Canon has unveiled a new flagship DSLR for enthusiast photographers, the EOS 7D, which tops the company’s ø¢â‚¬ËœAPS-C’ sensor line-up.


September 1, 2009: Canon has unveiled a new flagship DSLR for enthusiast photographers, the EOS 7D, which tops the company’s ‘APS-C’ sensor line-up.
Targeted at serious photo enthusiasts, the new model is considered the best all-rounder in the EOS range and features an 18.0 megapixel Canon-developed CMOS sensor. It is the first EOS camera with Dual DiG!C 4 image processors. This combination provides high image quality plus fast shooting speeds, with up to eight frames/second possible for bursts of 90 JPEGs or 15 CR2.RAW files. The sophisticated 19-point AF system has nine selectable focus points and includes a new Live Face Detection AF mode that identifies and captures faces in the frame.


Angled front view of the EOS 7D with the new EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. (Source: Canon.)


Front view with the new EF-S18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens. (Source: Canon.)


Top view with the EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. (Source: Canon.)


Side views with the EF-S15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens. (Source: Canon.)
The EOS 7D also offers a standard ISO range of ISO100 to 6400, which expandable to ISO 12,800 via a Custom setting. Handy functions like Auto Lighting Optimiser and Peripheral Illumination correction are also provided, along with the EOS integrated cleaning system and support for Full HD video recording. Twenty-seven Custom functions are provided, along with a My Menu setting and users can register up to three combinations of camera settings in the internal memory.
Supplied accessories include the LP-E6 battery pack, LC-E6 charger, IFC-200U interface cable, AVC-DC400ST stereo AV cable, CR1616 date/time lithium battery, EW-EOS7D wide strap and Canon’s EOS Digital Solution software disk. The EOS 7D is due for release in October. RRP is still to be determined. For more information, phone Canon on 1800 021 167, or visit


Image sensor: 22.3 x 14.9 mm RGB Primary Colour CMOS sensor with 18 megapixels effective
A/D processing: 14-bit (Dual DiG!C 4)
Lens mount: Canon EF and EF-S
Focal length crop factor: 1.6x
Image formats: Stills – JPEG, CR2.RAW, mRAW, sRAW, RAW+JPEG; Movies – MOV (Video: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Image Sizes: Stills – 5184 x 3456, 3456 x 2304, 2592 x 1728; mRAW: 3888 x 2592, sRAW: 2592 x 1728; Movies – HD: 1920 x 1080 at 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 at 60, 50 fps SD: 640 x 480 at 60, 500 fps
Image Stabilisation: Lens-based only
Dust removal: Canon Integrated Cleaning System
Shutter speed range: 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec., Bulb; X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Exposure Compensation: +/-5 EV in 1/3- or 1/2-EV increments; manual and AEB
Exposure bracketing: Manual and AEB +/- 5EV at 1/3-stop or ½-half increments
Self-timer: 2 or 10 second delay
Focus system: TTL phase detection AF with 19 selectable AF points plus 6 Assist AF points
Focus modes: One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
Exposure metering: 63-segment TTL full-aperture metering with Evaluative, centre-weighted average, partial (approx. 8% of viewfinder at centre) and spot (approx. 3.5% of viewfinder at centre) modes
Shooting modes: Program AE (Full Auto, Creative Auto, Program), shutter-priority AE, aperture-priority AE, manual exposure, bulb exposure
Picture Style/Control settings: Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1 – 3
Colour space options: sRGB, Adobe RGB
ISO range: ISO 100-6400 (H: 12,800)
White balance: Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (2500-10000K); White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided
Custom Functions: 27
Flash: E-TTL II Autoflash; GN 12 (m/ISO 100)
Flash exposure adjustment: Yes
Sequence shooting: Max. 8 fps for 90 JPEG/15 CR2.RAW
Storage Media: CompactFlash cards Types I & II (single slot)
Viewfinder: Pentaprism with 100% coverage, -3.0 to +1.0 dpt adjustment, fixed focusing screen
LCD monitor: 3.0-inch TFT colour LCD with approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Live View modes: Quick mode (Phase-difference detection); Live mode, Live face detection mode (Contrast detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Video Capture: Yes (1920 x 1080 at 30, 25, 24 fps, 1280 x 720 at 60, 50 fps, 640 x 480 at 60, 500 fps
Data LCD: Yes
Playback functions: Single, Single + Info (Image-recording quality, shooting information, histogram), 4-image index, 9-image index, image rotate possible; Playback zoom: 1.5x to 10x; jump by 10 or 100 images, jump by screen, by shooting date, by folder, by movie, by stills; highlight alert; histogram; movie playback enabled (LCD monitor, video/audio OUT, HDMI OUT)
Interface terminals: USB 2.0 Hi-speed; 3.5mm dia. stereo mini jack (NTSC/PAL selectable); Type C HDMI mini OUT terminal, external microphone input (3.5mm stereo mini jack); remote control for N3 Type and wireless Remote Controller RC-1/RC-5; extension system terminal for connection to Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5D
Power supply: Battery Pack LP-E6
Dimensions (wxhxd): 148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5 mm (body only)
Weight: Approx 820 grams (body only)