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Software Development Kit
The Canon EOS Digital Camera Software Development Kit (EDSDK) enables developers to integrate select Canon cameras directly into their software application solutions, giving them access to remote camera control and communication functionality of the camera. There are two versions of the EDSDK compatible with Windows or Macintosh.
The Software Developer Kit is provided free of charge and can be found at https://developercommunity.usa.canon.com. To learn more please visit the Canon Developer Community site and register to download Canon’s SDKs.
SETUP & TROUBLESHOOTING
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High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
4.3 µm square
Approx. 19.0 megapixels
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
|Color Filter System||
RGB primary color filters
|Low Pass Filter||
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
|Dust Deletion Feature||
(1)Automatic Sensor Cleaning Removes dust adhering to the low-pass filter. Self-cleaning executed automatically (taking 2 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking 6 sec.).Low-pass filter has a fluorine coating.(2)Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image The coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images. The dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots. (3) Manual cleaning of sensor
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
(1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)
(3) Small: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
(4) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(5) M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3,888 x 2,592)
(6) S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Images record directly to the CF card. With the WFT-E5A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E5A will be possible as follows:(1) Standard No automatic switching of recording media.(2) Automatic switching of recording media When the current recording media becomes full, it switches to another recording media automatically and continues recording.(3) Separate recording Each recording media can be set to record a specific image-recording quality for each shot.(4) Recording of identical images Images can also be recorded at the same size to both recording media. (RAW+JPEG, M RAW+JPEG or S RAW+JPEG is possible).(5) Backup to external recording media Selected images, all images, and quick backup are possible.
Enabled with Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A attached
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card.
Firmware Version 2.0.X allows manually setting the file name, the first four alphanumeric characters, or the first three alphanumeric characters + image size.
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
|Auto White Balance||
Auto white balance with the image sensor
|Color Temperature Compensation||
White Balance Correction: ± up to 9 levels, in 1-step increments
White Balance Bracketing: ± up to 3 levels, in 1-step increments
|Color Temperature Information Transmission||
Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)/29.4° angle of view
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
|Dioptric Adjustment Correction||
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60) with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash information (Flash-ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information), Composition information (Grid, electronic level), Battery check
|Depth Of Field Preview||
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
19-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)
|AF Working Range||
EV -0.5-18 (at 73°F/23°C, ISO 100)
- One-Shot AF
- Predictive AI Servo AF
* For automatic AF point selection, the AF point to start the AI Servo II AF operation can be selected.
* For automatic AF point selection, the active AF point can be displayed.
- AI Focus AF (Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo II AF automatically)
(2) Manual focus (MF)
|AF Point Selection||
(1) Manual selection: Single point AF
(2) Manual selection: Spot AF
(3) Manual selection: AF point expansion
(4) Manual selection: Zone AF
(5) Automatic selection: 19 point AF
|AF Function Registration/Switching||
With a Custom Function, four types of AF function settings can be registered in a group: 1. AF area selection mode, 2. AI Servo tracking sensitivity, 3. AI Servo AF tracking method, and 4. AI Servo 1st/2nd img priority.
*This function can be assigned to the depth-of-field preview button or lens A stop button by customizing camera controls/buttons (Custom Controls).
|Selected AF Point Display||
Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
|AF Assist Beam||
When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary.
63-zone SPC TTL metering with selectable modes Evaluative metering (uses all 63 zones; linked to active AF point)Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at center)Spot metering (approx. 2.3% of viewfinder at center)Center-weighted average metering
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
|Exposure Control Systems||
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
|ISO Speed Range||
Manually set by user, in P, Tv, Av, and M modes — ISO 100 thru 6400 (in 1/3 or full-stop increments)
Automatic ISO setting in P, Tv, Av, and M modes — ISO 1006400; User-defined maximum ISO limit can be set from 400 thru 6400, in full-step increments (Firmware Version 2.0.X is required)
When Highlight Tone Priority is active: minimum possible ISO is 200
Automatic ISO setting in Basic Zone modes — ISO 100 thru 3200
Note: In Creative Zone modes (P, Tv, Av, M, and B modes) the maximum settable ISO speed (4006400) will vary within the automatic automatic ISO speed range.*
*Firmware upgrade (Version 2.0.X) is required.
Up to ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (AEB ±3 stops)
* Indicated up to ±3 stops on the LCD panel and in the viewfinder.
Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
User-applied: By AE lock button
Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
30 seconds to 1/8000th second; user-settable in 1/3 or full-step increments (available shutter speeds vary by shooting mode); plus Bulb
X-sync at 1/250th second with EOS Speedlites
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
|Shutter Lag Time||
Approx. 0.059 sec., according to Canon Inc. test methods and criteria
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
|Flash Metering System||
E-TTL II auto flash; Manual flash and Multi flash also possible.
12/39 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Approx. 3 sec.
|Flash Ready Indicator||
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
15mm lens angle of view (equivalent to approx. 24mm in 135 format)
|Flash Exposure Compensation||
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
|Zooming to Match Focal Length||
E-TTL II autoflash
|Flash Exposure Compensation||
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
|External Flash Settings||
Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10 sec. self-timer/remote control, or 2-sec. self-timer/remote control)
|Continuous Shooting Speed||
High-speed: Max. 8.0 shots/sec.
Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec.
JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 110*/approx. 130**
RAW: approx. 23*/approx. 25**
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine): approx. 17*/approx. 17**
*Figures based on Firmware upgrade (Version 2.0.X), ISO 100, Standard Picture Style and with 8GB CF memory card.
**Figures apply to 128GB UDMA 7 CF memory card.
Note: UDMA 7 CF memory card read/write speeds are not fully supported with the EOS 7D Digital SLR camera, if using UDMA 7 memory cards, the read/write speeds will be equivalent to UDMA 6
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode/Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Face detection Live mode
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos)
Center-weighted average metering (video)
EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
MOV (image data: H.264; audio: Linear PCM (monaural))
Recording Size: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 (SD), 640 x 480 (SD)
1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p, 640 x 480 (SD): 60p (59.94) / 50p
|Continuous Shooting Time||
Approx. 12 min. (Full HD); 12 min. (HD); 24 min. (SD)
Based on Canon's testing standards using a 4GB card.
Autofocus: Quick mode, Live mode, Face Detection Live mode; manual
Program AE, Manual exposure
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Viewing angle: 170°
Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor, Manual: 7 levels provided
Anti-reflection, anti-dust coatings
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
|On LCD Monitor||
Electronic level indicates up to 360° roll and ±10° pitch in 1° increments.
The AF point display is used to indicate up to ±6° roll and ±4° pitch in 1° increments (during vertical shooting, up to ±4° roll and ±6° pitch).
Single image, Single image + Image-recording quality/shooting information, histogram, 4- or 9-image index, magnified view (approx. 1.5x-10x), rotated image (auto/manual), image jump (by 10/100 images, index screen, by shooting date, by folder), slide show (all images/selected by date/folder)
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
The following functions can be set (Press "Q" button to access Menu):
Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, AF point selection (including AF area selection modes), Picture Style, white balance, metering mode, Auto Lighting Optimizer, image-recording quality, AF mode, drive mode, and Custom Controls (camera controls/buttons customization).
Single images can be erase-protected or not
Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 7D
|Easy Print feature||
Version 1.1 compatible
JPEG and RAW images
*Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
The following camera controls can be customized by assigning the desired function: Shutter button halfway pressing, AF-ON button, AE lock button, depth-of-preview button, lens AF Stop button, Multifunction button, SET button, Main Dial, Quick Control Dial, and Multicontroller.
|Camera User Settings||
Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
|My Menu Registration||
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed), used for connecting the Canon GP-E2 GPS Receiver*
*Firmware upgrade (Version 2.0.X) is required
|Video Out Terminal||
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
(2) mini-HDMI OUT terminal
|Extension System Terminal||
For connection to optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A
One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
With Battery Grip BG-E7 attached.
|Number of Shots|
The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6 without a Battery Grip
The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
6-level display on top LCD panel.
"Battery Info" in Set-up Menu provides precise charge remaining indication, in 1% increments.
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Approx. 0.1 sec. (based on CIPA testing standards)
|Dimensions (W x H x D)||
Approx. 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in./148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only)
|Working Temperature Range||
|Working Humidity Range||
85% or less
|USB Tethered SDK||Are a developer and want to control select Canon cameras within your application? The Canon EDSDK allows you to set various camera settings, take a picture, and the retrieving of images remotely using a USB connection. The EDSDK is available at the Canon Developer Community website. Go to https://developercommunity.usa.canon.com for more information.|
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