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Canon EOS 7D review

A superb top-end DSLR with loads of features and HD video

As part of our image quality testing for the Canon EOS 7D, we've shot our resolution chart with the Sigma f/1.4 50mm lens mounted.

If you view our crops of the resolution chart's central section at 100% (or Actual Pixels) you will see that, for example, at ISO 100 the Canon EOS 7D is capable of resolving up to around 24 (line widths per picture height x100) in its highest quality JPEG files.

For a full explanation of what our resolution charts mean, and how to read them please click here to read the full article.

Examining images of the chart taken at each sensitivity setting reveals the following resolution scores in line widths per picture height x100:

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 100
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 100

JPEG images

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 100
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 24 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 200
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 24 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 400
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 24 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 800
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 800

ISO 800, score: 22 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 1600
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 22 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 3200
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 22 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 6400
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 20 (see full image)

Raw images

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 100
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 100

ISO 100, score: 28 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 200
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 200

ISO 200, score: 28 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 400
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 400

ISO 400, score: 26 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 800
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 8

ISO 800, score: 26 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 1600
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 1600

ISO 1600, score: 24 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 3200
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 3200

ISO 3200, score: 24 (see full image)

Canon eos 7d review resolution iso 6400
Canon eos 7d review: resolution iso 6400

ISO 6400, score: 24 (see full image)

Tech Specs

Product TypeDigital SLR Camera
Battery Size SupportedProprietary Battery Size
Maximum Video Resolution1920 x 1080
Effective Camera Resolution18 Megapixel
USBYes
HDMIYes
Wide AngleNo
Product FamilyEOS
HD Movie ModeYes
Memory Card SupportedCompactFlash (CF) Card
ColourBlack
Brand NameCanon
FeaturesFace Detection
Screen Size7.6 cm (3")
Video FormatsQuickTime MOV
Viewfinder TypeSLR
Weight (Approximate)820 g
Maximum Image Resolution5184 x 3456
Maximum Frame Rate60 fps
Number of Batteries Supported1
Battery Built-inNo
Battery RechargeableYes
Battery IncludedYes
Display Screen TypeLCD
Total Camera Resolution19 Megapixel
Camera AssemblyBody Only
Height110.7 mm
Width148.2 mm
Depth73.5 mm
Autofocus Points19
Image FormatsJPEG, RAW
Focus ModesAuto, Manual
ManufacturerCanon, Inc
Product Model7D
Product NameEOS 7D Digital SLR Camera
Product LineEOS
Manufacturer Part Number3814B022AA
Manufacturer Website Addresshttp://www.canon.co.uk
Marketing Information

Built to match the passion of photographers. With an 18MP sensor, 8fps shooting, ISO12800, Intelligent Viewfinder and Full HD 1080 movies, the EOS 7D offers performance with unprecedented versatility.

Battery Life800 Shot
Package Contents
  • EOS 7D Digital SLR Camera
  • Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6
Display Resolution920000 Pixel
Limited Warranty1 Year
Built-in DevicesMicrophone