Canon | Wireless Transmitter WFT-E5A | Canon EOS 7D Brochure

Media Creation
Beyond the Still,
Canon Full HD.
Dedicated Accessories
A Complete Media Creation Tool
Manual Exposure Control
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.
Shooting video with the EOS 7D increases flexibility for the photographer
in that it also allows for full use of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, including
wide angle, macro, tilt-shift and fish-eye, providing a wealth of depth-offield and other creative
shooting options once reserved
only for still photography. By
shooting video with a large
sensor camera, it’s simple to
take advantage of the image
quality and characteristics
intrinsic to SLR photography.
Combined with its size, image
quality and flexibility, the
EOS 7D is an all-in-one image
capturing tool. Not only can
one take advantage of the
EOS 7D’s expansive range of
ISO sensitivities, for amazing
performance, even in dimly lit
situations, it’s simple to exert
full control over exposure and depth-of-field, which can have a profound
effect on the mood of the moving image. And it’s 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.
As with still images, the more control the photographer or filmmaker has
over the technical aspects of a shoot, the more refined the expression, or
mood of the final product. The EOS 7D offers completely flexible exposure
control for its movie modes, allowing for complete creative control for the
shooter. In Manual mode, users can control depth-of-field and sense of
motion, creating gorgeous background blur. Exposure can be determined
and set even in complex
lighting situations, maintaining the same look and feel
through an entire scene, not
just the initial shot, and
minimizing camera noise that
can occur when the aperture
changes due to exposure
adjustment mid-clip.
Recording Sizes
Full HD Video is captured at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 24 (23.976), 25, or
30 (29.97) fps, for up to 4GB per clip. Movies are saved as MOV files and
can be viewed in Full HD with HDMI output. Other recording sizes include
HD at 1280 x 720 resolution at 50/60 (59.94) fps or SD/VGA at 640 x 480
resolution at 50/60 (59.94) fps.
1920 x 1080 pixels
16:9 aspect ratio
Full HD
HD
Three recording modes
1280 x 720 pixels
16:9 aspect ratio
SD
640 x 480 pixels
4:3 aspect ratio
Beyond the Moving
Image
The EOS 7D has a built-in
microphone for simple mono
recording. For sound quality
that mirrors the tremendous
resolution of the EOS 7D’s
video recordings, stereo sound can be recorded through an external microphone connected to the EOS 7D’s 3.5mm microphone input terminal. With
an external microphone attached, the possibilities for sound recording are
increased exponentially. Another phenomenal perk of the EOS 7D’s Movie
mode is that still images can be captured, in full resolution, while shooting
movies and can be saved as distinct files. It’s as simple as pressing the
shutter button while recording a movie, and the supplied image can be
modified as could any other recorded still. Playback modes are available
in-camera. Sound and all Live View AF features can be used in shooting
video. Simple editing can even be done in-camera, and movies can be
played on both standard and HD televisions by using an AV
cable or HDMI. Uploads to a computer are straightforward and quick.
• Wireless File Transfer unit, WFT-E5A
Designed specifically for the EOS 7D,
the WFT-E5A functions both as a wireless file transmitter and as an auxiliary
hand grip. Now supporting 5.2 GHz 802.11a/b/and g, it’s the fastest and
most versatile wireless transmitter around. The WFT-E5A also allows the
EOS 7D to wirelessly link to up to 10 other WFT equipped cameras as a
Master camera. When the Master camera is fired, the linked cameras are
wirelessly triggered to fire in unison. The WFT-E5A allows full access to
the camera’s ports and maintains weather resistance and durability while
offering reliable wired or wireless communication. As a camera grip, the
WFT-E5A has the same buttons as Battery Grip BG-E7.
• Battery Grip BG-E7
Battery Grip BG-E7 nearly doubles the
battery life of the EOS 7D, while offering
advanced operability and seamless
integration with the camera’s design.
