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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.

New Sensor

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.

Smart Viewfinder

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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (10),Easy to use (9),Fast shutter speed (8),Good image quality (8),Large clear LCD (5),High ISO performance (4),Fast (3),Quiet (3)
Best Uses:
Wildlife (14),Sports/action (10),Landscape/scenery (6),Travel (5),Family photos (4),Low light (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (6),Photo enthusiast (5)

Canon 7D Mark II Features

  • 20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and ISO 100 16000: (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) for reduced noise at high ISOs and high performance Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for outstanding image quality and processing speed.
  • High speed continuous shooting: up to 10.0 fps allows you to capture fast action.
  • 65-point all cross-type AF system: for high-performance, accurate subject tracking with EV -3 sensitivity (center point) for focusing in extreme low-light conditions.
  • Canon's innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF: enables you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus and lets you enjoy instant and preciseautofocus
  • Stunning Full HD video: with Custom Movie Servo AF (speed and sensitivity) for continuous focus tracking of moving subjects, multiple frame rates including Full HD recording at 60p in MOV and MP4 formats and uncompressed HDMI out.
  • Intelligent Viewfinder II: provides approximately 100% field of view for shootingease.
  • Improved custom controls: and built-in intervalometer and bulb timer for expandedcreativity.
  • Magnesium alloy body: with shutter durability up to 200,000 cycles and enhanced dust and weather resistance.
  • EOS Scene Detection System: features a new 150,000-pixel/RGB+IR metering sensor for improved precision.
  • Built-in GPS Receiver: provides a digital compass, records location information(longitude, latitude, elevation and universal coordinated time (UTC)) as EXIF information for geotagging images when shooting.
  • 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor: (approximately 1,040,000 dots) for bright andclear viewing.

