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The Canon 7D Mark II is Canon's new high-end DSLR in Canon's APS-sensor lineup. Features include a 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 10fps burst rate, an intervalometer, a new battery, and a top ISO of 16,000 that's boostable to 51,200.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is built on a new 20.2MP sensor that Canon says will deliver stunning detail and impressive clarity. The sensor has a top native ISO of 16,000, and it can be expanded to ISO 51,200 with claimed low noise for both stills and video. The sensor works in tandem with Dual Digic 6 image processors, which help the camera up to 1090 JPEGs, 31 RAW and 19 RAW+JPEG shots in a single burst. The image processing also handles lens aberration, peripheral illumination and distortion correction in real time.
The shutter is ruggedized and designed for 200,000 cycles. Burst rate is up to 10fps, a major increase, while shutter lag is down to 55 milliseconds. An efficient shutter drive motor and vibration dampened mirror is also part of the package. The camera chassis is built of lightweight, rigid magnesium and is sealed against water and dust.
All Cross-Type AF Points
An EOS first: The camera features 65 autofocus points, all cross-type, and boasts accurate subject tracking down to -3 EV sensitivity at the center point. Cross-type AF points are more accurate and stable, and aren't influenced by subject shape and color. The EOS 7D Mark II's AF points are spread across a wide area of the frame for faster AF on off-center subjects.
Autofocus is also said to be excellent for video. A new Dual Pixel CMOS AF represents, according to Canon, a milestone in AF speed and accuracy. Traditionally, image sensors have one photodiode per pixel for recording, but the CMOS sensor on the 7D Mark II has two photodiodes per pixel-40 million altogether. Each pixel on the sensor can perform phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light. With phase-difference detection AF, autofocus is achieved quickly and easily, and videographers and users of Live View will see the fast-focus results most clearly. Combined with the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, subjects in motion are smoothly and consistently tracked.
The Intelligent Viewfinder II makes it easy to both shoot, change and confirm camera settings and shooting modes all without lookingaway from the viewfinder. Displaying approximately 100% of the composition, the viewfinder can show settings like shooting mode, exposure level, white balance, drive mode, AF operation, metering mode, recording format, even an electronic level and more. All of this information can be displayed by or superimposed easily over the image for review while shooting, and multiple views are customizable.
The 3-inch, 1,040k dot resolution monitor has a resin-coated cover so reflections are minimized. The LCD's surface is treated with asmudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints
Intelligent Subject Recognition
The camera's iSA Intelligent Subject Analysis system employs an independent RGB light sensor with approximately 150,000-pixel resolution. This sensorenables intelligent Tracking and Recognition system (iTR AF) that detects and tracks subjects, automatically switching the AF point to optimize tracking. New tracking algorithms are tailored to recognize faces and colors.
A new Scene Detection system features a new 150k pixel RGB metering sensor for greater precision.
I recently sold my 5D MII and have no regrets. I mainly shoot macro photos, nature shots etc....The 65 point all cross focusing is awesome. I can keep writing but the proof is in the pudding so to speak. The photos attached were shot with the following lens: EF 70-200mm f/2.8L USM Lens
I use the camera for Sports, travel and Events. The speed of capture and focusing are among the cameras best features. Also, the control layout is almost identical to my 5D Mark 3 making it very easy to use. I would have appreciated Wi-Fi and touch screen focusing to make a very good camera even better.
Used the product on my recent mid-Atlantic Ridge trip. I purchased the 7D becasue I felt it would help in situations when birds were small or not very close. Also had a 5D Mark III body. All lens/body combinations were calibrated prior to trip. I used both cameras to capture birds, using the Canon 28-300mm lens and the Canon 300/2.8 lens with a 2X teleconverter. I found that when we were close to the birds and little cropping was required, all images were fine. When birds were more distant, with significant cropping required, the 7D was not as sharp as the 5D - even with the need to crop less due to the cropped sensor on the 7D. This was true when I shot the same subject in the same lighting with the same lens. I use the Canon digital professional for editing. Usually the first thing I do is zoom to 100% to check sharpness. There was noticeably more noise on the 7D images - more than I expected. I also found that the 7D did not focus as fast as the 5D when I was shooting moving birds and flying fish. I did really like the fast shutter speed of the 7D. In general, I'm disappointed with the 7D, given all the hype about sharpness. Halfway through the trip I started using just the 5D, unless we were able to get close to the birds. Then I put the 7D on a tripod with the long lens and teleconverter. In that situation, images were perfectly sharp.
The image quality is excellent, AF performance and features are welcome, and there a number of other nice features, such as built-in GPS and a leveling feature. On the other side of the balance sheet, there are a number of controls are in different locations from my other EOS camera, a 5DMII: DOF preview, mirror lockup, image replay, live view, even the on/off switch. But that's just a quibble.
My uses include wildlife (mostly birds), sports, and landscape. This is an up-to-date, fast focusing, versatile camera. And it's not at the price of the full frame up-to-date ones. I moved up from a 50D and the layout of the controls are very similar and set up for easy use. After a week of fooling around with it I feel I'm close to be able to operate it in the dark. The images are good, although much of that has to do with my various lens. A couple of concerns include slow charging batteries and navigating the various menu items. At least I've not yet learned how to quickly move through the menu items. Likely, there is a way that I've not yet learned. As usual, the Canon manual is not much more than a description of the camera and it's operation. It is not a guide as to why and how various features can be used.
