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Canon EOS 7D Mark 2

Information, reviews and updates for the 7D mk2


The Canon 7D mark 2 was announced just before Photokina on Sept.16th, 2014.

It replaces the EOS 7D from late 2009

We do of course have a 7D mk3 rumours page ;-)

Outline 7D2 specs

  • 20.2MP APS-C
  • 10 fps, 65 pt AF
  • ISO100-16000 + expansion to 25k, 52k
  • GPS, Dual Digic 6,
  • CF + SD

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2016 September

8th For using the WiFi card from Canon, you’ll need the latest firmware update (V1.1.0)
Firmware Version 1.1.0 incorporates the following functional enhancements and improvements:

Supports Wi-Fi adapter W-E1.
Adds a setting to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens*1 is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].
*1 EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses

August
30th New firmware should be out soon to work with the new WiFi card.

“1 – Wi-Fi adapter W-E1 will be supported.
2 – A setting will be added to enable or disable automatic storage of the lens if it is extended out when a gear-driven STM lens*1 is attached, and the power switch is turned to [OFF].
*1 EF 40mm f/2.8 STM, EF 50mm f/1.8 STM, or EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM lenses
Lens optical correction data for the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM lens will be added to the camera.”

2016 March

31st A studio version of the 7D2 (as with the SV version of the mk1) [CR] …No detailed press info yet

2015 May

13th It seems that Firmware 1.04 does fix a few things after all. It appears on the Canon Asia site

Firmware Version 1.0.4 incorporates the following fixes:
– Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s AF function may not operate properly at a focal length of approximately 100mm when used with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.
– Fixes a phenomenon in which, in rare instances, the reduction of the flicker effect cannot be achieved when in AI servo AF mode, despite the “Anti-flicker shoot” function being set to “Enable”.
– Fixes a phenomenon in which the Picture Style settings may not be applied to the captured image when the camera is set to custom shooting mode C1, C2 or C3.
– Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the first still image captured in live view mode may not record the correct date and time.
– Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, image noise may appear in JPEG images when brightness or contrast is corrected by the Auto Lighting Optimizer function.

12th New firmware is seen in a camera – see thread at [DPR]

April

24th Suggestion that a firmware update may be imminent [CR]

March

20th Updated review at IR

2014 December

12th A review that a lot of people have been waiting for from DPReview .

November

25th Enough ‘real world’ experiences showing up to suggest that Canon have done a good job on updating the 7D. Usual internet whinging can be found though if you look ;-)

A very detailed review at TDP
10th Very detailed sensor performance analysis – Clarkvision
Looks a distinct improvement.
8th 7D2 setup detail – Glenn Bartley
7th Looking at 7D2 noise [TDP]
6th The DxOMark tests are out for the Canon 7D mk2
A bird photographer’s view of the 7D2 – Glenn Bartley

4th In a comprehensive teardown, the 7D2 is revealed to have very good weather sealing [LR]

“So there you have it. This is, by dissection at least, the most thoroughly weather-sealed camera I’ve ever run across. (I would point out that I don’t take apart every camera so please don’t change my wording to say it’s the most weather sealed camera. I don’t know that.) But this isn’t just market-speak weather sealing. It’s a thorough and complete attempt to seal every possible crack and crevice the camera has.”

October

31st The 7D2 starts shipping around the world – expect lots more reviews now.
27th Arthur Morris comes up with a 7D2/5D3 comparison in which the 7D2 output looks a bit better in fine detail.
Have a read of the details, since setting up such a comparison is not a simple task. [AM]
26th DPReview studio samples (inc. RAW)
Cameras should ship later this week…
24th A look at high ISO from Jeff Cable
17th Short review at naturephotographyblog
14th A short video sot by Canon shows off some of the video capabilities of the 7D2 [via TDP]
12th Several short interview style articles with the 7D2 developers are published at Canon
For example, in one there is this about AF sensitivity:

“Q: What is the low-light sensitivity limit of AF?
A:“The low-light limit is -3EV at the f/2.8 centre AF point (during One-Shot AF).” For ease of comparison, the limits are -0.5EV on the EOS 7D and -2EV for the f/2.8 centre AF point in the case of the EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III. The EOS 7D Mark II also outperforms these models at the peripheral areas of the image.”

