Canon EOS 7D

Last updated (13 March’13):
- Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 7D Field Test Hands-on Review Vide by DigitalRev
- New Firmware Update Version 1.2.1

Canon EOS 7D is a high-end DSLR camera features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF, ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800), 8.0 fps continuous shooting, New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting, Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p, a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and a 3 inch LCD monitor with 920,000 dots (VGA resolution) with a viewing angle of 160°.

The Canon EOS 7D has won the 2010 TIPA Awards in Best DSLR Expert category.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½


Canon EOS 7D Reviews

Canon 5D Mark II vs Canon 7D Field Test Hands-on Review Vide by DigitalRev; reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The Canon EOS 7D certainly holds its own against all other cameras in its class. I’d even say that it holds its own against its big brother, the 5D Mark II, unless you want full frame. The AF focusing system is a joy to use, and its image quality is superb. Plus, its rugged build quality and ability to produce high quality images in both RAW and JPEG make it well worth the money. “
Rating: ★★★★☆

VisualScienceLab reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“if you need a great camera for most normal stuff and you’re sloppy sometimes and you drink too much coffee and your spouse has you on a restricted optical mechanical budget…….this is a pretty darn convincing camera….Final summation: a Canon DSLR with legitimate soul. I’d buy it again.”
Rating: N/A

AlphaMountWorld reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The more you use the 7D the more impressed you are with it. Canon obviously listened to photographers when they designed this camera…. If you can only afford one body and shoot a variety of subject matter, you really could do no better than to get yourself a 7D. It’s a camera that can competently tackle just about any task.”
Rating: N/A

KenRockwell reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The 7D goes to crazy-high ISOs, but like all small-sensor cameras, the images look awful above about ISO 3,200. Technically and for large prints, the Canon 5D Mark II is in a completely different class than the 7D. If you worry about these things, you deserve the 5D Mark II. “
Rating: N/A

Shutterbug reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“I was pleased with the results and how well the camera handled and focused under these conditions, although I occasionally struggled with the camera’s menus to make changes such as turning off the focus indicators on the LCD screen.”
Rating: N/A

Video Review by TigerDirect;

RegHardware reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“With the time between releases getting shorter, this camera now shares the limelight with a cheaper, plastic-bodied cousin, the EOS 550D. While the EOS 7D was very much vital yesterday, it now seems less of the exciting video tool it once was, yet it delivers nonetheless.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Wired reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“the 7D is an outstanding shooter on nearly every level. So, if you don’t need — or want — to spring for a full-frame DSLR, but want a tough, easy-to-use and ridiculously customizable camera that makes pro-quality images at an affordable price, then you’d be silly not to consider this camera.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

PhotoCrati reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“Buy the Canon EOS 7D for its awesome still capture capabilities. This DSLR is hard to beat in an APS-C camera. But, aside from the Canon 10-22 and 60 macro, you might want to look elsewhere for APS-C lenses. I was not blown away by the 17-55 IS and 18-200 IS lenses that I tested—lens creep being a chief concern, especially in the longer lens.”
Rating: N/A

MacWorld reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“We love the feel of the EOS 7D, and despite its power it’s an easy camera to use, even if you’re not used to Canon’s digital SLR control schemes. The EOS 7D was able to capture some great images, especially in dim lighting with a high ISO, and it produced vibrant results in bright conditions. .”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Steve’sDigicams reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“This is a well rounded camera that offers class leading results in almost all categories tested, especially when it comes to burst capture. If you are a serious photographer looking for a rugged work horse for a wide range of photography (from sports, nature, or weddings), I highly recommend you take a look at this model.”
Rating: N/A

ImagingResource reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The range from ISO 100 to 800 can produce a 20×30-inch print with ease. Yes, I said ISO 800. Most cameras have results that are limited to 11×14 at that setting. By ISO 1,600 we need a slight reduction to 16×20 inches. That’s really crazy, and by that I mean good. ISO 3,200 shots are great at 13×19-inches. ISO 6,400 shots increase in contrast and noise, but are still usable at 11×14 inches, and with the same comments, the ISO 12,800 shots are quite usable at 8×10.”
Rating: N/A

