Canon introduces EOS 7D Mark II DSLR

Canon announced the new EOS 7D Mark II DSLR at the Photokina exhibition. The camera will work with a Dual Digic 6 Image processor and comes with a rapid burst mode for shooting up to 10 frames per second.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

APS-C CMOS Sensor with more megapixel

The 7D Mark II has a 20.2 megapixel (compared to 18 MP of the old 7D) APS-C CMOS sensor and according to Canon an enhanced dust and weather resistant magnesium alloy body. The camera features a standard ISO range of 100 – 16000 (expandable to ISO 51600).

If you’re shooting at 10 frames per second, Canon promises you’ll be able to capture up to 31 RAW images or 1090 JPEGs.

The DSLR also offers the same HDR and Multiple Exposure (ME) functionality that was featured in the EOS 5D Mark III camera. The HDR mode includes five HDR shooting functions and allows users to save all source images in addition to the composited HDR image. The Multiple Exposure mode provides four compositing methods and also allows users to save individual source images.

On thing I really like about the new 7D is, that the photographer will be able to capture time-lapse / long exposure images for example if you want to take some awesome star-trail shots (just hoping it’s working like Canon said it would work). Another neat feature, which I guess is pretty common nowadays, is the built in GPS receiver which provides a digital compass and can record location information.

To get a short preview of your images, the 7D offers a 3 inch Clear View II LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 dots (about 346,666 pixel).

Filming with the 7D Mark II

I’m not really in that whole filming-with-your-DSLR stuff, but if you like it, here are the video specs: The DSLR will be able to shoot in 1080p or 720p with up to 60 images per second. Users can also choose between .MOV and .MP4 recording formats.

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II will be available this November for an estimated retail price of $1,799 (body only), bundled with an EF-S 18-135 mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens it will cost about $2,149.

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