Date 01.04.08
File Size 9.12 MB


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.

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Type and Major Components

Type 35mm vertical-travel focal plane shutter SLR (Single-Lens-Reflex) camera with multi-point autofocus (Eye Controlled Focus), auto exposure with built-in flash.
Compatible Lenses Canon EF Lenses
Lens Mount Canon EF Mount (electronic signal transfer system).


Type Fixed eye-level pentaprism with approximately 90% vertical and 92% horizontal coverage of actual picture area and 0.70x magnification with 50mm lens at infinity. Center and six outside focusing points controlled by eye movement.
Focusing Screen Fixed New Laser-Matte screen with 7 focusing points.
Mirror 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; 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 None.


Focusing Point Selection Selected automatically by camera or manually by user. Focusing point selection via Eye Controlled Focus available.
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.
AF Working Range EV 1, 18 (at ISO 100 with the standard chart).

Exposure Control

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 Program Flash, (9) A-TTL Program Flash, (10) TTL Program Flash.
Multiple Exposure Up to 9 exposures can be preset. Automatically clears upon completion. All data based on Canon's Standard Test Method. Subject to change without notice.
Exposure Compensation (1) Auto Exposure Bracketing (AEB) to +/-2 stops in 1/2 stop increments repeatable. May be used in Intelligent Program, Shutter- Priority, Apert re-Priority, Depth-of-Field, and Manual modes only. (2) User- set expos re compensation up to +/-2 stops, in 1/2 stop increments, with Quick Control Dial. (3) Flash Exposure.


Type Built-in, retractable TTL automatic flash; pops-up automatically when needed in low light/ backlight situations except when in Landscape, Sports or Creative Zone modes; manual pop- up (pull up by hand) in P, Av, Tv, M, modes.
Guide Number 43 (ISO 100, ft.)
Recycling Time Approximately two seconds.

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 (5 seconds with 24 exposure roll) or silent rewind (13 seconds with 24 exposure roll) modes.

Power Source

Battery 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 24 exposure rolls


Size (W x H x D) 5.78 x 4.06 x 2.72 /146.7mm x 103mm x 69mm)
ELAN 7E Date: 5.78"(W) x 4.06"(H) x 2.72"(D) /146.7mm(W) x 103mm(H) x 69mm(D)
Weight 20.3 oz / 575g
ELAN 7E Date: 20.5 oz. / 580g
(Add 1.12 oz. / 32g for two CR123A batteries)


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