PhotographyBay reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“the 7D produces solid high-resolution images that will satisfy most pixel peepers, budding amateurs and many pro photographers. If you’re a pro on a budget, you could do a lot worse than add a 7D to your kit. While the 7D is not the best thing since sliced bread and it’s image quality doesn’t challenge the 5D Mark II, it’s a big step in the right direction. The Canon 7D gets an easy recommendation from me.”
Rating: N/A

PCmag reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The Canon EOS 7D is one of the best midrange D-SLRs money can buy. But if you don’t need comprehensive video recording features or ultra-high-resolution images, there are a handful of competing D-SLRs that produce comparable image quality for half the price.”
Rating: ★★★★½

DCI reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“This is a big camera, but it’s well-balanced and the grip is nicely sculpted, with a rubberized, textured coating the feels good and make it easy to hang on tight when moving fast. There are plenty of buttons for immediate access to key shooting settings plus an effective quick menu system..”
Rating: N/A

DigitalTrends reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“Toting around this camera is like holding a wild beast in your hands – this sucker could handle a NASCAR race with ease…We have no reservations about giving the Canon EOS 7D an Editor’s Choice designation..”
Rating: ★★★★½

CNET reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The good: Very fast; excellent photo quality; flexible autofocus system; big, bright viewfinder; streamlined interface; adds wireless flash control. The bad: Single card slot; some annoying small and hard-to-feel buttons; limited to three shots for bracketing; Live View focusing still slow.The bottom line: An excellent midrange dSLR, the Canon EOS 7D delivers for the money. “

Rating: ★★★★☆

DCR reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The autofocus is pretty good, image quality is very good, and ISO noise is good considering the resolution. The camera zings along at 8 fps when it needs to and will do that all day before the buffer fills if you’re shooting JPEGS. There’s true 1080p HD video if you’re into that sort of thing and the whole package is well built and designed to resist the elements.”
Rating: N/A

PDNGearGuide reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“the HD video capabilities of the 7D are the best we’ve ever seen for a digital SLR. (The only things missing are a built-in stereo microphone and Continuous Autofocus.”
Rating: N/A

BobAtkins reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The new EOS 7D would be an excellent choice for any serious photographer and will certainly appeal to sports and action photographers who can benefit from the 8fps continuous shooting rate and totally new AF system. It provides a very cost effective alternative to the new EOS 1D MkIV for sports shooters”
Rating: N/A

WDC reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“Overall, the 7D will be an aspiration for all amateur photographers, and those who purchase will not be disappointed.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Gizmodo compares the Canon EOS 7D to Nikon D300 and writes;
“Really, both the D300s and 7D deliver for the money, though I think the 7D delivers more, since it’s packed full of newer technology and for the people who want it, the video component is truly killer..”
Rating: N/A

TheDigitalPicture reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The bottom line is that the 7D is Canon’s new king-of-the-APS-C DSLRs – clearly the best yet. Though I would like to see sharper results at lower sharpness settings, the Canon EOS 7D turns in great performance and great image quality in a great package.”
Rating: N/A

NeutralDay reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“I think the EOS 7D easily offers the best value in its class, and doing any better would mean spending much more money on a full frame camera. Because of this, I can’t recommend the EOS 7D enough to would-be consumers looking for a top-of-the-line APS-C DSLR camera. Therefore, I’m giving the EOS 7D a rare “Essential” rating. It’s simply as good as it gets for a crop sensor camera.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Canon EOS 7D video review by WDC;
ePhotozine reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“Overall, performance is of a very high order and the pictures I got in my short time with the camera I was perfectly happy with, so it is undoubtedly worthy of recommendation.”
Rating: ★★★★½ reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The Canon EOS 7D offers awesome continuous-shooting speeds, an excellent HD movie mode with full manual controls, class-leading resolution, excellent high-ISO performance, and an all-metal, weather-sealed body. It’s got a couple of glitches, but it’s a corking camera”
Rating: ★★★★½

CameraLabs reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“It may not boast the full-frame sensor and the ultimate image quality of the 5D Mark II, but in every other respect it excels. Taking everything into consideration, the EOS 7D is arguably Canon’s most successful and satisfying overall DSLR to date.”

