Canon has announced the much anticipated enhanced version of the well known 7D, 7D Mark II DSLR. The new camera has many improvements from its predecessor.
The biggest enhancement of 7D Mark II are 20.2MP CMOS sensor and the Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, up from 18.0MP and Dual DIGIC 4 of the 7D.
7D Mark II has new processors that allow for an expanded light-sensitivity range of ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200), which is very high as compared to the 7D’s range of ISO 100-6400 (expandable to 12800).
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The new 7D Mark II also shoots two frames faster than the 7D. Mark II with the help of dual processor continuously shoot up to 10 fps.
It takes up to 1,090 JPEG, 31 RAW, or 19 RAW+JPEG images in a single burst. The camera has both SD and CF card slots.
7D Mark II has 65 cross type focus points, which is more than any other Canon DSLR. The camera features a Mirror Control System that uses mirror vibration technology to reduce vibrations to improve autofocus accuracy and provide sharp images.
With 7D Mark II, full HD 1080p recording at 60 fps can be done in both MOV and MP4 formats with uncompressed HDMI output.
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7D Mark II features Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology to improve the autofocus functionality while taking stills and recording video. Its shutter is improved to 200,000 cycles as compared to 7D’s 150,000.
7D Mark II has a magnesium alloy body for enhanced dust and weather resistance. Its LCD monitor is smudge-resistant.
It has an updated Intelligent Viewfinder II which provides nearly 100% of the field of view and can display all settings superimposed over the image for users to change them directly from the viewfinder.
7D Mark II is also the first to feature a built-in intervalometer for time-lapse shooting and long exposures without a remote control.
The Anti-Flicker Shooting function reduces dark images when shooting in places with low light.
Additional features include multiple exposure, comparative playback, a dual-axis electronic level, PictBridge functionality, and USB 3.0 connectivity.