Tuesday, September 01, 2009

Canon announce EOS 7D DSLR


Canon have announced the forthcoming release of the EOS 7D DLR. Apparently, Canon consulted over 5,000 photographers to ask them what they needed most from their camera. The D7 features 18 megapixels and a 19-point cross-type AF sensor, and a new metering system, the Focus Colour Luminance (iFCL) which intelligently measures focus, colour and luminance across 63 zones.

It also has a dual layer sensor to gather information from each distinct zone to produce an accurate, consistent exposure. In addition, it offers an Integrated Speedlite Transmitter, allowing photographers to control external speedlites with no additional accessories and Full HD 1080 movie shooting.

Full specifications:

Megapixels18
Sensor typeCMOS
Autofocus points19
Crop factor1.6x
Lens mountEF/EF-S
Metering system63-zone TTL
Frames per second8
ISO min100
ISO max6400
Screen size3 inch
Card formatCompactFlash Type I/ II
(Microdrive compatible
UDMA compatible),
external storage with
WFT-E5
Battery modelLP-E6
Weight (g)820
Size148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Aspect ratio3:2
Autofocus systemTTL-CT-SIR
Exposure modesAuto (Stills and Movie),
CreativeAuto, Program
AE, Shutter priority AE,
Aperture priority AE,
Manual(Stills and Movie),
Custom (x3)
Screen resolution920,000
File formatsJPEG, RAW
Flash typeIn-built, Hotshoe
Flash guide number12
Flash meteringE-TTL II
Flash sync speed1/250
Integrated cleaningYes
Live viewYes
Buffer depth (raw)15
Buffer depth (jpg)126
Shutter speed max30 sec
Shutter speed min1/8000 sec
VF coverage100%
Vertical gripBG-E7

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