In the five years that have passed since it was first introduced to the market, the Canon EOS 7D has gone from being an innovative piece of technology to appearing to be a relic of a bygone era. Not just in the sense that its technological capabilities had been surpassed, but also in the sense that the concept of a professional-grade APS-C DSLR appeared to be one whose time had come and gone.
It is very evident that Canon does not believe this to be the case, as seen by the fact that the company has added really professional-grade autofocus to one of their bodies with the 7D Mark II. While Nikon seems to be pushing its high-end consumers toward full frame, Canon’s lineup continues to provide a variety of different alternatives for photographers. The eagerly anticipated EOS 7D Mark II takes the advantages that its forerunner had, like as very capable autofocus and video, and improves upon them in every possible way.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Price in USA
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specifications
|MSRP||$1799 (body only), $2149 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)|
|Body type||Mid-size SLR|
|Body material||Magnesium alloy|
|Max resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Other resolutions||4104 x 2736 (M-Raw), 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480|
|Image ratio w:h||3:2, 16:9|
|Effective pixels||20 megapixels|
|Sensor photo detectors||21 megapixels|
|Sensor size||APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)|
|Processor||DIGIC 6 (dual)|
|Color space||sRGB, Adobe RGB|
|Color filter array||Primary color filter|
|ISO||Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)|
|Boosted ISO (maximum)||51200|
|White balance presets||8|
|Custom white balance||Yes|
|JPEG quality levels||Fine, normal|
|File format||JPEG (EXIF v2.3, DCF v2.0)|
|Optics & Focus|
|Autofocus||Contrast Detect (sensor)Phase DetectMulti-areaCenterSelective single-pointTrackingSingleContinuousFace DetectionLive View|
|Autofocus assist lamp||Yes|
|Number of focus points||65|
|Lens mount||Canon EF/EF-S|
|Focal length multiplier||1.6×|
|Screen / viewfinder|
|Screen type||Clear View II TFT-LCD|
|Viewfinder type||Optical (pentaprism)|
|Viewfinder magnification||1× (0.62× 35mm equiv.)|
|Minimum shutter speed||30 sec|
|Maximum shutter speed||1/8000 sec|
|Exposure modes||Scene Intelligent AutoProgram AEShutter priority AEAperture priority AEManual exposureBulbCustom (1-3)|
|External flash||Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)|
|Flash X sync speed||1/250 sec|
|Drive modes||SingleHigh-speed continuousLow-speed continuousSilent single shootingSilent continuous shooting10-sec self-timer / remote control2 sec self-timer / remote control|
|Continuous drive||10.0 fps|
|Self-timer||Yes (2 or 10 sec)|
|Exposure compensation||±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|AE Bracketing||±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)|
|Resolutions||1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50. 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)|
|Videography notes||Choice of MOV or MP4 and IPB, Light IBP, ALL-I compression|
|Storage types||CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC|
|USB||USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)|
|Remote control||Yes (wired or wireless)|
|Battery description||LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger|
|Battery Life (CIPA)||670|
|Weight (inc. batteries)||910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)|
|Dimensions||149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07″)|
An all cross-type, 65-point autofocus module is available on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II for use by stills shooters. This, along with data from the EOS-1D X’s 150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor, enables the camera to provide the most recent iteration of the “Intelligent Tracking and Recognition” (iTR) focus technology. This implies that with iTR on and an initial focus point set, you may commence focus with a half-depress of the shutter button and then enable the camera to track the subject as it moves across the frame. This is possible because of the initial focus point selection. In this kind of situation, the camera will make use of whichever AF point it determines to be essential in order to keep the subject that was initially chosen in focus.
The camera is capable of filming continuously at a rate of 10 frames per second, which is a speed that, until very recently, was only achievable by professional-grade sports cameras. Included in this package is a shutter that has been tested to withstand 200,000 cycles.
The primary image sensor is a modified version of the Dual Pixel AF architecture that was introduced for the first time in the Canon EOS 70D. This results in a resolution of 20 megapixels. When this occurs, it also indicates that the camera’s image sensor is able to record information about the location of the subject as well as the depth of the scene whenever the mirror is raised. This has the potential to enable more precise focusing and subject tracking while shooting video in ‘Live View,’ as well as other shooting modes. With regard to motion pictures, the capabilities of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II have been improved, as seen by the addition of a 1080p/60 shooting mode, a second choice of wrapper (either MOV or MP4), and a third compression option (IPB-Lite, as well as IPB and All-I).
Even though it has an APS-C sensor, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a professional-grade camera in every other regard. Its ability to shoot at a rate of 10 frames per second and its lightning-fast autofocus set it apart from the majority of its competitors. However, it also includes features such as Intelligent Tracking and Recognition (iTR) for improved focus tracking, Dual-Pixel autofocus for smooth, natural looking focus when shooting video, and ergonomics that are on par with those of Canon’s 5D Mark III. Although its dynamic range and video quality are not as good as those of some of its competitors, it leads the pack in terms of its overall performance.
- Shooting at a rate of 10 frames per second
- 65-point autofocus sensor that is of the cross-type design.
- Sensitivity of EV -3 for the center of the AF point
- Fast autofocus
- iTR metering sensor equipped with facial recognition, subject identification, and tracking capabilities
- Autofocus with dual-pixel technology for both live view and video
- The control arrangement is almost exactly the same as the 5D Mark III.
- A new area selection lever for the Air Force
- When recording video, use the Silent Control setting.
- All-I (all intra) recording setting
- The video file formats.MOV and.MP4 are supported.
- HDMI output supporting 4:2:2 and 8 bits, together with audio and timecode
- Port for headphones to listen to the video while you watch it
- The flicker detecting system can replicate the lighting's flicker cycle.
- Improved Jpeg rendering
- Even with high ISO, the colors and tones are accurate.
- Robust protection from the elements
- Dual slots for both SD and CF cards
- Built-in GPS
- iTR has difficulty keeping an accurate track on moving subjects, particularly quick ones.
- Raw files have a relatively low dynamic range at their base ISO and exposure latitude.
- There is no connection between spot metering and the AF point.
- Soft video loses detail
- During live view shooting, there was a lengthy blackout on the screen.
- There is no AF available when shooting continuously in live view.
- No zebras to measure exposure
- There is no peaking of attention
- Lack of a touchscreen
- No Wi-Fi