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Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera

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Canon EOS R7 Mirrorless Camera
Key Features
  • 32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF II
  • 4K60 10-Bit Video, HDR-PQ & C-Log 3
  • 30 fps E. Shutter, 15 fps Mech. Shutter
An ideal blend of performance and portability, the EOS R7 represents Canon's move into APS-C with the mirrorless R system. Featuring a 32.5MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC X processing, this sleek powerhouse is capable of high-speed 30 fps shooting for sports and wildlife and features the renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF II focusing system to keep up with and track fast-moving subjects. And, for the multimedia image-maker, 4K video is supported at up to 60p, or 30p when oversampled from a 7K area, as well as Full HD at up to 120 fps.
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Canon R7 Overview

  • 1Description
  • 2
  • 332.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC X Processing
  • 4Autofocus and Image Stabilization
  • 5Body Design
By B&H Photo's

EOS R7: Time to Level Up

An ideal blend of performance and portability, the EOS R7 represents Canon's move into APS-C with the mirrorless R system. Featuring a 32.5MP CMOS sensor and DIGIC X processing, this sleek powerhouse is capable of high-speed 30 fps shooting for sports and wildlife and features the renowned Dual Pixel CMOS AF II focusing system to keep up with and track fast-moving subjects. And, for the multimedia image-maker, 4K video is supported at up to 60p, or 30p when oversampled from a 7K area, as well as Full HD at up to 120 fps.

32.5MP APS-C CMOS Sensor and DIGIC X Processing

APS-C Comes to EOS R

Balancing resolution, speed, and low-light performance, the 32.5MP APS-C CMOS sensor is a versatile chip perfect for both photo and video applications. As one of the first APS-C sensors in the EOS R system, the R7's high-resolution design benefits photographers as well as 4K video by providing a 7K area for oversampling footage, which yields improved sharpness and quality.

DIGIC X Processor

Borrowed from the R3, the R7 sports a DIGIC X image processor to perform a variety of high-speed tasks, ranging from quick continuous shooting to high-resolution video recording. In terms of high-speed shooting, the R7 supports up to 30 fps continuous shooting with a silent electronic shutter or 15 fps with a mechanical shutter, with AF and AE readings before each frame. The processor also helps to realize a broad sensitivity range from ISO 100-32000, which is expandable up to ISO 51200 for working in difficult lighting conditions.

UHD 4K Video Recording

Beyond stills, the R7's sensor also offers high-res UHD 4K 60p internal video using the full width of the sensor and the ability to work with 10-bit sampling with Canon Log 3. A 7K recording area can also be used for oversampled 4K shooting at 30p for improved sharpness, reduced moiré, and lower noise. And, for slow-motion playback, 120p recording is supported at up to Full HD resolution.

HDR-PQ recording is possible, too, for in-camera HDR production and external recording, via the micro-HDMI port, which supports a clean 4K output at up to 60 fps. Also, unlimited recording times are possible, too, and the R7 features both mic and headphone ports, as well as a multi-function shoe for wide accessories compatibility.

Autofocus and Image Stabilization

Dual Pixel CMOS AF II

Carried over from the EOS R3, the advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF II system features 651 automatic AF points that covers the entire sensor area, for faster, more responsive, and more precise focusing performance. This phase-detection focusing system also has enhanced subject detection and tracking, with the ability to intelligently recognize people, animals, and vehicles and tracking will automatically lock onto these subjects and maintain sharp focus throughout burst captures. Dual Pixel AF II's low-luminance limit focuses down to an impressive -5 EV for accurate focusing even in nighttime conditions.

Sensor-Shift Image Stabilizer

An In-Body Image Stabilizer (IBIS) corrects up to 7 stops of unwanted camera shake when shooting handheld, helping to shoot handheld in low-light conditions and reduce shake when recording videos. This 5-axis system can be also used in conjunction with lenses featuring optical image stabilization to compensate for up to 8 stops of camera shake depending on the specific lens in use.

Body Design

2.36m-Dot EVF and Vari-Angle Touchscreen LCD

A bright, clear 2.36m-dot OLED electronic viewfinder is featured for high-resolution eye-level viewing. This 1.15x-magnification finder is benefitted by the fast processing for virtually no lag and a quick 120-fps refresh rate can be used for vivid, realistic motion portrayal.