Designed to accommodate one or two
LP-E6 batteries, or AA batteries with
battery magazine BGM-E6, the BG-E7
increases flexibility on the go. With a
vertical shutter release button, plus AE
lock and Multi-Function button, it makes vertical shooting a breeze. Made
with the same grip coating and dust resistance as that on the EOS 7D’s
body, the BG-E7 is the perfect accessory for the EOS 7D.
Specifications
TYPE
Type: Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording Media: CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, or to
external media (via USB v.2.0 hard drive, using the optional Wireless File
Transmitter WFT-E5A)
Image Sensor Size: 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses: Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor: approx. 1.6x
IMAGE SENSOR
Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Total Pixels: Approx. 19.0 megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter: Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Delete Feature: (1) Automatic sensor cleaning, (2) Manual cleaning of
sensor, (3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
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
AUTOFOCUS
Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF points: 19 (All cross-type)
Metering Range: EV -0.5~18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focus Modes: Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF,
Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection: Automatic selection, manual selection
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.
AF Microadjustment: C.Fn III-5
RECORDING SYSTEM
EXPOSURE CONTROL
File Format: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Recording Format: Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW,
RAW+JPEG, Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Simultaneous Recording: Provided (RAW/sRAW/mRAW+JPEG also possible)
File Size: (1) Large: Approx. 17.90MB (5,184 x 3,456 pixels), (2) Medium:
Approx. 8.00MB (3,456 x 2,304 pixels), (3) Small: Approx. 4.50MB (2,592 x
1,728 pixels), (4) RAW: Approx. 17.90MB (5,184 x 3,456 pixels), (5) M-RAW:
Approx. 10.10MB (3,888 x 2,592 pixels), (6) S-RAW: Approx. 4.5MB (2,592
x 1,728 pixels), Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture
Style, etc.
File Numbering: Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
Color Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful,
Monochrome, Picture Style file
Recording Functions: 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: (1) Standard, (2) Automatic switching of recording media, (3)
Separate recordings according to image-recording quality, (4) Recording
images having the same size
Backup Recording: Enabled with WFT-E5A attached
Metering Modes: 63-zone SPC TTL metering (1) Evaluative metering (linkable
to any AF point), (2) Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at center),
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.3% of viewfinder at center), (4) 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: Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority
AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index): Automatically set, ISO
100–6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments), Basic Zone modes: ISO
100–3200 set automatically, Extension settable (with C.Fn.I. 3-1): ISO
12800, High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200–6400
Exposure Compensation: Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
(can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when
focus is achieved, Manual: By AE lock button
WHITE BALANCE
Type: 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: ±9 mireds in 5
step increments, White balance bracketing: ±3 mireds in full-step increments,
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission: Provided
VIEWFINDER
Type: Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen: Fixed
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60
Viewfinder Information: AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light),
Center-weighted average metering (video)
Metering Range: EV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display: Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Exposure Simulation: Provided
Silent Shooting: Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
VIDEO SHOOTING
File Format: MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
File Size and Frame Rates: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97)/25p/24p
(23.976), 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)
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
CUSTOMIZATION
Custom Functions: Total 27
Camera User Settings: Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration: Provided
INTERFACE
USB Terminal: For personal computer communication and direct printing
(USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Audio/Video OUT Terminal: (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable,
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal: For connection to WFT-E5A
POWER SOURCE
Type: Vertical-travel, mechanical, electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec., plus Bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec. (Total
shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-Timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
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 (Approx.):
Shooting Conditions
Shooting Method
Temperature
AE 100%
AE 50%, FA 50%
73°F/23°C
Approx. 1000
Approx. 800
Viewfinder shooting
32°F/0°C
Approx. 900
Approx. 750
73°F/23°C
Approx. 230
Approx. 220
Live View shooting
32°F/0°C
Approx. 220
Approx. 210
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 charged Battery Pack LP-E5 is used.
Battery Check: Auto
Power Saving: Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Date/Time Battery: One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Startup Time: Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
DRIVE SYSTEM
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT (Body Only)
Drive Modes: Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and
Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed (Approx.): High-speed: Max. 8.0 shots/sec,
Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec
Maximum Burst: JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 94 (CF)/approx. 126 (UDMA CF),
RAW: approx. 15/approx. 15 (UDMA CF), RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 6
(CF/UDMA CF)
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in./148.8 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Weight: Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only)
LIVE VIEW FUNCTION
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SHUTTER
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),
• All the specifications above are based on Canon’s Standard Test Method.
