Film Cameras

35mm Focal-Plane Shutter SLR Camera

EOS 7

EOS ELAN 7E / 7

EOS 30 / 33

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Marketed October 2000
Original Price 93,000 yen

The Canon EOS 7 will appeal to a broad spectrum of users in the middle of the EOS lineup, from serious amateurs to people stepping up from entry-level EOS models.

With Canon’s unique CMOS imaging sensor, the EOS 7 has 7-point wide-area autofocus allowing compositional freedom regardless of subject position. Compared with the professional EOS-3, the response time of eye movement detection for AF frame selection is reduced by about 15%. For manual selection, focusing point arrow keys on the back cover’s quick control dial allow quick and intuitive selection of the focusing point. Additionally, the EOS 7 is the first EOS with eye control and superimposed (SI) focusing point display to incorporate eyesight-correcting dioptric adjustment in the same camera, giving it a most refined viewfinder.

It has 4fps high-speed motor drive, and AI Servo predictive AF on a par with the flagship EOS-1V. The latest silencing technology greatly reduce film winding and rewinding noise allowing photography and film replacement in quiet places without fear of disturbing others.

The design makes the best of Canon’s cutting-edge molding technologies and meticulous finishing of the body, and the sculptured top and front covers made of rigid black anodized aluminum result in the refined, innovative, high quality image, Even given the quite compact body dimensions, the shape and layout of the grip, shutter button and electronic dial result in excellent handling and functionality.

The evaluative metering 35-zone sensor linked to the active focusing point combined with the Speedlite EX series E-TTL autoflash system and 13 custom functions complete a most comprehensive list of functions.