Curently I have used my new EOS 7D Mark II for some bird photography and am finding the focus is much more acurate than my old 40D and I can actualy auto focus with my 100 - 400 with my 1.4X converter. I was not able to with my 40D. I haven't found any drawbacks at all with my new camera but have only been using it for the last few days.
I really love my 7D Mark II. I pre-ordered from Adorama in Sept 2014 and got it within days after they started shipping. My first "serious" camera was the 7D which I bought used a few years ago. That was the camera that got me seriously hooked on photography. Now that I have upgraded to the 7D Mark II I am in hog heaven! I really appreciate the extremely good 65-pt AF system and the 10fps shoot rate. Also, I am now able to auto focus at f8 (center point)! I also love the built-in intervalometer and HDR capabilities. It doesn't do 4k video, but I'm not all that interested in video anyway. Some people have complained that it doesn't have WiFi, but that's not an issue for me. I prefer popping the cards into a USB3.0 card reader to transfer my images to Lightroom. Even if it had WiFi, I doubt I would use it. I can see where it would be a valuable thing in some instances but wasn't a deal breaker for me. Another complaint I've seen is the lack of touch screen. Personally, I'm glad my 7DM2 doesn't have touch screen. I'm old school and prefer the feel and function of buttons and dials. One thing it does have that I really don't care about is GPS. I've tried it a few times and found it to be a serious battery drain! Besides, I usually know where I was when I took a picture! A couple of things I wish it did have: Articulating screen. My SX50 has this and I find it very handy in some instances. I understand why they didn't include it (ruggedness, durability, etc.), but that is one thing I'd like to have. Another thing I wish it had is the .JPG/RAW button that was on my 7D. You could have the 7D set to take .JPG but take a RAW image by pushing that button. The good news is, I can reassign the DOF Preview button to act like the JPG/RAW button. Still, I liked that button on the 7D. One minor thing on the 7DM2, and it's not a huge deal, but is a bit of an annoyance and took some getting used to is how the three dual-function buttons in front of the LCD operate. Those of you who upgraded from the 7D will know what I'm talking about. On the 7D, the First Function was operated by the primary wheel and the second function by the secondary wheel on the back. (Example, on the Exp Comp/ISO button, the front (Primary) wheel changed the Exp Comp and the Secondary Wheel changed ISO when that button was selected. On the 7D MII, the button/functions are laid out exactly the same, but the wheels that operate the functions are exactly opposite from the 7D. You can understand how this would take some getting used to if you've used the 7D for a few years. I still find myself turing the wrong wheel to change a setting. One other minor bugaboo is I find the battery life is not a good as it was on my 7D (even without GPS on). It's not terrible, but it is definitely more of a battery hog than the 7D was. I suppose that's to be expected with the more powerful processor, increased frame rate and 65-pt AF system. Otherwise, I am as thrilled as punch with this camera! IQ is stellar (with a good lens of course), frame rate is amazing! Also - thank you Canon for including slots for both SD and CF cards!
The camera shows better IQ than the 7D (although noise-wise no more than 2/3 of a stop), although no comparison with full frame of course. It is fast and accurate. But, the battery drain is ridiculous! Even when camera is off (with GPS disabled), during 3 days in backpack the battery drains completely. During shooting it lasts for ~700 raw shots as declared. But draining when off? I have to remove battery from the camera every time which will kill the door and gasket soon (all plastic). But there is no sense to keep it in as it will be empty in a few days. Some people suggest poor battery quality (not my case, I tried 4 different, same result), or 3-party lenses attached (again, not my case), or demanding GPS or viewfinder that drain the battery even when camera is off. Whatever it is, too bad!
Solid build. This camera feels great in the hand if you have small hands like I do. The auto focus is super fast. Combine this with the new 200-400 mm lens and you've got a wildlife combo that's hard to beat. I've been using the camera for less than a week and getting super sharp images. The dial functions are not.intuitive but like everything else I'm sure it's just a matter of getting use to. If you're looking for the best camera for wildlife and sports, look no further.
Over the years of my semi-professional use, I have had a 7D, a 5D Mk III, and now the 7D Mk II. I sold the 5d3 to buy this, and haven't looked back once. I primarily shoot sports, much of them indoors, so I deal a lot with low light; high ISO is commonly used. Pros: * Flicker Reduction - this is a great time saver from having to manually fix this in post! * Excellent high ISO - Look up any review and you'll see this - I won't waste your time here * 150k Metering Pixels - Does a better job of metering situations with difficult lighting * Fast AF / Great Tracking - this is far better than the 5d3 * Built in intervalometer - A weird little bonus! * Great buffer size in RAW * Minimum shutter speed / f-stop when shooting in P, Av, or Sv modes Things that could be improved: * Minimum shutter speed only offers full stops... I would like every option to be on here * It's kinda heavy * High ISO buffer is small * Not enough of an increase in low ISO performance - but this is also all over the 'net