• The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change
without notice.
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Advanced Technology
for Advanced
Performance.
Media Creation
Beyond the Still,
Canon Full HD.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
A Complete Media Creation Tool
Manual Exposure Control
The EOS 7D features a superb, Canon designed, 18.0 Megapixel
CMOS sensor that captures a tremendous level of resolution with
striking detail down to each individual pixel. With size to spare,
it’s easy to crop images or to make massive enlargements without
concern of losing detail. A marvel of technical innovation, the
EOS 7D’s CMOS sensor incorporates a number of significant refinements that enhance the performance and speed in the capture of
each image. Thanks to an advanced, new, in-house semiconductor
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.
Shooting video with the EOS 7D increases flexibility for the photographer
in that it also allows for full use of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, including
wide angle, macro, tilt-shift and fish-eye, providing a wealth of depth-offield and other creative
shooting options once reserved
only for still photography. By
shooting video with a large
sensor camera, it’s simple to
take advantage of the image
quality and characteristics
intrinsic to SLR photography.
Combined with its size, image
quality and flexibility, the
EOS 7D is an all-in-one image
capturing tool. Not only can
one take advantage of the
EOS 7D’s expansive range of
ISO sensitivities, for amazing
performance, even in dimly lit
situations, it’s simple to exert
full control over exposure and depth-of-field, which can have a profound
effect on the mood of the moving image. And it’s 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.
As with still images, the more control the photographer or filmmaker has
over the technical aspects of a shoot, the more refined the expression, or
mood of the final product. The EOS 7D offers completely flexible exposure
control for its movie modes, allowing for complete creative control for the
shooter. In Manual mode, users can control depth-of-field and sense of
motion, creating gorgeous background blur. Exposure can be determined
and set even in complex
lighting situations, maintaining the same look and feel
through an entire scene, not
just the initial shot, and
minimizing camera noise that
can occur when the aperture
changes due to exposure
adjustment mid-clip.
Detection AF, HD Video, Canon’s amazing
Auto Lighting Optimizer, Lens Peripheral Illumination
Correction and more are all possible thanks to the speedy processing of
the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors.
Professional Level Performance
CMOS Sensor (actual size)
manufacturing process, the EOS 7D’s sensor has more pixels than any other
APS-C sized sensor in Canon’s lineup, with less digital noise, a higher ISO
sensitivity, plus a wider dynamic range than previously available. The
EOS 7D’s CMOS sensor incorporates a unique on-chip noise reduction
technology to deal with both fixed pattern and random noise. It features
a new photodiode construction that results in an improved photoelectric
conversion rate. The speedier conversion means faster and increased
sensitivity at the pixel level. This speed and sensitivity, in combination with
new gapless microlenses, plus less space between microlenses and photodiodes, means a better signal-to-noise ratio, which translates to outstanding
real-world performance. Finally, an infrared, multi-layer low-pass filter is
placed in front of the sensor to isolate and eliminate false colors that the
sensor may detect, while retaining full detail. This low pass filter features
a fluorine coating to reduce dust adhesion for less digital clean up.
Capable of shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with a UDMA CF
card at 8.0 fps, the EOS 7D is a perfect camera for action.
The EOS 7D is outfitted with a rugged, remarkable shutter, which, aided by
the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, ensures instant response and performance on par with most professional cameras on the market while outpacing
every camera in its class.
Recording Sizes
Full HD Video is captured at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 24 (23.976), 25, or
30 (29.97) fps, for up to 4GB per clip. Movies are saved as MOV files and
can be viewed in Full HD with HDMI output. Other recording sizes include
HD at 1280 x 720 resolution at 50/60 (59.94) fps or SD/VGA at 640 x 480
resolution at 50/60 (59.94) fps.
Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
The EOS 7D’s new Dual DIGIC 4
Image Processors ensure that
images are captured, processed and saved
with remarkable speed—up to 8.0 frames per
second! Developed and produced for Canon
cameras to maximize performance for both
the capture and recording stages of digital
photography, Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
work in concert with Canon’s CMOS sensor
chips to dramatically enhance image quality and deliver a more intuitive,
responsive camera. Optimized signal processing algorithms work with
the multi-channel signal from the cameras sensor to deliver significantly
speedier camera response. Color reproduction, noise reduction in low light
situations and reproduction of fine detail are also improved. These Dual
DIGIC 4 Image Processors speed up all camera operations such that a number of inventive shooting and recording features are possible. Live Face
1920 x 1080 pixels
16:9 aspect ratio
Full HD
HD
Shot at 8 fps
The EOS 7D has a broad range of ISO settings, up to ISO 12800 in H mode,
enabling shooting from dawn through dusk and ensuring capture of the
finest detail. The Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
ensure that shooting in poor lighting situations is as easy as point and
shoot. The EOS 7D employs a 14-bit converter to process the output of
the CMOS sensor. Compared to the 12-bit converters used in most digital
cameras, Canon’s design ensures smoother tonal transitions, more natural
gradations, and superior color fidelity. RAW images are recorded at 14 bits
so that processed 16-bit TIFF images contain the full range of tonal values
captured by the sensor.
Three recording modes
1280 x 720 pixels
16:9 aspect ratio
SD
640 x 480 pixels
4:3 aspect ratio
Beyond the Moving
Image
The EOS 7D has a built-in
microphone for simple mono
recording. For sound quality
that mirrors the tremendous
resolution of the EOS 7D’s
video recordings, stereo sound can be recorded through an external microphone connected to the EOS 7D’s 3.5mm microphone input terminal. With
an external microphone attached, the possibilities for sound recording are
increased exponentially. Another phenomenal perk of the EOS 7D’s Movie
mode is that still images can be captured, in full resolution, while shooting
movies and can be saved as distinct files. It’s as simple as pressing the
shutter button while recording a movie, and the supplied image can be
modified as could any other recorded still. Playback modes are available
in-camera. Sound and all Live View AF features can be used in shooting
video. Simple editing can even be done in-camera, and movies can be
played on both standard and HD televisions by using an AV
cable or HDMI. Uploads to a computer are straightforward and quick.
Advanced Technology
for Advanced
Performance.
Advanced
Photography In
A Whole New Light.
18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor
New Viewfinder, Intelligent New Perspective
The EOS 7D features a superb, Canon designed, 18.0 Megapixel
CMOS sensor that captures a tremendous level of resolution with
striking detail down to each individual pixel. With size to spare,
it’s easy to crop images or to make massive enlargements without
concern of losing detail. A marvel of technical innovation, the
EOS 7D’s CMOS sensor incorporates a number of significant refinements that enhance the performance and speed in the capture of
each image. Thanks to an advanced, new, in-house semiconductor
The EOS 7D features a bright, completely
redesigned viewfinder that not only offers
100% coverage, 1x magnification, a glass
pentaprism, a 29.4° angle of view and
user-controlled dioptric adjustment. It
also features a newly-designed Intelligent
Viewfinder which can superimpose imporPentaprism
tant shooting tools, like a grid display or
the new Dual Axis Electronic Level within the viewfinder at the touch of a
button, and becomes the main user interface for the entirely redesigned
AF system. Most important, it’s one of the brightest, clearest and most
brilliant viewfinders Canon has ever produced, meaning less eye fatigue
and more picture taking.
Detection AF, HD Video, Canon’s amazing
Auto Lighting Optimizer, Lens Peripheral Illumination
Correction and more are all possible thanks to the speedy processing of
the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors.
