Canon EOS 7D Overview

Key Features

  • APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 CMOS Sensor
  • 18 Megapixels
  • ISO 100 - 12,800
  • 3" Fixed Type Screen
  • 1/8000s Max Shutter Speed
  • 8.0 fps continuous shooting
  • 19 Focus Points
  • 1920 x 1080 Max Video Resolution
  • Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder
  • 860g. 148 x 111 x 74 mm


Canon EOS 7D Overview
Canon EOS 7D is a 18 Megapixel, APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 CMOS Sensor DSLR Camera. This DSLR Camera was announced in 2009-11-06.
Canon 7D vs other DSLR Cameras
This part compares the pros and cons of Canon 7D vs other DSLR Cameras.

PROs


High Resolution Sensor at 18 Megapixels
High Max Light Sensitivity at 12,800 ISO
RAW Supported
Large Screen Size at 3"
High Screen Resolution at 920,000 dots
1920 x 1080 Max Video Resolution
Live View
High Max Shutter Speed at 1/8000s
High Continuous Shooting at 8.0 fps
Built-in Flash
External Flash
HDMI Connectivity
Environmental Sealing
High battery life at 800 shots
GPS


CONs


No Flip-Out Screen
No Touch Screen
No Touch Autofocus
No Autofocus Tracking
No Face Detection Autofocus
No Microphone Port
No Wireless Connectivity
Heavy Body at 860g
Poor DxO Low Light ISO
Canon 7D Photography Recommendations
This section reviews how Canon 7D is recommended for different types of photography.

Canon 7D Daily and Social Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 7D Daily and Social Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Daily and Social photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
No Wireless Connectivity
Heavy Body Weight at 860 g
Average Body Size
Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality

Canon 7D Portrait Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 7D Portrait Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Portrait photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Quality
High Resolution Sensor at 18 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode

Canon 7D Sports Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 7D Sports Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Sports photography camera, click here.

Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Continuous Shooting at 8.0 fps
Fast Max Shutter Speed at 1/8000s
19 Focus Points
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
Average Max Light Sensitivity at 12,800 ISO
Good Battery Life at 800 shots


Canon 7D Street Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 7D Street Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Street photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Heavy Body Weight at 860 g
Average Body Size
RAW Image Quality
No Face Detection Autofocus
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization

Canon 7D Landscape and Wildlife Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 7D Landscape and Wildlife Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Landscape and Wildlife photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 mm Sized Sensor
Live View
Remote Control
GPS
Heavy Body Weight at 860 g
Average Body Size
Environmental Sealing
RAW Image Quality
High Resolution Sensor at 18 Megapixels
Aperture-Priority
Optical (pentaprism) Viewfinder
No Image Stabilization
Manual Exposure Mode
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
Average Max Light Sensitivity at 12,800 ISO
Good Battery Life at 800 shots

Canon 7D Low light Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 7D Low light Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Low light photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
Live View
Built-in Flash
RAW Image Quality
External Flash
Aperture-Priority
Manual Exposure Mode
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
Average Max Light Sensitivity at 12,800 ISO

Canon 7D Family and Kids Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 7D Family and Kids Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Family and Kids photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 mm Sized Sensor
RAW Image Quality
High Resolution Sensor at 18 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
No Image Stabilization
No Autofocus Tracking
Continuous Autofocus
High Continuous Shooting at 8.0 fps
Fast Max Shutter Speed at 1/8000s

Canon 7D Wedding and Social Events Photography


The following specifications determine our recommendation for Canon 7D Wedding and Social Events Photography. To read more about our criteria to determine the best Wedding and Social Events photography camera, click here.

Large APS-C, 22.3 x 14.9 mm Sized Sensor
No Flip-Out Screen
No Wireless Connectivity
RAW Image Quality
High Resolution Sensor at 18 Megapixels
No Face Detection Autofocus
External Flash
Poor Dxo Low Light ISO
Average Max Light Sensitivity at 12,800 ISO
Good Battery Life at 800 shots


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