Canon EOS 7D Review

Overall Score

64

Main Features

  • 18 MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • 100 - 6400 ISO
  • 3" Fixed Screen
  • Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
  • 8 fps continuous shooting
  • 1920 x 1080 video resolution
  • Built-In Wireless
  • 148 x 111 x 74 mm, 860g.
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Canon EOS 7D Overview


First introduced in November, 2009, Canon EOS 7D is a 18 MP DSLR with a APS-C (22.3 x 14.9 mm) sized CMOS sensor.


Canon 7D comes with a 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor, which has a diagonal of 26.82 mm (1.05").

- Full Frame
- Canon EOS 7D

Sensor resolution of Canon 7D ~ 5196 x 3464 pixels.

Canon 7D has Crop Factor: 1.61

The sensor has a surface area of 332.3 mm².

There are approximate 17,998,944 photosites (pixels) on this area.

Canon 7D Series History
Model Year $ Sensor ISO Weight Dimensions
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon 7D MII 2014 20MP 100 - 16000 910g 149 x 112 x 78mm
Canon EOS 7D Canon 7D 2009 18MP 100 - 6400 860g 148 x 111 x 74mm

Proc and Cons of Canon 7D


Get to know this camera closer. Let's look at the features and characteristics of this model. Compare Canon EOS 7D with competitors in semi-pro dslr cameras.

Pros
Built-in Wireless
Optical Viewfinder
RAW Support
8.0 fps Continuous Shooting
Manual Focus
Microphone Port
19 Focus Points
Flash Sync Port
Focus Bracketing
External Flash
AF Face Detection
920k dots Screen Resolution
1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
Manual Exposure Mode
Environmental Sealing
5 AE Bracketing Range
150000 cycles Shutter Life Expectancy
Cons
No Bluetooth
No Touch Screen
Weight: 860g
No Articulating Screen
No Image Stabilization
Low Battery Life: 800 shots
Type Scores

Canon EOS 7D has an Overall Score of 64/100 and ranked #91 out of 206 in DSLR cameras, and ranked #258 out of 1222 in all cameras.

Canon 7D Scores
Imaging score
53
Features score
65
Value for money score
77
Portability score
69
Overall score
64
Average Scores in Semi-Pro DSLR
Imaging Score
55
Features Score
58
Value For Money Score
73
Portability Score
70
Overall score
61

Physical Dimensions of Canon 7D


Canon EOS 7D weighs 860g and has external dimensions of 148 x 111 x 74mm (5.83 x 4.37 x 2.91"). Considering that the average weight of Semi-Pro DSLR cameras is 783g, Canon 7D is 77 grams more than the average weight of cameras in this category.

Weight Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 7D
860g
Average weight
783g
Min weight
479g
Max weight
1074g

Thickness Comparison
Semi-Pro DSLR Cameras


Canon 7D
74mm
Average Thickness
75mm
Min Thickness
64mm
Max Thickness
86mm

Here is the front and top view image of Canon EOS 7D with the dimensions:

Canon EOS 7D

Size Compared to Major Competitors


Model Weight EOS 7D Dimensions EOS 7D
Canon EOS 70D Canon 70D 755 g 860 g 139 x 104 x 79 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 60D Canon 60D 755 g 860 g 145 x 106 x 79 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 80D Canon 80D 730 g 860 g 139 x 105 x 79 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Canon 7D MII 910 g 860 g 149 x 112 x 78 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 6D Canon 6D 770 g 860 g 145 x 111 x 71 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 700D Canon 700D 580 g 860 g 133 x 100 x 79 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Canon EOS 750d Canon 750D 555 g 860 g 132 x 101 x 78 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Nikon D7100 Nikon D7100 765 g 860 g 136 x 107 x 76 mm 148 x 111 x 74 mm

Specifications of Canon EOS 7D


General
Brand Canon
Model EOS 7D
Announced November, 2009
Body Type Mid-size SLR
Lens
Lens Mount Canon EF/EF-S
Manual Focus
Focal Lens Multiplier 1.6
Number of Lenses 321
Macro Focus Range n/a
Screen
Screen Size 3"
Screen Type Fixed
Screen Resolution 920k pixels
Touch Screen
Live View
Viewfinder
Viewfinder Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder Resolution no electronic viewfinder
Viewfinder Coverage 100%
Viewfinder Magnification 0.63
Autofocus
AF Touch
AF Continuous
AF Single
AF Tracking
AF Selective
AF Center
AF Multi Area
AF Live View
AF Face Detection
AF Contrast Detection
AF Phase Detection
Number of Focus Points 19
Number of Cross Focus Points 0
Photography Features
RAW Support
Min Shutter Speed 1/30 sec
Max Shutter Speed 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting 8.0 fps
Shutter Priority
Aperture Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Exposure Compensation
Custom White Balance
Image Stabilization
Built-in Flash
Flash Range 12.00
Flash Modes Auto, On, Off, Red-eye
External Flash
AE Bracketing
AE Bracketing Range ±5 EV
WB Bracketing
Sensor
Sensor Size APS-C
Sensor Type CMOS
Sensor Dimensions 22.3 x 14.9 mm
Sensor Area 332.3 mm²
Sensor Resolution 18 MP
Max Image Resolution 5184 x 3456
Max Native ISO 6400
Min Native ISO 100
Max Boosted ISO 12800
Min Boosted ISO 0
Video Features
4K
Max Video Resolution 1920 x 1080
Video Formats H.264
Timelapse Recording
Microphone Port
Headphone Port
Exposure Modes
Multi-Segment
Average
Spot
Partial
AF-Area
Center Weighted
Connectivity
GPS Optional
Wireless Connectivity Built-In
Bluetooth
HDMI
USB USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec)
Battery
Battery Life 800 shots
Battery Type Battery Pack
Battery Model LP-E6
Physical
Weight 860 g
Physical Dimensions 148 x 111 x 74 mm
Environmental Sealing
Water Proof
Dust Proof
Shock Proof
Crush Proof
Freeze Proof
Shock Proof
Storage
Storage Type Compact Flash (Type I or II), UDMA, Microdrive cards
Storage Slots 1
Other Features
Self Timer
Selfie Friendly

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