Canon EOS-7D Digital SLR Camera / Lens Kit with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens

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Lining and Layers:

  • iFCL Metering with 63 zone dual-layer metering sensor that utilizes AF and color information for optimizing exposure and image quality.

Support and Cushioning:

  • Intelligent Viewfinder with 100% field of view, wide viewing angle of 29.4°, high magnification of 1.0, intelligent viewfinder with glass pentaprism and superimposed LCD display in viewfinder supports various shooting styles.


  • Advanced movie mode with manual exposure control and selectable frame rates: 1920 x 1080 (Full HD): 30p (29.97) / 24p (23.976) / 25p, 1280 x 720 (HD): 60p (59.94) / 50p, 640 x 480 (SD): 60p (59.94) / 50p.


  • 8.0 fps continuous shooting up to 126 Large/JPEGs with UDMA CF card and 15 RAW.
  • ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800) for shooting from bright to dim light.
  • Magnesium body with shutter durability up to 150,000 cycles and exclusive dust and weather resistance.
  • New 19-point, all cross-type AF system equipped with dual diagonal cross-typesensors in center at f/2.8 and f/5.6 and AF area selection modes to match various shooting situations.
  • 18.0 Megapixel CMOS Sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors for high image quality and speed.
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AE Lock:Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button
AF Points:19-point all cross-type AF (f/2.8 at center: Dual Cross Sensor)
AF-assist Beam:When an external EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached to the camera, the AF-assist beam from the Speedlite will be emitted when necessary
Aspect Ratio:3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Auto White Balance:Auto white balance with the image sensor
Autofocus Type:TTL-CT-SIR AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
Backup Recording:Enabled with WFT-E5A attached
Battery:One Battery Pack LP-E6 AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6 with Battery Grip BG-E6 attached
Battery Check:Auto
Brightness Adjustment:Auto, 7 levels provided
Built-in Dioptric Adjustment:-3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Camera User Settings:Register under Mode Dial's C1 and C3 positions
Color Filter System:RGB primary color filters
Color Space:sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color Temperature Info Transmission:Provided
Compatible Images:JPEG and RAW images Only JPEG images can be transferred as wallpaper on the personal computer screen
Compatible Lenses:Canon EF lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx.1.6x the lens focal length)
Compatible Printers:PictBridge-compatible printers
Continuous Shooting Speed:High-speed: Max. 8.0 shots/sec Low-speed: Max. 3.0 shots/sec
Custom Functions:Total 27
DPOF:Version 1.1 compatible
Date/Time Battery:One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Depth-of-Field Preview:Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Dimensions (WxHxD):Approx. 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in./148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Drive Modes:Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous and Self-timer (10-sec. or 2-sec. delay)
Dust Deletion feature:(1) Automatic sensor cleaning (2) Manual cleaning of sensor (3) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
Easy Print feature:Provided
Exposure Compensation:Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with AEB)
Exposure Control:Program AE (Shiftable), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Creative Auto, Full auto, Manual exposure, E-TTL II autoflash program AE
Exposure Simulation:Provided
Extension System Terminal:For connection to WFT-E5A
FE Lock:Provided
File Numbering:Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card
Flash Exposure Compensation:±2 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
Flash Metering:E-TTL II autoflash
Focusing:Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Live mode/Face Detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Focusing Modes:Auto, One-Shot AF, Predictive AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
Focusing Screen:Fixed
Grid Display:Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Highlight Warning:Provided (Overexposed highlights blink)
Image Erase:Single image, check-marked images or all images in the CF card can be erased (except protected images)
Image Processing Type:White Balance: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Image Protect:Single images can be erase-protected or not
Image Sensor Size:22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Image Sensor Type:High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Image Type:Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
LCD Monitor Type:TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Lens Mount:Canon EF mount
Low-pass Filter:Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Metering Modes:Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos) Center-weighted average metering (video)
Metering Range:EV 1-20 (at 73°F/23°C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Monitor Coverage:Approx. 100% (viewing angle: approx. 170°)
Monitor Dots:Approx. 920,000 (VGA)
Monitor Size:3.0"
My Menu Registration:Provided
Picture Style:Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Def. 1-3
Pixels:Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Power Saving:Provided; Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Printable Images:JPEG images compliant to Design rule for Camera File System (DPOF printing possible) and RAW/sRAW images captured with the EOS 5D Mark II
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording:Provided (RAW/sRAW/mRAW+JPEG also possible); One-touch RAW+JPEG
Recording Format:Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Recording Media:CF Card Type I and II, UDMA-compliant CF cards, via external media (USB v.2.0 hard drive, via optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5)
Selected AF Point Display:Indicated by transmissive LCD display in the viewfinder and on the LCD panel
Self-timer:10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Release:Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Shutter Speeds:1/8000 to 1/60 sec., X-sync at 1/250 sec. 1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Shutter Type:Vertical-travel, mechanical, Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Silent Shooting:Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Start-up Time:Approx. 0.1 sec.
Total Pixels:Total pixels: Approx. 19.0 megapixels
Type:Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera
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
Viewfinder Coverage:Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%
Viewfinder Eyepoint:Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Viewfinder Magnification:Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)
Viewfinder Mirror:Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Type:Eye-level pentaprism
Warranty:Canon 1 year limited warranty
Weight:Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only)
Working Humidity Range:85% or less
Working Temperature Range:32-104°F/0-40°C

