- 18MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Display
- ISO 100 - 6400 (Bump to 12800)
- 1/8000s Maximum Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 860g - 148 x 111 x 74mm
- Released November 2009
- New Model is Canon 7D MII
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 7D summary
Canon 7D is Canon's Advanced DSLR camera originally announced on November of 2009. It includes a 18 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 5184 x 3456.
Canon launched the updated Canon 7D MII (Read Full Comparison) in an effort to replace this camera.
The 7D is positioned #45 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras & over all #290 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our database. Please try out our Smart camera search to find camera listings based on your custom requirements.
Below is a diagram of different factors used in the rating system.
Canon 7D family
The Canon 7D has a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can check out all earlier and new models along with main specifications.
7D vs 7D MII20MPAPS-C10.0 fps2014
Canon 7D Gallery
You can check the 7D from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 7D Pros and Cons
Below is a collection of upsides and downsides of the Canon 7D based on factors which are oftentimes regarded as necessary in a camera.
Canon 7D Sensor specifications
The Canon 7D is run by the Dual Digic 4 processor chip. The sensor spec in the Canon 7D is 22.3mm x 14.9mm (APS-C). The 332 mm² sensor is able to capture 5184 x 3456 pixels and aspect ratios of 3:2.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
The CMOS sensor has 18 megapixels and features a native ISO range of 100 - 6400. This ISO can be extended digitally to a high of 12800. RAW photos are saved which means that you have wider margin for error.
The graphic underneath illustrates the 7D's sensor dimensions compared to other common sizes. The 7D sensor has a crop factor of 1.6 and is displayed in green.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you can refer to the visual below.
Canon 7D dimensions
Canon 7D weighs around 1.90 pounds (860g / 30.34 oz) & the volume of the camera is 148mm x 111mm x 74mm (5.8" x 4.4" x 2.9"). The weight of average Advanced DSLR camera is 776g so the Canon 7D is more heavy in comparison with various rivals.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
Underneath is a picture of the Canon 7D next to a soda so you can get a feel for its scale.
The top view under will show the button design on the 7D.
Canon 7D Lens specifications
The 7D uses the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses to select from. Below is a small number of the lenses we have in our database which will fit the 7D.
Canon 7D Connectivity
The 7D has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that feature NFC or Bluetooth connectivity can easily be used wirelessly with smartphones. You will be able to copy photos and at times alter camera settings with no need to connect physically to the camera.
Many applications even provide a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera provides a HDMI port, it could be hooked up to an external monitor. Most cameras enable you to charge the battery pack through the USB socket.
Canon 7D Video specifications
The highest possible video resolution in the Canon 7D is 1920 x 1080 and you can shoot in H.264 format. 1080p resolution delivers a great balance for quality vs file sizes but 1080p won't give you any room to downsample. While the camera has a microphone port, it is unfortunately missing a headphone port which means that you won't have the capability to keep an eye on your audio levels.
Canon 7D Weather Sealing
Canon 7D comes with weather proofing making it a good candidate for use for rough locations. This is particularly useful in case you are unsure about the elements you might face for outdoor photography.
Canon 7D Display and Viewfinder
The Canon 7D includes a 3 inch fixed display screen supporting a resolution of 920 thousand dots.
Please note that the display has no touch support. The 7D also has a builtin Top LCD display so that you can instantly checkout your settings.Coronavirus is affecting the sensor business
The View Finder specifications for Canon 7D are as follows:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- ViewFinder Coverage 100%
- ViewFinder Magnification 0.63x
For sunny outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and difficult to see, viewfinders will be very helpful.
Canon 7D Shutter specifications
Canon 7D continuous shooting rate is 8.0 fps. The highest shutter speed is 1/8000 seconds.
Canon 7D Flash and Hot shoe specifications
Canon 7D has both built in flash along with external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/250 seconds.
Canon 7D Autofocus specifications
Canon 7D has both Phase Detect AF plus Contrast Detect AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot more quicker & accurate in comparison with Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera includes Face detect which can be helpful for portraits.
It includes 19 focus points to select from. Canon 7D features manual focus if required for low light scenarios or you want more exact focus control.
Canon 7D Battery life
The battery life (LP-E6) in the Canon 7D is fashioned to last for 800 pictures according to the CIPA standards which is lesser compared with it's competition. The average Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 offers the best (2260) battery life for this class of cameras.
Underneath is a listing of Advanced DSLR cameras which have the best battery life:
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Canon 7D for different forms of photography
The following bar chart gives a summary of the Canon 7D for different forms of photography. To look at more, check out the specific section underneath.
Portrait photography with Canon 7D
The Canon 7D gets a points tally of 74 which is above average, meaning that it is a very decent option to use for portrait photos. Shooting portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimension, RAW support and capability to use external lighting.
Canon 7D Street photography features
Coming in at a moderate points tally of 57, the Canon 7D is somewhat suited to buy for street photography. A very good street photography camera comes with a fine balance of picture quality and portability.
Canon 7D Sports photography information
A nice sports photography score of 64 suggests the Canon 7D is a very decent choice for shooting sports. A camera needs good tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 7D Travel photography information
Size is super critical in getting a camera for travel. On the whole, the Canon 7D gets a modest 54 for a travel camera which makes it fairly acceptable to take on your journeys.
Canon 7D as a Landscape photography camera
For those who are looking to purchase a digital camera for landscape photos, the most significant factor will no doubt be image quality. The Canon 7D with it's above average grade of 63 as a landscape camera is a fine pick among it's rivals.
Vlogging with Canon 7D
A vlogging camera really should posses a moving screen, microphone input and if possible IBIS. Taking all things in to account, the Canon 7D is simply not acceptable for vlogging as it delivers a subpar rating of 29.
Canon 7D Alternatives
If you are in the market for alternatives to the 7D, below is a number of the top scored cameras which fall within the family of Advanced DSLR.
The graph down below provides you an overview of the 7D versus it's top ranking rivals shown above.
Following are additional cameras you might take a look at as alternative options. To read through a complete comparison, simply click the "compare" link.