Rating: ★★★★½

TrustedReviews reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The Canon EOS 7D is without doubt one of the best cameras currently available, offering fantastic build quality, lightning fast performance and superb image quality in virtually any conditions. It is more expensive than its main rivals, but it’s worth the extra for a camera this good..”
Rating: ★★★★★

BHP has published a preview the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“From 8fps burst shooting with Zone Autofocus to HD frame rate selection and dedicated video controls, the 7D is the very first camera of its kind. In both handling and capability, the camera directly addresses the needs of creative image makers and professionals.”
Rating: N/A reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“Long exposures were almost noise-free up to ISO 6400, after which noise became visible. However, image noise in a six-second exposure at ISO 12800 was less intrusive than we’ve seen in shots taken at ISO 3200 with most of the DSLRs we’ve tested.”
Rating: ★★★★½

Video review by SimplyElectronics;

GoodGearGuide reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“We love the feel of the EOS 7D — even its relatively heavy weight — and we think it’s an easy camera to use, even if you’re not used to Canon’s D-SLR control schemes. It was able to capture some stunning images, especially in dim lighting with a high ISO, and it produced vibrant results in bright conditions.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Pocket-Lint reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“A series of ISO test images show the amount of detail retained up to ISO 2000 is good, above ISO 3200 details starts to drop away but noise is still well controlled. Above ISO 6400 and detail is stripped away making images seem rather fuzzy, which is a shame.”
Rating: ★★★★½

NeoCamera reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“Image quality when it comes to noise is awesome. This 18 megapixels camera produces clear results up to ISO 1600, perfectly usable for large prints and even remains usable to ISO 12,800 for smaller prints. While-balance is very good except under artificial light. This is typical and not much of a problem because custom white-balance is right on..”
Rating: ★★★★☆

HardwareZone reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“we would recommend that whoever owns an xxD series to upgrade, because this is as good as it gets for a 1.6x crop camera. You can either choose to get current technology and enjoy it while you can, or you can wait a year to see what else Canon can deliver. In short, go get the 7D. You won’t regret it.”
Rating: ★★★★½

TechRadar compares the Canon EOS 7D to EOS 5D Mark II and writes;
“For the most fine-grained image quality, and particularly for professional photographers who cover tricky events such as weddings, the 5D MKII is the one to go for. The full frame sensor and massive resolution give you control over your pictures that the 7D just doesn’t match.”
Rating: ★★★★½

PhotographyBlog reviews the Canon EOS 7D and writes;
“The new 18 megapixel CMOS sensor and expanded ISO range produce virtually no visible noise at all from ISO 100 all the way up to ISO 1600, with even the three faster settings of 3200-12800 producing perfectly usable images. All other image quality aspects are up to Canon’s usual high standards, so top marks go to the 7D in this department.”
Rating: ★★★★½

CameraTown compares the EOS 7D to EOS 5D Mark II and writes;
“The EOS 5D Mark II clearly has a shallow DOF due to the larger sensor, but both cameras produced nearly identical sharpness at the focal point..”
Rating: N/A

Canon EOS 7D Preview Video by WDC;

Canon EOS 7D Preview Video by WhichUK;

Canon EOS 7D Preview Video by EOSNetwork;

Canon EOS 7D 8.0 fps continuous shooting demo by ImagingResource;


Canon EOS 7D Sample Photos

- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ AlphaMountWorld
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ Steve’sDigicams
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ PhotographyBay
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ DCR
- Canon 7D VS Nikon D300 Sample Photos @ NeutralDay
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ NeutralDay
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ CameraLabs
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ TrustedReviews
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ NeoCamera
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ HardwareZone
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ PhotographyBlog
- Canon 7D Sample Photos by Jeff Ascough
- Canon EOS 7D Sample Photos: ISO 3200 | ISO 6400 | ISO 12800 @ RobGalbraith
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ ImagingResource
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ Dpreview
- Canon 7D Sample Photos @ Canon Japan