3rd Sample images from Canon Japan (still and video)

September

30th A bit more info in a translated interview [via DPR] that suggests that the 7D2 sensor, whilst superficially similar to the 70D, actually implements a new process technology that increases light collection efficiency.
28th Canon in Singapore has put all 7D mk2 manuals online, there is also a download of movie utility 1.2  [via CR]
Another PDF of 7D2 user manual

27th Fotoblogia.pl sample images, and video from Cinema5D

26th Canon CPN article about 7D mk2
There is also a Canon guide [PDF] to getting the best from the AF system [via CR]
22nd Canon HK press info added – mentions focus screes
21st Links updated
Specs comparison with 7D added below
19th More updates
16th Sample images added.
15th The camera is announced with the exact specs we were expecting for the last few weeks.
12th More pictures [DCI – Google xlt]
top view of Canon 7D mk2 camera
rear view of Canon 7D mk2 camera
11th A photo and confirmation of the specs we’ve known for the last few weeks appear [DH – Google xlt]

The specs at CR have been consistent, and unlike some sites, they don’t selectively remove posts from the archive, where they got it wrong ;-)

The 65 point AF is composed of a 5×5 central grid of cross type sensors, with a 4 (across) x 5(down) grid to the left and right of the centre block. this gives 64 points (f/5.6 vertical/horizontal).
The centre spot has a second diagonal cross sensor which works at f/2.8 and wider.
It’s worth noting that how many AF points you have depends very much on the lens, and is not simply related to the max aperture.
A spec list

All metal body, Dust and weather resistant
GPS
20.2MP CMOS sensor, 10 fps, 65 AF point all cross type, Dual Pixel CMOS AF
EOS iTR Autofocus, Dual DIGIC6
Max ISO 16000, RGB + IR Photometry Sensor
Intervalometer

Full Specifications (CR)

Kit lenses: 18-135 IS STM and 15-85 IS (no STM)
CF, UDMA mode 7 + SD, UHS-I
GPS is in the camera, No WiFi
Fixed LCD, with no touch function.
20.2MP APS-C Sensor, Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Dual DIGIC 6 Processors
65 AF points “All Cross-type”. Dual cross on the center point.
f/8 on center point at least, could be on more points.
10fps
ISO 100-16000, ISO Boost mode 25600 and 51200 (updated this to 16000)
1080p/720p both get 60fps, Servo AF for video shooting.
Anti-flicker mode, eliminates flickers under flickering lights (e.g. fluorescent lamps).
Spot metering size 1.8%
Built-in flash, Intervalometer
Mic and headphones connectors
Can sync time between 7D II cameras.
Lens electronic MF, About 100% coverage OVF
New Battery – LP-E6N, New Battery Grip BG-E16

All pre-release rumours are now on an archive page

Technical details – 7 D Mk2

Price
MSRP$1799 (body only), $2149 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
Body type
Body typeMid-size SLR
Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution5472 x 3648
Other resolutions4104 x 2736 (M-Raw), 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
Image ratio w:h3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors21 megapixels
Sensor sizeAPS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Sensor typeCMOS
ProcessorDIGIC 6 (dual)
Color spacesRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter arrayPrimary color filter
Image
ISOAuto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
White balance presets8
Custom white balanceYes
Image stabilizationNo
Uncompressed formatRAW
JPEG quality levelsFine, normal
File formatJPEG (EXIF v2.3, DCF v2.0)
Optics & Focus
AutofocusContrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Center
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus assist lampYes
Manual focusYes
Number of focus points65
Lens mountCanon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCDNo
Screen size3″
Screen dots1,040,000
Touch screenNo
Screen typeClear View II TFT-LCD
Live viewYes
Viewfinder typeOptical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage100%
Viewfinder magnification
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed30 sec
Maximum shutter speed1/8000 sec
Exposure modesScene Intelligent Auto
Program AE
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Manual exposure
Bulb
Custom (1-3)
Built-in flashYes
External flashYes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Flash X sync speed1/250 sec
Drive modesSingle
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 drive10.0 fps
Self-timerYes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modesMulti
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
Resolutions1920 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)
FormatMPEG-4
Videography notesChoice of MOV or MP4 and IPB, Light IBP, ALL-I compression
MicrophoneStereo
SpeakerMono
Storage
Storage typesCompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USBUSB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMIYes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone portYes
Headphone portYes
Remote controlYes (wired or wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealedYes
BatteryBattery Pack
Battery descriptionLP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA)670
Weight (inc. batteries)910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
Dimensions149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07″)
Other features
Orientation sensorYes
GPSBuiltIn

Press release (US)

New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price

MELVILLE, N.Y., September 15, 2014 – Canon U.S.A., Inc., a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.

