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Canon 7D Mark II dSLR

introduction

  • a long time coming!
  • announced Sept 2014 and may well be the best camera for sports/action photography
  • improvements over the ageing Canon7D:
    • 20mp sensor (not 18mp)
    • 200,000 shutter (instead of 150,000)
    • 65 AF points - all cross type, center double-cross, center point is capable of focusing with lenses (or lens/teleconverter combinations) as slow as f/8, as well as down to EV -3 (not just 19 all cross with 7D and it gives a 1 EV advantage in low light compared to the 1D X and 5D Mark III)
    • 1080 60p/25p HD video with All-I, IPB, IPB-Lite and .MOV (not just 60p MP4)
    • metering sensor-assisted AF tracking - the latest version of the 'Intelligent Tracking and Recognition' (iTR) focus system from the EOS-1D X
    • on sensor phase detection Dual Pixel AF for Live View
    • spot-metering linked to AF point
    • 10fps burst to 31 RAW (not just 8fps to 25 RAW)
    • built-in GPS

specs

  • 20mp APS-C 1.6x crop sensor with on-sensor phase detect sites (“Dual Pixel AF”)
  • weather-sealed (“4x more weather-sealed” than the 7D)
  • 200,000 shutter and up to 1/8000th sec
  • x-sync 1/250th sec
  • built-in flash
  • 10fps burst to 31 RAW
  • Dual DIGIC 6 processors
  • 65 AF points
    • all cross type, center double-cross
    • center point is capable of focusing with lenses (or lens/teleconverter combinations) as slow as f/8, as well as down to EV -3
  • metering sensor-assisted AF tracking
    • the latest version of the 'Intelligent Tracking and Recognition' (iTR) focus system from the EOS-1D X
  • spot-metering linked to AF point but still no Highlight or Shadow spot meter modes
  • +/-5EV exp. compenation
  • 1,040,000 dot 3“ fixed LCD, no touch
  • 1080 60p/25p HD video with All-I, IPB, IPB-Lite and record in either MP4 or MOV
    • concurrent HDMI out but only 8-bit not 10 bit as with the GH-4
    • no slo-mo video capture like the GH-4 (96-120fps)
    • no variable frame rate mode
    • no log curve mode
    • no focus peaking
    • no touch screen to change AF point during video
  • stereo mic, headphone port
  • built-in GPS
  • LP-E6N battery with CIPA rating 670
  • 910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
  • 149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07″)
  • $US1799 body only

review

photo/canon7dii.txt · Last modified: 2014/11/09 02:38 by gary1