Professional Level Performance
CMOS Sensor (actual size)
manufacturing process, the EOS 7D’s sensor has more pixels than any other
APS-C sized sensor in Canon’s lineup, with less digital noise, a higher ISO
sensitivity, plus a wider dynamic range than previously available. The
EOS 7D’s CMOS sensor incorporates a unique on-chip noise reduction
technology to deal with both fixed pattern and random noise. It features
a new photodiode construction that results in an improved photoelectric
conversion rate. The speedier conversion means faster and increased
sensitivity at the pixel level. This speed and sensitivity, in combination with
new gapless microlenses, plus less space between microlenses and photodiodes, means a better signal-to-noise ratio, which translates to outstanding
real-world performance. Finally, an infrared, multi-layer low-pass filter is
placed in front of the sensor to isolate and eliminate false colors that the
sensor may detect, while retaining full detail. This low pass filter features
a fluorine coating to reduce dust adhesion for less digital clean up.
Capable of shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with a UDMA CF
card at 8.0 fps, the EOS 7D is a perfect camera for action.
The EOS 7D is outfitted with a rugged, remarkable shutter, which, aided by
the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, ensures instant response and performance on par with most professional cameras on the market while outpacing
every camera in its class.
Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
The EOS 7D’s new Dual DIGIC 4
Image Processors ensure that
images are captured, processed and saved
with remarkable speed—up to 8.0 frames per
second! Developed and produced for Canon
cameras to maximize performance for both
the capture and recording stages of digital
photography, Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
work in concert with Canon’s CMOS sensor
chips to dramatically enhance image quality and deliver a more intuitive,
responsive camera. Optimized signal processing algorithms work with
the multi-channel signal from the cameras sensor to deliver significantly
speedier camera response. Color reproduction, noise reduction in low light
situations and reproduction of fine detail are also improved. These Dual
DIGIC 4 Image Processors speed up all camera operations such that a number of inventive shooting and recording features are possible. Live Face
Shot at 8 fps
The EOS 7D has a broad range of ISO settings, up to ISO 12800 in H mode,
enabling shooting from dawn through dusk and ensuring capture of the
finest detail. The Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors
ensure that shooting in poor lighting situations is as easy as point and
shoot. The EOS 7D employs a 14-bit converter to process the output of
the CMOS sensor. Compared to the 12-bit converters used in most digital
cameras, Canon’s design ensures smoother tonal transitions, more natural
gradations, and superior color fidelity. RAW images are recorded at 14 bits
so that processed 16-bit TIFF images contain the full range of tonal values
captured by the sensor.
Unprecedented
Feature
Customization.
AF points display
Hide all
Single point AF
Spot (single-point) AF
Grid display
Spot metering display
AF point expansion
Zone AF
Dual Axis Electronic Level display
AI Servo AF tracking display
AF point automatic selection
Home position display
Focusing System
Canon EOS SLR cameras have consistently featured cuttingedge AF technologies and the EOS 7D takes them a step
further. The EOS 7D uses a brand new 19-point AF all cross-type system that
provides not only tremendous AF coverage, but also phenomenal control
over focusing point selection. Any of the 19 high-precision, cross-type AF
points can be selected automatically or manually, for instantaneous, pinpoint accuracy. The high-speed
< > Single AF point
Spot metering circle
< > Spot AF (single point)
microcomputers in the EOS 7D
use advanced algorithms that
Area AF/
ensure fast, accurate and responGrid
Zone AF
frame
sive AF performance under the
widest variety of conditions. Focus
tracking is on par with that of the
Battery check
Exposure level indicator ±3
EOS 1D/1Ds series, and includes
Viewfinder information
single point AF, a new Spot AF
mode, and AF point expansion where AF points surrounding the one chosen
can assist when the subject becomes unfocused. The EOS 7D can register
original AF point “Home Positions” and represent them automatically in
both horizontal and vertical shooting positions
using the camera’s orientation sensor.
The EOS 7D also has an all new Zone
AF system, wherein one of five distinct focus zones can be chosen.
