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Package Type
Body Only

Image Sensor

Image Sensor
Image Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Gross Pixels
19.0 MP
Effective Pixels
18.0 MP
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal : Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Dust Cleaning System
(1) Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking 2 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking 6 sec.).
Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.

(2) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.

(3) Manual cleaning of sensor
Image Processor
2 x DIGIC 4
5,184 x 3,456
3,456 x 2,304
2,592 x 1,728
3,888 x 2,592

White Balance

White Balance
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto white balance with the image sensor


Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)/29.4 degree angle of view
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60) with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), 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

LCD Monitor

3.0" 920K
LCD Coverage
Approx. 100%
Viewing angle: 170 degree
Brightness Adjustment
7 levels provided


Focus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
Focusing Modes
(1) Autofocus
- One-Shot AF
- Predictive AI Servo AF
* For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo AF operation can be selected.
* For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
- AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI SERVO AF automatically)
(2) Manual focus (MF)
AF Points
19-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)
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


Exposure Control
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Exposure Compensation
Manual: +/-5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (AEB +/-3 stops)
Metering System
63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes
Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at center)
Spot metering (approx. 2.3% of viewfinder at center)
Center-weighted average metering
ISO Sensitivity
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
AE Lock
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved


Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speed
1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec.
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay


Flash Type
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
External Flash
Compatible EX-series Speedlites

Drive System

Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
Continuous Shooting Speed
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)


Live View Function
Shooting Modes:
Still photo shooting and video shooting

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)

Center-weighted average metering (video)

Metering Range:
EV 1-20 (at 73 degree F/23 degree C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)

Grid Display:
Provided (Two-type grid displays)

Exposure Simulation:

Silent Shooting:
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
Total 27 Custom Functions

Recording System

File Format
JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
Recording Media
CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A)


Movie Format
MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
Movie Recording
1920 x 1080 @ 30/25/24p
1280 x 720 @ 60/50p
640 x 480 @ 60/50p
Max. Recording Resolution
1920 x 1080
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  • Xinwei W.
  • 4/28/2015 7:50:14 PM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year
  • Verified Owner

1 out of 5 eggsDo not waste your money

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Have not found any, since I could not use it without an error showing up

Cons: I bought 7D from Newegg and can never use it without Error 20 showing up. When I received it, it stopping working with Error 20 which cannot be fixed by ourselves. I did not have time shipping it to their repair center and waiting for a quote for fixing this problem coming with this brand new machine. The only thing I could do is to buy another cheaper camera body from a local store, from which I can return a defective item easily.

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4 out of 5 eggsA great camera, but 6D?

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Good frame burst (listed as 8, more like 7). Build quality is excellent.

Cons: Poor high ISO performance (compared to new models), uses expensive CF cards instead of cheap SD cards, annoying and mostly useless poppy uppy flash.

Other Thoughts: I purchased this camera about a year and a half ago when your choices were 60D, 7D, or 5D Mark II. Moving up from an entry level DSLR, I opted for the middle of the pack 7D. I liked it's versatile package, great build quality, and overall value. The one thing I did have a reservation on was the fact that it is not a full frame sensor. If you don't know why this is an issue, you may not be alone. At the time, I couldn't justify the step up to a 5D simply for the full frame sensor. 18 months later, it is a decision I kick myself for nearly every day. It's hard to explain the exact reasons why this has become such an issue, but I'm full of analogies and I'm about to unleash them all on you.

Putting a 50mm lens on a full frame camera gives you, as you would expect, a 50mm shot. It is performing exactly as it was designed to perform. Put that same lens on a crop sensor camera like the 7D, and you're getting closer to a 70mm shot. Why is this an issue? Outside the nifty 50 (50mm 1.8), the wider the focal length, the more expensive, typically, the lenses become. So to get a true 50mm focal length on a crop sensor camera, you need a 35mm lens.. which is more. To get a 35mm shot, you need a 24mm lens.. which is more still. In saving a few hundred dollars on my camera body, I have spend much much more on lenses to compensate for this. It's something I didn't consider and something I think should really be taken into account.

The 7D does do certain things amazingly though, in some cases better than the 5D. It's burst rate is much faster (8FPS) than the 5, so it's wonderful for sports, wildlife, anything you need to spit out a lot of frames in a short period of time.

With the release of the 6D and 5D Mark III however, I feel that the 7D has become a little dated a little quickly. The 6D, in particular, gives customers a full frame sensor for just a small investment above the 7D. Sure, it doesn't have as "advanced" auto focus system as the 7D, but I honestly find myself using center point focus almost exclusively anyway. The body is made from slightly cheaper materials, but you honestly won't notice holding it in your hands.

All in all, the 7D was a wonderful purchase 18 months ago. Now though? I'd save a few hundred extra and buy the 6D every single time.

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  • Anonymous
  • 11/20/2012 8:55:37 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAwesome camera for the price

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Still fairly small compared to a full-frame camera so it's easier to take it with you. Durable, tons of available lenses, great low light, decent video, fast, great quality shots. Has up to 30 second automatic shutter speed, and a bulb mode to take super-long exposures if you're into star trails.

Cons: You must manually focus during video recording. Uses a crop sensor (a pro and a con depending on your needs.) Not as easy to learn to use as an entry-level camera, because it gives you the feature set of a professional level camera on the entry-level 1.6x crop sensor.

Other Thoughts: I use this with a Sigma 50mm prime to shoot portraits, with the Canon 10-22mm wide angle to shoot landscapes and starscapes, with a 70-200L to shoot sporting events and with a 24-105L for macro and walk-around shots. The 24-105L is my least favorite. Couple this camera with pro level glass and you'll save thousands and get your career started.