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Canon EOS-7D Digital SLR Camera / Lens Kit with EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM Standard Zoom Lens Reviews:


Good camera, takes practice

I tend to use this body mostly for wildlife action shots and landscapes. Partially because these are things I enjoy photographing, and partially due to the fact the camera has a very high speed burst mode.

One functional bonus over the T2i (which has the same sensor and is often compared with the 7D) is that with a fast enough CF card it will do 8 fps continuously. This is handy for hyperactive wildlife, especially birds (and children). In bursts with automatic modes (Aperture priority, Shutter priority, Auto, etc), the camera will adjust between shots as the scene changes, which increases the chance of getting usable results. The other bonus is better AF sensors (and more of them) and a 100% coverage viewfinder.

The kit lens is fairly good, but Canon would have done better to have bundled it with the EF-S 10-22mm (excellent wide-angle lens, great for landscapes) or EF-S 17-55mm (excellent general-purpose lens). As it is, the EF 28-135mm is an above-average mid-range lens, and if you have any use for it whatsoever, the bundle price adds only half the retail price of the lens, so you might as well get it. It has acceptably-fast AF and is reasonably sharp, especially when stopped down.

One notable negative is that as of the current firmware (1.2.1), there is a bug where changing the lens sometimes causes the camera to shift to a very high overexposure setting. It can be solved by turning the camera off and back on, or adjusting the setting. I'm not sure if this is exclusive to this particular model or not...

The images below were taken with the 28-135mm on the 7D. Sadly, they had to be resized and compressed with JPG so they fit in the file size requirements, but they should serve as reasonable examples of what you can expect of this pairing.
Eric at Adorama on 05/05/2010

Great upgrade camera

The 7D is a great camera. I upgraded last December. The 7D is a tremendous upgrade from the entry-level cameras. I am stilling working on learning all the menus and buttons. The first time I picked up the 7D it felt right in my hand. The layout was excellent, but more important the feel of the metal body let me know I had taken hold of something very solid and well made. The balance was perfect. The performance is very solid as well. I have used it on several shoots and it performs as advertised; it is very dependable. Low light shooting is less than stellar, but I don't do much of that, so I get by. I have large hands, so I have added the vertical (battery) grip. For me this gives the camera that much more functionality. You can put two batteries in it and shoot all day. The grip also came with the "AA" battery tray if your rechargeables should go out on you.

I purchased this camera as a kit with the EF 28-135 mm lens included. This is not the best lens in the world, but for the price you pay when purchased as part of the kit, it is well worth the money. It is a great walking around lens. I guess the final question is, would I buy this camera again? The answer is yes. For the money, I don't see how you could go wrong.
Volthair at Adorama on 09/09/2011

Good deal, but would pick differently

The 7D body is fantastic. No complaints there. The 28-135IS lens it came with, probably going up for sale on [@]. The problem for me is really bad lens creep. I primarily photograph reptiles and amphibians. This involves the lens being pointed down quite a bit. The creep makes the lens un-usable. If I hold the barrel to prevent creep, it then can't auto-focus.Other issues with the lens, it is too soft on the wide end and the IS is mediocre. I can get a decent image from Tamron SP70-300 fully extended at 300mm at slower shutter speeds than with this Canon lens, even though the Tamron is a longer lens.The bundle also comes with 4 4GB cards. They are not UDMA and 4GB just is too small for the resolution of this camera. They are in my bag, but as backups in case I really need them. They fill up too fast to use as regular cards. I recommend getting 16 or 32 GB cards.I have not yet toyed with any of the bundled software.4 star rating because the camera body really is fantastic. Lens, not so much.
ShastaHerpGuy at Adorama on 04/04/2012

Exceeds expectations for my work.

