Product details of (IMPORT) Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera Body Only
Preview based on a pre-production EOS 7D Mark II running
In the five years since its launch, the Canon EOS 7D has gone
from being a cutting-edge piece of technology to an apparent
remnant of a bygone age. Not simply in the sense that its
technology has been superseded, but also in that the idea of a
pro-grade APS-C DSLR seemed to one whose time had passed.
Canon clearly doesn't think this is the case and, just as it did
with the original 7D, has applied truly pro-grade autofocus to one
of its best-built bodies. While Nikon appears to be encouraging its
high-end users across to full frame, Canon's range continues to
offer a range of options. The long-awaited EOS 7D Mark II takes the
strengths of its predecessor - highly capable autofocus and video -
and builds on every aspect of them.
For stills photographers, the EOS 7D Mark II offers an all
cross-type, 65-point AF module. This works in conjunction with
information from a 150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor to offer
the latest version of the 'Intelligent Tracking and Recognition'
(iTR) focus system from the EOS-1D X. This means that with iTR
engaged and an initial focus point selected, you can initiate focus
with a half-depress of the shutter button and then allow the camera
to track the subject as it moves across the frame. In this
scenario, the camera automatically uses whichever AF point is
necessary to maintain focus on the initially selected subject.
The camera's continuous shooting rate jumps to 10 frames per
second - something that was limited to pro-grade sports cameras
until relatively recently. Along with this comes a shutter rated to
survive 200,000 cycles.
The main image sensor is a variant of the Dual Pixel AF design
first seen in the Canon EOS 70D, which means 20MP output. It also
means the camera is able to capture information about both subject
position and depth whenever its mirror is up, using its image
sensor. This can potentially provide more decisive autofocus and
subject tracking in 'Live View' and while shooting video. Speaking
of movies - the 7D II's movie capabilities get a bit of a boost -
gaining 1080p/60 shooting capability and a second choice of wrapper
(MOV or MP4) and a third compression option (IPB-Lite, as well as
IPB and All-I).