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Unparalleled Speed. It's never been so easy to achieve perfect focus so quickly. The ELAN 7n/7nehave the fastest AF ever in an ELAN-series camera. Whether your subjects are moving or stationary. The ELAN 7n/7ne offer class-leading AF that rivals the focus speed of top-of-the-line pro SLRs. With AI Servo, One Shot and AI Focus modes, the AF system can adapt to any situation. AI Servo AF is perfect for moving subjects. The camera follows the subject continuously until the shutter is released, continuously adjusting focus for sharp results.
Outperforms with 7-point AF. The ELAN 7n/7ne has more focusing points and greater off-center focusing coverage than any other camera in its class. Focusing point selection keys make manual selection of focus points effortless, and focus points are clearly displayed in the camera's viewfinder. Built-in Dioptric adjustment corrects for the user's vision, and allows for easy shooting with or without glasses. Eye Control Use the ELAN 7ne's exclusive Eye Controlled Focus&#8482; for instant, intuitive AF in almost any situation. The Eye Controlled Focus System tracks the glance of the eye, integrating composition and focus into one uninterrupted step. Canon's fastest Eye Control system to date, it works whether the camera is oriented horizontally or vertically. <br/> &#160;<br/>
Outstanding precision. The EOS ELAN 7n/7ne features an advanced 35-zone evaluative light metering system that is linked to the camera's focusing points. To assure the highest level of contrast and clarity, Canon's AIM system integrates evaluative metering and focus information, but whether using automated 35-zone metering, partial-area metering or center-weighted metering, the ELAN 7n/7ne assures that your exposures come out just right. Partial-Area Metering Partial-area metering measures 10% of the viewfinder at the center or around the chosen focusing point, to provide pinpoint accuracy when metering shadows, highlights or subjects against very bright or dark backgrounds. &#160; 35-zone Evaluative Metering The EOS ELAN 7n/7ne uses Canon's advanced 35-zone Evaluative Metering for fast, accurate control of shooting environments that combine light and shadow or strong backlight. Precise metering is assured whether shooting in vertical or horizontal positions. &#160; &#160; Center-Weighted Metering With center-weighted metering, the EOS ELAN 7n/7ne measures the entire scene while placing greater emphasis on what appears in the center of the frame. It is often the chosen method of experienced photographers.
Express Your Creative Vision Use the ELAN 7n/7ne's command dial to suit the camera to any kind of photographic situation. Choose one of the fully automatic functions in the Image Zone, or, for more user-controlled features, including fully manual operation, click to the Creative Zone. Enhanced Functions The ELAN 7n/7ne features a host of other functions to enhance the photographic experience. Features like AE lock, Auto Exposure Bracketing, Multiple Exposure Control and Self-timer ensure that the ELAN 7n/7ne can do anything you want it to. Canon's Whisper Drive quiet film transport technology minimizes film advance noise, even when shooting in continuous mode, making the ELAN 7n/7ne the quietest EOS on the market! Image Zone The camera chooses all settings, including flash, for totally automatic, point and shoot simplicity. &#160; The camera uses a large aperture, achieving sharp focus on the subject while blurring other distracting details. &#160; The camera chooses a small aperture to achieve a broad depth-of-field in the entire composition. Perfect for isolating small details, the camera provides a narrow band of sharpness in close-up shots. &#160; The camera uses the fastest possible shutter speed to freeze the action in front of the camera. &#160; The camera fires the flash, and then leaves the shutter open to capture the glow of the background. Creative Zone In this fully automatic mode, the camera chooses both shutter speed and aperture. &#160; The camera chooses the correct aperture to correspond with user chosen shutter speed. &#160; The photographer specifies both shutter speed and aperture manually, for complete creative control. The user specifies the aperture size, and the camera chooses the appropriate shutter speed. &#160; Pick the nearest and farthest objects you want in-focus, the ELAN 7n/7ne does the rest.
The new ELAN 7n/7ne goes beyond any previous EOS 35mm SLR with the new distance-based E-TTL II flash metering system. Attach any EX-series Speedlite, and most Canon EF lenses provide distance information to the camera &#8212; insuring that direct flash exposures are more accurate than ever before. Distance-based E-TTL II is especially powerful when shooting abnormally light or dark subjects. Canon's E-TTL II provides flash performance no other camera in this price category can match. Shoot flash pictures with full automatic exposure, using FP (hi-speed sync), up to the camera's top speed 1/4000 of a second. Take 10% partial readings of flash illumination and lock them into memory with Flash Exposure lock (FEL). Or use anywhere from one to an unlimited number of 550EX and/or 420EX speedlites off-camera, and not only have fully automatic exposure control, but even vary flash ratios over a six-stop range &#8212; without ever touching an off-camera flash unit! E-TTL II: Accuracy and Control
The choice of professionals and hobbyists worldwide, Canon EF Lenses are masterpieces of innovative design and superior optics. Canon's advanced research and engineering places EF Lenses in a class by themselves. Unsurpassed in value and quality, there are more than 50 EF Lenses compatible with the EOS ELAN 7n/7ne. Over 50 Lenses for Any Situation Right EF 28-105mm f/4-5.6 Left EF 28-90mm f/4.5-5.6 II
To add more power to the ELAN 7n/7ne, choose one of Canon's EX-series Speedlites. Choose the powerful Speedlite 550EX, compact 420EX, 220EX and add full E-TTL II flash metering, and much more. The Battery Pack BP-300 works perfectly with the ELAN 7n/7ne. It has a comfortable Vertical Grip with controls including Shutter Release and AE Lock. Compact and lightweight, it accepts 4 AA batteries or two CR123A lithium batteries. A Comprehensive System to Expand Your Horizons In cold or humid weather, the Anti-Fog Eyepiece Ed accessory attaches easily to reduce condensation and help you maintain a clear view of your subject. The Remote Switch RS-60E3 release the shutter by cable from distances of up to 2 ft. <br/> *Not compatible with E-TTL II &#160; &#160; The Remote Controller RC-1 fires the shutter via a miniature infrared transmitter from up to 16.4 ft. away.

