the stunningly fast
EOS 7D Mark II DSLR
Canon has launched the EOS 7D Mark II, a 20.2 Megapixel DSLR boasting a raft of exciting technical innovations and advances that make it Canon’s fastest APS-C DSLR ever, thanks to groundbreakingly fast autofocus with 65 all cross-type focus points1, a 10 frames per second motordrive, Full HD movies with customisable Dual Pixel CMOS AF and ultra-fast ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 for rapid data transfer.
Replacing the hugely successful EOS 7D, the EOS 7D Mark II is a game-changer in terms of performance with advanced autofocus and Dual “DIGIC 6” processors offering a speed in the same league as Canon’s professional flagship DSLR, the EOS-1D X.
EOS 7D MARK II - KEY FEATURES AT A GLANCE
- 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with ISO 100-16,000 sensitivity, expandable to ISO 25,600 (H1) and 51,200 (H2).
- 10fps full resolution continuous shooting with selectable burst speeds and silent shutter mode.
- 65-point all cross-type AF system1 with iTR, AI Servo AF III, AF configuration tool and AF area selection lever.
- 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with flicker detection.
- 100% magnification viewfinder with electronic overlay and interchangeable focusing screens.
- CF and SD dual memory card slots.
- GPS with in-built digital compass.2
- Peripheral illumination, chromatic aberration, real-time distortion correction during live view shooting.
- Multiple exposure mode.
- Full HD 50p (PAL) 60p (NTSC) fps with Dual Pixel CMOS AF (at 30p) with manual adjustment of AF speed and tracking sensitivity.
- MP4 encoding for quick and easy sharing and file transfer.
- Uncompressed 8-bit (4:2:2) HDMI output with sound.
- Improved weather resistance.
- ‘SuperSpeed’ USB 3.0 for high-speed tethering and image/movie transfer.
- 200,000 shutter cycle life.
- Electronic level, exposure compensation +/- 5 stops.
- Integrated Speedlite Transmitter.
Speaking on the technological and performance advantages offered by the EOS 7D Mark II, Nigel Taylor, European Marketing Director, Canon Europe, said: “The original EOS 7D set the standard for the APS-C DSLR thanks to the way in which Canon engineers worked closely with photographers. As the years have progressed, ways in which photographers and filmmakers’ workflows have changed and cameras have had to react to this. The EOS 7D Mark II sets a new benchmark for performance and I have every confidence that it will be the go-to DSLR for anyone wishing to push their creativity to the limit.”
The EOS 7D Mark II allows photographers and filmmakers the speed and flexibility to capture the moment, no matter how fast the action. For photographers, bursts of full 20.2 Megapixel resolution images can be recorded at up 10 frames per second, with full autofocus and auto exposure. Responsive handling means users can capture split-second moments with full confidence, thanks to a generous buffer of 31 RAWs and infinite JPEGs with UDMA 7 class cards.
Incorporating many technologies previously found on Canon’s professional EOS-1 and EOS 5D series DSLRs, the EOS 7D Mark II tracks moving objects around the frame, constantly adjusting focus for pin-sharp results. Tracking behaviour can be adjusted according to different shooting situations, so the user always stays in control. The 65 AF points on the EOS 7D Mark II is the largest array in any Canon DSLR, offering photographers the most accurate autofocus yet and performance which in the same league as the professional flagship EOS-1D X DSLR.
The ultimate in image processing speed, power and quality
The EOS 7D Mark II uses Dual “DIGIC 6” image processors to deliver a responsive performance. Minimal lag time when shooting means it is possible to capture fleeting moments with precision timing while a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel sensor delivers stunning results even in poor lighting. The camera’s AF system can even focus accurately under moonlight. This major improvement offers high sensitivity, while gapless microlenses offer superior light-gathering ability for enhanced image quality.
Accurate exposures every time
A completely new metering sensor with a resolution of 150,000 pixels splits the frame into 252 individual zones and chooses the most appropriate exposure settings every time the camera is raised to the eye. Infrared detection delivers accuracy in tricky lighting conditions, while innovative flicker detection provides shot-to-shot consistency under artificial light, a major boon for sports photographers shooting indoor sports, for example.
Canon engineers have worked hard at delivering a camera that can be customised for the most demanding of users. Shooting controls, focusing system and a host of other customisable options allow the user to optimise the EOS 7D Mark II perfectly. Even the camera’s 100% viewfinder can be personalised with its real-time electronic display, enabling photographers to see selected focus points, exposure information and electronic level. A total of 11 customisable body controls are offered, making the camera totally flexible for the specific needs of the user. Of particular use is the AF area selection lever on the back – a brand new feature on the EOS 7D Mark II.
Go everywhere, Shoot everything – with maximum creativity
A magnesium alloy body is built to take its fair share of knocks and scrapes. The built-in GPS geotags each image with your location and compass direction, so you can organise your pictures by location and re-trace your steps from your computer at home.
An in-built digital compass further extends the camera’s versatility when out in the field, informing the user which direction the photographer was facing when the picture was taken while features such as HDR and multiple-exposure shooting let the user realise their creative vision straight from the camera.
Improved weather sealing along with a sturdy body gives the user maximum confidence when using the EOS 7D Mark II in challenging situations.
For movies that are as creative as stills
The EOS 7D Mark II brings advanced creativity to movie-making too, offering Dual Pixel CMOS AF for full-time autofocus, especially for tracking moving subjects. The camera also offers full manual control over exposure settings, audio and a host of other features, including recording to an external recorder via the HDMI output socket. Enjoy shooting Full HD ‘slow-mo’ sequences at 60fps, and take control of audio with microphone and headphone sockets. A large, bright 7.7cm (3.0”) Clear View II LCD screen boasting 1,040,000 dots provides the perfect view for filmmakers shooting in Live View mode and enables super-accurate review of footage of both movies and stills.The EOS 7D Mark II is expected to become available in November 2014 and will be on display to the public for the first time at the photokina show in Cologne, Germany, which takes place from 16-21 September 2014.
1 Number of available AF points and cross-type points and dual cross-type points vary depending on the lens.
2 GPS use may be restricted in certain countries or regions. Use of GPS should comply with the laws and regulations of the country and area in which it is being operated including any restriction on the use of electronics.
- EOS 7D Mark II 360 view