Canon today announced the launch of a new Canon EOS 7D Studio Version DSLR Camera, ideal for professional school and event photographers which features four levels of “locking” camera controls for studio environments.
In addition to the “locking” feature on the new Canon EOS 7D Studio Version DSLR Camera also introduces a Canon Barcode Solution, which links customer data directly with the image file so that it can be maintained throughout the entire workflow process, ideal for school photographers, forensic and medical photo workflows.
Canon’s new “Locking” EOS 7D Studio Version DSLR camera allows administrators to disable unwanted features and settings thus providing professional studio operators the comfort of knowing the end result will be both reliable and repeatable.
The EOS 7DSV DSLR camera has four different “lock” levels allowing administrators to enable the appropriate level of camera functionality for any studio operation. Custom functionality management is also achieved through each level by unlocking individual features according to operator-specific needs. This complete level of control is guarded by a daily password preventing anyone with a different vision from changing the camera settings and disrupting the overall project and workflow.
The new Canon Barcode Solution for the new Canon EOS 7D Studio Version DSLR cameras helps to automate the data management required when shooting, processing and delivering images for school photoshoots and other large scale events as well as organizing medical images while maintaining patient anonymity.
Once the barcode option is enabled, customer, organizational, patient and/or other data will be embedded directly into the image file’s EXIF data by scanning a barcode for easy identification when reviewing the completed work.
While shooting, the actual reading of barcodes can be easily managed and, based upon each person’s workflow, the critical task of file management is accomplished with less risk of error. Upon completion, a visual confirmation will appear on the camera’s rear LCD screen.
The Canon EOS 7DSV DSLR offers superb resolution thanks to its 18MP CMOS sensor and offers the photographer the choice of flexibility and creativity. Capable of shooting 18MP 14-bit images at 8 fps as standard, in a burst of up to 126 large JPEGs; photographers can capture both detail and action.
For handheld shooting in low light, the Canon EOS 7DSV DSLR camera also offers ISO speeds of up to 6400. Expandable to ISO 12800, for low light scenes where using flash is undesirable.
The Canon EOS 7D also includes a newly designed AF sensor with Zone and Spot AF modes that gives the photographer new ways to select AF points. All points are cross type with the centre point offering both f/2.8 and f/5.6 sensors.
The Canon’s Dual “DIGIC 4” image processor provides the Canon EOS 7DSV DSLR camera with the power to deliver outstanding colour reproduction from its high resolution CMOS sensor. The DIGIC 4 also delivers 14 bit processing, excellent noise reduction, long battery life, Face Detection AF and Full HD movie recording.
The Canon EOS 7D Studio Version DSLR also comes equipped with 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD display that features 920,000 dot resolution, a wide viewing angle and new solid structure for improved image viewing in bright conditions. Live View displays real-time images on the LCD, offering three auto focus modes.
The Canon EOS 7D Studio Version DSLR Camera also includes Canon’s WFT-E5A unit, which along with an optional barcode reader can scan and seamlessly manage image and customer data through a “wired connection”.
A wireless system configuration is also possible through Canon’s BU-30 Bluetooth adapter further adding to the system’s convenience and functionality. Existing WFT-E5A units require a firmware update to work with Barcode functionality.
This update will need to be done at a Canon USA Factory Service location if the customer wishes to use a previously purchased WFT-E5A unit. If the customer chooses this option, the ability to read and embed GPS (Global Positioning System) data will no longer function.
“We know professional photographers are constantly searching for ways to simplify the workflow process,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, executive vice president and general manager, Consumer Imaging Group, Canon U.S.A. “With the addition of the new EOS 7D Studio Version camera, professionals and business owners can be confident that data management will be streamlined and they can focus on the current task at hand.”
Coupled with a new “Locking” EOS 7D Studio Version Digital SLR camera, photographic operations both large and small can ensure reliability and efficient workflow for whomever is using the camera.
The Canon EOS 7D Studio Version Digital SLR Features
- 18MP APS-C CMOS sensor
- 8fps shooting
- ISO range up to 12800
- 100% Viewfinder
- 19 cross-type AF points
- iFCL metering system
- Dual “DIGIC 4″
- Full HD movie
- Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
- 3” Clear View II LCD
- Magnesium alloy body with environmental protection
Price and Availability
The Canon EOS 7D Studio Version DSLR Camera will be available in September 2010 and would carry an estimated selling price of $1829 (Rs. 85,232 approx.) while the new EOS 7DSV (Studio Version) Barcode Kit (EOS 7DSV and WFT-E5A with firmware change) will carry an estimated selling price of $ $2599 (Rs. 1,21,115 approx.)