Canon EOS 7D Sample Videos

EOS 7D VS EOS 5D Mark II HD Video;


Canon EOS 7D User Manual (PDF)

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- Download Canon EOS 7D Pocket Guide (PDF – 1.1 MB)
- Download Canon EOS 7D User Manual (PDF – 6.6 MB)

Canon EOS 7D Firmware

Download Canon EOS 7D Version 1.2.1

• Extends the timing at which the high temperature warning indicator is displayed and the timing of automatic shut down of the camera due to a rise in internal temperature during Live View or EOS Movie functions.
• Optimizes program shift when the ISO setting of the camera is set to AUTO.
• Corrects a misspelling in the French-language menu.
• Corrects a phenomenon in which vertical magenta-colored banding appears in still images taken in movie-shooting mode.


Canon EOS 7D Features

18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed.


The EOS 7D features a Canon-designed 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor that captures such a high level of resolution it’s easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth. Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors ensure that images are captured, processed and saved with remarkable speed. The EOS 7D’s ability to capture and process data of images shot at 18.0 Megapixels at 8 fps, as well as Face Detection Live Mode, Full HD video recording, Auto Lighting Optimizer and Lens Peripheral optimization are all possible thanks to the Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors.

ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800) for shooting from bright to dim light.

With a broad range of ISO settings, the EOS 7D enables shooting from dawn through dusk and ensures capture of the finest detail. With enhanced, low-noise high-sensitivity optimization, shooting in situations previously possible only with flash becomes as simple as point and shoot.

8.0 fps continuous shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with UDMA CF card and 15 RAW.

Capable of shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with a UDMA CF card and 15 RAW at 8 fps, the EOS 7D is a perfect camera for action. Canon’s remarkable shutter, combined with speedy, sophisticated electronics, ensures instant response and performance. A rapidly-occurring scene can be captured moment by moment, second by second, so that even the briefest of opportunities are captured in perfect clarity.

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.

Boasting the most advanced EOS movie capturing features to date, the EOS 7D does not just shoot video clips, it offers the enhanced image quality, smooth frame rates and adaptive exposure compensation necessary in a professional movie-making tool. By shooting video with a large sensor camera, it’s simple to take advantage of the image characteristics intrinsic to SLR photography and not necessarily to video cameras. In addition to a number of different recording size and frame rate modes, the EOS 7D enables easy manual control of exposure, focus and Live View features and even allows for in-camera editing. The large CMOS sensor and compatibility with over 60 lenses provide a wealth of depth-of-field options. And it’s all as easy as the press of a button — the EOS 7D has a dedicated Live View/Movie Recording lever with a start/stop button that gets the shooting started fast.

Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 29.4°, high magnification of 1.0, intelligent viewfinder with glass pentaprism and an overlaid LCD display in viewfinder supports various shooting styles.

The EOS 7D features a phenomenal redesigned viewfinder that not only offers 100 percent coverage, 1x magnification, a 29.4° angle of view and user-controlled dioptric adjustment, it also features a newly-designed transparent LCD display which enables a number of viewfinder displays to be overlaid at the touch of a button. Whereas with other cameras the representation of AF points and metering areas are static, with the EOS 7D, they can be displayed, adjusted and hidden, in camera, with ease. This means less distraction and more clarity to view the image in its entirety. Display options include: grid, spot metering, AF points display, hide all, zone AF, spot (single-point) AF, AF point expansion and Dual Axis Electronic Level display.

The EOS 7D even features a brilliant new Dual Axis Electronic Level and tilt display that aids in achieving perfectly level shots, displaying both roll and pitch in 1° increments, either in the viewfinder or on the LCD.

New 19-point, all cross-type AF system equipped with dual diagonal cross-type sensors in center at f/2.8 and f/5.6 and AF area selection modes to match various shooting situations.

