Canon EOS-7D Digital SLR Camera / Lens Kit with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens

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About Canon 7D

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, Sports/action, Travel, Video, Weddings, Wildlife and more.The Canon 7D is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a 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 image quality, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Fast shutter speed, Good battery life, Good image quality, High ISO performance, Image stabilization, Large clear LCD, Lightweight/portable, Nice features/settings, Quick start-up time, Quiet, Simple controls/menu, Solid operation and Superior build quality

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Large clear LCD (445),Easy to use (301),Superior build quality (290),Excellent image quality (268),Nice features/settings (267),Solid operation (248),Quiet (246),Good battery life (233),Good image quality (232),Quick start-up time (223),Fast shutter speed (202),Fast / accurate auto-focus (192) Simple controls/menu (186),High ISO performance (174),Image stabilization (173),Lightweight/portable (77),Tilt /swivel LCD (8),Nice features and settings (5),Build quality (4),Excellent in low light (4),Great resolution (4),Fast (3),HD movies (3),Speed (3),Video quality (3),Wireless flash control (3),Add a pro (3),Fast AF (3),Fast auto-focus (3) View All
Heavy/bulky (41),Noisy (38),Noisy at high ISO (32),Poor image quality (26),Short battery life (20),Missing features/settings (19),Complicated controls/menu (16),No image stabilization (10),Difficult to use (7),Poor in low light (6),Poor build quality (6),Price (6) Dim LCD (5),Heavy (4),No viewfinder (3),Soft focus (3) View All
Best Uses:
Sports/action (191),Landscape/scenery (164),Wildlife (156),Low light (148),Travel (145),Weddings (116),Family photos (100),Video (98),Macro photography (31),Portraits (11),Everyday photos (3),Outdoors (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (122),Semi-pro photographer (88),Pro photographer (41),Casual photographer (14),Photography student (5)

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

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Most Liked Positive Review


Way More Than I Expected

I decided to buy this camera because aside from its IQ, my 5D kept sending me back to my D200 for a shooter's camera. The 7D arrived propitiously in time for a week off work and a snowstorm - perfect for the kind of work I like to do most. I got to follow some cardinals and a pheasant through snowy inner-city backyards around me to test the mettle of this 7D with my beloved lightweight and nasty-sharp 300mm f/4L IS and a 430EX. Canon finally gets it, IMHO. Without paying megabucks for a camer...

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I decided to buy this camera because aside from its IQ, my 5D kept sending me back to my D200 for a shooter's camera. The 7D arrived propitiously in time for a week off work and a snowstorm - perfect for the kind of work I like to do most. I got to follow some cardinals and a pheasant through snowy inner-city backyards around me to test the mettle of this 7D with my beloved lightweight and nasty-sharp 300mm f/4L IS and a 430EX. Canon finally gets it, IMHO. Without paying megabucks for a camera the size and weight of a patio stone to hang on me as I climb fences wearing boots, I do need a fast, intuitive and responsive camera. This is it. The controls are placed so they don't slow me down. The camera is sized and shaped for moving. AF to die for. Muffled shutter noise. Good with gloves.


Most Liked Negative Review


Soft images

I can't believe it! We're back to the soft image problem again. I made a mistake and jumped on this camera too soon. I should have waited to see what others were saying before buying. The image quality is sub par compared to my Mark III. The images are very soft. I tested it with several lenses and received the same results with all of them. I tried turning off the noise reduction, but it only resulted in extremely noisy images at 400 iso. Speaking from experience with the Mark III, It took C...

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I can't believe it! We're back to the soft image problem again. I made a mistake and jumped on this camera too soon. I should have waited to see what others were saying before buying. The image quality is sub par compared to my Mark III. The images are very soft. I tested it with several lenses and received the same results with all of them. I tried turning off the noise reduction, but it only resulted in extremely noisy images at 400 iso. Speaking from experience with the Mark III, It took Canon 2 years to finally fix the focus on this camera, I hope it will not take that long for them to resolve whatever is plaguing the 7D. My advice is to wait before buying this camera. Read the posts out there.

Reviewed by 687 customers


7D what a bargain


from Missouri

A great step up from my Canon T1i. Many more featured and a quality build. The video included with the camera "Introduction to the Canon EOS 7D" by Blue Crane Digital was a great help to master all the cameras functions and improve my skill.