Canon 7D Mark II Specifications

Camera Type
Digital AF/AE single-lens reflex camera with built-in flash
Recording Media
CF Cards (Type I); Compatible with UDMA CD cards; SD, SDHC and SDXC Memory Cards
Image Format
Approx. 22.4 x 15.0 mm (APS-C size)
Compatible Lenses
Canon EF lenses including EF-S lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6x the lens focal length)
Lens Mount
Canon EF mount
Image Sensor Type
High-sensitivity, high-resolution, large single-plate CMOS sensor
Pixels
Effective pixels: Approx. 20.2 megapixels
Pixel Unit
4.1 um square
Total Pixel
Approx. 20.9 megapixels
Aspect Ratio
3:2 (Horizontal: Vertical)
Color Filter System
RGB primary color filters
Low Pass Filter
Fixed position in front of the CMOS sensor
Recording Format
Design Rule for Camera File System 2.0 and Exif 2.3
Recording Image Format
Still: JPEG, RAW (14-bit, Canon original), sRAW, mRAW, RAW+JPEG
Video: MOV (Image data: H.264, Audio: Linear PCM), MP4 (Image data: H.264, Audio: AAC)
File Size
1. Large: Approx. 20.00 Megapixels (5472 x 3648)
2. Medium: Approx. 8.90 Megapixels (3648 x 2432)
3. S1 (Small 1): Approx. 5.00 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)
4. S2 (Small 2): Approx. 2.50 Megapixels (1920 x 1280)
5. S3 (Small 3): Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
6. RAW: Approx. 20.00 Megapixels (5472 x 3648)
7. M-RAW: Approx. 11.20 Megapixels (4104 x 2736)
8. S-RAW: Approx. 5.00 Megapixels (2736 x 1824)
Recording Functions
1. Standard
2. Auto switch card
3. Record separately
4. Record to multiple
Backup Recording
Images recorded in a card can be copied to the other card
File Numbering
The following three types of file numbers can be set:
1. Continuous numbering
2. Auto reset
3. Manual reset
Dust Deletion Feature
1. Self Cleaning Sensor Unit
2. Dust Delete Data acquisition and appending
3. Manual cleaning
Image Copy
Select individual images to copy
Select folder(s) to copy
Select all the images to copy
RAW + JPEG Simultaneous Recording
The image-recording quality can be selected in any combination of the three RAW and eight JPEG recording quality settings
Color Space
Selectable between sRGB and Adobe RGB
Picture Style
Auto
Standard
Portrait
Landscape
Neutral
Faithful
Monochrome
User Defined 1-3
Scene Intelligent Auto will set [Auto] automatically.
Recording Interface
Auto (AWB)
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy, Twilight, Sunset
Tungsten Light
White Fluorescent Light
Flash
Custom (Custom WB)
Color temperature
Auto White Balance
Auto white balance with the image sensor
Color Temperature Compensation
Blue/amber bias: ±9 levels
Magenta/green bias: ±9 levels
Correction based on the current WB mode's color temperature.
Color Temperature Info Transmission
Provided
Viewfinder Type
Eye-level SLR with fixed pentaprism
Coverage
Approx. 100% vertically and horizontally (with eye point approx. 22mm eyepoint)
Magnification
Approx. 1.00x / 29.6deg. (with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 (dpt))
Without distortion correction
Eye Point
Approx. 22mm (At -1m-1 from the eyepiece lens center)
Dioptric Adjustment Correction
Adjustable from approx. -3.0 to +1.0m-1 (dpt)
Focusing Screen
Eh-A Standard Focusing Screen
Eh-S Super Precision Matte
Mirror
Quick-return half mirror (transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60)
Viewfinder Information
1. AF Point Information
2. Spot Metering Circle
3. Electronic Level
4. Grid
5. Shooting Mode
6. White Balance
7. Drive Mode
8. Focusing Modes
9. Metering Modes
10. JPEG/RAW
11. Flicker Detection
12. AF Status Indicator
13. Warning Symbol
Depth Of Field Preview
Enabled with depth-of-field preview button
Autofocus Type
TTL secondary image-forming phase-difference detection system with AF-dedicated CMOS sensor
AF Points
65-point all cross-type AF
AF Working Range
Conditions: One-Shot AF, at 73deg.F/23deg.C, ISO 100
Focusing Modes
1. Autofocus:
a. One-Shot AF
b. Predictive AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF III)
c. AI Focus AF
i. Switches between One-Shot AF and AI Servo AF automatically
2. Manual Focus
AF Point Selection
1. Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
2. Single-point AF (Manual selection)
3. AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: Up, down, left and right)
4. AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
5. Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
6. Large Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
7. Auto Selection 65-point AF
Selected AF Point Display
Displayed in viewfinder with transparent LCD and on LCD panel
Active AF Point Indicator
Displayed in viewfinder area
Displayed outside viewfinder area
AF Assist Beam
Enable
Disable
Enable external flash only
IR AF assist beam only
Exposure Control: Metering Modes
