Canon EOS 7D Samples

18 Megapixels18 MegapixelsSingle Lens ReflexSingle Lens ReflexHigh ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.High ISO: ISO 6400 or more is available at full-resolution.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Level: Measures camera tilt and helps to keep the horizon level.Continuous DriveContinuous DriveFull 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Full 1080p HD Video: 1920 x 1080 resolution or more but less than 4K.Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Manual Controls: Both fully-manual (M) and semi-automatic modes (T and V).Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Custom White-Balance: Specifies exactly what should be white to the camera.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Action Photography: Shutter speeds of 1/1500 or more.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Night Photography: Reaches shutter-speeds longer than 4 seconds.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Hotshoe: Allows external flash units to be attached.Spot MeteringSpot MeteringDepth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Depth-Of-Field Preview: Improve perception of DOF before shooting.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Live-View: Lets DSLR cameras use the rear LCD as an EVF.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Weatherproof - Seals protect from dust, humidity and light splashing.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Accepts Compact Flash memory.Neocamera detailed reviewNeocamera detailed reviewDiscontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.Discontinued: No longer produced by the manufacturer. May still be in stock or found used.

Indoor Crops

The Canon EOS 7D is compared to its predecessor, the K-7, below. All images below are 100% unmodified crops from their respective cameras. Both cameras were set on aperture-priority mode with fixed ISO. Picture style is standard on the 7D and bright on the K-7. Noise reduction is off on both cameras, although they seem to still apply some, as shown by the variation in softness. Remaining settings were left on automatic. The Canon was fitted with a EF 50mm F1.4 USM lens and the Pentax with a DA* 55mm F1.4.

These cameras produce very different output. Under indoor lighting, the white-balance system leave a noticeable difference in color, with the K-7 being closer to reality. Image sharpness is clearly better on the 7D, although this may have to do with the processing more than anything else, as seen in the edges of the figure on the Canon.

Note: Pentax K-7 images to be reshot to check for focus error, as these crops are softer than the ones taking using the same camera and lens for the outdoor crops. Noise characteristics are the same regardless of focus.

Canon EOS 7D Pentax K-7

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The main thing to look at here is image noise. Although noise levels start the same, the EOS 7D takes the lead at ISO 1600 and up. At the higher sensitivities, the 7D shows between 1 and 1 1/2 stops advantage over the Pentax K-7.

This is quite an achievement for the 7D which is also higher resolution than the K-7 by 3 megapixels. Details are also reasonably kept as ISO increases which is not something usually seen.

Canon EOS 7D
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Canon 7D Highlights


SLR digital camera

Sensor-Size: 22 x 15mm

Canon APS-C Sensor

Actual size when viewed at 100 DPI

18 Megapixels DSLRISO 100-12800
Canon EF Mount
1.6X FLM
Shutter 1/8000-30s
100% Coverage
Large Viewfinder
Full manual controls, including Manual Focus
2 Axis Digital LevelCustom white-balance with 2 axis fine-tuning
WeatherproofSpot-Metering
Built-in Dust ReductionHot-Shoe & Sync-Port
8 FPS Drive, 126 ImagesStereo audio input
1920x1080 @ 30 FPS Video RecordingLithium-Ion Battery
3" LCD 920K PixelsCompact Flash
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