Canon Canon EOS-7D Digital SLR Camera Body, 18.0 Megapixel, with Advanced Movie Mode & 8 FPS Shooting

Canon 7D: Picture 1 thumbnail Canon 7D: Picture 2 thumbnail Canon 7D: Picture 3 thumbnail Canon 7D: Picture 4 thumbnail

About Canon 7D

Canon EOS-7D Digital SLR Camera Body, 18.0 Megapixel, with Advanced Movie Mode & 8 FPS Shooting
The Black Canon EOS-7D Digital SLR Camera Body only is a high-performance digital SLR, that features an 18-megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 4 image processors that enable 8 frames-per-second capture of high-definition, low-noise imaging at sensitivity levels up to ISO 12800. It accepts lenses with EF or EF-S mounts. The 18 MP Canon 7D can also capture true HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second. Video clips can be up to 12 minutes in length or 4GB in size, and you can make full use of all Canon EF and EF-S-mount lenses, which enables an exceptional range of creative visual possibilities. And to ensure clean, blemish-free image files, the 7D employs a dual dust-reduction system. For continuous shooting sequences, the 7D can capture bursts of up to 126 JPEGs (large) when using UDMA CF memory cards, or 15 when shooting RAW files. An enhanced all cross-type 19-point autofocus system enables extremely accurate AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF modes for precise focusing. The Canon EOS 7D is constructed out of rugged magnesium-alloy and is sealed against dust and weather. Offered in new condition only with free shipping!

Product Highlights

  • 18-megapixel APS-C format CMOS sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 4 image processors that enable 8 frames-per-second capture HD low-noise imaging
  • Captures true HD 1080p video at 30 frames per second
  • Features a dual dust-reduction system
  • Can capture bursts of up to 126 JPEGs when using UDMA CF memory cards
  • Compatible with lenses with EF or EF-S mounts

From the Manufacturer

A Whole New Class of EOS

With a host of brand new features designed to enhance every facet of the photographic process, from still images to video, the new EOS 7D represents a whole new class of camera. Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 7D features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, capturing tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 fps. The EOS 7D has a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF area selection modes for sharp focus no matter the situation. The EOS 7D's Intelligent Viewfinder, an entirely newly designed technology, provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provideaccurate exposure even in difficult lighting. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p with an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection. The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust and weather resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles. Compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with EOS System accessories, the creative opportunities - not just with stills but also with video - are beyond amazement

The Canon 7D is commonly used for Family photos, Landscape/scenery, Low light, Macro photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon 7D is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Casual photographer, Photo enthusiast, Pro photographer, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Canon 7D is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Canon 7D: Easy to use, Excellent in low light, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good battery life, Good image quality, Great resolution, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Nice features and settings, Quiet and Tilt /swivel LCD

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Good image quality (195),Large clear LCD (175),Fast shutter speed (168),Fast / accurate auto-focus (165),High ISO performance (153),Easy to use (131),Image stabilization (130),Quiet (83),Tilt /swivel LCD (8),Good battery life (5),Nice features and settings (5),Excellent in low light (4) Great resolution (4),Build quality (3) View All
Noisy at high ISO (27),Short battery life (11),Poor in low light (5),Heavy (4)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (166),Landscape/scenery (141),Wildlife (132),Travel (124),Low light (122),Weddings (101),Video (85),Family photos (81),Macro photography (26),Portraits (11),Everyday photos (3),Outdoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (101),Semi-pro photographer (78),Pro photographer (37),Casual photographer (11),Photography student (3)

Canon 7D Features

  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed.
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800) for shooting from bright to dim light.
  • 8.0 fps continuous shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with UDMA CF card and 15 RAW.
  • Advanced movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p, 640 x 480 (SD): 60p (59.94) / 50p.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 29.4°, high magnification of 1.0, intelligent viewfinder with glass pentaprism and superimposed LCD display in viewfinder supports various shooting styles.
  • New 19-point, all cross-type AF system equipped with dual diagonal cross-typesensors in center at f/2.8 and f/5.6 and AF area selection modes to match various shooting situations.
  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.
  • Magnesium body with shutter durability up to 150,000 cycles and exclusive dust and weather resistance.

