The English Language Canon 7D user manual / operating instructions (Canon calls it the “EOS 7D Instruction Manual”) is now online and available for download at Canon.com (right-click and save the user guide to your hard drive).
If the download link didn’t work for you, go to the Brochures & Manuals download section for the Canon EOS 7D Digital SLR on Canon USA and manually locate the file, titled, “EOS 7D Instruction Manual eos7d-im2-en.pdf”.
Although Canon allows you to freely print the 7D owner’s handbook without building in any password protection into the PDF, there is a watermark displayed on each page, while re-saving or copying portions of the manual requires a password.
The file size of 276-page Canon 7D Adobe Acrobat PDF document is 7 MB (Megabytes).
The guide discusses the features of the 7D and how to use the camera.
It also describes the use of, and camera settings for several optional accessories (read Canon 7D Accessories for a comprehensive breakdown). One example is found on Page 129: Canon EOS-dedicated, EX-Series External Speedlites.
This section talks about the capabilities and limitations of the various Canon Speedlite range of flash units when used with the 7D.
Canon 7D – Main page