Canon EOS 7d is a new 18MP DSLR with HD movie and an APS-C sensor. What Digital Camera has the details, release date and price for the new Canon 7D

Canon has today announced the long awaited Canon EOS 7D – though it may not be what everyone expected.

Built from the ground up, this new Canon EOS model appears to sit below the Canon 5D MkII in the range, sporting a lower resolution and non-full-frame 18MP APS-C sensor.

The Canon 7D boasts an impressive spec list though, with 8 frames per second continuous shooting, a maximum 12,800 ISO, Full HD video at 24fps (with the customiseable option to select 25fps or 30fps), and a magnesium alloy body. This is also the first EOS to feature an integrated Speedlite flash transmitter for creative off-camera flash control.

The Canon EOS 7D uses 19 cross-type AF sensors and on the rear houses a 3in LCD screen. Metering has taken an overhaul too, with an iFCL (intelligent Focus, Colour and Luminance) metering system with 63-zone dual-layer sensor. All of the 19 focus points provide distance

information to the metering system to determine proximity to the

subject to weigh the exposure accordingly. Typically, metering sensors are more sensitive to

red subjects which can lead to overexposure.

The Canon EOS 7D combats this with

the dual-layer sensor, where one layer is sensitive to red and green

light and the other is sensitive to blue and green light. By processing these two readings, the sensor can make more accurate exposures.

With a release date of early October, the Canon EOS 7D price will be £1699.99. The full spec is included at the bottom of this article.

For further information, watch the What Digital Camera Canon EOS 7D video preview:

 

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Canon EOS 7D spec sheet:
Sensor type: 22.3mm x 14.9mm CMOS
Effective Pixels: 18 megapixels
Aspect Ratio: 3.2
Low-Pass Filter: Built-in/Fixed
Sensor Cleaning: EOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating
Colour Filter Type: Primary Colour
Image processor: Dual “DIGIC 4”
Lens Mount: EF/EF-S
Focal Length: Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
Focusing: TTL-CT-SIR with a CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points: 19 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)
AF Modes: AI FocusOne ShotAI Servo
Predictive AF: Yes, up to 8m
AF Assist Beam: Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
Manual Focus: Selected on lens, default in Live View Mode
AF Microadjustment: C.Fn III-5 +/- 20 steps Can adjust up to 20 lenses individually
Metering modes: TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC (1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)(2) Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at centre)(3) Spot metering (approx. 2.3% viewfinder at centre)(4) Centre weighted average metering
Metering Range: EV 1 – 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Exposure Compensation: +/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
AEB: 3 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity: Auto (100-3200), 100-6400 (in 1/3-stop or whole stops) can be expanded to H: 12800
Shutter: Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
Speed: 30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb
White balance: Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
Settings: AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, WhiteFluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation: 1. Blue/Amber +/-92. Magenta/ Green +/-9.
Custom White Balance:  Yes, setting can be registered
 

  • Pete Eldridge

    Once again the good old british consumer is being ripped off by Canon. We are expected to pay in pounds what the US will be paying in Dollars. Even allowing a 20% hike for TAX and marketing differences the actual price body only should still be below 1500 UK pounds

  • Craig Rook

    Hi, I as Alan, am very impressed with the 7d’s specs, it looks like another fantastic camera from Canon, and then there is little old me and i was waiting for an affordable upgrade from my 400d, and waiting for the 60d, but it looks like its not going to be the 7d either! Thanks.
    I was completely shocked at its retail price here in the UK. Canon/Mr Brown how about making rip off Britain somewhere consumers would like to shop with what little spare income some may have, so we dont have to be depressed all the time? I would like to spend my hard earnt cash in the UK.

  • Alan Butler

    Hi
    I was very impressed by this camera when I first heard of it. Having been told of it via Amazon.com. The price on Amazon is less than $1900-00, with 18-200mm Lens. The price in the UK is virtually double, this type of over charging is the reason we are called rip off Britain.
    I would have ordered this camera without hesitation, expecting to pay a little more than the USA price, but I will not buy this camera for that price.
    There is no justification for this price even with import taxes and shipping.
    Yours disapointedly

    A Butler