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Canon 7D 18 MegaPixel Professional Infrared-Enabled Camera 

Models: 

XNiteCanon7DB       UV+Visible+IR

XNiteCanon7DDIRB  High-Red (590nm or 665nm),  IR-Only ( 715nm or 830nm)

XNiteCanon7DUV     UV-Only

XNiteCanon7DHR     High Resolution Visible Light Camera

 

The Canon 7D is a professional digital SLR camera.  Because of the nature of the IR enabling modification, we do not recommend this camera to anyone who does not fully understand the implications of the modification.

We can modify this camera to be IR+Visible+UV, High-Red, IR-Only, High Resolution (HR) and UV-Only.  

bulletIR+Visible+UV: Camera seee everything the sensor is cable of seeing.  Camera will see some UV, the entire visible range and infrared from 715nm to 1200nm.
bulletHigh-Red

665nm: Camera will see from 665nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Blue and green channels will only see infrared.

590nm: Camera will see from 590nm to 1200nm.  Red channel will see visible red and infrared.  Green channel will see come visible green and infrared.  Blue channel will only see infrared.

bulletIR-Only

715nm:  All channels  only see infrared.  The red channel is the most open to the IR and contains somewhat different information than the blue and green channels allowing for some creative color effects such as red-blue channel swapping to get deep blue skies.  A 715nm converted camera sees about the same amount of light as a stock camera so apertures and shutter are similar to a stock camera.  715nm is similar to a Hoya RM72 or Wratten 89B.

830nm:  All channels only see infrared.  Camera loses about 2 stops of exposure.  Once you equalize color levels, picture will be almost completely black and white.  The infrared effect is more intense at 830nm - skies are darker, clouds whiter and you see further through smoke and haze.  

bulletUV Only:: Camera will only see UV light.  We recommend focusing using the Live View feature.  A lens such as the Jenoptik 60mm APO lens works well with this conversion.
bulletHR (High Resolution/ Hot Rod).  An HR camera has the Anti-Aliasing (Blur) filter removed and replaced with a thicker IR Cut Filter to keep the same focal plane.  A Visible HR camera will maximize the resolution and color depth of the camera at the expense of possible moire pattens.  Please see more about this conversion here.

 

  UV+IR+Visible IR-Only
Model XNiteCanon7D XNiteCanon7DIR
Camera can take normal visible pictures Yes with CC1 filter No
Camera can take IR pictures Yes with external IR filter Yes with no extra filters
Camera autofocus will work with IR pictures No Yes
Camera autoexposure will work with IR pictures No Yes.  With 830nm, Exp Comp = +2.0
User can see through lens when taking IR pictures No Yes.  Filter is internal.

The Canon 7D has a nice feature called Live View with the ability to switch the Auto Focus (AF) mode from the normal AF sensor in the base of the camera to an AF mode using the image sensor itself - similar to the way a camcorder or point and shoot camera works.  This is particularly interesting on these modified cameras because it means that you can put a UV or IR filter that blocks visible light from the camera and still use the camera to AF.  You can also use the Live  View feature to manually focus when using filters that block visible light.  

Please note that the anti-dust system is disabled on our conversions.  Live View will work correctly.

Modification will void your warranty.

We can modify your Canon 7D for UV+VIS+IR, High Red 590nm, High Red 665nm, IR-Only 715nm, IR-Only 830 or HR  for a $450 fee + return shipping & handling ($20 for UPS ground insured within continental USA)..

We can modify your Canon 7D for UV-Only for an $800 fee + S&H.

Specifications
Type
Type Digital, AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
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-E5A)
Image Sensor Size 22.3 x 14.9 mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount Canon EF moun
 
Image Processing
Type High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels Effective pixels: Approx. 18.0 megapixels
Total Pixels Approx. 19.0 megapixels
Aspect Ratio 3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Dust Deletion Feature (1) Automatic Sensor Cleaning
bulletRemoves dust adhering to the low-pass filter.
bulletSelf-cleaning executed automatically (taking 2 sec.) when power is turned on or off. Manual execution also possible (taking 6 sec.).
bulletLow-pass filter has a fluorine coating.
(2) Dust Delete Data appended to the captured image
bulletThe coordinates of the dust adhering to the low-pass filter are detected by a test shot and appended to subsequent images.
bulletThe dust coordinate data appended to the image is used by the provided software to automatically erase the dust spots.
(3) Manual cleaning of sensor
 
