Estimated battery life for EOS 7D Mark II

Article ID: ART169068 | Date published: 11/28/2017 | Date last updated: 11/28/2017


Get battery life information for your EOS 7D Mark II camera, including maximum numbers for shots and video recording time before the battery is depleated. 


Temperature With viewfinder shooting With Live View shooting
No Flash 50% Flash Use No Flash 50% Flash Use
Room temperature (23°C / 73°F) Approx. 800 shots Approx. 670 shots Approx. 270 shots Approx. 250 shots
Low temperatures (0°C / 32°F) Approx. 760 shots Approx. 640 shots Approx. 260 shots Approx. 240 shots


  • The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards.



  • Doing any of the following will exhaust the battery sooner:
- Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period.
- Activating the AF frequently without taking a picture.
- Using the lens Image Stabilizer.
- Using the LCD monitor often.
  • The number of possible shots may decrease depending on the actual shooting conditions.
  • The lens operation is powered by the cameras battery. Depending on the lens used, the battery may exhaust faster.
  • With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N, continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. 2 hr. 20 min. at room temperature (23°C / 73°F), or for approx. 2 hr. 10 min. at low temperatures (0°C / 32°F).


Maximum Possible Shooting Time: Movie

Temperature Total Recording Time
Room temperature (23°C / 73°F) Approx. 1 hr. 40 min.
Low temperatures (0°C / 32°F) Approx. 1 hr. 30 min.
* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N


When shooting movies, use a large-capacity card with a fast reading/writing speed as shown in the table.
Movie Recording Size CF Card: Recording Formats
ALL-I (For editing) 30 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Standard)  :  30 MB/sec. or faster
Other than above 10 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Light) - 10 MB/sec. or faster
Movie Recording Size SD Card: Recording Formats
ALL-I (For editing) 20 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Standard)  :  20 MB/sec. or faster
Other than above 6 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Light) - 4 MB/sec. or faster



  • If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies, the movie may not be recorded properly. Also, if you play back a movie on a card with a slow reading speed, the movie may not play back properly.
  • If you want to shoot still photos while shooting a movie, you will need an even faster card.
  • To check the cards reading/writing speed, refer to the card manufacturers Web site.
<Movie Files Exceeding 4 GB>
Even if you shoot a movie exceeding 4 GB, you can keep shooting without interruption.
During movie shooting, approx. 30 sec. before the movie reaches the 4 GB file size, the elapsed shooting time or time code displayed in the movie-shooting screen will start blinking. If you keep shooting until the movie file size exceeds 4 GB, a new movie file will be created automatically and the elapsed shooting time or time code will stop blinking.
When you play back the movie, you will have to play each movie file individually. Movie files cannot be played back automatically in consecutive order. After the movie playback ends, select the next movie and play it back.
<Movie Shooting Time Limit>
The maximum recording time of one movie clip is 29 min. 59 sec. If the movie shooting time reaches 29 min. 59 sec., the movie shooting will stop automatically. You can start shooting a movie again by pressing the <> button. (A new movie file starts being recorded.)



Use of Genuine Canon Accessories Is Recommended
This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories.
Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire, etc., caused by the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories (e.g., a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories, although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.
Number of Recordable Still Photos and Total Movie Recording Time on Memory Cards (EOS 7D Mark II)

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