Approx. 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor
EOS iSA System with 252-zone metering:
1. Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
2. Partial metering (center, approx. 6% of viewfinder)
3. Spot metering (center, approx. 1.8% of viewfinder)
4. Center-weighted average metering
Exposure Control: Metering Range
EV 1-20 (at 73deg.F/23deg.C, ISO 100)
Exposure Control Systems
Scene Intelligent Auto
Program AE (shiftable)
Shutter-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
Aperture-priority AE (Safety shift possible)
Manual exposure
Bulb
Custom shooting mode C1, C2, C3
ISO Speed Range: Manual Setting
Normal ISO Speeds: ISO 100-16000 (in 1/3-stop or whole-stop increments)
Expanded ISO Speeds: ISO 25600, ISO 51200
ISO Speed Range: Auto Setting
A+: 100-6400
P/Tv/Av/M: 100-16000
B: ISO 400 fixed
With flash: ISO 400 fixed
Shutter & automatic ISO speed control
The minimum shutter speed can be set so that a slower shutter speed is not set automatically while AUTO ISO is set.
Auto setting: Slower/Faster settable to one of seven setting
Manual setting: Set the shutter speed: 1/8000, 1/4000, 1/2000, 1/1000, 1/500, 1/250, 1/125, 1/60, 1/30, 1/15, 1/8, 1/4, 0.5", 1"
Exposure Control: Exposure Compensation
Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3-or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3-or 1/2-stop increments
AE Lock
1. Auto AE lock
2. Manual AE lock
Shutter Type
Vertical-travel, mechanical, focal-plane shutter with all speeds electronically-controlled
Shutter Speeds
1/8000 to 30 sec., bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode.) X-sync at 1/250 sec.
Shutter Release
Soft-touch electromagnetic release
Self Timer
10-sec. or 2-sec. delay
Shutter Lag Time
1. During SW-1 ON, time lag between SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.055 sec.
2. Time lag between simultaneous SW-1/SW-2 ON and start of exposure: Approx. 0.17 sec.
EOS Dedicated Speedlite
E-TTL II autoflash with all EX Series Speedlites
Flash Exposure Compensation
±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE Lock
Provided
External Flash Settings
The camera can set the following with Speedlite 600EX-RT, 600EX, 430EX II, 320EX, 270EX II, 90EX, ST-E3-RT, or MR-14EX:
1. External flash control
2. Flash Custom Function setting
PC Terminal
Provided (no polarity)
Drive Modes
Single, High-speed continuous, Low-speed continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-sec self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer/remote control
Continuous Shooting Speed
High-speed: Maximum approx. 10.0 fps (Maximum approx. 9.5 fps with EOS iTR AF)
Low-speed: Approx. 3 fps (default setting)
Silent continuous shooting: Maximum approx. 4.0 fps
Shooting Modes
Still photo shooting and video shooting
Live View: Focusing
(1) AF operation with Dual Pixel CMOS AF, One-shot AF
1. Face Detection plus Tracking AF
2. FlexiZone - Multi
3. FlexiZone - Single
(2) TTL secondary image-forming, phase-difference detection with AF operation, One-shot AF
1. Manual selection: Single point AF
2. Manual selection: Zone AF
3. Auto selection: 19-point AF
(3) Manual focus
Metering Modes
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Metering Range
Evaluative metering (315-zone)
Partial metering (approx. 10% of Live View screen)
Spot metering (approx. 2.6% of Live View screen)
Center-weighted average metering
Grid Display
9 sections
24 sections
9 sections + Diagonal Lines
Exposure Simulation
Possible
Silent Shooting
Provided (Mode 1 and Mode 2)
Video File Format
1. MOV
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
Audio: Linear PCM
2. MP4
Movie: MPEG-4 AVC / H.264
3. Audio: AAC
Video File Size
Recording Sizes: 1920 x 1090 (Full HD), 1280 x 720 and 640 x 480
Frame Rates
MOV Format:
[1920 x 1080]: 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps / 24.00 fps / 23.98 fps
[1280 x 720]: 59.94 fps
[640 x 480]: 29.97 fps
MP4 Format:
[1920 x 1080]: 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps / 24.00 fps / 23.98 fps
[1280 x 720]: 59.94 fps / 29.97 fps
[640 x 480]: 29.97 fps
Focusing
1. Autofocus
a. One-Shot AF
b. Predictive AI Servo AF (AI Servo AF III)
c. AI Focus AF
d. Manual focus
Range
EV 0 - 18
(With Dual Pixel CMOS AF detection, at 23deg.C/73deg.F, ISO 1000)
Exposure Compensation
Up to ±3 stops in 1/3-stop increments
LCD Type
TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor Size
3"
Monitor Pixels
Approx. 1.04 million dots
Monitor Coverage
Approx. 100%
Brightness Control
Auto: Brightness adjusted automatically by the light sensor (Darker/ Standard/Brighter)
Manual: 7
Coating
Clear View II LCD monitor
Interface Languages
25 (English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukraine, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese)
