Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specification Review

The Canon 7D Mark II In the five decades since release in the Canon EOS 7D has gone from being a cutting-edge part of technological innovation to an obvious remnant of a past age. Not only meaning that its technological innovation has been updated, but also in that the understanding of a pro grade APS-C DSLR seemed to one whose time had approved.

Canon 7D Mark II
Canon 7D Mark II

Canon clearly does not think this is the situation and, just as it did with the unique 7D, has used truly pro grade auto-focus to one of its best built systems. While Nikon seems to be to be motivating its high-end customers across to complete structure, The canon eos variety carries on use a variety of choices. The long-awaited EOS 7D Indicate II requires the strong points of its forerunner extremely able auto-focus and movie and develops on all aspects of them.

Key Features

  • 20MP Dual-Pixel AF CMOS Sensor
  • 10 fps ongoing capturing with autofocus
  • 65 all cross-type auto-focus sensor
  • 150,000 RGB + IR pixel metering sensor
  • Dual Digic 6 processors
  • Enhanced ecological sealing
  • Compact Display (UDMA) and SD (UHS-I) slots
  • USB 3.0
  • Built-in GPS
  • Larger-capacity LP-E6N battery
  • Shutter rates of speed up to 1/8000th seconds
  • Shutter ranked to 200,000 periods (vs 150,000 on 7D)

For pictures photography lovers, the EOS 7D Mark II offers an all cross type, 65-point AF component. This works in combination with details from a 150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering indicator to offer the newest form of the ‘Intelligent Monitoring and Recognition’ (iTR) concentrate system from the EOS-1D X. Meaning that with iTR involved and an initial concentrate factor chosen, you can start concentrate with a half-depress of the shutter key and then allow you to track the topic as it goes across the structure. In this, you instantly uses whatever AF factor is necessary to sustain concentrate on the originally chosen topic. The digital camera’s ongoing capturing rate leaps to 10 supports per second something that was restricted to pro-grade sports cameras until relatively lately. Along with this comes a shutter ranked to thrive 200,000 periods.

The main picture indicator is a form of the Double Pixel AF design first seen in the Canon EOS 70D, which implies 20MP outcome. It includes you is able to catch details about both topic position and detail whenever its reflection is up, using its picture indicator. This may provide more major auto-focus and topic tracking in ‘Live View’ and while capturing video. Talking about films the 7D II film abilities get a bit of an improvement getting 1080p/60 capturing ability and a second choice of wrapper (MOV or MP4) and a third pressure option (IPB-Lite, as well as IPB and All-I).

Product new 65-point AF module

The Canon 7D Mark II presents the latest auto-focus (AF) component motivated by the high end AF system in the Canon 1 DX. It functions 65 AF factors distribute across a good part of structure, with especially wide horizontally protection. All of these AF factors are cross-type (when using contacts with a highest possible aperture of f/5.6 or faster), with the middle AF factor able to high-precision, double cross-type concentrating with broader aperture (f/2.8 and faster) contacts. Furthermore, the middle factor is able to concentrating with contacts (or lens/teleconverter combinations) as slowly as f/8, as well as down to EV -3. This gives that middle factor a 1 EV benefits in low light as opposed to 1D X and 5D III.

Canon 7D Mark II AF
An approximation of the position of the AF points in the EOS 7D Mark II. All 65 of its AF points are cross type, with the central point being sensitive to diagonal contrast, as well as vertical and horizontal.

Product new 150,000-pixel RGB + IR metering sensor

With the 7D II, Canon is also presenting a new RGB + IR metering indicator with 150,000 p, filtration in and enhancing upon the technological innovation presented in the 1D X. The capability of the indicator to use shade and IR details to ‘see’ the field and execute field research should hypothetically outcome in more precise metering in comparison to the 63-zone metering program seen in the 7D and 5D Mark III. And while it’s interesting to see fraxel treatments narrow down from the 1D X, we’re puzzled as to why Canon missed the 1D X’s capability to weblink spot-metering to the chosen AF factor. Seriously, we’d like to see the metering indicator technological innovation and all its advantages (scene research, spot-metering connected to AF factor, and iTR) in every Canon DSLR much as Nikon has done across its DSLR range.

AF configuration

The Canon 7D II gets the same simple selection program for establishing the rather complicated AF program that we saw in the 1D X and 5D Mark III. It functions use case based presets that are themselves flexible. Furthermore, AF micro-adjustment is available to aid in crucial concentrate, especially with f/2.8 zooms and quick primes. We’ve involved some of the selection choices from the Canon 5D Mark III below, as we have not had the opportunity to get screen-grabs from the 7D II yet. We did confirm, however, that the configurations choices proven below were similar.

