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86
Global
Score
An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.
86

An all-around great product that's among the best in its category. You'll almost certainly be happy.

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Imaging Resource says:

This is the camera that Canon enthusiasts, indeed many camera enthusiasts, have been waiting for, and I suspect it will sell very well. Our extensive testing shows the Canon 7D to be an excellent camera, and our printed results emphatically reinforce that conclusion.
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100
romek
The Camera is simply amazing. It is VERY solid (weather sealed) and easily the...read more
100
sfvideokid
I've had my 7D for about 2 weeks now and I'm still having fun with...read more
100
evlnte
There is no need to rate each item individually with this camera. The 7D is...read more
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Key Specs

Type
DSLR
Lens mount
Canon EF
Resolution (effective)
19 megapixels
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
Memory card
Cf i, Cf ii
Model
body only

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
19 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (19 points) (Af tracking, Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs
Startup time
0.1 secs

Imaging

Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Orientation sensor
Yes
PictBridge support
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
8 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen resolution
640x480
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
Cf i, Cf ii

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine
Image aspect ratios
3:2
Video recording
Yes (Quicktime) (Other)

Connections

USB
2.0
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
230
Model
with 18-135mm lens

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
19 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (19 points) (Af tracking, Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs
Startup time
0.1 secs

Imaging

Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Orientation sensor
Yes
PictBridge support
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
8 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen resolution
640x480
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
Cf i, Cf ii

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine
Image aspect ratios
3:2
Video recording
Yes (Quicktime) (Other)

Connections

USB
2.0
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
230
Model
with 28-135mm lens

General

Type
DSLR (Canon EF) (Yes)

Sensor

Resolution (effective)
19 megapixels
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Image stabilization
External (lens)
ISO modes
Auto iso, 100 iso, 200 iso, 400 iso, 800 iso, 1600 iso, 3200 iso, 6400 iso, 12800 iso

Flash

Flash
Yes (Internal, External) (Red-eye reduction)

Shooting

Focus
Af, Manual (19 points) (Af tracking, Af assist lamp, Face detection)
Shutter speed
1/ {"1":8000, "2":30} secs
Startup time
0.1 secs

Imaging

Color space
Srgb, Adobe rgb
Exposure modes
Aperture, Shutter, Manual, Program
Exposure compensation
Yes
Histogram
Yes
White balance modes
Auto, Daylight, Cloudy, Incandescent, Flash, Flourescent, Shade, Color temp, Custom

Other features

Orientation sensor
Yes
PictBridge support
Yes
Self-timer
Yes
Speaker
Yes
Tripod mount
Yes
8 fps (continuous)
Screen size
3 inches
Screen resolution
640x480
Screen type
LCD
Touchscreen
No

Viewfinder

Viewfinder type
Lcd, Optical (Yes)

Storage

Memory card
Cf i, Cf ii

Image formats

Image formats
Jpeg, Raw
Quality settings
Iq normal, Iq fine
Image aspect ratios
3:2
Video recording
Yes (Quicktime) (Other)

Connections

USB
2.0
Video output
Yes (HDMI)

Power

Battery size
Rechargeable (Li-ion)
Photos per charge (CIPA standard)
230
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