Record review & play displays

By default the EOS 7D provides a two second review display immediately after the shot is taken, this can be disabled or extended to 4 or 8 seconds or as long as you hold the shutter release button. During record review you can press the erase button to cancel / erase the current image. Record review and play share the same display modes, just press the INFO button to select between the four available modes (see below).

Display modes

There are four display modes available in record review / play, you can also optionally enable 'Highlight alert' (blinking highlights) and / or 'AF point display'.

1: Large image + status line (shutter speed, aperture, filename) 2: Large image + status line + image number and image quality
3: Small image + status line + lum histogram + detailed shooting info 4: Small image + status line + lum histogram + RGB histogram + detailed shooting info

Play magnification

The EOS 7D uses the two shoulder buttons to zoom in and out. There are 15 steps of magnification. Rolling the click wheel jumps to one of the neighboring images, retaining magnification and position, to allow images to be compared and focus confirmed.

Play thumbnail index

The 7D provides two levels of thumbnail index, the initial view being a four image 2x2 index, press the thumbnail button once more to switch to a nine image 3x3 index. You can use the multi-controller or quick command dial to move around images or the main dial to jump images (ideal if you have the 'screen' jump mode selected).