On LCD Monitor
Electronic level indicates up to 360deg. roll and ±10deg. pitch in 1deg. increments
In Viewfinder
Horizontal: 7.5deg. left/right
Vertical: 4deg. top/bottom
Single Image Display Format
No information display
Basic information display
Detailed shooting information display:
-Basic shooting information
-Lens optical correction information
-Color space and noise reduction information
-Picture Style information
-GPS information
-White balance information
-Lens and histogram (brightness and RGB) information
Index Display Format
4-image index
9-image index
36-image index
100-image index
Highlight Alert
With single-image display (Info.) and single-image display, overexposed highlight areas will blink
Quick Control Function
Pressing the " button displays the Quick Control screen during viewfinder shooting, Live View shooting, movie shooting and playback"
Image Protection and Erase
Protection:
1. Single image (select image)
2. All images in folder
3. All images in a card
Erase:
1. Single image (playback and erase image)
2. Select images to erase
3. All images in a folder
4. All images in a card
Direct Printing
Compatible Printers:
PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable Images:
RAW and JPEG images complying to Design rule for Camera File System
DPOF: Digital Print Order Format
DPOF Print ordering provided
Direct Image Transfer
Compatible Images
Transferable Images:
1. JPEG
2. RAW
3. Movies
For RAW+JPEG images:
RAW only, JPEG only, or both RAW and JPEG can be selected for transfer
Image Transfer:
1. All images
2. Selected folder
3. Selected images
Customization
18 Custom Functions settable with the camera
Custom Controls
Functions can be assigned to the following
Shutter button halfway pressing
AF-ON button
AE lock button
Depth-of-field preview button
Lens AF stop button
Multi-function button
SET button
Main Dial
Quick Control Dial
Multi controller
AF area selection lever
Camera User Settings
Current camera settings can be registered to C1, C2, C3 on the Mode Dial (Automatic registration update is possible)
Interface
USB Terminal:
SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0): for computer communication and direct printing
Video Out Terminal:
1. Video OUT terminal: NTSC/PAL selectable
2. mini-HDMI OUT Terminal
Extension System Terminal:
For connecting WFT-E7 (Ver. 2) (Interface Cable IFC-40AB II and IFC-150AB II provided)
Power Source
Battery:
1 Battery Pack LP-E6N (or LP-E6)
Battery Check:
Automatic battery check when the power switch is turned ON.
Displayed in 6 levels.
Power Saving:
Power turns off after the set time (1, 2, 4, 8, 15, or 30 min.) of non-operation elapses
Date/Time Battery:
Built-in secondary battery; when fully-charged, the date/time can be maintained for approx. three months
Start-up Time:
Approx. 0.1 sec. (Based on CIPA testing standards)
Operating Environment
Working Temperature Range: 32-104deg.F/0-40deg.C
Working Humidity Range: 85% or less
Dimensions (W x H x D)
Approx. 5.85 x 4.43 x 3.08" / 14.85 x 11.25 x 7.82cm
Weight
Based on CIPA standard: Approx. 32.10 oz. / Approx. 910.01 g
Body Only: Approx. 28.92 oz. / Approx. 819.86 g

Canon 7D Mark II Reviews

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4.5

(based on 16 reviews)

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Reviewed by 16 customers

 
5.0

EOS 7D MII is an Excellent Camera

By

from Ventura, CA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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

 
4.0

Canon 7D Mark II Makes a great 1st Impression

By

from Centreville VA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
3.0

Not as Sharp as Expected

By

from Nashville, TN  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

An excellent performer

By

from Lexington, MA  -  Pro Photographer

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.

 
5.0

Good step up without liquidating the IRA

By

from Fort Bragg, CA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

Auto focus is great.

By

from Bethalto IL  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

Upgraded from the 7D

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from East of Albuquerque

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!

 
4.0

Battery drain is unacceptable

By

from Galveston, TX

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!

 
4.0

Great Feel - Awsome Results

By

from New York City, NY  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

 
5.0

It's truly a "Mini 1DX"

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from Atlanta, GA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

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

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