General

compared to recent DSLRs
"The Canon EOS 7D is a camera that can convince in all areas, and at its current pricing is going to be a very serious competitor for Nikon's flagship APS-C DSLR, the D300S."
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's overall-performance
Brand
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Canon
Lowest price
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$1,099.00
Announced
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September 2009

Sensor

"Class-leading detail and resolution at base ISO, good per-pixel sharpness"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's image-quality
Type
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CMOS
Crop factor
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1.6x
Megapixels
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17.9 MP
Light sensitivity
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6,400 ISO
Light sensitivity (boost)
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12,800 ISO
Sensor cleaning
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Yes

Sensor (Advanced)

compared to recent DSLRs
True resolution
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17.9 MP
Native resolution
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5184 × 3456
Pixel size
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18.5 µm²

Screen

Type
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LCD
Size
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3"
Resolution
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920k dots
Touch screen
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No
Flips out
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No
Live view
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Yes

Lenses

compared to recent DSLRs
Lens availability
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220 lenses
Lens mount
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Canon EF

Form factor

"Excellent build quality with magnesium body and environmental sealing"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's build-quality
"Improved button and control layout over 50D/5D Mark II"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's button-layout
Size
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148×111×74 mm
Depth
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2.9"
Weight
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860 g
Interchangeable lenses
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Yes
Waterproof
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No
Weather sealed
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Yes
Built-in focus motor
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No

Viewfinder

compared to recent DSLRs
Type
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Pentaprism
Viewfinder size
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0.62x
Coverage
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100%

Movies

"Good quality 1080/720p video output with a range of frame rates"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's video-quality
Format
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1080p @ 30fps
Supports 24p
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Yes
High-speed framerate
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None
External mic jack
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Yes
Autofocus
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None
All formats
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  1. 480p @ 25fps
  2. 480p @ 30fps
  3. 720p @ 25fps
  4. 720p @ 30fps
  5. 720p @ 60fps
  6. 1080p @ 24fps
  7. 1080p @ 25fps
  8. 1080p @ 30fps

Features

compared to recent DSLRs
Panorama
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No
HDR
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No
3D
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No
Image stabilization
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None
Supports RAW
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Yes
GPS
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No

Performance

Startup delay
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400 ms
Shutter lag
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131 ms
Battery life
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800 shots
Continuous shooting
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8 fps

Focus system

compared to recent DSLRs
Autofocus
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Phase detection
Focus points
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19
Cross type focus points
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19

Shutter

Max
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1/8000s
Min
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30s

Flash

compared to recent DSLRs
Built-in flash
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Yes
Popup
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Yes
External connection
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Yes

Storage

Storage slots
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1
Supported formats
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  1. CompactFlash (Type I)
  2. CompactFlash (Type II)

DXO Mark Scores

compared to recent DSLRs
"Very good low-light performance, low noise levels and good retention of detail"
dpreview.com | talking about the camera's iso-noise
Image quality
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66.0
Color depth
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22 bits
Dynamic range
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11.7 EV
Low light performance
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854 ISO