[Type]
Type 35mm AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with focal-plane shutter and built-in motor drive, flash, and auto date back.
Image size 24 mm x 36 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses
Lens mount Canon EF mount (electronic control)
[Viewfinder]
Type Fixed eye-level pentaprism
Picture coverage 90% vertical and 92% horizontal coverage
Eyepoint 19.5 mm
Magnification 0.70x (-1 diopter with 50mm lens at infinity)
Standard diopter -1 diopter
Dioptric Adjustment Built-in, -2.5 to +0.5 dpt.
Focusing screen Fixed, New Laser-matte focusing screen with focusing points
Mirror Quick -return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60). (no mirror cut off with EF 600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lens.)
Viewfinder information (1) On the screen: Focusing points
(2) Below the screen: Shutter speed, aperture (FEL, DEP, CAL, END), AE/FE lock, exposure level (AE exposure compensation amount, flash exposure compensation amount, manual exposure level, AEB range, red-eye reduction lamp ON indicator), flash-ready indicator, FE lock underexposure warning, high-speed sync (FP flash), Eye Control icon, flash exposure compensation icon, AF/MF in-focus indicator
Depth-of-field Preview Depth-of-field preview button.
[Exposure Control]
Metering modes TTL max. aperture metering with a 35-zone silicon photocell.
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to all focusing points)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 10% of viewfinder area at center)
(3) Centerweighted averaging metering
Exposure Control Methods (1) Program AE (shiftable)
(2) Shutter speed-priority AE
(3) Aperture-priority AE
(4) Depth-of-field AE (non-shiftable)
(5) Full Auto (non-shiftable)
(6) Programmed Image Control modes (Portrait, Landscape, Close-up, Sports, Night Scene)
(7) E-TTL program flash AE
(8) A-TTL program flash AE
(9) TTL program flash AE
(10) Manual exposure
(11) Bulb
Metering range EV 1-20 (at 20-degree with 50mm f/1.4 lens, at ISO 100)
ISO Film speed range ISO 6-6400 (Set automatically with DX-coded film at ISO 25- 5000.)
Exposure compensation (1) Manual exposure compensation: +/-2 stops in 1/2-stop increments.
(2) AEB: +/-2 stops in 1/2-stop increments (Correct exposure, underexposure, and overexposure sequence).
AE lock (1) Auto AE lock In One-Shot AF mode, AE lock applied when focus is achieved.
(2) Manual AE lock (Enabled in all metering modes with AE lock button.)
Multiple exposures Max. 9 multiple exposures (cancelable and resettable anytime). Cancels automatically after all multiple exposures are taken.
Camera shake warning In the Basic Zone modes, if the shutter speed set automatically is slower than the reciprocal of the lens focal length, the shutter speed display blinks at 2 Hz.
[Autofocus]
Type TTL-SIR with a CMOS sensor
Focusing points 0.7
AF working range EV 1-18 (at ISO 100)
Focusing modes (1) One-Shot AF
Autofocus stops and locks when focus is achieved.
(2) AI Servo AF
Focuses the moving subject continuously up to the start of exposure. When focus is achieved, the in-focus indicator does not light (blinks at 2 Hz only if AF fails) and the beeper does not sound.
(3) AI Focus AF
Switches automatically between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF to suit the subject.
(4) Manual focusing
Enabled with the focusing ring when the lens focus mode is set to MF (or M).
In-focus indicator (1) Flashing focusing point superimposed in viewfinder.
(2) In-focus indicator in viewfinder.
(3) Beeper sounds (can be disabled).
Focusing point selection (1) Automatic selection: Camera-selected.
(2) Manual selection: One of 7 focusing points user-selected with focusing point selector and focusing point selection keys.
(3) Eye Control: Focusing point eye-selected. Selected focusing point indicator..Superimposed in viewfinder and displayed on LCD panel.
AF-assist light Built-in flash fires intermittent burst automatically. Effective range: Approx. 4.5 meters at center, Approx. 4 meters at periphery.
[Eye Control]
Type Eye position detected by IREDs.
Calibration Up to five calibration settings can be stored (Intelligent feature provided).
[Shutter]
Type Vertical-travel, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled.
Shutter speeds 30 sec. to 1/4000 sec. in 1/2-stop increments, bulb, X-sync at 1/125 sec.
Shutter release Soft-touch electromagnetic release.
Self-timer Electronically-controlled with 10-sec. delay.
[Film Transport]
Film loading Automatic advance to frame 1.
Film advance Automatic film advance with built-in motor.
(1) Single (2) Continuous (approx. 4 fps max.).
Film rewind Automatic at the end of the roll. (Silent or high-speed rewind enabled with C.Fn-1.)
(Rewind speed switchable with midroll rewind button during rewind.)
Film rewind time and noise with 24-ex. film (36-ex. film) Silent mode: Approx. 13 (18) sec. / Approx. 48 dB High-speed mode: Approx. 5 (8) sec. / Approx. 55 dB
[Built-in Flash]
Type Retractable TTL automatic flash (serially controlled) on pentaprism with auto pop-up and focusing point-linked, 3-zone autoflash metering.
Guide No. Guide No. 13 (at ISO 100 in meters)
Recycling time Approx. 2 sec.
Flash coverage 28mm lens angle covered.
Firing preconditions (1) Automatic pop-up and firing in low-light or backlit conditions in the Full Auto, Portrait, Close-up, and Night Scene modes.
(2) In Creative Zone modes: Manual pop-up and firing.
Flash exposure compensation +/-2 stops in 1/2-stop increments.
[Date and Time Imprinting (QD Model only)]
Type Quartz clock with built-in auto calendar and liquid-crystal display.
Time span Jan. 1, 1994 to Dec. 31, 2019, 0:00 to 23:59
Imprinting format (1) Month, day, year (2) Day, month, year (3) Year, month, day (4) Day, hour, minute (5) Blank
Power source One CR2025 lithium battery
[Other Specifications]
Flash contacts X-sync on hot shoe.
Speedlite compatibility Compatible with E-TTL/A-TTL/TTL autoflash.
Custom Functions 13 Custom Functions (C.Fn-1 to C.Fn-13) with 34 settings
Remote control (1) Wired remote control with RS-60E3.
(2) Wireless remote control with RC-1.
Power source Two CR123A (or DL123A) lithium batteries
Battery check One of four battery levels is displayed when the Command Dial is released from OFF.
Dimensions 146.7 (W) x 103 (H) x 69 (D) mm (5.78 x 4.06x 2.72 in.)
Weight 580 g (20.5 oz) (body only, excluding batteries)
Non-QD model: 575 g (20.3 oz) (body only, excluding batteries)
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