Stay perspective autofocus

This program assisted give the EOS 70D quicker auto-focus in live perspective method than we’d formerly seen from The canon eos DSLRs, but it still was not as quick as when using the visual viewfinder and the devoted PDAF indicator. When examining the EOS 70D it was not so much the rate as the perfection of the Double Pixel AF program that satisfied us providing much more reliable outcomes than the devoted AF component could accomplish. Sadly the understanding of topic range that this technique gives isn’t used to provide monitoring auto-focus in live perspective method like the 70D, the 7D II does not make an effort to redouble in live perspective when ongoing capturing.

Automatic ISO

I described previously that I like using the AF Place choice handle to set visibility settlement, via auto ISO, when capturing in M method. This performs really well given The cannon eos execution of auto ISO on the 7D II. You can change the way Automatic ISO performs under ‘ISO rate settings’, where you can specify the Automatic ISO variety (upper reducing limits) as well as the lowest shutter rate you will use before improving the ISO in light-limited circumstances. You can choose your own pre-defined lowest shutter rate, or set it to ‘Auto’. In ‘Auto’, you choices what it views to be the lowest appropriate shutter rate based on the central duration you’re using.

Images Quality

Viewfinder Shooting

One of the popular features of the EOS 7D Mark II is certainly the 65-point, all cross-type auto-focus program. Let’s just identify up front that this concentrate program is extremely quick. It’s easy to see in One Taken concentrate method when the AF points light up right away upon pushing the shutter key. Exactly how quickly it concentrates does, of course, rely on what lens you have linked to the camera, but there’s no doubt the AF program continually discovers a focus on and concentrates very quickly.

Canon 7D Mark II Images Quality
Mountain lion captured mid-air. (Shot with a pre-production 7D Mark II body, but with final image quality.)

Described previously previously, the 7D II 10 fps capturing is sneaking into EOS 1D X area, and in our examining the auto-focus program is up to the project. In AI Servo method the program does an amazing job of monitoring a easily shifting topic toward or away from you. Even when you media the shutter key and start capturing off images at 10 fps it does an outstanding job of keeping concentrate between supports. In the sequence of images of the bicyclist below it’s possible to see the AF factors monitoring right along with the bike driver the whole way.

Stay Perspective Capturing (Dual-Pixel AF)

Live view shooting on the 7D II is usually a very good experience thanks to the Dual-Pixel auto-focus system. In our assessments of Dual-Pixel auto-focus on the EOS 70D we found it to be extremely precise and precise, and the 7D II seems to be to execute just as well in real life use. Face recognition when shooting in live view method is excellent, and the Indicate II’s capability monitor encounters or other topics is excellent. Even if the topic or the photographer is shifting, you will usually keep the main concentrate point closed on the preliminary topic whichever route it goes. Even if the topic temporarily results in the structure entirely, you will usually reacquire it should it re-enter the structure within a second or two.

Canon 7D Mark II Images Quality
Canon EF 70-200mm f/4.0L USM, 200 mm, 1/1000 sec, f/4, ISO 125, -0.33 EV

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MSRP $1799 (body only), $2149 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Other resolutions 4104 x 2736 (M-Raw), 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor DIGIC 6 (dual)
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
ISO Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
Boosted ISO (maximum) 51200
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format
  • JPEG (EXIF v2.3, DCF v2.0)
Optics & Focus
  • Contrast Detect (sensor)
  • Phase Detect
  • Multi-area
  • Center
  • Selective single-point
  • Tracking
  • Single
  • Continuous
  • Face Detection
  • Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 65
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 3
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type Clear View II TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification 1×
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes
  • Scene Intelligent Auto
  • Program AE
  • Shutter priority AE
  • Aperture priority AE
  • Manual exposure
  • Bulb
  • Custom (1-3)
Built-in flash Yes
External flash Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Drive modes
  • Single
  • High-speed continuous
  • Low-speed continuous
  • Silent single shooting
  • Silent continuous shooting
  • 10-sec self-timer / remote control
  • 2 sec self-timer / remote control
Continuous drive 10.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes
  • Multi
  • Center-weighted
  • Spot
  • Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50. 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
Format MPEG-4
Videography notes Choice of MOV or MP4 and IPB, Light IBP, ALL-I compression
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage types CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Remote control Yes (wired or wireless)
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 670
Weight (inc. batteries) 910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
Dimensions 149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS Built-in