In addition to the EVF, a 3.0" vari-angle LCD is also available and benefits working high, low, and front-facing angles. The flexible position is complemented by a touchscreen interface and the clear 1.62m-dot resolution allows for vivid playback and live view monitoring.

Reliable and Intuitive Construction

  • Referencing the professional-grade EOS R3, the R7 is modeled after its robust physical design and sports a dust- and moisture-sealed body construction that's suitable for working in inclement conditions.
  • Redesigned rear controls include a combined AF point selector and rear control wheel, which puts two of the most oft-used controls in a single intuitive-to-reach spot.
  • Dual SD memory card slots offer file-saving flexibility and both are rated for UHS-II card speeds to support fluent 4K video recording and high-speed continuous shooting.

Flexible Connectivity

Wired and wireless connectivity options are available, allowing for multiple methods of transferring photos and videos, as well as for remotely controlling the camera. Physically, the camera features a USB Type-C 3.2 Gen 2 port along and a micro-HDMI port, along with 3.5mm headphone and microphone ports to benefit video recording. In terms of wireless, 2.4GHz Wi-Fi and Bluetooth is available for transferring and remote camera control.

Next-Generation Multi-Function Shoe

An update to a conventional hot shoe, the Multi-Function Shoe adds a row of pins at the front of the design to permit greater accessory functionality as well as provide power to select accessory types that traditionally rely on separate batteries. This updated shoe is compatible with select accessories, including the ST-E10 Speedlite Transmitter, DM-E1D Stereo Microphone, and AD-P1 Smartphone Link Adapter, as well as the AD-E1 Multi-Function Shoe Adapter to provide compatibility with legacy shoe-mounted accessories.

Canon R7 Specs

Imaging
Lens MountCanon RF
Sensor ResolutionActual: 34.4 Megapixel
Effective: 32.5 Megapixel
Sensor Type22.3 x 14.8 mm (APS-C) CMOS
Crop Factor1.6x
Image StabilizationSensor-Shift, 5-Axis
Built-In ND FilterNone
Capture TypeStills & Video
Exposure Control
Shutter TypeElectronic Shutter, Mechanical Focal Plane Shutter
Shutter SpeedMechanical Shutter
1/8000 to 30 Seconds
Electronic Shutter
1/16000 to 30 Seconds
Bulb/Time ModeBulb Mode
ISO SensitivityPhoto
100 to 32,000 in Manual, Auto Mode (Extended: 100 to 51,200)
Metering MethodCenter-Weighted Average, Evaluative, Partial, Spot
Exposure ModesAperture Priority, Manual, Program, Shutter Priority
Exposure Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Metering Range-2 to 20 EV
White BalancePresets: Auto, Cloudy, Color Temperature, Custom, Daylight, Flash, Fluorescent (White), Shade, Tungsten
Continuous ShootingElectronic Shutter
Up to 30 fps at 32.5 MP for up to 126 Frames (JPEG) / 42 Frames (Raw)
Mechanical Shutter
Up to 15 fps at 32.5 MP for up to 224 Frames (JPEG) / 51 Frames (Raw)
Interval RecordingYes
Self-Timer2/10-Second Delay
Still Image Capture
Aspect Ratio1:1, 3:2, 4:3, 16:9
Image File FormatC-RAW, HEIF, JPEG, Raw
Internal Video Capture
Recording ModesH.265/MP4 4:2:2 10-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) at 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
H.264/MP4 4:2:0 8-Bit
UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) up to 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p
Full HD (1920 x 1080) up to 23.98p/25p/29.97p/50p/59.94p/100p/119.88p
Gamma CurveCanon Log 3, HDR-PQ
Video SystemNTSC/PAL
Built-In Microphone TypeStereo
Audio RecordingMP4: 2-Channel AAC Audio
MP4: 2-Channel LPCM Audio
External Video Capture
IP StreamingYes
Interface
Media/Memory Card SlotDual Slot: SD/SDHC/SDXC (UHS-II)
Video I/O1 x Micro-HDMI Output
Audio I/O1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Headphone Input
1 x 1/8" / 3.5 mm TRS Stereo Microphone Output
Other I/O1 x USB Type-C (USB 3.2 / 3.1 Gen 2) Input/Output
Wireless2.4 GHz Wi-Fi (802.11b/g)
Bluetooth
Global Positioning (GPS, GLONASS, etc.)None
Monitor
Size3.0"
Resolution1,620,000 Dot
Display TypeFree-Angle Tilting Touchscreen LCD
Viewfinder
TypeBuilt-In Electronic (OLED)
Resolution2,360,000 Dot
Eye Point22 mm
Coverage100%
MagnificationApprox. 1.15x
Diopter Adjustment-4 to +2
Focus
Focus TypeAuto and Manual Focus
Focus ModeContinuous-Servo AF, Manual Focus, Single-Servo AF
Autofocus PointsPhoto, Video
Phase Detection: 651
Autofocus Sensitivity-5 to +20 EV
Flash
Built-In FlashNo
Maximum Sync Speed1/320 Second
Flash Compensation-3 to +3 EV (1/3, 1/2 EV Steps)
Dedicated Flash SystemeTTL
External Flash ConnectionHot Shoe
Environmental
Operating Temperature32 to 104°F / 0 to 40°C
Operating Humidity0 to 85%
General
Battery Type1 x LP-E6NH Rechargeable Lithium-Ion
Tripod Mounting Thread1 x 1/4"-20 Female (Bottom)
Dimensions (W x H x D)5.2 x 3.6 x 3.6" / 132 x 90.4 x 91.7 mm
Weight1.2 lb / 530 g (Body Only)
1.3 lb / 612 g (With Battery, Recording Media)
Packaging Info
Package Weight2.59 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)11.5 x 7.5 x 6.1"