“With more processing power than any other EOS camera available today, the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mark II camera has everything serious photographers have come to expect from Canon’s DSLRs and more,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “And, recognizing that for some, creative expression may expand beyond still photography, we continue to support these creative passions by offering new and innovative Full HD video capabilities, such as second generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology in the EOS 7D Mark II camera as well.”

Outstanding Performance
Within the camera’s durable magnesium alloy body resides a newly developed 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, safeguarded by enhanced dust and weather resistance to protect the camera. Ideal for shooting in challenging lighting conditions ranging from indoor sports to dimly lit weddings, the camera features a standard ISO range of 100–16000 for both still and video (expandable to ISO 51,600). A new 65-point* All Cross-Type AF system with EV -3 sensitivity at the center point helps deliver sharp focus for still photos even in extreme low-light conditions on subjects with limited visible detail. The EOS 7D Mark II camera also features an enhanced version of Canon’s EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF, originally introduced with the EOS-1D X DSLR camera, enabling the camera to recognize subjects based on face and color detection utilizing the new AE system, and can track subjects using all 65 AF points.

The camera’s improved EOS Scene Detection system features a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor for enhanced precision. The wide-area 65-point AF array combined with EOS iTR and adjustable high-speed continuous burst shooting up to 10 fps enables the easy tracking and capturing of fast moving subjects virtually anywhere in the frame such as birds in flight or running backs eluding a tackle. A new and innovative AF Area Selection Lever nestled around the multi-controller on the back of the camera makes it easier than ever for photographers to switch between the seven supplied AF Point Selection modes without removing their eye from the viewfinder.

At 10 fps, the camera’s buffer capacity can consecutively capture up to 31 RAW images or 1,090 Large Fine JPEGsi. Built to last, the camera also features a shutter durability rating up to 200,000 cycles, approximately thirty three percent more than the original EOS 7D camera. A newly developed mirror mechanism uses motorized control to help reduce impact and enhance camera performance during high-speed continuous shooting. In addition to adjustable high- and low-speed continuous shooting modes, single-frame shooting and two self-timer settings, the EOS 7D Mark II camera also features silent drive modes for single frame and continuous shooting. The silent settings support discreet camera operation in quiet locations.

The EOS 7D Mark II camera’s advanced AE system can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapor lamps that are often used in gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools. When enabled, this system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and color especially during continuous shooting.

Innovative AF Technology
The EOS 7D Mark II camera features the next generation of Canon’s exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology, originally introduced with the EOS 70D DSLR camera. New DAF features include user-selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF Speedii and Movie Servo AF Tracking Sensitivity. Additionally, overall focusing speed, face detection performance, and performance in low light and with low-contrast subjects have been improved over previous Canon models. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs proprietary Canon sensor technology in which effective pixels are able to perform both imaging and phase-detection focus measurement simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance in both video and Live View still imaging modes.

With Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and customizable Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous phase-detection AF during video recording for quick and accurate focus tracking of moving subjects over approximately eighty of the image area measured horizontally and vertically. DAF focusing modes include Face Detection with Tracking, FlexiZone Multi with 31 AF zones, and FlexiZone Single that allows users to position a focusing frame on the camera’s LCD screen. Canon’s DAF supports over 100iii models of Canon EF lenses (including many earlier models), providing a wide array of options for photographers to explore.

Expanding Creativity
The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera provides a wealth of creative controls building on the features and functions of the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X professional digital cameras. The new camera’s AI Servo AF III autofocusing algorithm is similar to that of the EOS-1D X camera in that tracking parameters (tracking sensitivity, acceleration/deceleration tracking, and AF point auto switching) can be easily customized for specific shooting situations, using the same type of AF Configuration Menu. This capability makes it easy for EOS 7D Mark II camera users to match AI Servo AF settings when used together with EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III cameras, while also providing a high level of performance at an affordable price point.