Zone AF is particularly useful
when the subject is off-center. ONE-SHOT AF mode is ideal for more static
subjects—the camera rapidly selects the optimum focusing point, and the
subject is instantly brought into focus even if it is off-center. AI SERVO AF
mode is excellent for moving subjects. Aided by a highly intelligent predictive focusing algorithm, it precisely tracks subject movement across the
wide AF coverage area, automatically shifting the active focusing point as
required. AI FOCUS AF mode, which automatically switches between One
Shot and AI Servo AF modes based on subject movement, is ideal for
shooting stop-and-go subjects. In addition, Canon’s Light Source detection
AF automatically compensates the focus by taking into account artificial
lighting sources and making appropriate adjustments. 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. No matter what
mode chosen, the EOS 7D’s autofocus is fast, reliable and versatile.
And with Canon’s Intelligent Viewfinder technology, chosen AF
points can be displayed or hidden easily in the Intelligent
Viewfinder, according to the photographer’s choosing.
Rethought Button and Control Layout
The EOS 7D raises the ergonomics bar with refined curves, changes in
the placement of buttons and elegant materials that make shooting both
intuitive and fun. The EOS 7D’s power switch, now located on the upper
left of the camera, is separate from the Quick
Control Dial switch. A new dedicated
button switches on the Quick
Control screen, a JPEG/RAW
button makes for quick switches
in image quality settings, and
the Live View/Movie mode lever
starts, stops and switches
between Movie and Live View
modes. The new Custom
Control screen even allows the
photographer to remap and
rearrange the functions of most
of the EOS 7D’s buttons to customize the camera’s features and
precisely match their specific shooting style. Combined with an entirely
new coating, plus recessed controls, the EOS 7D is faster and easier to
use than anything that came before it.
Intelligent Viewfinder
Power and Durability
Canon’s Intelligent Viewfinder is a transparent LCD in the viewfinder that
displays a variety of shooting information at the push of a button. Unlike
other cameras where 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. The Intelligent Viewfinder even includes a Grid
display. The EOS 7D even features a brilliant new Dual Axis Electronic Level
and tilt display that aids in achieving perfectly level shots, displaying both
roll and pitch in 1° increments, either superimposed in the viewfinder, or
on the new Clear View II LCD monitor.
Canon’s decades of camera-making experience mean nothing less than
real-world performance and durability that is second to none. The EOS 7D
is constructed of the highest quality materials, to exacting standards,
New Metering System
The EOS 7D features Canon’s new, multi-layer 63-zone iFCL (intelligent Focus
Color Luminance) Metering System designed to compliment the 19-point AF
system. By taking into account the color and luminosity surrounding chosen
AF point(s), this new system
delivers an entirely new level of
metering accuracy with an ideal
balance of foreground and background information and natural
color rendition no matter the
composition. Canon’s Evaluative
metering mode, using an all new
Metering zones
metering algorithm, utilizes
information from the EOS 7D’s new AF system for more precise and consistent exposure results. Of course, the EOS 7D also offers Center-Weighted,
Partial and Spot metering modes.
Dust- and water-resistant construction
to ensure unfettered performance at all times. For example, the shutter
can shoot at speeds up to 1/8000 sec for up to 150,000 cycles; the
chassis is built of lightweight and rigid magnesium, and the camera’s
seals are made to resist water and dust. This ensures the EOS 7D will
be ready for anything and will remain comfortable in the hand even
after a full day of use.
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Media Creation
Beyond the Still,
Canon Full HD.
Dedicated Accessories
A Complete Media Creation Tool
Manual Exposure Control
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.
Shooting video with the EOS 7D increases flexibility for the photographer
in that it also allows for full use of Canon’s EF and EF-S lenses, including
wide angle, macro, tilt-shift and fish-eye, providing a wealth of depth-offield and other creative
shooting options once reserved
only for still photography. By
shooting video with a large
sensor camera, it’s simple to
take advantage of the image
quality and characteristics
intrinsic to SLR photography.
Combined with its size, image
quality and flexibility, the
EOS 7D is an all-in-one image
capturing tool. Not only can
one take advantage of the
EOS 7D’s expansive range of
ISO sensitivities, for amazing
performance, even in dimly lit
situations, it’s simple to exert
full control over exposure and depth-of-field, which can have a profound
effect on the mood of the moving image. And it’s 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.