Canon R7 Reviews

Great for wildlife!

By Orlando
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

This camera is just awesome. I shoot on the Canon R3, but I do not like to use the R3 for wildlife because I like to and often need to crop. The 32.5 megapixels of this camera allows me to do that just that. I am also impressed with how similar the tracking AF is to the R3. Is it as good? No, its not as sticky but for the price point it's close. It feels good in my hands, but I do have small hands. I've used this camera paired with the RF 100-500 and 100-400 with the RF 1.4 tele converter. Pairs well with both, but when you just want to walk around for fun that 100-400 with RF extender is just so compact and the image quality is very good for the price of that lens. As for the R7, it is responsive and a well polished machine. I will say that I HATE the sound of the shutter. It's loud on mechanical. Reminds me of EOS R, but faster of course in terms of shutter sound. Other than that, I'm quite happy with this purchase. Thank you B&H for getting it out to me so quickly!

A winner

By Phillip
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2022-07-01

At this price point, it checks almost all my boxes. The build is typical for todays cameras - feels solid enough and is compact and lightweight which I appreciate. The AF is decidedly a step up from the R. I wouldn't have minded a higher density EVF though. I wish the GP-E2 was cable ready - firmware upgrade? The IQ is better than I expected for such an APS-C sensor. On balance, I'm pleased, but .... one warning - the new multi-function shoe is NOT completely backwards compatible with all legacy flashes (i.e. 580EXii) and accessories. Even though I can use my flashes, I opted to get the $40 AD-E1 hot shoe adapter to provide some measure of weather sealing for the new delicate looking accessory socket. I would have preferred that the new socket had a separate rubber door that could be removed when or if I ever decide to use that and the shoe itself was 100% backwards compatible.

Blown Away

By Pat
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-06-27

Received my Canon EOS R7 this afternoon. While charging the battery I downloaded and read through the setup in the manual. Went out and shot deer photos in my neighborhood just to test the eye focusing on animals. I used my Canon EF 70-200 full frame lens with the RF adapter. Absolutely worked like a champ. Later I went and shot a couple of short videos just to test it out. Beautiful and the internal mic picked up all sorts of insects that I was unaware was even going on during the video. Can't wait to play with the camera more in the next few days. I bought this camera because I realized that because of the bulk and weight on my Canon 6D I was not using the camera like I did with the Rebels that I had used for years. This R7 is the perfect size and weight for me. Canon has a winner here. Attached is an deer photo I took this afternoon.

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