Canon announced the new EOS 7D mid-range Digital DSLR camera as the follow-up to the 5D Mark II. The EOS 7D is able to shoot at 8fps, focus with the new Zone AF mode and capture 24p Full HD video.
The 7D has a 18 Megapixel Canon APS-C CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 4 Imaging Processors fuel the EOS 7D’s 14-bit A/D data conversion, completes with new new 19-point Autofocus system, a new Canon iFCL Metering System (Intelligent Focus, Color, Luminance) and a new Intelligent Viewfinder. It offers ISO speed ranging from 100 to 12,800.
Canon’s EOS 7D records Full HD video at 1920 x 1080 pixels in selectable frame rates of 24p (23.976), 25p, or 30p (29.97); 720p HD recording at 50p or 60p (59.94) and SD video at frame rates of 50p or 60p (59.94). It comes with a 3-inch Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dot/VGA resolution.
The Canon EOS 7D will be released at the end of September for $1,699 in body-only configuration. The $1,899 kit version will include Canon’s EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens. Along introduced is the $699.99 Canon WFT-E5A wireless file transmitter that adds WiFi and Ethernet connectivity to the 7D.