As with still images, the more control the photographer or filmmaker has
over the technical aspects of a shoot, the more refined the expression, or
mood of the final product. The EOS 7D offers completely flexible exposure
control for its movie modes, allowing for complete creative control for the
shooter. In Manual mode, users can control depth-of-field and sense of
motion, creating gorgeous background blur. Exposure can be determined
and set even in complex
lighting situations, maintaining the same look and feel
through an entire scene, not
just the initial shot, and
minimizing camera noise that
can occur when the aperture
changes due to exposure
adjustment mid-clip.
Recording Sizes
Full HD Video is captured at 1920 x 1080 resolution at 24 (23.976), 25, or
30 (29.97) fps, for up to 4GB per clip. Movies are saved as MOV files and
can be viewed in Full HD with HDMI output. Other recording sizes include
HD at 1280 x 720 resolution at 50/60 (59.94) fps or SD/VGA at 640 x 480
resolution at 50/60 (59.94) fps.
1920 x 1080 pixels
16:9 aspect ratio
Full HD
HD
Three recording modes
1280 x 720 pixels
16:9 aspect ratio
SD
640 x 480 pixels
4:3 aspect ratio
Beyond the Moving
Image
The EOS 7D has a built-in
microphone for simple mono
recording. For sound quality
that mirrors the tremendous
resolution of the EOS 7D’s
video recordings, stereo sound can be recorded through an external microphone connected to the EOS 7D’s 3.5mm microphone input terminal. With
an external microphone attached, the possibilities for sound recording are
increased exponentially. Another phenomenal perk of the EOS 7D’s Movie
mode is that still images can be captured, in full resolution, while shooting
movies and can be saved as distinct files. It’s as simple as pressing the
shutter button while recording a movie, and the supplied image can be
modified as could any other recorded still. Playback modes are available
in-camera. Sound and all Live View AF features can be used in shooting
video. Simple editing can even be done in-camera, and movies can be
played on both standard and HD televisions by using an AV
cable or HDMI. Uploads to a computer are straightforward and quick.
• Wireless File Transfer unit, WFT-E5A
Designed specifically for the EOS 7D,
the WFT-E5A functions both as a wireless file transmitter and as an auxiliary
hand grip. Now supporting 5.2 GHz 802.11a/b/and g, it’s the fastest and
most versatile wireless transmitter around. The WFT-E5A also allows the
EOS 7D to wirelessly link to up to 10 other WFT equipped cameras as a
Master camera. When the Master camera is fired, the linked cameras are
wirelessly triggered to fire in unison. The WFT-E5A allows full access to
the camera’s ports and maintains weather resistance and durability while
offering reliable wired or wireless communication. As a camera grip, the
WFT-E5A has the same buttons as Battery Grip BG-E7.
• Battery Grip BG-E7
Battery Grip BG-E7 nearly doubles the
battery life of the EOS 7D, while offering
advanced operability and seamless
integration with the camera’s design.
Designed to accommodate one or two
LP-E6 batteries, or AA batteries with
battery magazine BGM-E6, the BG-E7
increases flexibility on the go. With a
vertical shutter release button, plus AE
lock and Multi-Function button, it makes vertical shooting a breeze. Made
with the same grip coating and dust resistance as that on the EOS 7D’s
body, the BG-E7 is the perfect accessory for the EOS 7D.
Specifications
TYPE
Type: Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording Media: CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, or to
external media (via USB v.2.0 hard drive, using the optional Wireless File
Transmitter WFT-E5A)
Image Sensor Size: 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size sensor)
Compatible Lenses: Canon EF and EF-S lenses
Lens Mount: Canon EF mount
Lens Focal Length Conversion Factor: approx. 1.6x
IMAGE SENSOR
Type: High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective Pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Total Pixels: Approx. 19.0 megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System: RGB primary color filters
Low-pass Filter: Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Delete Feature: (1) Automatic sensor cleaning, (2) Manual cleaning of
sensor, (3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
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
AUTOFOCUS
Type: TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF points: 19 (All cross-type)
Metering Range: EV -0.5~18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focus Modes: Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF,
Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection: Automatic selection, manual selection
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.
