35mm vertical-travel focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens-Reflex) camera with multi-point autofocus (Eye Controlled Focus inELAN 7ne), auto exposure with built-in flash.
Canon EF Lenses (except EF-S lens)
Canon EF Mount (EF electronic signal transfer system)
Speedlite 420EX is recommended for this camera. It uses E-TTL II flash exposure system as well as High-speed Sync to1/4000 sec. & FE Lock. The camera is compatible with all EX/ EZ/ EG and E-series Canon Speedlites designed for EOS system cameras.
EL backlighting; Data Display
Fixed eye-level pentaprism
90% vertical and 92% horizontal coverage of actual picture area
0.70x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity
Standard diopter of -1, user-adjustable from -2.5 to +0.5. (Eye relief: 19.5mm)
Inside Image Area: Focusing points with superimposed display. Below Image Area (from left to right): Eye Controlled Focus indicator (ELAN 7ne only); AE Lock/FE Lock symbol; flash ready signal; High-speed Sync in use signal; flash exposure compensation indicator; shutter speed and aperture indicating LEDs (blinks at 2hz when setting is unsuitable), also present DEP 1/DEP 2 information, calibration(Cal 1 to 5, END -1 to -3); exposure compensation scale/manual metering scale, Red-Eye Reduction lamp on/reduction progress indicator; in-focus indicator (blinks at 2hz when focus cannot be achieved).
TTL-CT-SIR (Through-the-Lens Cross-Type Secondary Image Registration) with CMOS sensor.
Focusing Point Selection
Selected automatically by camera or manually by user. Focusing point selection via Eye Controlled Focus available in ELAN 7ne only.
(1) One-Shot AF; (2) Predictive AF with AI Servo AF; (3) AI Focus AF; (4) Manual.
(1) AF activated by pressing the shutter button halfway; (2) Pressing AE Lock button, (with CFn 4-1 active).
AF Focus Indictor
Icon in viewfinder (LCD), superimposed (SI) focusing point display, and beeper.
AF Working Range
EV 1~18 (at ISO 100 with the standard chart).
AF Assist Method
Intermittent bursts fired by built-in flash (no patterned beam), or by AF Assist beam in Canon Speedlites.
TTL max. aperture with a 35-zone silicon photocell. Three metering modes available: (1) Evaluative, (2) 10% partial metering linkable to the focus point by Custom Function control, (3) Center-weighted average metering.
EV 1~20 (ISO 100).
(1) Intelligent Program AE with variable shift; (2) Shutter speed Priority AE; (3) Aperture-Priority AE; (4) Depth-of-Field AE (DEP); (5) Full Auto; (6) Programmed Image Control: Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports and Night Scene; (7) Manual; (8) E-TTL II Program Flash; (9) A-TTL Program Flash; (10) TTL Program Flash.
Up to nine exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion.
(1) Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) to +/- 2 stops in 1/2-stop increments, repeatable. May be used in Intelligent Program, Shutter-Priority, Aperture-Priority, Depth-of-Field, and Manual modes only. (2) User-set exposure compensation up to +/- 2 stops, in 1/2-stop increments, with Quick Control Dial. (3) Flash Exposure.
35-zone E-TTL II autoflash system incorporating lens focusing distance with compatible EF Lenses, linked to AF point (with optional EX-series Speedlites). 3-zone TTL Flash metering linked to focus point (with built-in flash, and all other EX-series Speedlites).
Vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically controlled. First and second curtains both have dedicated electromagnetic release control.
1/4000 to 30 sec. (in 1/2-stop increments), plus bulb.
Maximum X-Sync Speed
When selected, ten-second delay and flashing red LED on camera front.
Built-in sensor for use with optional wireless Remote Controller RC-1. Remote control terminal for optional 2-ft. RS-60E3 Remote Control Cord.
Built-in, retractable TTL automatic flash; pop-up automatically when needed in low light/backlight situations except when in Landscape, Sports or Creative Zone modes; manual activation (pull up by hand) in P, Av, Tv, M modes.
Flash AE Controls
TTL automatic flash control by metering light reflected off film plane. In Programmed AE modes, flash aperture is set according to TTL program. In Aperture-Priority AE and Manual modes, user sets flash AE aperture. In Shutter-Priority AE, aperture is set to match shutter speed selected (1/125 sec. or slower).
43 (ISO 100, ft.)
Flash Coverage Angle
Covers 28mm lenses.
1.0 ms or less.
Approximately two seconds.
Equivalent to daylight.
Shooting Distance Range
3-17 ft. (1-5.2m)(ISO 100 negative film, at f/3.5)
Automatic take-up with a sprocketless system. Film is automatically advanced to the first frame when the camera back is closed.
Film Speed Setting
ISO 25-5000 automatically set in 1/3-stop increments according to DX code. Can also be set manually from ISO 6-6400 in 1/3-stop increments. High-speed infrared film cannot be used.
Choice of single frame or continuous shooting at approximately 4 fps (3.5 fps in AI Servo AF), with additive frame counter.
Film is automatically rewound at the end of the roll or after 36 exposures, with a mid-roll film rewind option. Choice of high-speed (five seconds with 24 exposure roll) or silent rewind (13 seconds with 24 exposure roll) modes.
Two CR123A lithium batteries (6V) loaded through the camera grip bottom. Optional Battery Pack BP-300: Compatible with four AA batteries or two CR123A lithium batteries.
Automatic battery check when the Command Dial is released from OFF.
No Flash Used
50% With Flash
100% Flash Use
Normal Temperature (68°F/20°C)
115 / (125)
33 / (38)
17 / (19)
Low Temperature (-4°F/-20°C)
65 / (70)
19 / (20)
9 / (10)
*Eye Control OFF shown in parenthesis
Size (W x H x D)
ELAN 7n/7ne: 5.78 x 4.06 x 2.72 in./ 146.7 x 103 x 69mm
ELAN 7n/7ne: 20.5 oz./580g. (Add 1.12 oz./32g for two CR123A batteries)
All Data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.