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Canon EOS R7

With the Canon EOS R7, the Japanese camera brand continues the almost iconic DSLR series of the EOS 7D as a mirrorless system camera - almost eight years after the EOS 7D Mark II. At market launch, the camera's MSRP is on par with other top-end mirrorless cameras with an APS-C sized image sensors.

For example, 4K video recording is possible with up to 60fps: Without an additional crop factor and using Canon's Dual Pixel CMOS AF II for continuous autofocus tracking. Professional video functions such as 10-bit 4:2:2 C-Log recording or HDR PQ are also available.

The image processor is named DIGIC X and enables up to 15 frames per second with a mechanical shutter and even faster 30 frames per second with the electronic shutter in continuous shooting mode. In combination with 32 megapixels, which is quite high for APS-C standards, one and a half gigabytes per second are created in the twinkling of an eye.

Which memory cards for the Canon EOS R7?

For storage, the Canon EOS R7 offers two memory card slots - both support SD memory cards and their fast UHS-II interface. The SD card controller achieved an impressive 250 MB/s with UHS-II memory cards in our test (RAW continuous shooting) in both card slots. Although Canon has once again installed one of the best SD memory card controllers on the market, the EOS R7 runs out of buffer space after just over 40 frames or a little over one second in continuous shooting with 30 RAW frames/s.

Those who frequently want to take continuous shots with the EOS R7 (you buy/bought an EOS R7, so... you will) should therefore by no means save on the memory cards and can orientate themselves on the top 15 in the table below. The endurance can be roughly doubled by switching to the more compressed C-RAW format (about 90-100 pictures or 3 seconds). Another doubling is possible by reducing the speed to 15 fps. In combination, 180 to 200 C-RAW pictures or over twelve seconds respectively of continuous shooting are possible.

SD cards with video speed class V60 are sufficient for all available video formats. Corresponding SD cards are marked with an label. If you don't want to use HDR PQ or Canon's C-Log, you can even use the much more common video speed classes U3 or V30.

 

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