Canon Announces new EOS 7D Mark II

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Dual Pixel CMOS Focus
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The EOS 7D Mark II features a refined APS-C sized 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for gorgeous imagery. It shoots up to 10 frames per second at ISOs ranging from 100–16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200), has a 65-point* all cross-type AF system and features Canon’s amazing Dual Pixel CMOS AF for brilliant Live-View AF. It has dual card slots for both CF and SD cards, USB 3.0 connectivity and even has built-in GPS** for easy location tagging, automatically.

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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 precise autofocus even when shooting stills.

The EOS 7D Mark II features Canon’s revolutionary Dual Pixel CMOS AF, a milestone in AF speed and accuracy that unlocks the potential of Live View shooting. This advanced technology has truly changed what is possible with a DSLR camera.

Canon 7D Mark II Dual Pixel Auto Focus CMOS Sensor

Dual Pixel CMOS AF involves a sophisticated rethinking of the CMOS sensor. Traditionally, image sensors have one photodiode per pixel for recording, but the CMOS sensor on the EOS 7D Mark II has two photodiodes per pixel, 40 million in total, enabling each pixel on the sensor to both perform phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light. With phase-difference detection AF, autofocus is achieved quickly and easily on the camera. This unique AF system enables autofocus on approximately 80% of the image plane, vertically and horizontally, and helps ensure virtually no loss in image quality.

Just to recap, the new Canon 7D Mark II has a 20.2 Megapixel Dual Pixel CMOS AF enabling you to shoot video like a camcorder with smooth, fast, and accurate autofocus and for low noise at High ISO. A 65-point* all cross-type high-performance AF system. High speed continuous shooting up to 10.0 fps allows you to capture fast action. The Viewfinder II provides approximately 100% field of view, and now a built-in intervalometer for time lapse.

I get the feeling Canon isn't pushing towards video shooters as much as they are pushing it as a fast stills camera for sports photographers. But for video shooters who want to stick with Canon, one upgrade over other Canon DSLRs is the ability to now shoot 1080/60fps (sorry no 4K talk). The dual pixel auto focus in video mode should make it very easy to track subjects and maintain sharp focus, and hopefully this new sensor and dual Digic 6 processors will offer amazing low light capabilities. For more information about the new Canon 7D Mark II check it out via Adorama (click here).

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14 thoughts on “Canon Announces new EOS 7D Mark II

  1. I saw a quick and dirty video test the other day. Better video than 70d (much less moire), but still soft. Nowhere near gh2 quality (lol)

  2. Doug, I have to agree with you. There are other cameras for much less money (i.e. the 70D) that will do much of what this camera will do if most of your focus is on videography. The 7D Mark II will be excellent for anyone who needs that high fps though for action photography!

  3. Doug

    This camera is probably more marketed towards sports/wildlife shooters than video shooters. The high FPS is huge at the price point. Weather sealing is a big thing for both as well. If you shoot either of those things, this camera may be right up your alley.

    If you want to shoot 90% video or you are going to be doing studio photography, this isn't for you.

  4. clement

    Vladbox, the first version had clean HDMI too...
    Canon is kind of trapped because of its higher end pro cameras, which seems like a joke when you have to have a 15000$ one just to have punch in zoom while recording for example (to check focus).

    Brands like Panasonic don't seem to be worried about limiting their pro sales by giving their semi-pro / amateur serious tools & abilities.

    I don't think this would excite anyone now with the GH4 & the A7S...but i'm curious to see its low light / high iso capacity for example...again the price will be quite near the A7s.

  5. Emm

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    @Joseph - They really should. Maybe that will keep sone people from getting a new camera and stay with Canon a bit longer.

  6. Dez

    Does anyone else realize that this camera is the Mark 3 at a cheaper price with better slow motion! Damn u canon lol

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