The EOS 7D Mark II camera also offers the same level of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure (ME) functionality that was originally 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. Similarly, Multiple Exposure mode provides four compositing methods and also allows users to save individual source images.

Photographers and cinematographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer, also EOS DSLR firsts, to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long- exposure images. These features are ideal for recording fireworks, star trails, sunrises and more.

In addition to optional settings for Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Aberration Correction, found in other current high-end EOS models, the EOS 7D Mark II camera, for the first time, adds Distortion Correction that operates with most EF and EF-S lenses to improve image quality even further while recording video and in-camera JPEGs. The My Menu feature has also been improved with the ability to store more user-selected settings in five additional tabs.

A new and improved Intelligent Viewfinder provides approximately one hundred percent field of view, while adding the ability to superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings data such as dual-mode electronic level display, grid, exposure mode, white balance mode and AF mode. A bright, three-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) on the back of the camera displays information and menus clearly even in bright sunlight. The EOS 7D Mark II camera is compatible with interchangeable focusing screens including the standard Eh-A as well as the optional Eh-S Super Precision Matte for use during manual focusing with large aperture lenses.

A built-in GPSiv Receiver provides a digital compass and can record location information including longitude, latitude, elevation, camera direction and universal coordinated time (UTC) as EXIF data for geotagging both images and movie files in real time. The built-in pop-up flash is convenient for many applications and can also act as an optical controller with compatible off-camera EX-series Speedlites for enhanced pro-quality lighting effects.

The EOS 7D Mark II camera features dual card slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC and CF memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards. Data transfer speeds from the camera to a personal computer are enhanced with the addition of a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.

Stunning Movie Capability
The EOS 7D Mark II camera offers users the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD or 720p HD video up to 60p enabling slow-motion capture at full resolution in either ALL-I or IPB codecs with optional embedded time code, exceeding the specifications of other current EOS cameras. Users can also choose between .MOV and .MP4 recording formats for maximum flexibility. The EOS 7D Mark II camera’s mini HDMI port can be used to record uncompressed Full HD video to external recorders.

Canon’s Stepping Motor (STM) lenses, such as the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, significantly reduce focus motor noise, letting the EOS 7D Mark II camera’s built-in microphone capture clear audio of the scene being shot without picking up unwanted noise from the lens. The EOS 7 D Mark II camera also features a stereo microphone port and outputs stereo audio via the camera’s mini-HDMI port. The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is equipped with a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, as well as a silent control feature that allows users to adjust audio levels during recordings. Other built-in ports include a PC socket for external flash units and an N3 socket for dedicated Canon wired remote control accessoriesv. A cable protector is provided to maximize safety when using the USB 3.0 and mini-HDMI ports.

Availability
The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available through authorized Canon dealers in November 2014 for an estimated retail price of $1,799.00 for the body only and $2,149.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. It will utilize a new LP-E6N lithium ion battery pack with increased storage capacity. The LP-E6N is fully compatible with the LC-E6 battery charger, which will be supplied as a standard item in all EOS 7D Mark II body only and zoom lens kits. Also scheduled to be available are the new optional Battery Grip BG-E16 and optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A Version 2, with shipping dates and estimated retail pricing to be announced at a later date. Both the EOS 7D Mark II camera and Battery Grip BG-E16 are backwards-compatible to the current LP-E6 lithium ion battery pack.

For more information about the Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, the full list of product specifications and compatible lenses, visit www.usa.canon.com/eos.

* The number of available AF points, and whether single line or cross-type, varies depending on the lens.

i Based on Canon’s testing standards, using a UDMA 7 CF Card.

ii Movie Servo AF speed adjustment requires use of an STM lens or select USM lenses.

iii As of September 15, 2014.

iv In certain countries and regions, the use of GPS may be restricted. Therefore, be sure to use GPS in accordance with the laws and regulations of your country or region. Be particularly careful when traveling outside your home country. As a signal is received from GPS satellites, take sufficient measures when using in locations where the use of electronic is regulated.

v The EOS 7D Mark II is compatible with the optional WFT-E7A Version 2 Wireless File Transmitter.