EOS Elan 7N/NE Kit Contents

EOS Elan 7N/NE Kit Contents EOS Elan 7N/NE Body Wide Neck Strap EW-100BK Two Lithium Batteries (CR123A)


Type and Major Components


35mm vertical-travel focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens-Reflex) camera with multi-point autofocus (Eye Controlled Focus in ELAN 7NE), auto exposure with built-in flash.

Compatible Lenses

Canon EF Lenses (except EF-S lens)

Lens Mount

Canon EF Mount (EF electronic signal transfer system)

External Flash

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.

LCD Panel

EL backlighting; Data Display



Fixed eye-level pentaprism

Picture Coverage

90% vertical and 92% horizontal coverage of actual picture area


0.70x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity

Dioptric Adjustment

Standard diopter of -1, user-adjustable from -2.5 to +0.5. (Eye relief: 19.5mm)


Quick-return half mirror (60% reflection/40% transmission).

Viewfinder Information

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).

Eyepiece Shutter




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.

Focus Modes

(1) One-Shot AF; (2) Predictive AF with AI Servo AF; (3) AI Focus AF; (4) Manual.

Focus Operation

(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.

Exposure Control

Metering Modes

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.

Metering Range

EV 1~20 (ISO 100).

Exposure Modes

(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.

Multiple Exposure

Up to nine exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion.

Exposure Compensation

(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.

Flash Metering

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.

Shutter Speeds

1/4000 to 30 sec. (in 1/2-stop increments), plus bulb.

Maximum X-Sync Speed

1/125 sec.

Self Timer

When selected, ten-second delay and flashing red LED on camera front.

Remote Control

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).

Guide Number

43 (ISO 100, ft.)

Flash Coverage Angle

Covers 28mm lenses.

Flash Duration

1.0 ms or less.

Recycling Time

Approximately two seconds.

Color Temperature

Equivalent to daylight.

Shooting Distance Range

3-17 ft. (1-5.2m)(ISO 100 negative film, at f/3.5)

Film Transport

Film Loading

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.

Film Transport

Choice of single frame or continuous shooting at approximately 4 fps (3.5 fps in AI Servo AF), with additive frame counter.

Film Rewind

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.


Customer Functions

Thirteen available.

Power Source


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.

Battery Check

Automatic battery check when the Command Dial is released from OFF.

Shooting Capacity

*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)


Camera Back


All Data are based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.

Compatible Supplies & Accessories

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