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Canon R7

 
Canon EOS R7 front
 
  • 33MP - APS-C Sensor
  • 3.00" Fully Articulated Screen
  • ISO 100 - 32000 (Boost to 51200)
  • Sensor based 5-axis Image Stabilization
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter
  • 3840 x 2160 video
  • Canon RF Mount
  • 612g - 132 x 90 x 92mm
  • Released May 2022
  • Read full specs
  • Alternatives
  • Lenses
  • Size Comparison
  • FAQ
Portability
64
Imaging
75
Features
93
Overall
82

Canon R7 summary

Canon R7 is Canon's Advanced Mirrorless digital camera first launched on May of 2022. It uses a 33 MegaPixel, CMOS APS-C sized sensor and has a full resolution of 6960 x 4640.

The R7 ranks at #3 out of 62 in Advanced Mirrorless cameras and overall #24 out of 1465 for digital cameras in our list. Please check out our Smart camera search to see camera listings based on your customized factors.

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Below is a diagram of various factors used in the rating system.

Canon R7 history

The Canon R7 is part of a family of digital cameras. You can see the full range below.

ModelVisualizeResolutionSensor SizeMax fpsReleased
Canon-EOS-R100 front thumbnailCanon R100
R7 vs R100
24MPAPS-C6.5 fps2023
Canon-EOS-R50 front thumbnailCanon R50
R7 vs R50
24MPAPS-C12.0 fps2023
Photography Glossary
Canon-EOS-R7 front thumbnailCanon R733MPAPS-C15.0 fps2022
Canon-EOS-R10 front thumbnailCanon R10
R7 vs R10
24MPAPS-C15.0 fps2022

Canon R7 Pros and Cons

Below is a list of positives and negatives of the Canon R7 based on things that are usually regarded as crucial in a digital camera.

2 card slots
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
change lenses (Canon RF mount)
comes with external microphone support
comes with HDMI out
comes with headphone support
delivers RAW formats
environment proof
features face detection focusing
features focus by touch
features tracking autofocus
good battery life (660 per charge)
great ISO range (32,000)
great minimum ISO (100)
has touchscreen
high quality video (3840 x 2160 resolution)
high sensor resolution (33MP)
maximum shutter speed is high (1/8,000 seconds)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
pretty good screen size (3.00 inches)
screen can move to multiple angles
selfie friendly screen
silent mode (1/16,000 seconds)
supports bluetooth
supports phase detect AF
very good screen resolution (1,620 thousand dots)
you can focus manually
more heavy than competition in class (612g)
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Canon R7 Sensor info

The sensor measurement in the Canon R7 is 22.2mm x 14.8mm (APS-C). The 329 mm² sensor has the ability to capture 6960 x 4640 pixels at aspect ratios of 1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9. The camera includes Image Stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis). Sensor stabilization is more effective than digital stabilization as the latter can easily cause cropping.

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The CMOS sensor boasts 33MP and supports a standard ISO range of 100 - 32000. This ISO can also be extended digitally to a high of 51200. RAW photos are supported therefore you have wider room to maneuver in post.

The graphic below displays the R7's sensor dimensions in comparison to other popular sizes. The R7 sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is displayed in green.

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To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.

Camera sensor aspect ratios

Canon R7 dimensions

Canon R7 has a weight of 1.35 lb (612 grams / 21.59 ounces) and features external size of 132mm x 90mm x 92mm (5.2" x 3.5" x 3.6"). The weight of average Advanced Mirrorless camera is 454 grams so the Canon R7 is weightier compared with other competitors.

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Below is a pic of the Canon R7 alongside a soda to help you have a feel for its scale.

Canon EOS R7 dimensions scale

The top view directly below will illustrate the button design on the R7.

Canon EOS R7 topview buttons dials

Canon R7 Lens info

The R7 works with the Canon RF mount and has 30 lenses that are available. Below is a few of the lenses we have in our database which will work with the R7.

ModelVisualizeFocal LengthApertureStabilizedWeight
Canon-RF-400mm-F2.8L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 400mm F2.8L IS USM400mmf/2.8 2890g
Canon-RF-70-200-F4L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 70-200 F4L IS USM70-200mmf/4 695g
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Canon-RF-14-35mm-F4L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 14-35mm F4L IS USM14-35mmf/4 540g
Canon-RF-24-105mm-F4.0-7.1-IS-STM lensCanon RF 24-105mm F4.0-7.1 IS STM24-105mmf/4-7.1 395g
Venus-Laowa-Argus-35mm-F0.95-FF-RF-Mount lensVenus Laowa Argus 35mm F0.95 FF35mmf/0.95 755g
Canon-RF-800mm-F5.6L-IS-USM lensCanon RF 800mm F5.6L IS USM800mmf/5.6 3140g
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Canon-RF-28-70mm-F2L-USM lensCanon RF 28-70mm F2L USM28-70mmf/21430g
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Canon R7 Connectivity

The R7 has the following connectivity:

  • USB Yes
  • Wireless Yes
  • Bluetooth Yes
  • HDMI Yes

Digital cameras which have NFC and Bluetooth connectivity are able to be used wirelessly with smartphones. You can easily copy images and sometimes adjust camera settings without connecting straight to the camera.