Press info from Canon Hong Kong

Canon Launches Brand New Professional and Compact Digital Products
Taking Shooting Experience to New Heights
to Meet Diverse Needs of Users

Canon today announces the launch of a series of new digital products, including the EOS 7D Mark II, next generation high speed advanced APS-C DSLR camera, and a range of compatible accessories, 3 EF and EF-S lenses, 4 PowerShot digital compact cameras and free firmware upgrade for SELPHY CP910 compact photo printer, offering brand new shooting experience for professional photographers and photo enthusiasts.

The EOS 7D Mark II features a new 65-point AF system and supports 10fps high speed continuous shooting. Coupled with innovative functions inherited from the flagship EOS-1D X and enhanced Full HD EOS Movie with Custom Movie Servo AF functions, advanced users can enjoy exceptional focusing performance to create diverse imaging expression in high quality. The professional and compact EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM full-frame super telephoto lens with IS utilizes Canon’s unique Diffractive Optical element (DO) to realize a lightweight body. In addition, Canon is also developing a new premium digital compact camera that combines the merits of large sensors and high-zoom lens, further redefining the standard for high quality high zoom performance for compact models.
New DSLR Camera and Accessories EOS 7D Mark II 
The next generation high speed advanced APS-C DSLR with new 65-point AF system and 10fps continuous shooting

New 65-point autofocus system and 10fps high speed continuous shooting to capture fast-moving objects

Newly developed 65-point all cross-type AF system1 with a f/2.8 compatible high precision dual-cross center AF point that also supports AF at f/8 and extremely low-light conditions at EV -3 sensitivity2
Features AI Servo AF III algorithm and AF Configuration Tools for highly precise and stable AI Servo AF tracking
7 AF Area selection modes, including the new “Large Zone AF”
New “AF Area Selection Lever” allows easy switching between AF area selection modes
10fps High Speed Continuous Shooting and supports Silent Shooting and 4fps Silent Continuous Shooting
55ms shutter release time lag which is on par with EOS-1D X, and adopts shutter button with adjustable stoke3 as found in EOS-1D series
New “Anti-Flicker Shooting” where the AE system detects the cycle of flickering light sources such as fluorescent light and mercury light, the shutter release timing is then adjusted to ensure more consistent exposure and colour during shooting

High image quality and innovative functions from EOS-1D X

20.2-megapixel APS-C sized Canon CMOS sensor with 8-channel high speed readout and gapless microlens technology
New Dual “DIGIC 6” digital image processors, enabling a standard ISO range from 100 to 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600 and H2: 51200)
Features a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor with 252-zone metering and detects Red (R), Green (G), Blue (B) and Infra-red (IR) information which enables more accurate analysis from “EOS Scene Detection System”
EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) system that detects the subjects by face data and colour information to enhance auto exposure, autofocus and auto white balance under different light sources
EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking Recognition) AF function that uses Face Detection and colour information from EOS iSA system to track recognized subject in optical viewfinder and keep the subject in focus throughout the scene
Optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and 1.0x magnification made by high quality glass pentaprism to ensure high brightness and reduce vignetting and ghosting
New “Intelligent Viewfinder II” with on-demand AF Points, dual-axis electronic level, gridline display and various camera settings display such as shooting mode, white balance, drive mode, AF operation, metering mode, recording format and flicker detection

Enhanced Movie Servo AF and supports 59.94p Full HD EOS Movie

Integrates Canon’s unique “Dual Pixel CMOS AF” to enable fast and accurate AF in Live View shooting even in low light condition. When shooting movie, exceptional tracking performance is brought by the smooth and quiet Movie Servo AF
New “Custom Movie Servo AF” functions with “Movie Servo AF Speed” and “Movie Servo AF Track Sensitivity” options that allow customization of AF characteristics during video shooting4
Supports 50p/59.94p Full HD EOS Movie and the cinematic 24.00p
A new MP4 file format in addition to MOV and features a new IPB (light) movie compression for MP4 format
Supports SMPTE standard Time Code
Built-in headphone jack for real-time monitoring of sound recording
3.5mm Stereo Microphone Input with manual sound recording level control
Supports Movie Silent control
Uncompressed Full HD HDMI Output for instant transfer of uncompressed full HD video signal and audio signal to an external recorder or external monitor during shooting