Canon packed its most advanced technologies into the EOS 7D’s AF system. With 19 high-precision, cross-type AF sensors, any of which can be selected automatically or manually, the EOS 7D is equipped to handle even the trickiest of focus situations with ease. The high-speed microcomputers in the EOS 7D use advanced algorithms that help ensure the fastest, most accurate AF performance under the widest variety of conditions. In addition, Canon’s Light Source detection AF automatically compensates the focus by taking into account artificial lighting sources and making appropriate adjustments and the EOS 7D’s new Intelligent Macro focusing tracks the object or the camera’s movement when shooting close-up, to ensure focus is never lost. AF modes can be customized to suit the situation, ensuring reliable focus, every time.

Canon EOS 7D


Canon EOS 7D Specifications

Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor * • 22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
• RGB Color Filter Array
• Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)

• 19 million total pixels
• 18 million effective pixels
• 3:2 aspect ratio

Image processor * Dual DIGIC 4
A/D conversion 14 bit
Image Sizes ( Still) * RAW
• 5184 x 3456
• 3888 x 2592

• 2592 x 1728
• 5184 x 3456
• 3456 x 2304
• 2592 x 1728

Image Sizes (Movie) 1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
File formats (Still)

• JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine / Normal


File formats (Movie) MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
Lenses • Canon EF / EF-S lens mount

• 1.6x field of view crop

Dust reduction • EOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating
• Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown – can be disabled)

• Dust Delete Data – Data from a test shot is used to ‘map’ dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software

Auto focus* • TTL-CT-SIR CMOS sensor
• 19 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)

• Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
• AF working range: -0.5 – 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)

Focus modes • One shot AF

• AI Servo AF
• AI Focus AF
• Manual focus

AF point selection

• Auto : 19 point
• Manual : Single point/ Spot/ AF point Expansion/ Zone

AF Lock Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed
Predictive AF • Up to 8 m
AF assist • Stroboscopic flash
AF microadjust • +/- 20 steps
• Adjust all lenses by same amount/individually adjust up to 20 lenses
Metering* • TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
• Metering range: EV 1 – 20 EV
Metering modes*

• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
• Partial (9.4% at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 2.3% at center)

• Center-weighted average

AE lock • Auto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
• Manual: AE lock button
Exposure compensation* • +/-5.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Exposure bracketing • +/- 2.0 EV
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Sensitivity *

• Auto ISO (100-3200)
• ISO 100-6400 in 0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
• H (12800) expansion

Shutter • Focal-plane shutter
• 30 – 1/8000 sec
• 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments

• Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
• Bulb

Aperture values • 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments

• Actual aperture range depends on lens used

White balance • Auto
• Daylight

• Shade
• Cloudy
• Tungsten
• White Fluorescent light
• Flash

• Custom
• Kelvin (2500 – 10000 K in 100 K steps)

WB bracketing • +/-3 levels

• 3 images
• Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias

WB shift • Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)

• Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)

Picture style • Standard
• Portrait

• Landscape
• Neutral
• Faithful
• Monochrome
• User def. 1

• User def. 2
• User def. 3

Custom image parameters • Sharpness: 0 to 7

• Contrast: -4 to +4
• Saturation: -4 to +4
• Color tone: -4 to +4
• B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, Gvan

• B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G

Image processing

• Highlight tone priority
• Auto lighting optimizer (4 settings)

• Long exposure noise reduction
• High ISO noise reduction (4 settings)
• Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination (vignetting)

Color space • sRGB
• Adobe RGB
Viewfinder * • Eye-level pentaprism
• 100% frame coverage
• Approx. 1.0x maginification
• Eyepoint: 22 mm
• Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)

• Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter

Mirror • Quick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 40:60)
• Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)
Viewfinder info *

• AF points
• Focus confirmation light

• Shutter speed
• Aperture value
• ISO speed (always displayed)
• AE lock
• Exposure level/compensation