Amazing Camera


from Austin, TX

My new Canon 70D is amazing! I jumped from the 20D to the 70D and I'm so happy I did. The new camera is so intuitive to use. Very easy to navigate the menu and the dials. Intelligent Scene Auto is spot on. I have had trouble taking photographs inside my home â€"" they would always be yellow or orange. Now they are true to color. The added focal points were a big factor in my decision to upgrade to the 70 D.


Go To Camera


from Wyoming

I've been using my 7D for about 1 1/2 years now, and love it. My preferred shooting is fast action sports (i.e. Motocross, Hockey), & portraits. I have 2 cameras but use the 7D pretty much exclusively anymore.. Thanks Canon for giving us a product that finally outworks the price..


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.


Very capable image maker


from Moose country,Maine

Canon does not disappoint! Packed with features that make capturing the shot intuitive! Customizable to every shooting style! Image quality that moves the viewers... If you are not using canon products.. Do yourself a favor ... Try them .. You will never look back!


Bought this camera in ...


from Tucson Arizona

Bought this camera in 2011 and it is still going strong in 2015. My 1D mark III is older and still works fine. No need to get caught up with changing out gear every two years unless able to do so.


Canon 7D


from Bay Area, California

I shot another brand forever. I was tired of the poor pictures on the sidelines of the high school football games. A Canon seemed to be a favorite of the photographers around me. I read that the 7D was the best choice in the mid price range to accomplish this task. I purchased the 7D. I soon found out that the kit lenses did not work for me on the sidelines. I invested in a faster f2.8 lens. After a year of shooting Friday night football with this new set up, I found that even though I was getting some ok pictures, most of them were very grainy or noisy under the poor lighting conditions at most high schools.. I still did not have the equipment to get quality shots at low light sports action. This prevented me from getting a part time job shooting sports for a website. The 7D is an excellent overall camera, but don't expect to get quality pictures at low light fast action sporting events. I am looking at the newer Canon 7D Mark ll. It just might be what I need to reach my goals.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Poor Image Quality - Poor Focusing - Soft Focus


from Missouri - the show me state

I concur with so many others in complete dissatisfaction of the performance of the 7D. I've had Canon products since the 1980's and owning this one is enough to make me switch brands. It is very rare that I get a crisp image with this camera. My best shots are very soft. Editing software helps some but most are even beyond help there. I wish Canon would own up to the problem and put out a fix for it. I have to believe they could offer a firmware fix but they must first accept the problem. I almost bought a 60D when I moved up from my T3i but wasted the extra money on the 7D - what a disappointment. This Missouri Boy says "Show us a fix Canon"


Great first DSLR


from Undisclosed

I wanted to learn how to use a camera. Not just use auto and click. I've had this fabulous product for more than 2 years. It'll be three by the end of December. This camera has so many different options. The quality of the image (once you know how to actually use the camera) is PERFECT. This camera is NOT for someone who is just planning on using auto, in my opinion no DSLR is. The only downfall for me is it is a crop sensor, so when using my 50mm it is difficult for family photos. But other than that, loving my Canon EOS 7D!!


Greeat Pix in Alaska


from Juneau, Ak.

So far I have really enjoyed my Canon 7 D. I've never owned a SLS point and shoot camera so I'm learning a lot. The automatic feature helps right off the bat. And when I film, I get some really crisp shots. Thanks Canon. Sonny


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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JOHN S  7D is a great camera, I like the extra 1.6x reach for telephoto, was not quite ready for a 5D MkII. Truly enjoy using this.
Rich r  Does this include the CD with the DPP and other software that is with a new camera?
JESSICA L  Yes, this camera comes with all the software included. Hope this helps. :)
Robert C  Would you buy this again or recommend it to a friend? What are the pros and what are the cons?
ASHLEY C  If you're already considering this camera as a choice then it might be appropriate for you. I chose to go with the 7D because it was the highest quality camera in my price range. After having it for so long, I see that there's something missing from my images that I love in 5D images. Pros: built-in flash, decent resolution, video recording cons: not full-frame, kit lens is not an L series

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