Canon U.S.A. ( has the introduce the Canon
EOS 7D Digital SLR camera. With it you can shoot at eight frames per
second (fps), focus with the new Zone AF mode or record 24p Full HD
The EOS 7D boasts significant EOS advancements including a new
19-point autofocus system, a new Canon iFCL Metering System
(Intelligent Focus, Color, Luminance) and a new Intelligent
Viewfinder. An 18-megapixel Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4
Imaging Processors fuel the EOS 7D’s 14-bit A/D data conversion and
its ability to freeze fast motion in high-resolution with eight fps
continuous shooting up to 126 Large JPEGS using a UDMA CF card.

The EOS 7D captures low-light images with or without a flash, at
occasions such as a dance recital or wedding reception, thanks to a
range of ISO speed settings from 100-6400 (expandable to 12,800). In
addition to its new still capture capabilities, the EOS 7D features
Full HD video capture at 1920 x 1080 resolution with selectable frame
rates of 24p, 25p or 30p. Native 24p recording helps videographers
achieve a more cinema-style look for their footage without the need
for post-processing, says Yuichi Ishizuka, senior vice president and
general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A.

The completely re-designed system includes a new multi-axis
cross-type 19-point AF grid, where the focusing points are evenly
spread out across the image plane and clearly displayed through
Canon’s new Intelligent Viewfinder, he adds. All 19 points are
f/5.6-sensitive for both horizontal and vertical cross-type focusing,
while the center AF point adds high-precision diagonal cross-type
sensitivity for f/2.8 and larger aperture lenses. The Canon EOS 7D
Digital SLR camera is the first EOS SLR to feature 19 cross-type
focusing points that remain fully functional with maximum apertures
as small as f/5.6, which brings the performance of the AF system to
unprecedented levels for assignments as varied as fast-moving sports
action or low-light wedding ceremonies, according to Ishizuka.

The Canon EOS 7D camera also features a new r 3.0-inch solid
structure Clear View II LCD screen with 920,000 dot/VGA resolution.
What’s more, Canon is announcing the availability of the new WFT-E5A
wireless file transmitter (WFT) exclusively for the EOS 7D Digital
SLR camera.

The WFT-E5A wireless transmitter offers professional photographers a
wide range of digital connectivity options including IEEE802.11a/b/g
and Ethernet, ideal for commercial and studio work. Photographers can
fire up to 10 cameras simultaneously from across the room or across
the country while maintaining control over camera settings and remote
live view on a laptop or smart phone

The WFT-E5A wireless transmitter can also transfer and display images
on DLNA (Digital Living Network Alliance) compatible televisions and
photo frames. Geotagging is now possible via Bluetooth, using
compatible GPS devices to append coordinate data to the images.

The Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be delivered to
U.S. dealers at the end of September, and will be sold in a body-only
configuration at an estimated retail price of US1,699. It will also
be offered in a kit version with Canon’s EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
zoom lens at an estimated retail price of $1,899. The Canon WFT-E5A
wireless file transmitter is scheduled to be available in early
November and sell at an estimated retail price of $699.99.