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Mar 26, 2011


This camera is the successor of the Canon EOS 50D with a few improvements, one of them in the resolution to 18 megapixels, the number of AF points reach 19 points and was also accompanied by a video recorder. This camera is suitable for photographing sports and other fast images.

Digital, single-lens reflex, AF / AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media
CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, Recording to USB external media via Wireless File Transmitter (WFT-E5)
Image sensor size
22.3 x 14.9mm
Compatible lenses
Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor

High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Effective pixels:
Approx. 18.00 megapixels
Total pixels:
Approx. 19.00 megapixels
Aspect ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Colour filter system
RGB primary colour filter
Low-pass filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust deletion feature
1) Automatic sensor cleaning
2) Manual cleaning of sensor
3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Recording System
Recording format
Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image type
JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), M RAW, S RAW, RAW + JPEG
File size
Large / Fine:
Approx. 6.6MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
Large / Normal:
Approx. 3.3MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
Medium / Fine:
Approx. 3.5MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Medium / Normal:
Approx. 1.8MB (3456 x 2304 pixels)
Small / Fine:
Approx. 2.2MB (2592 x 1728 pixels)
Small / Normal:
Approx. 1.1MB (2592 x 1728 pixels)
Approx. 25.1MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
RAW + Large / Fine:
Approx. 25.1 + 6.6MB (5184 x 3456 pixels)
M RAW:  
Approx. 17.1MB (3888 x 2592 pixels) 
M RAW 1 + Large / Fine:  
Approx. 17.1 + 6.6MB (3888 x 2592 pixels) 
S RAW:  
Approx. 11.4MB (2592 x 1728 pixels) 
S RAW + Large / Fine:  
Approx. 11.4 + 6.6MB (2592 x 1728 pixels) 
* Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Recording functions
With the WFT-E5 attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E5 will be possible as follows:
(1) Standard
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
(3) Separate recordings according to image-recording quality
(4) Recording identical images to both recording media
Backup recording
Enabled with WFT-E5 attached
File numbering
Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card to store captured images
RAW + JPEG simultaneous recording
Provided (S RAW + JPEG & M RAW + JPEG also possible)
Colour space
sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Image Processing
Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature setting
Auto white balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Colour temperature compensation
White balance correction:
±9 stops in full-stop increments
White balance bracketing:
±3 stops in full-stop increments
* Blue / amber direction or magenta / green direction possible
Eye-level pentaprism
Vertical / Horizontal approx. 100%
Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Built-in dioptric adjustment
-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing screen
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflectance ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder information
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)
Depth-of-field preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
19 (Cross-type) f/2.8 at centre:
Dual Cross Sensor
Metering range
EV -0.5 – 18 (at 73°F / 23°C, ISO 100)
Focusing Modes
Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF area and AF point selection:
With a Custom Function, the AF area and manually-selectable AF point can be set separately for horizontal and vertical (camera grip at the top or bottom) shooting
AF point registration / switching
With a Custom Function, you can register a manually-selected AF point separately for horizontal and vertical (camera grip at the top or bottom) shooting
* This function can be assigned to AF start button, or AE lock button by customizing camera controls / buttons (Custom Controls).
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 AF stop button by customizing camera controls/buttons (Custom Controls).
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection, manual selection (single point AF, Spot AF, Zone AF, AF point expansion, Zone AF)
Selected AF point display
Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
AF-assist beam
Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
Effective range
Approx. 13.1ft. / 4.0m at center, approx. 11.5ft. / 3.5m at periphery
Exposure Control
Metering Modes
63-zone TTL full-aperture metering
- Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point)
- Partial metering (approx. 9.4% of viewfinder at center)
- Spot metering (approx. 2.3% of viewfinder at center)
- Center-weighted average metering
Metering range
EV 1 – 20 (at 73°F / 23°C with EF50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Exposure control
Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Bulb, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
ISO speed
Automatically set:
ISO 100 – 6400
(in 1/3-stop or 1-stop increments)
Extension settable
(with C.Fn.I-3-1):
High Tone Priority settable:  
ISO 200 – 6400 
Exposure compensation
±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
±3 stops
AE lock
Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
By AE lock button
Vertical-travel, mechanical, electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 1/60sec., X-sync at 1/250sec. 1/8000 to 30secs., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Remote control Self-timer
10secs. or 2secs. delay
Remote control with N3-type terminal
Built in Flash
Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Flash metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Guide No.
12/39 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycle time
Approx. 3secs.
Flash-ready indicator
Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash coverage
15mm lens focal length
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Up to ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Manual flash
Flash output 1/1 to 1/128 settable in 1/3-stop increments
Flash output 1/4 to 1/128 settable in whole-stop increments
Firing frequency 1Hz - 199Hz
Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
(Wireless master unit function)
Possible with an EX-series Speedlite set as a slave unit
(External refers to the external flash and Built-in refers to the built-in flash)
(1) External flash control with auto flash metering
(2) External flash control with auto flash metering + Built-in flash control
(3) Manual flash output
External Speedlite
Zooming to Match Lens Focal Length
Compatible flash
EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering
E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock
External flash settings
Flash function settings, Flash C.Fn settings
Drive System
Drive modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous, and Self-timer (10secs. or 2secs. delay)
Continuous shooting speed
Max: 8 shots/sec 
Max: 3 shots/sec 
Max. burst
JPEG (Large / Fine):
approx. 94 (CF) / 126 (UDMA CF)
approx 15
RAW+JPEG (Large/Fine):
approx. 6
* Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 2GB CF card, high-speed continuous shooting, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style
* Varies depending on the subject, CF card brand, image-recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, etc.
Tilt display