While I am not new to photography – I would consider myself to be an advanced enthusiast – I am new to DSLRs. Up to now my cameras have been 35mm Canon (AE-1 and EOS 620), and I needed a digital camera, cropped-frame, with HD video capability for scientific research documentation purposes (I am a University professor). I preferred to stay with Canon since I already had an assortment of EF lenses. After careful consideration of the technical specifications, reading numerous reviews and speaking with professionals, I decided on the EOS 7d. Thus far I have only had a few weeks' experience with this camera, and I am impressed with its capabilities in my hands – certainly exceeding my expectations. I would highly recommend the 7d to anyone who was looking to move up to an entry-level high-end DSLR. The additional accessories I chose that were required for my work at this time (macro photography for specimens, location landscape documentation, laboratory training multimedia presentations) will all be usable in the future as I plan to invest in a full-frame Canon EOS within a few years.
entropy zero at Adorama on 06/06/2012

Plenty of whiz and BANG!

Have had the 7D for about 3 months and love it more everyday. So feature rich that it can easily trip you up but once you figure out best practices for each scenario it is awesome. Have used it for wildlife photography and after figuring out what autofocus mode and what tweaks are necessary, the camera is awesome. used it extensively at the NFC championship game in the Superdome. wonderful photographs including the game winning field goal where the ball is perfectly stopped in the air just before going through the uprights. Taken from my seat from the opposite endzone with the kit lens. Wow. and everyday photographs with family and travel are simply superior.

Toughest learning curve was the autofocus. So many options that I had to learn what mode should be used when. I made a number of mistakes early and thought it was the camera but after a little advice from a pro experienced with the camera, I made the adjustments and man it rocks
RuffnReady at Adorama on 01/01/2010

Great Changes from the 50D.Sweet Camera!

I'm not going to lie.It has taken me a while to get used to the 7D.Especially focus.I still have a lot of learning to go.I like the 7D.I have a Canon EOS Digital Rebel Xt,40D,50D,7D,and the 1Ds Mark III.The 7D is the most quiet in shutter speed noise out of them all.I think it was definitely worth the money.Especially after buying the 1Ds.Thanks Canon for moving the on/off switch.Not crazy about video on DSLR's,but I bet it will come in handy one day.If you are a photo enthusiast,semi-pro,or pro you will appreciate this camera.To all of the people who get camera/lens combos.I guess it's okay for a enthusiast.To make that camera's photos a lot better,get L glass.You can get them from around 600 bucks.I have the EF 24-70mm 2.8L USM lens(1,310usd),EF 70-200mm 2.8L IS USM lens(1,800usd),EF 100-400mm 4.5-5.6L IS USM lens(1,610usd),100mm 2.8 USM lens(529usd).Not L glass but a great macro lens and a couple of others.I hope this helps.
Alan_H07 at Adorama on 02/02/2010

A fast camera

I upgraded from T3i to 7D, this is sure a fast camera with its 7fps capability. Only thing I personally wish Canon would put on this camera is the swivel LCD screen. The additional focusing mechanism is helpful. I have been using the auto mode more than I should have been because it's very accurate, a lot of the photos actually turned out a lot better than using AV or manual modes especially when you need to take pictures a swift of a second. It's a highly recommended camera.
Alan Zhao at Adorama on 03/03/2012

North to Alaska

Jumped from the film SLR world (Canon A1) to a digital (7D) just before leaving for an Alaskan Cruise and inland vacation. It was a learn as I went proposition, but with the two lenses I selected, I managed to collect some great photogenic art work, and as I continue to learn about the 7D and what it can do, I see the old A1 sadly sitting on the shelf for the long haul.
Wally's world at Adorama on 09/09/2011


I use this for professional video and started to get into some photography. I try to keep it under 800 ISO because anything over that seems to get grainy. It is an amazing camera and produces unbelievable video quality. For sound, I would recommend getting a separate audio recorder until Canon makes a firmware update that removes the auto gain control. Overall it is a great camera and I recommend it to everyone.
Rob at Adorama on 05/05/2010

Will take some "getting used to"...

I sold my Rebel Xti, and was very excited about acquiring this camera. I feel a bit in "over my head" at present, but am going to get some tutoring on some of the many, many functions. It seems a bit fussier than the Xti, and I would suggest that,if you are going to purchase this camera, you have experience with SLRs and the manual settings.
Painting Photographer at Adorama on 01/01/2010