Canon 7D Specifications

Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
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-E5)
Image Sensor Size
22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Total Pixels
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 Deletion feature
(1) Automatic sensor cleaning
(2) Manual cleaning of sensor
(3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Recording Format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image Type
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
Provided (RAW/sRAW/mRAW+JPEG also possible); One-touch RAW+JPEG
(1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)
(3) Small: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
(4) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(5) M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3,888 x 2,592)
(6) S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
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, User Def. 1-3
Recording Functions
Images record directly to the CF card. 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 recording (4) Recording of identical images (5) Backup to external recording media
Backup Recording
Enabled with WFT-E5A attached
Image Processing Type
White Balance: 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 stops in 5 step increments
White balance bracketing: ±3 stops in full-stop increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Info Transmission
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level pentaprism
Viewfinder Coverage
Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
Viewfinder Magnification
Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Viewfinder Eyepoint
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen
Viewfinder Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
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
Autofocus Type
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
19-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)
Metering Range
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF Point Selection
(1) Manual selection: Single point AF
(2) Manual selection: Spot AF
(3) Manual selection: AF point expansion
(4) Manual selection: Zone AF
(5) Automatic selection: 19 point AF
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
Metering Modes
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
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
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds
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)
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Flash Metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash Exposure Compensation
±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock
Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous and Self-timer (10-sec. or 2-sec. delay)
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)
Based on Canon's testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode/Face Detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Grid Display
Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Exposure Simulation
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
LCD Monitor Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
Monitor Dots
Approx. 920,000 (VGA)
Monitor Coverage
Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
Brightness Adjustment
Auto, 7 levels provided
Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian,Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Image Playback Display Format
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)
Highlight Warning
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protect
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Image Erase
Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
Compatible Printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 5D Mark II
Easy Print feature
Version 1.1 compatible
Compatible Images
JPEG and RAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions
Total 27
Camera User Settings
Register under Mode Dial's C1 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration
USB Terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video Out Terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) HDMI mini OUT terminal
Extension System Terminal
For connection to WFT-E5A
One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 with Battery Grip BG-E6 attached
Battery Check
Power Saving
Provided; Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Date/Time Battery
One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Start-up Time
Approx. 0.1 sec.
Working Temperature Range
Working Humidity Range
85% or less
Dimensions (WxHxD)
Approx. 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in./148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only)
Canon 1 year limited warranty
Mfr #

Canon 7D Reviews

Review Snapshot®


(based on 231 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars



  • 4 Stars



  • 3 Stars



  • 2 Stars



  • 1 Stars



Most Liked Positive Review



I had a Rebel XT and then later a 30D that I've used for years. Very happy with the 30D, but this camera is an absolute WOW! I've been shooting with it now for 2 weeks and am constantly amazed with it. The low light performance is spot on. Love the viewfinder. I'm inspired to do photography once again! I've played around with different settings and have been impressed with the auto ISO setting in the Program mode. Normally I set the ISO accordingly. I've never been happy with my previous came...

View full Review

I had a Rebel XT and then later a 30D that I've used for years. Very happy with the 30D, but this camera is an absolute WOW! I've been shooting with it now for 2 weeks and am constantly amazed with it. The low light performance is spot on. Love the viewfinder. I'm inspired to do photography once again! I've played around with different settings and have been impressed with the auto ISO setting in the Program mode. Normally I set the ISO accordingly. I've never been happy with my previous camera's choice of ISO settings. But the 7D nails it everytime. I still prefer to set it myself, but it's nice to know that if I get a little lazy and don't want to figure out the settings, the camera will get it right everytime. Now the auto white balance still is less than perfect. It gets it right most of the time, but every once and a while the white balance is just a little off. One more thing, if you plan to shoot video much, be sure and get a high speed CF card. This camera is worth every penny and will not disappoint! I am extremely happy with it.


