Canon Raises the Bar with the Launch of the EOS 7D Mark II, Offering New Cutting-edge Features
New flagship APS-C DSLR promises fast shooting speeds at up to 10fps and new 65-point all cross-type AF system
The EOS 7D Mark II features dual DIGIC 6 image processors, a rich 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a new mirror and shutter system that allows high-speed continuous shooting of up to 10 frames per second (fps), and a new 65 all-cross-type Auto Focus (AF) system.
This new technology enables the user to rapidly track and focus on the desired subject, granting unprecedented accuracy when shooting fast-moving subjects. Beyond speed, the EOS 7D Mark II comes with a superb 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, ISO 16,000, and is powered by dual DIGIC 6 image processors to ensure impeccable imaging quality in shooting conditions and lighting situations. The Dual Pixel CMOS AF function provides smooth and accurate focusing when shooting videos, so that subjects will remain in focus even in the most dynamic scenes.
High-speed shooting and Auto Focus
Through a new shutter and mirror mechanism, the EOS 7D Mark II now inherits the merits of the EOS-1D Mark IV, achieving continuous shooting speeds of up to 10 fps. With a fast burst rate, users can capture fast-moving subjects with precision and sharpness. The EOS 7D Mark II also possesses greater durability with a maximum shutter release cycle of 200,000, up from 150,000 in its predecessor.
To cater to the needs of users who prefer low continuous-shooting speeds, the EOS 7D Mark II offers manually adjustable speeds – a feature previously only available in the EOS 1D series. With a new mirror bounce reduction mechanism, users may opt for Silent Mode while shooting under 4 fps.
A new 65-point all cross-type AF system covers an AF area larger than most APS-C sensor cameras, leading to greatly increased accuracy, even with a rapidly moving subject. The central AF point, an f/2.8 dual cross-type point, enables the user to focus even in extremely low light situations of down to EV -3 luminance.
The EOS 7D Mark II is the first Canon DSLR to be equipped with both a 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor and dual DIGIC 6 image processors. This powerful combination provides the camera with low noise, high sensitivity and speedy processing for both still images and movies. To cater to professionals shooting fast-action scenes, the EOS 7D Mark II delivers up to 31 shots in RAW format.
A new intelligent viewfinder now offers approximately 100% frame coverage, and displays information including major shooting modes, exposure settings and an electronic level. Settings can now be changed while using the viewfinder, combining the benefits of both an optical and electronic viewfinder.
Movie producers rejoice! EOS 7D Mark II comes with ultimate control and advanced movie functions
The EOS 7D Mark II features enhanced video capabilities with a new Dual Pixel CMOS AF function, enabling high-speed phase-difference detection AF on the CMOS sensor plane. This allows for extremely fast AF and smooth subject tracking in Live View and Movie Shooting mode, even with erratic changes in subject distance.
The Dual Pixel CMOS AF also enables the Movie Servo AF to deliver fast and precise tracking. It is also quieter, especially when paired with a Stepping Motor (STM) lens. AF speed can also be adjusted to suit more sophisticated shots, such as slower focus shifts to create a softer effect.
Movies are captured at Full HD resolution, at either industry-standard 24 fps or at a high 60p frame rate, and can record in post-production friendly MOV format or MP4 format. A high ISO of 16,000 enables the camera to produce sharper videos, even in low light.
Packed with features!
- detects cycles of flickering lights and accordingly compensates for optimal exposure by only capturing shots at peak light volume, effectively eliminating any visible flickering.
- better white balance control
- Interval and Bulb Timer features make the EOS 7D Mark II the first EOS camera to be able to shoot time-lapse movies and long-exposure shots without requiring a separate remote control.
- Improved High Dynamic Range (HDR) and multiple exposure functions also now give users the creative advantage to create multiple-exposure shots within the camera.
- AF area select lever
- two quick control dials
- a button to toggle major settings like ISO speeds with the dial and more
- double memory card slots – a CF and SD card slot with ability to record their images and videos on both cards simultaneously, which provides for additional backup.
- inbuilt USB 3.0 Digital Terminal for faster transfer speeds
- tough but lightweight magnesium alloy body, with enhanced sealing over the external cover seams that is estimated to be four times more resistant to dust and water over the EOS 7D.
Let’s take a closer look at the Canon EOS 7D Mark II
With enhanced menu and features
With kit lens EF-S 18-85mm
Great handling and super solid body