LCD and Viewfinder
Canon 7D has a Fixed Type 3" LCD screen with a resolution of 920k dots. Both the screen size and the screen resolution is up to the standards of this class.
7D has a built-in Optical (pentaprism) viewfinder. The viewfinder has a coverage of 100% and a magnification ratio of 0.63x. 100% coverage ensures that what you see in the viewfinder while shooting matches exactly what you will get later in your image, helping accurate framing your shots and minimizes the need for cropping images later.
Max Shutter speed
Canon 7D can shoot continuously at max speed of 8 fps
and has max shutter speed of 1/8000 sec
7D has a built-in flash, and it also has a flash shoe to mount your external flashes too.
Canon 7D features both Contrast Detection and Phase Detection autofocus (AF) systems which ensures speed and accuracy of focusing in most situations. The AF system has 19 points to choose from. Canon 7D also features Face detection AF
where it intelligently detects the faces in the frame and locks the focus automatically.
With Canon 7D, you can record your videos at a highest resolution of 1920 x 1080 at 30,25,24 fps and save in and H.264 formats. Full HD resolution of Canon 7D will be adequate in most of the situations. But if you are after the highest resolution videos available, see our list of Top Cameras with 4K (Ultra-HD) Video
7D has a built-in Mono microphone and a None speaker. Canon 7D also has a port for an external microphone so you can record high quality sound with the help of an external microphone.
Connectivity and Storage
You can connect 7D to compatible devices via its HDMI port or USB 2.0 (480 Mbit/sec) port.
Canon 7D is powered by battery which provides a shooting life of 800 according to CIPA standards.
Considering that the average battery life of DSLR type cameras is 943 shots, Canon 7D has a short battery life for its class so we strongly recommend 7D owners to buy some extra batteries.
Battery Life Comparison in Advanced DSLR Cameras
Nikon D780 with its 2260shots is the model with longest battery life among Advanced DSLR cameras. Check the comparison of Canon 7D vs Nikon D780 or take a look at Longest Battery Life DSLR cameras list.
Canon 7D Features Compared to Main Competitors
You can download Canon 7D's User Manual here