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  • James P.
  • 11/17/2012 9:56:57 AM
  • Ownership: more than 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsAmazing camera

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Durable fast, billiant in low light. 12,000+ shots and still running strong!

Cons: None.

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  • Peter L.
  • 8/4/2012 4:47:57 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

3 out of 5 eggsThe perfect camera, on paper...

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Great ergonomics and a very well designed arrangement or functions on the body.
Wonderfully large, 100% coverage viewfinder, the BEST viewfinder I have ever looked through.
I loved having all those auto focus points.
1.6X crop factor found on the APS-C sized sensor isn't a plus to some users, but it adds to the strength of this camera for the sports photographer where you could often use a little extra focal length.
Pictures are VERY sharp with great contrast when paired with decent lenses.
Built in flash triggering system.
Weather sealed magnesium body - very durable while remaining fairly light in weight.

Cons: Noise is this camera's biggest fault. Honestly this camera produces more noise than I thought possible. I found tons of luminance noise populating my images of birds shot at the lake with ISO 100 on a clear blue sky. After noticing this I payed closer attention to my images and became very disappointed with the camera at all ISO settings. Shooting a burlesque event in a darkly lit club with my fastest lenses produced unbelievable amounts of chroma noise. Chroma noise is to be expected in situations like this, but this camera was on a whole other level. The noise made people's faces look like a freckly red and green mess. Processing some of the noise out forced me to take a hit on sharpness and I wound up images I just didn't enjoy looking at. I wound up actually taking my old EOS 400D to the next event in the 7Ds place because of this. The 400D had softer images of course being a 10.1 MP camera, but finally the noise was under control.

Other Thoughts: I initially bought this camera because it seemed like a good compromise to the 5D mkII and its high price. My thinking was that even though the 7D doesn't have a full frame sensor or the awesome noise processing capabilities of the 5D, you seemed to get alot more through the better ergonomics, faster burst speeds, wireless flash triggering, 19 AF points which seems like 10 more than the 5D, (but in actuality the 5D has 9 viewfinder visible AF points and 6 additional invisible assist points so there is not such a large gap here.)
In the end the picture quality of the 7D really, really disappointed me. After talking with two colleagues of mine who shoot with 7Ds, I found that they too were disappointed with the image quality in all shooting situations. I decided to return the camera and purchased the 5D mk II and have never been happier. It is for these reasons I cannot honestly recommend this camera to another person without telling them about what I experienced.

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5 out of 5 eggsThe Fabulous 7D

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: The very best Canon for bird photography due to quality, resolution and the 1.6 lens multiplier. The video is great, not quite the same quality as stills, but close enough to look very good in a slideshow next to the stills. The case has survived nearly two years of very hard use, including on beaches, boats, rain ... sheltered as much as possible, but strill used under these conditions. Shooting eight frames per second at 1/2000 sec is great for capturing birds in flight or sports events.

Cons: The video does not focus after recording is started.

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  • Joao S.
  • 11/28/2011 11:03:10 AM
  • Ownership: less than 1 day
  • Verified Owner

3 out of 5 eggsNoise?

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Not yet. Will edit this after using the camera a few times.

Cons: Not yet Will edit this after using the camera a few times.

Other Thoughts: Quick question. Just received my camera from Newegg. Haven't had time to use it yet since I'm in the office and my lenses are at home. When I took the camera out of the box it feels solid. But when I shake it, it sounds like there is something lose in there. Is that normal? And no, it is not the mirror. Sounds smaller. Like a small screw or small piece of plastic or something.

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  • Donald J.
  • 11/16/2011 8:35:25 PM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

1 out of 5 eggsI loved this camera too bad it is already broken

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Great Autofocus System. This was y favorite camera but until it broke. Everyone 7D Canon has made is defective. If yours has not broke it will! Canon should issue a recall.

Cons: Every 7D has a factory defect. Eventually, the camera will stop communicating with any original camera battery. You will have to ship it to Canon and they will charge your $210 to fix it. Google "Canon 7D will not communicate with battery" and you will see that this is a widespread problem. I have been using Canon camera for 30 year but now considering switching to Nikon.

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  • Mark G.
  • 9/1/2011 11:56:53 AM
  • Ownership: 1 week to 1 month
  • Verified Owner

5 out of 5 eggsGreat Camera

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: I have only had this camera a week and I can tell already that this is a huge step up from my old Canon XTI. The colors pop even in low light at high speed shooting my son playing football. The cost is well worth the upgrade.

Cons: None...

Other Thoughts: A have not used the HD video capability much yet but it is pretty cool that I can use my zoom lens to get some great video shots.

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  • 7/22/2011 6:00:42 AM
  • Ownership: 1 month to 1 year

5 out of 5 eggsFabulous

This review is from: Canon EOS 7D 3814B004 Black 18.0 MP Digital SLR Camera - Body Only

Pros: Excellent AF, brilliant image quality and also comes with an amazing set of features including fast continuous drive, HD video (1080:30p), great battery life and a size and weight that makes great for bird and wildlife photography or a day at the beach. The 100% field of view in the view finder is also a very noteworthy pro.

Cons: You'll have so much fun with this camera that you'll never want to put it down to enjoy the scenery.

Other Thoughts: This is an excellent camera, situated right between most professional cameras and the amateur models. While it does have two automatic shooting modes that will let most any person get some good photos regardless of skill, the real benefits of this camera come to those with the patience to learn a little more about light and optics, etc. Finally, one's experience with a particular camera is also heavily tied to the quality of lens used.

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