Canon 7D Review

 
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Model Name: Canon EOS 7D 
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Manufacturer URL: Manufacturer website
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Predecessor:  
Successor: Canon 7D Mark II
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General
Model Number: 7D
Camera Format: Pro SLR
Currently Manufactured:
Retail Price: $1699.00
Street Price: $1,212.00
Date Available: 2009-09-30
Tripod Mount: Yes
Weight: 51.7 oz (1,467 g)
includes batteries, kit lens
Size: 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in.
(148 x 111 x 74 mm)
Waterproof: No
Waterproof Depth: n/a
Image Sensor
Sensor Type: CMOS
Sensor Manufacturer: Canon
Effective Megapixels: 18.0
Sensor Format: APS-C
Sensor size: 332.27mm2 (22.30mm x 14.90mm)
Approximate Pixel Pitch: 4.30 microns
Focal Length Multiplier: 1.6x
Aspect Ratio: 3:2
Color Filter Type: RGBG
Anti Aliasing Filter: Fixed
Self-Cleaning: Yes
Sensor shift image stabilization: No
On-Sensor Phase Detect: No
Image Capture
Image Resolution: 5184 x 3456 (17.9 MP, 3:2),
3888 x 2592 (10.1 MP, 3:2),
3456 x 2304 (8.0 MP, 3:2),
2592 x 1728 (4.5 MP, 3:2)
Image File Format: JPEG, 14-bit RAW, MRAW, SRAW, RAW+JPEG
Continuous-mode frames/second: 8.0
Video Capture
Can take movies: Yes
Movie Resolution: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p)
1280x720 (60p/50p)
640x480 (60p/50p)
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264)
Composite Video Out: Yes
NTSC/PAL Switchable Video: Yes
Video Usable as Viewfinder:
HD Video Out: Yes
HD Video Connection: HDMI
Lens & Optics
Lens Mount: Canon EF/EF-S
Lens: Canon EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
Focal Length (35mm equivalent): 45 - 216 mm
Zoom Ratio: 3.80x
Aperture Range: f/3.5 - 22 (W), f/5.6 - 36 (T)
Normal Focus Range: 50 cm to Infinity
19.7 in to Infinity
Macro Focus Range:  
Filter Thread: 72.0mm
Thread Type: n/a
Optical Image Stabilization: Yes
Digital Zoom: No
Digital Zoom Values: n/a
Auto Focus
Auto Focus: Yes
Auto Focus Type: Phase-Detection: AF-dedicated CMOS Sensor, 19 cross-type AF points, f/2.8 rotated cross center point
Auto Focus Assist Light? Yes
Manual Focus: Yes
Viewfinder
Viewfinder: Optical
Viewfinder Type: SLR type; fixed eye-level pentaprism, 100% coverage, 1.0x mag., 22mm eyepoint, -3 to +1 diopter
Focus Peaking: No
EVF Resolution: n/a
Display
Eye-level Viewfinder: Yes
Rear Display: Yes
Rear Display Size (inches): 3.0
Rear Display Resolution: 921,600 dots (307,200 px)
Touchscreen: No
Articulating Screen: No
Tilt Swivel Screen: No
Selfie Screen: No
Max Playback Zoom: 10.0x
Top Deck Display: Yes
Exposure
Maximum ISO (native): 6400
Minimum ISO (native): 100
ISO Settings: Auto, 100 - 6400 in 1/3 or 1EV steps, H=12800
Auto ISO Mode: Yes
White Balance Settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White Fluorescent, Flash, Custom, Kelvin 2500K - 10,000K
Shutter Speed Range: 30 - 1/8000
Bulb Mode: Yes
Exposure Compensation: +/- 5.0EV in 0.3EV steps
Metering Modes: 63-zone Evaluative, Center-weighted, Partial (9.4% at center), Spot (2.3% at center)
Program Auto Exposure: Yes
Aperture Priority: Yes
Shutter Priority: Yes
Full Manual Exposure: Yes
Creative Exposure Modes: Creative Auto, 3 Custom User Settings
Self Timer: 10 or 2 seconds
Time Lapse (intervalometer): No
High Resolution Composite: No
Flash
Built-in Flash: Yes
Flash Modes: E-TTL II
Flash Guide Number: 12.0 m / 39.4 ft.
Flash Range Description: Lens aperture dependent
Max Flash Sync: 1/250
Flash Exposure Compensation: +/- 3.0 EV in 0.3EV steps
External Flash Connection: Hot Shoe, PC Sync
Image Storage
Usable Memory Types: CF1 / CF2
UHS Support:  
Other Memory:  
Dual Card Slots: No
Uncompressed Format: 14-bit RAW, MRAW, SRAW, RAW+JPEG
RAW Capture Support: Yes
Movie File Format: .MOV (H.264)
Included Memory: No memory included
Included Memory Type:  
Connectivity
Built-In Wi-Fi: No
Built-In GPS: No
Bluetooth: No
NFC: No
Microphone Jack: Yes
Headphone Jack: No
External Connections: USB 2.0 High Speed
PictBridge Compliant: Yes
DPOF Compliant: Yes
Remote Control: Yes
Remote Control Type: Optional Wired or Wireless
Connections (extended): N3-type push-in terminal, HDMI mini out, external microphone jack, extension system terminal for WFT-E5A wireless file transmitter
Performance Timing
Cycle time for JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame, max resolution): <0.3
Cycle time for RAW shooting in single shot mode (seconds per frame): <0.3
Buffer size for RAW shooting in single shot mode (frames): 22
Cycle time for RAW+JPEG shooting in single shot mode (seconds per shot): 0.32
Camera penalizes early shutter press? No
JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps, max resolution): 8.0
Buffer size for JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames, max resolution): 22
RAW shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 8.0
Buffer size for RAW shooting in burst mode (frames): 16
RAW+JPEG shooting speed in burst mode (fps): 7.9
Buffer Size for RAW+JPEG shooting in burst mode (frames): 6
Shutter lag (full AF, wide/mid): 0.13
Shutter lag (full AF, tele):  
Shutter lag (full AF, live view - DSLR): 1.10
Shutter lag (prefocused, live view - DSLR): 0.202
Shutter Lag (manual focus): 0.083
Shutter lag (full AF, with flash): 0.24
Shutter Lag (prefocused): 0.061
Shutter Lag (notes): Live View lag: Full Autofocus "Quick Mode" (Phase Detect) = 0.986s Full Autofocus "Live Mode" (Contrast Detect = 1.103s Prefocused = 0.202s
Startup Time: 0.4
Play -> Record Time: 0.1
Flash recycle time (seconds):  
Power
Battery Form Factor: Proprietary
Usable Battery Types: LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Batteries Included: 1 x Proprietary LP-E6 Lithium-ion rechargeble
Battery Charger Included (dedicated charger or AC/USB adapter): Yes
Dedicated Battery Charger Included: Yes
Internal Charging Supported: No
CIPA Rating Monitor (Live View):  
CIPA Rating Viewfinder (OVF/EVF): 800
Software
Included Software: Canon Solutions Disc version 21.0 (EOS Utility, ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser, Digital Photo Professional.Picture Style Editor, Movie Edit Task, PhotoStitch, Memory Card utility, WFT Utility, Original Data Security Tool
OS Compatibility: Windows XP SP2/SP3 / Vista, Mac OS X 10.4-10.5
Miscellaneous
Notes & Features: 8 fps continuous mode, all new 19-point AF system, built-in flash can be wireless master, dual-axis electronic level.

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