The Canon 7D became available in September, 2009. The Canon 7D first sold in a body-only configuration at a suggested retail price of $1,699. It was also offered in a kit version with Canon's EF 28-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM zoom lens at a suggested retail price of $1,899.

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Today the 7D is sold in several different kits with different lens combinations. The list below shows the current best prices on for the EOS 7D in available configurations.

Canon EOS 7D Features

New from Canon, the EOS 7D 18-megapixel digital SLR camera.

EOS 7D Best Benefits

  • More Megapixels for bigger, sharper prints
  • Better sensitivity for low light situations
  • HD Video Built in - two cameras in one!
  • Learn more about photography with Creative Auto Mode

EOS 7D Distinguishing Features

Made to be the tool of choice for serious photographers and semi-professionals, the EOS 7D features an all-new 18.0 Megapixel APS-C size CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 4 Image Processors, capturing tremendous images at up to ISO 12800 and speeds of up to 8 frames per second (fps). The EOS 7D features a magnesium alloy body that is dust- and weather-resistant and shutter durability of up to 150,000 cycles. Compatible with over 60 EF and EF-S lenses as well as with EOS System accessories. The EOS 7D's Intelligent Viewfinder, an entirely newly-designed technology, provides 100% coverage and displays user-selected AF modes as well as a spot metering circle and on demand grid lines. The EOS 7D has a new all cross-type 19-point AF system with improved AI Servo AF subject tracking and user-selectable AF area selection modes for sharp focus no matter the situation. New iFCL Metering with 63-zone dual-layer metering system uses both focus and color information to provide accurate exposure even in difficult lighting. The EOS 7D also captures Full HD video at 30p (29.97 fps), 24p (23.976 fps) and 25p with an array of manual controls, including manual exposure during movie shooting and ISO speed selection.

Accessories for the EOS 7D

You'll also want to purchase memory cards. 32GB Compact Flash cards are probably the best deal right now. I have been using Sandisk Ultra II and Extreme III and Extreme IV cards for years without a single problem. I now use the Sandisk Extreme PRO, which is much faster than the others. You might also consider larger 16GB Compact Flash cards The new WFT-E5A Wireless File Transmitter fits to the bottom of the camera and gives the look of a pro camera body as well providing the wireless capability.

Another good idea is to have at least one extra battery - this camera uses the Canon LP-E6 Battery Pack. The camera has a built-in flash, but for better results you might want to get a Canon Speedlite 580EX II Flash for Canon EOS Digital SLR Cameras.