Most Liked Negative Review


7D a mixed bag

This camera looks great on paper, but.... The good news: the 7D packs lots of pro features you'll love, like a big and bright viewfinder and LCD screen, weather seals, a dampened mirror that doesn't startle wildlife, minimal shutter lag and fast AF. I bought my 7D with the incomparable Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS and the combined responsiveness is amazing. The bad news: it constantly over exposes and blows highlights outdoors in bright light, the auto white balance can't handle artificial l...

View full Review

This camera looks great on paper, but.... The good news: the 7D packs lots of pro features you'll love, like a big and bright viewfinder and LCD screen, weather seals, a dampened mirror that doesn't startle wildlife, minimal shutter lag and fast AF. I bought my 7D with the incomparable Canon 70-200mm F/4L IS and the combined responsiveness is amazing. The bad news: it constantly over exposes and blows highlights outdoors in bright light, the auto white balance can't handle artificial light sources, the 18MP sensor delivers only about 10% more resolution than the 12MP sensors of my Nikon D90 & D700, mirror-lockup is buried in a custom menu folder, the IR remote shutter release can only be used with a delay, the tiny buttons around the shutter release button are difficult to operate quickly, the toggle control is temperamental, it is not possible to set a ceiling when using auto ISO, if Highlight Tone Priority is used to protect highlights you can't shoot below ISO 200 and some of the menu controls are needlessly complicated. The 7D has so many image quality issues that shooting in RAW is a must. In order to produce usable results in direct sun, I have settled on -2/3rds EV as a standard setting, Highlight Tone Priority enabled, and contrast no higher than the default 0 point. Whenever possible I stop down and always use a super multi-coated polarizer on the lens. Editing outdoor shots almost always involves a strong levels adjustment to reclaim highlight detail. Is the 7D worth the price tag and considerable heft? Yes, if you need the rich feature set, shooting speed and durable build, and want to be able to use some outstanding Canon lenses on a small, APS-C sensor dSLR. No, if your #1 goal is to boost resolution and IQ beyond a Canon T1i or Nikon D90. If Canon issues firmware updates that correct the exposure/highlight and WB problems, I would recommend this camera to a friend. Attached, an example of an outdoor shot taken with the suggested settings. [...]

Reviewed by 231 customers


A lot of amazing camera


from Central Wisconsin  -  Photo Enthusiast

I like to take it every where I go. I shoot wildlife, scenery, landscapes anything and everything. I love taking photos. This camera is somewhat heavier than I am used to but it is a lot more camera than I ever had. A lot more features than I expected and too numerous to list.


Great Camera


from Chicago, Illinis  -  Photo Enthusiast

Use for architectural,sports,wildlife photography.Very fast when you need it. Good noise control even at high ISO.Weight and balance when holding the camera very comfortable.Live view great for darker scenes.I do not use the video so I can not comment on that.


Great camera


from Pittsburgh, PA  -  Photo Enthusiast

As a camera enthusiast looking for an upgrade from my entry level DSLR, the 7D was a great option. It's noticeably heavier than my old t3i, but is more ergonomic. The big spinny dial is satisfying to play with too!

(0 of 2 customers found this review helpful)


Auto- focus Issues


from CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

Research the auto-fucus problem with this camera before you purchase it. If you are unlucky enough to get one of the lemons be forewarned, Canon won't do a thing to help you. There is an online petition with over 500 signatures.