• Spot metering circle
• Exposure warning
• AEB.
• Flash ready
• High-speed sync

• FE lock
• Flash exposure compensation
• Red-eye reduction light
• White balance correction
• CF card information

• Monochrome shooting
• Maximum burst (2 digit display)
• Highlight tone priority (D+)
• Grid
• Dual Axis Electronic level

LCD monitor • 3.0 " TFT LCD
• 920,000 pixels

• 100% coverage
• 160 ° viewing angle
• Coating : Anti-reflection and Solid Structure

LCD Live view

• Live TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
• 100% frame coverage
• 30 fps frame rate
• Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor

• Best view or exposure simulation
• Silent mode
• Grid optional (x2)
• Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
• Three AF modes – Live mode/Quick mode/Face Detection

• Histogram
• Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)

Record review • Off

• On (histogram via INFO button)
• Display mode same as last used Play mode

Playback modes

1. Single image with exposure, file number, storage slot

2. As 1 but also image count and quality
3. Detailed exposure information, thumbnail and luminance histogram
4. Less detailed exposure info.,
thumbnail, luminance and RGB histograms

Playback features • Optional blinking highlight alert
• Optional AF point display
• Magnified view (up to 1.5x – 10x)
• 2×2 or 3×3 thumbnail index
• Delete / Protect
Flash* • Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
• FOV coverage up to15 mm (27 mm equiv.)
• Guide number approx 12 m (ISO 100)

• Cycle time approx. 3 sec
• Flash compensation +/-3.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
• X-Sync: 1/250 sec

External flash

• E-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
• Wireless multi-flash support
• PC Sync

Shooting modes *

• Auto
• Creative auto
• Program AE (P)
• Shutter priority AE (Tv)
• Aperture priority AE (Av)

• Manual (M) Stills and Movie
• Custom settings 1
• Custom settings 2
• Custom settings 3

Drive modes

• Single
• High-speed continuous
• Low-speed continuous

• Self-timer: 2sec + remote, 10sec + remote

Burst buffer * Approx. 8 fps (speed maintained for up to 126 JPEGs (with UDMA card), 15 images (RAW))
Orientation sensor Yes
Auto rotation • On (recorded and LCD display)
• On (recorded only)
• Off
Custom functions * 27 Custom Fubctions with 70 settings
Menu languages

• English
• German

• French
• Dutch
• Danish
• Portuguese
• Finnish

• Italian
• Norwegian
• Swedish
• Spanish
• Greek

• Russian
• Polish
• Czech
• Hungarian
• Romanian

• Ukrainian
• Turkish
• Arabic
• Thai
• Simplified Chinese

• Traditional Chinese
• Korean
• Japanese

Firmware User upgradable
Portrait grip • Optional BG-E7 Battery Grip
• Optional WFT-E5 Wireless File Transfer Grip

• USB 2.0 Hi-Speed
• Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
• HDMI connector

• N3 type wired remote control
• PC Sync flash terminal
• External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
• Communication terminal on base for WFT-E5


• Compact Flash Type I or II
• Supports UDMA and Microdrive cards
• External storage via optional WFT-E5
Power • Lithium-Ion LC-E6 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
• CR1616 Lithium battery (date/time backup)

• Optional AC adapter

Wireless connectivity
(optional WFT-E5)
• Mounts on base of camera and also acts as vertical grip

• Has its own BP-511A battery
• Wireless 802.11b / 802.11g
• Wireless security: WEP, TKIP/AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
• Wireless methods: Infrastructure or Ad Hoc
• Wired ethernet (100 Base-TX)

• Transfer: FTP, PTP (remote control by computer), HTTP (view / remote fire)
• USB host capable: External hard drives, flash drives
• USB comms: GPS devices (records coordinates and altitude in image header)

Dimensions 148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.3 x 2.8 in)
Weight * • No battery: 820 g (1.8 lb)


Nikon D7000

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Sony SLT Alpha A55

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Sony A550

Overall Rating: N/A

Nikon D300

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Sony A900

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Canon EOS 5D Mark II

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

Canon EOS 1D Mark IV

Overall Rating: ★★★★½

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