Recording System
Recording Format Design rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.21
Image Format Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM)
File Size (1) Large: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(2) Medium: Approx. 8.00 Megapixels (3,456 x 2,304)
(3) Small: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
(4) RAW: Approx. 17.90 Megapixels (5,184 x 3,456)
(5) M-RAW: Approx. 10.10 Megapixels (3,888 x 2,592)
(6) S-RAW: Approx. 4.50 Megapixels (2,592 x 1,728)
Exact file sizes depend on the subject, ISO speed, Picture Style, etc.
Recording Functions mages record directly to the CF card. With the WFT-E5A attached, image recording to the CF card and to the USB external media connected to the WFT-E5A will be possible as follows:

(1) Standard
bulletNo automatic switching of recording media.
(2) Automatic switching of recording media
bulletWhen the current recording media becomes full, it switches to another recording media automatically and continues recording.
(3) Separate recording
bulletEach recording media can be set to record a specific image-recording quality for each shot.
(4) Recording of identical images
bulletImages can also be recorded at the same size to both recording media. (RAW+JPEG, M RAW+JPEG or S RAW+JPEG is possible).

(5) Backup to external recording media
bulletSelected images, all images, and quick backup are possible.
Backup Recording Enabled with WFT-E5A attached
File Numbering Consecutive numbering, auto reset, manual reset.
Possible to create new folders and select folders in the CF card.
Color Space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Picture Style Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1-3
 
Image Processing
Settings Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten Light, White Fluorescent Light, Flash, Custom, Color Temperature setting
Auto White Balance Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation White balance correction: 9 mireds in 5 step increments
White balance bracketing: 3 mireds in full-step increments
Blue/amber direction or magenta/green direction possible
Color Temperature Information Transmission
Provided
 
ViewFinder
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Approximately 100%
Magnification Approx. 1.0x (-1m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity)/29.4 angle of view
Eye Point Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (diopter)
Focusing Screen Fixed
Mirror Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60) with EF600mm f/4L IS USM or shorter lenses)
Viewfinder Information AF information (AF points, focus confirmation light), Exposure information (Shutter speed, aperture, ISO speed, AE lock, exposure level, spot metering circle, exposure warning), Flash information (Flash-ready, flash exposure compensation, high-speed sync, FE lock, red-eye reduction light), Image information (Highlight tone priority, Monochrome shooting, maximum burst, white balance correction, CF card information), Composition information (Grid, electronic level), Battery check
Depth Of Field Preview Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
 
Shutter
Type Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide Number 12/39 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Recycling Time Approx. 3 sec.
Flash Ready Indicator Flash-ready icon lights in viewfinder
Flash Coverage 15mm lens angle of view (equivalent to approx. 24mm in 135 format)
FE Lock Provided
Flash Exposure Compensation 3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
 
LCD Monitor
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size 3.0 in.
Pixels Approx. 920,000 dots (VGA)
Coverage Approx. 100%
Viewing angle: 170
Brightness Contro Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor, Manual: 7 levels provided
Interface Languages 25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified/Traditional Chinese, Korean, Japanese)
Live View Functions
Shooting Modes Still photo shooting and video shooting
Focusing Quick mode (Phase-difference detection)
Live mode/Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection)
Face detection Live mode
Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible)
Metering Modes Evaluative metering with the image sensor (still photos)
Center-weighted average metering (video)
Metering Range EV 1-20 (at 73F/23C with EF 50mm f/1.4 USM lens, ISO 100)
Grid Display Provided (Two-type grid displays)
Exposure Simulation Provided
Silent Shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
 
Customization
Custom Functions Total 27
Camera User Settings Register under Mode Dial's C1, C2 and C3 positions
My Menu Registration Provided
 
Power Source
Battery One Battery Pack LP-E6
AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6
With Battery Grip BG-E7 attached.
Number of Shots Temperature Shooting Conditions
AE 100% AE 50%, FA 50%
At 73 F/23 C approx. 1000 approx. 800
At 32 F/0 C approx. 900 approx. 750
Live View shooting at 73F/23C approx. 230 approx. 220
Live View shooting at 32F/0C approx. 220 approx. 210
Battery Life The above figures apply with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6 without a Battery Grip
The figures above are based on CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards
Battery Check Auto
Power Saving Provided. Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30 min.
Date/Time Battery One CR1616 lithium-ion battery
Start-up Time Approx. 0.1 sec. (based on CIPA testing standards)
 
Dimension and Weight
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9 in./148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5mm
Weight Approx. 28.9 oz./820g (body only)
 
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range 32-104F/0-40C
Working Humidity Range 85% or less
Note: All the specifications above are based on Canon's testing standards.
The camera's specifications and exterior are subject to change without notice.


 

 

 

 

                                

 

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Last modified: September 18, 2013