Several applications even give a Liveview and release the shutter in case you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be hooked up to an external display. Nearly all cameras will allow you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.

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Canon R7 Video info

The highest possible video resolution in the Canon R7 is 3840 x 2160 and it can capture in MPEG-4, H.264 and H.265 file format. 2160p gives a outstanding resolution for video. You can easily crop to 1080p in order to get improved video. Be wary of the massive file sizes and ensure you get decent SD cards that have fast write speeds. The body does come with both headphone and microphone support making it extremely valuable whilst recording sound.

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Canon R7 Weather Sealing

Canon R7 has got environment proofing which makes it a great candidate to use for challenging conditions. This is particularly valuable if you are unsure about the elements you may encounter for outdoor photography.

Canon R7 Screen and Viewfinder

The Canon R7 houses a 3.00 inch fully articulated screen boasting a resolution of 1,620 thousand dots.

The screen is selfie friendly to shoot self portraits as well as group shots when required. Additionally the screen is touch friendly which means you can easily switch focus point plus change settings by using your finger.

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The View Finder specifications regarding Canon R7 are as follows:

  • ViewFinder Electronic
  • Resolution 2,360 thousand dots
  • Coverage 100%
  • Magnification 0.72x

In those bright outdoor situations which make the camera displays washed out and hard to view, viewfinders can be quite helpful.

Canon R7 Shutter info

Canon R7 continuous shooting speed is 15.0 frames/s. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 sec. The camera also includes silent electronic shutter of 1/16000 sec. Beware that the electronic shutter may produce "rolling shutter" under certain lighting conditions.

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Canon R7 Flash and Hot shoe info

Canon R7 includes external flash support but comes without built-in flash. The max flash sync speed is 1/250 sec.

Canon R7 Autofocusing info

Canon R7 includes both Phase Detect AF along with Contrast Based AF. Phase Detection autofocusing is more quicker & accurate compared with Contrast Based autofocusing. The camera boasts Face detection which can be valuable for portrait photography.

The AF system boasts 651 focus points to pick from. Canon R7 has touch to focus. You can easily use your fingers in order to change focus. It also includes Tracking AF for objects that move. Canon R7 supports manual focusing in case it is needed for low light or you want more exact focusing control.

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Canon R7 Battery life

The battery life (LP-E6NH) for the Canon R7 is fashioned to last for 660 pictures with respect to the CIPA benchmarks making it above the usual when compared to its category. The average Advanced Mirrorless camera battery life is 390. Sony A6600 features the best (810) battery life for this class of cameras.

Listed below is a number of Advanced Mirrorless cameras which have the best battery life:

ModelVisualizeBattery LifeRAWNFCBluetooth
Sony-Alpha-a6600 front thumbnailSony A6600
R7 vs A6600
810 yesyesyes
Sony-Alpha-A7c front thumbnailSony A7c
R7 vs A7c
740 yesyesyes
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Canon-EOS-R7 front thumbnailCanon R7660 yesnoyes

Canon R7 for various categories of photography

The following chart provides a summary of the Canon R7 for various categories of photography. To read more, visit the specific paragraph below.

Canon R7 Portrait photography features

The Canon R7 gets a rating of 85 which is brilliant, meaning that it is a tremendous fit to use for portraits. Taking portrait photos leans heavily to sensor dimensions, support for RAW photos along with the flexibility to use external flash.

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manual focus
high resolution (33MP)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
features face detection focus
saves RAW formats

Canon R7 as a Street photography camera

Getting a nice rating of 74, the Canon R7 is a very decent fit to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera comes with a perfect balance of picture quality and portability.

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screen can move to multiple angles
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
nice sensor size (APS-C)
supports RAW formats
boasts focus via touch
weather proof
great high ISO (32,000)
heavier than competition in class (612g)

Canon R7 Sports photography highlights

A terrific sports photography score of 87 indicates the Canon R7 is a terrific pick for shooting sports. A camera needs to have very good autofocus plus fast continuous shooting for sports photography.

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great max shutter speed (1/8,000s)
silent shutter (1/16,000s)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
great megapixels (33 megapixels)
decent sensor size (APS-C)
features tracking autofocus
weather proofing
great battery pack (660 CIPA)
comes with phase detect autofocus

Canon R7 Travel photography info

Portability is really important in selecting a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon R7 gets a very good 74 for a travel camera which makes it a good option to take on your travels.