AF Microadjustment: C.Fn III-5
RECORDING SYSTEM
EXPOSURE CONTROL
File Format: Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Recording Format: Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW,
RAW+JPEG, Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Simultaneous Recording: Provided (RAW/sRAW/mRAW+JPEG also possible)
File Size: (1) Large: Approx. 17.90MB (5,184 x 3,456 pixels), (2) Medium:
Approx. 8.00MB (3,456 x 2,304 pixels), (3) Small: Approx. 4.50MB (2,592 x
1,728 pixels), (4) RAW: Approx. 17.90MB (5,184 x 3,456 pixels), (5) M-RAW:
Approx. 10.10MB (3,888 x 2,592 pixels), (6) S-RAW: Approx. 4.5MB (2,592
x 1,728 pixels), Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture
Style, etc.
File Numbering: Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
Color Space: sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful,
Monochrome, Picture Style file
Recording Functions: 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: (1) Standard, (2) Automatic switching of recording media, (3)
Separate recordings according to image-recording quality, (4) Recording
images having the same size
Backup Recording: Enabled with WFT-E5A attached
Metering Modes: 63-zone SPC TTL metering (1) Evaluative metering (linkable
to any AF point), (2) Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at center),
(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.3% of viewfinder at center), (4) 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: Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority
AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO Speed (Recommended Exposure Index): Automatically set, ISO
100–6400 (in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments), Basic Zone modes: ISO
100–3200 set automatically, Extension settable (with C.Fn.I. 3-1): ISO
12800, High Tone Priority settable: ISO 200–6400
Exposure Compensation: Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
(can be combined with AEB)
AE Lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when
focus is achieved, Manual: By AE lock button
WHITE BALANCE
Type: 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: ±9 mireds in 5
step increments, White balance bracketing: ±3 mireds in full-step increments,
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission: Provided
VIEWFINDER
Type: Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
Magnification: Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Eyepoint: Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen: Fixed
Mirror: Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60
Viewfinder Information: AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light),
Center-weighted average metering (video)
Metering Range: EV 0–20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display: Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Exposure Simulation: Provided
Silent Shooting: Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
VIDEO SHOOTING
File Format: MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
File Size and Frame Rates: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97)/25p/24p
(23.976), 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)
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
CUSTOMIZATION
Custom Functions: Total 27
Camera User Settings: Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration: Provided
INTERFACE
USB Terminal: For personal computer communication and direct printing
(USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Audio/Video OUT Terminal: (1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable,
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal: For connection to WFT-E5A
POWER SOURCE
Type: Vertical-travel, mechanical, electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds: 1/8000 to 30 sec., plus Bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec. (Total
shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Release: Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self-Timer: 10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
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 (Approx.):
Shooting Conditions
Shooting Method
Temperature
AE 100%
AE 50%, FA 50%
73°F/23°C
Approx. 1000
Approx. 800
Viewfinder shooting
32°F/0°C
Approx. 900
Approx. 750
73°F/23°C
Approx. 230
Approx. 220
Live View shooting
32°F/0°C
Approx. 220
Approx. 210
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 charged Battery Pack LP-E5 is used.
Battery Check: Auto
Power Saving: Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Date/Time Battery: One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Startup Time: Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
DRIVE SYSTEM
DIMENSIONS AND WEIGHT (Body Only)
Drive Modes: Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and
Self-timer (10 sec. or 2 sec. delay)
Continuous Shooting Speed (Approx.): High-speed: Max. 8.0 shots/sec,
Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec
Maximum Burst: JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 94 (CF)/approx. 126 (UDMA CF),
RAW: approx. 15/approx. 15 (UDMA CF), RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 6
(CF/UDMA CF)
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Dimensions (W x H x D): 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in./148.8 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Weight: Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only)
LIVE VIEW FUNCTION
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SHUTTER
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),
• All the specifications above are based on Canon’s Standard Test Method.
• The camera’s specifications and physical appearance are subject to change
without notice.
All images and effects simulated.
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