The 7D Mark II is Canon’s greatest DSLR and not using a full-body sensor
The wait is over. Canon’s lengthy-anticipated EOS 7D Mark II is right here, delivery in November for $1,799, and not using a lens. With a price ticket that prime, you’d assume it would be protected to imagine that the corporate’s shopper flagship sports activities a full-body sensor. It doesn’t. It does, nevertheless, symbolize an unlimited step up from the unique mannequin — the Mark II consists of nearly each function a professional photographer (and video shooter) might hope for, excluding a 35mm sensor, in fact, and built-in WiFi. As an alternative, there is a 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor, which, regardless of an identical spec, is an enchancment over what you will get with the 70D. You may also reap the benefits of a brand new fifty one,200 prime ISO and a ten fps steady capturing mode (at full decision, in fact), powered by the twin DIGIC 6 processors.
You’ll be able to seize as much as four frames per second in silent mode, which, though not utterly silent, is definitely the best choice for capturing performances and different occasions the place a clanging shutter would not be applicable. The 7D Mark II now consists of sixty five autofocus factors, in comparison with simply 19 on the unique mannequin. There is a devoted AF lever for leaping between modes, and once you’re capturing video, Canon reps liken the focusing efficiency to what you’d expertise with a camcorder. You may also modify the velocity at which the digital camera will focus and monitor topics when you’re capturing video, with 5 ranges to select from. You possibly can seize MP4 or MOV clips at as much as 1080/60p to a CF or SD card, or output uncompressed footage (with audio) via the HDMI port. Talking of ports, there are a lot to select from, together with USB three.zero, a mic enter and headphone output, a PC socket for strobes and a wired distant connector.
The digital camera has a magnesium alloy development, so although you will need to keep away from it, the physique ought to survive a tumble or two (although there could also be a unique end result for the lens). The brand new 7D is even 4 occasions extra mud and climate resistant than the unique mannequin — reps say you should not have any drawback capturing in average rain, assuming you are utilizing a climate-resistant L lens. There is a new, barely larger capability battery on board (the LP-E6N), although the digital camera will work with older packs too. You’ll need to purchase a brand new BG-E16 grip, nevertheless. Lastly, the shutter, beforehand rated for one hundred fifty,000 photographs, can now deal with greater than 200,000 with out restore. The 7D Mark II is predicted in shops this November for $1,799 physique solely, or $2,149 when bundled with an 18-135mm f/three.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
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- Sort DSLR
- Lens mount Canon EF
- Decision (efficient) 20.2&#one hundred sixty;megapixels
- Sensor measurement APS-C
- Reminiscence card SD, CompactFlash I, CompactFlash II
- Launched 2014-eleven