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good battery power (660 CIPA)
weather sealing
supports bluetooth
has focus via touch
MP count great (33 megapixels)
screen is selfie friendly
heavier than competition (612g)

Canon R7 Landscape photography information

When you are looking to choose a camera for landscape photographs, the most important aspect will no doubt be image quality. The Canon R7 with it's fantastic rating of 86 for a landscape camera is a brilliant fit within the current market.

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you can focus manually
switch lenses (Canon RF mount)
screen size is good (3.00 inch)
built in image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
resolution is excellent (33 megapixels)
sensor size is decent (APS-C)
very good ISO range (32,000)
supports RAW formats
weather proof
great battery pack (660 shots)
has double storage slots

Vlogging with Canon R7

A vlogging camera should really come with a articulating display screen, mic port and if possible image stabilization. Taking everything into account, the Canon R7 is a fine fit as a vlog camera as it comes to a above average score of 74.

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display is selfie friendly
screen is touchscreen
image stabilization (Sensor based 5-axis)
offers face detection autofocus
video res high (3840 x 2160 pixels)
comes with external mic jack
heavier than competition (612g)

Canon R7 Alternatives

If you need replacements to the R7, here is a range of the top ranked cameras that fall under the category of Advanced Mirrorless.

The graph here will give you a bird's eye view of the R7 vs it's highest ranking competitors suggested above.

Here are a few more cameras you may regard as alternatives. To see a full comparison, just click on the "compare" link.

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Specifications

General Information
Manufacturer
Canon
Model type
Canon EOS R7
Category
Advanced Mirrorless
Released
2022-05-24
Physical type
SLR-style mirrorless
Sensor Information
Sensor type
CMOS
Sensor size
APS-C
Sensor measurements
22.2 x 14.8mm
Sensor surface area
328.6mm²
Sensor resolution
33MP
Anti alias filter
Aspect ratio
1:1, 4:3, 3:2 and 16:9
Peak resolution
6960 x 4640
RAW images
Highest native ISO
32000
Highest enhanced ISO
51200
Min native ISO
100
Autofocusing
Focus manually
Touch to focus
Continuous autofocus
Single autofocus
Autofocus tracking
Autofocus selectice
Center weighted autofocus
Autofocus multi area
Live view autofocus
Face detection autofocus
Contract detection autofocus
Phase detection autofocus
Total focus points
651
Lens
Lens support
Canon RF
Amount of lenses
35
Focal length multiplier
1.6
Screen
Screen type
Fully Articulated
Screen sizing
3.00 inches
Screen resolution
1,620 thousand dots
Selfie friendly
Liveview
Touch display
Viewfinder Information
Viewfinder type
Electronic
Viewfinder resolution
2,360 thousand dots
Viewfinder coverage
100%
Viewfinder magnification
0.72x
DXO scores
DXO Overall rating
not tested
DXO Color Depth rating
not tested
DXO Dynamic range rating
not tested
DXO Low light rating
not tested
Features
Minimum shutter speed
30 secs
Fastest shutter speed
1/8000 secs
Fastest silent shutter speed
1/16000 secs
Continuous shutter rate
15.0 frames/s
Shutter priority
Aperture priority
Expose Manually
Exposure compensation
Yes
Custom white balance
Image stabilization
Integrated flash
Flash distance
no built-in flash
Flash options
no built-in flash
External flash
AE bracketing
WB bracketing
Fastest flash synchronize
1/250 secs
Exposure
Multisegment exposure
Average exposure
Spot exposure
Partial exposure
AF area exposure
Center weighted exposure
Video features
Video resolutions
3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 170 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 170 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 85 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 85 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 340 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 170 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 180 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 100 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 90 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 50 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 45 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 45 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 28 Mbps, MOV, H.265, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 230 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 60p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 30p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM3840 x 2160 @ 23.98p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 120 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 120p / 70 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 60 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 60p / 35 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 30 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 30p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM1920 x 1080 @ 23.98p / 12 Mbps, MOV, H.264, Linear PCM
Highest video resolution
3840x2160
Video data format
MPEG-4, H.264, H.265
Microphone support
Headphone support
Connectivity
Wireless
Built-In
Bluetooth
NFC
HDMI
USB
Yes
GPS
None
Physical
Environmental sealing
Water proofing
Dust proofing
Shock proofing
Crush proofing
Freeze proofing
Weight
612 gr (1.35 lb)
Physical dimensions
132 x 90 x 92mm (5.2" x 3.5" x 3.6")
Other
Battery life
660 images
Battery style
Battery Pack
Battery ID
LP-E6NH
Self timer
Yes
Time lapse recording
Type of storage
Double UHS-II SD card slot
Card slots
2
Launch cost
$1,499