On LCD monitor
Electronic level indicates up to 360° roll and ±10° pitch in 1° increments
In viewfinder
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)
Live View Functions
Shooting modes
1. Live View shooting
2. Remote Live View shooting
(with a personal computer installed with EOS Utility)
Manual focus
Autofocus (Live View image interrupted for AF):
Quick mode, Live mode, Live Face Detection mode
Metering modes
Evaluative metering with the image sensor
Metering range
EV 0 – 20 (at 73°F / 23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Magnified view
By 5x or 10x at AF point
Grid display
Exposure simulation
Silent shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Movie shooting

Recording format
Movie recording size
Full HD (1920 x 1080) 
HD (1280 x 720): 
Frame rate: 60fps, 50fps 
(640 x 480): 
Frame rate: 60fps, 50fps 
Audio recording
Internal monaural microphone or external stereo microphone via microphone jack provided
Exposure control
Program AE and manual exposure
Still shooting
Possible during movie shooting by pressing shutter button
LCD Monitor
TFT colour, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size
Approx. 920,000 (VGA)
Approx.100% (viewing angle: approx. 160°)
Brightness adjustment
Brightness adjusted automatically by light sensor
7 levels provided
Interface languages
Image Playback
Display Format
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, movies, stills), slide show (all images / selected by date / folder, movies, stills)
Highlight warning
Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Protection and Erase
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)
Direct Printing
Compatible printers
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images
JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW / MRAW / SRAW images captured with the EOS 7D
Easy Printing feature
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
Version 1.1 compatible
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible images
JPEG and RAW images
Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Custom Functions
Total 27
Camera user settings
Register under Mode Dial’s C1, C2 and C3 positions
My Menu registration
Quick control function
The following functions can be set:
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)
USB terminal
For personal computer communication and direct printing (USB 2.0 Hi-Speed)
Video OUT terminal
(1) Video OUT terminal: NTSC / PAL selectable
(2) HDMI mini OUT terminal
Extension system terminal
For connection to WFT-E5A
Power Source
One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via optional AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 (with optional Battery Grip BG-E7N or BGM-E6 attached, AA-size batteries can be used)
Number of shots
[Number of shots approx.]
Shooting Conditions
No Flash
50% Flash Use
Normal Shooting
73°F / 23°C  
32°F / 0°C  
Live View Shooting
73°F / 23°C  
32°F / 0°C  
Battery check
Automatic. Displayed in 6 levels on LCD panel and in viewfinder. Battery information can be checked with the (battery info.) menuv
Power saving
Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30min.
Date / Time battery
One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Startup time
Approx. 0.1sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Dimensions and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.8 x 4.3 x 2.9in. / 148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Approx. 28.9oz. / 820g (body only)
Operating Environment
Working temperature range
32-104°F / 0-40°C
Working humidity range
85% or less