I don't have any problems with it. Love it, the speed and the quality.
Val, Brooklyn ny
What's in the Box:
- Digital SLR camera body
- Body cap (installed)
- LP-E6 Lithium-ion battery pack (7.2V/1800mAh) with plastic terminal cover
- LC-E6 battery charger
- EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS zoom lens
- E-67mm lens cap (installed)
- Rear dust cap (installed)
- 6.5' USB cable with in-line ferrite core (has a USB Type-A connector on one end and a Mini-USB Type-B connector on the other end)
- 51" Audio/Video cable with a composite video and stereo RCA connectors on one end and a proprietary connector on other end
- Neck strap
- Eye-piece cover (on neck strap)
- EOS Digital Solution Disk ver.21.1 CD-ROM
- Software Instruction Manual CD-ROM
- How to Use Camera Accessories CD-ROM
- Instruction Manual (English)
- Instruction Manual (Spanish)
- Pocket Guide (Eng)
- Pocket Guide (Spa)
- Camera body Limited Warranty card
- "Try My Photo" brochure
- USB Cable caution sheet
- Bar-code sheet
- Lens Instructions
- Lens Warranty card
- 18-megapixel effective recording
- APS-C-size CMOS image sensor (22.3 x 14.9 mm)
- EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens (35mm equivalent focal length: 29-216mm)
- high-def movie mode with sound
- high-res 3" LCD (920,000 dots) with Live View allows composing shots on-screen in real-time
- extra-bright pentaprism optical viewfinder with 100% frame coverage and transparent LCD overlay that displays AF points and metering areas
- dual DIGIC 4 image processors provide exceptional image quality and high-speed shooting
- 19-point autofocus system with all cross-type sensors for rapid, precise autofocusing
- newly designed 63-zone metering system for highly accurate image exposure
- built-in flash with flash exposure compensation
- Integrated Speedlite Transmitter allows wireless control of multiple off-camera Canon flashes for more creative lighting
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- compatible with all Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Exposure Modes and Controls:
- continuous shooting mode: up to 8 frames per second (up to 126 JPEG images, or 15 RAW images)
- shutter speed range: 30-1/8,000 seconds, bulb
- sensitivity or ISO (film speed equivalent) range: 100-12,800
- shooting modes: auto (stills and movie), creative auto, program auto, shutter-priority, aperture-priority, manual (stills and movie), 3 custom settings
File Formats and Storage:
- still image storage modes: RAW, JPEG, or RAW+JPEG
- top JPEG resolution (pixels): 5,184 x 3,456
- movie image size: up to 1,920 x 1,080 resolution
- accepts optional CompactFlash® memory cards (supports UDMA and Microdrive cards)
Connections and Dimensions:
- high-speed USB interface
- audio/video output
- mini HDMI output (cable not included)
- external stereo microphone input jack (microphone not included)
- PC sync flash terminal
- N3 terminal for optional Canon accessories including RS-80N3 remote switch
- 6"W x 4-1/2"H x 3-1/2"D
- weight (without battery and media): 28.9 oz.
- Canon 18-135mm zoom lens
- rechargeable LP-E6 lithium ion battery
- LC-E6 battery charger
- adjustable neck strap
- USB and audio/video cables
- body cap and eye-piece cap
- software CD-ROM (PC and Mac)
Canon EOS 7D Kit Reviews
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Features and Specs
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||29-216mm|
CompactFlash Type I/II+Microdrive
|Sensor Size||22.3 x 14.9mm CMOS|
|Highest Resolution||5184 x 3456|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080, 1280 x 720|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||28.9|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
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 remarkably smooth.
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 a blower.
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 subjects
- 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 modes.
- 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 the subject
- Aperture-priority AE: In this mode, you set the desired aperture value and the camera sets the shutter speed automatically to suit the subject brightness
- Manual 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.
Auto Exposure 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 subjects.
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 1/3-stop increments.
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 fire.
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.
Picture 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 their PC).
- Monochrome: For black and white images; you can adjust the filter effect of the monochrome setting to Black&White, Yellow, Orange, Red, or Green.
- 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:
- Auto: 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: 7000 K.
- 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.
- Custom: Enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. By selecting this image, you import the white balance data for the setting, color temperature: 2000-10000 K.
- 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 automatically.
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 lens.
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' - 11º 30'
- Vertical: 45º 30' - 6º 20'
- Horizontal: 64º 30' - 9º 30'
- Minimum Focusing Distance: 0.45 m/1.5'
- Magnification: 0.21x (at 135 mm)
- 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 m/1.5 ft.)
- Filter Diameter: 67 mm/2.6 inch
- Dimensions: Diameter = 2.965", Length = 4.365"
- Weight: 455 g/16.0 oz.