Refurb Like New 7D


from New York, NY  -  Pro Photographer

I have been shooting professionally with a Canon 5D Mark II and 5D "Classic" as a backup. I was looking for a great replacement for the "Classic" and decided on a refurbished Canon 7D from Adorama. The 7D is absolutely "dynamite" with a better autofocus system, faster burst rate, and more advanced image processor than the 5D Mark II at a fraction of the cost for a 5D Mark III. I like to have as much commonality as possible between my primary and backup cameras, and like that both the 5D Mark II and this 7D share the same battery and both use CF memory cards. I can see myself using the 7D as my preferred camera over the full-frame 5D Mark II which is likely to become the backup more often than not. The 7D is producing image quality that will more than satisfy my clients. Adorama gave me a great deal on a refurbished camera which came with all of the original packaging. software, cables, and user manuals. In fact, I believe this camera was actually factory new, but it had a tiny insignificant cosmetic flaw which I didn't even notice until I'd had the camera for a week and someone else pointed it out. By then, had already fallen in love with its performance. Great camera, great price, fast delivery, highly recommend Adorama for new, used, or refurbished gear!


Canon EOS-7D DSLR Camera Body by Canon


from alta, ut  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Fantastic camera, could not ask for a better product. Use it every day for backcountry skiing.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Awesome Camera


from Corona Del Mar, CA  -  Photography Student

I had a 60D and decided to buy the 7D for the burst rate. The burst rate is phenomenal but there are so many other things that you get in a pro camera that you dont get in a prosumer such as the autofocus points etc.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Looking Great Since 2010


from Albuquerque, NM  -  Pro Photographer

Thought I'd update my 4-star review from November 2010. The 7D has been an amazing performer. The body is super durable and the dust control system has kept my images spot-free for 3 years in the high desert. IQ is fantastic, I've upgraded my evaluation to 5 stars from 4: as another reviewer commented, this is a camera that you don't just pick up and shoot with. Now that I've shot dozens of events in low light (80mm effective with my 50mm 1.2), I find myself more and more in love with this camera. This is a pro camera in every respect, and you simply can't lose buying it. I have no 'pixel envy' whatsoever!


Great camera!


from Libertyville, Illinois  -  Photo Enthusiast

Tthis camera is well beyond my expectations ! It is my fourth canon camera. I could not be happier!


Excellent - But you already know that


from Charlotte NC  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Image quality is unsurpassed, the highest I've ever seen for an APS-C sized sensor. Easy to use with a magnificent viewfinder. I absolutely love the zone AF select, allowing you to select a zone of AF points instead of just one, allowing for lightning fast focusing. Video quality is top notch, installing magic lantern expands the possibilities allowing for even better quality video and audio as well as creativity. 60fps 720p is a major selling point, allowing for epic slowmo. I strongly recommend ML to anyone, even just for still shooting. The 8fps burst mode is great, especially with the AI Servo AF mode. Battery life is impressive. Rear LCD is crystal clear. Can't beat this camera for the price, best APS-C camera on the market, one of the best sports cameras besides the 1DX whose price is 6X the 7D, so comparison is not fair. This camera is also indestructible (check out DigitalRevTV for the durability test)


Questions & Answers Powered by TurnTo®

Questions about this item:

Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
John R  Own 50 d and wanted the 7dlso. Wonderful camera.
Shopper  built in flash?
DOUGLAS R  yes, reasonably effective too. we use both built in and external all the time.
curtis m  will my 7e film lenses work with this body?
ROBERT R  EOS lens will work. I think FD with an adapter
See more questions and answers

Related Articles & Videos

Canon EOS 60D Enthusiast DSLR: Guided Tour

Whether you've just bought the Canon EOS 60D or are seriously considering it, this Guide gives you an in-depth look at the camera's key features and the nuts and bolts of how it works.

Read More Comments(4)

13 Complete Action Photography Kits

Perhaps you've been reading Sports Illustrated, or perusing sports web sites and are inspired to go out and get great sports moments...but your digital camera falls short of your need to freeze the action and get up close. Here are 13 complete sports photography cameras and/or full systems that will...Read More Comments(2)

Share this item: is top rated for customer serviceHACKER SAFE certified sites prevent over 99.9% of hacker crime.