Professional performance with improved operability and reliability

Built-in GPS function that newly supports Russia GLONASS and Japan QZSS satellites system to enhance positioning accuracy
Supports GPS logger function to allow easy tracking of shooting routes
Features a built-in electronic compass to record camera’s direction during shooting
3-inch 3:2 1.04M dots Clear View II LCD Monitor with anti-reflective structure and coating
Dual-axis electronic level
Built-in flash (GN 11) with support of optical pulse wireless master function
Supports “Comparative Playback” function, quick comparison can be made across 2 images during playback
First camera with built-in “Interval Timer” and “Bulb Timer” to set the number of shots with designated interval and bulb exposure time respectively
Dual Card Slots supporting both CF Card (compatible with UDMA 7) and SD Card (compatible with SDHC/SDXC UHS-I standard)
USB 3.0 digital terminal enables fast transfer of images
New in-camera “Distortion Correction” for instant correction of lens’ distortion and aberration, with real time display in Live View Mode
Multiple exposures and HDR (High Dynamic Range) functions inherited from EOS 5D Mark III
Rigid Magnesium Alloy body with enhanced dust and water resistance performance comparable to EOS-1D series5
Shutter unit with 200,000-cycle durability6

1 The number of available focus points depends on the lens attached
2 EV -3 sensitivity available when used with f/2.8 or larger aperture lens at center AF point with One-Shot AF
3 Optional chargeable service provided in Canon Service Center
4 When [FlexiZone AF –Single Point] is set and a compatible lens is used. If other AF method or a non-compatible lens is used, the default speed and sensitivity will be applied. Compatible lenses include all ring-type USM lens marketed in 2009 or later and all STM lenses
5 Not recommended to use in the rain
6 Shutter durability may vary depending on usage and environmental conditions

Battery Grip BG-E16 

Battery Grip dedicated for EOS 7D Mark II
Accommodates two LP-E6N or LP-E6 batteries for prolonged photo or video shooting time
Accommodates 6 Size-AA batteries with Battery Magazine BGM-E16A (included)
Uses as a vertical grip with vastly improves grip handling by redesigned battery magazine orientation
“AF Area Selection Lever” and “Multi-Controller” are added for more consistent vertical & horizontal shooting experience
Adopts shutter button with adjustable stoke1
Uses of rigid magnesium alloy cover for enhanced durability
Battery compartment with improved dust and water resistance2 design

1 Optional chargeable service provided in Canon Service Center
2 Not recommended to use in the rain

Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 II D

Wireless file transmitter dedicated for EOS 5D Mark III and EOS 7D Mark II
Supports high speed IEEE802.11n wireless connection in addition to IEEE802.11a/b/g
Features an internal antenna with 150m wireless range
Supports high speed 1000BASE-T Ethernet for high speed transmission
Features 5 communication modes including FTP Transfer, EOS Utility for remote Live View Mode shooting over network, WFT Server, Media Server and Linked Shooting
Supports Bluetooth connection to compatible GPS devices
Supports Multi Camera Time Sync function
Dust and water resistance1 design

1 Not recommended to use in the rain

Battery LP-E6N

High performance Li-ion battery with capacity increased to 1865mAh
Fully compatible with Battery Pack LP-E6
Compatible with Battery Charger LC-E6E

Focusing Screen Eh-A 

Standard focusing screen dedicated for EOS 7D Mark II
Precision Matte focusing Screen provides both adequate viewfinder brightness and manual focusing ease

Focusing Screen Eh-S 

Focusing screen dedicated for EOS 7D Mark II
Super Precision Matte focusing Screen allows more precise manual focusing for lens with aperture of f/1.8-f/2.8

Interface Cable 

Interface Cable IFC-150U II: USB 3.0 Micro-B (M) to USB A (M) cable with approx. length of 1.5m, for connecting PC or Printer
Interface Cable IFC-500U II^: USB 3.0 Micro-B (M) to USB A (M) cable with approx. length of 4.7m, for connecting PC or Printer
Interface Cable IFC-40AB II^: USB 3.0 Micro-B (M) to USB Mini-A (M) cable with approx. length of 0.41m, for connecting WFT-E7
Interface Cable IFC-150AB II^: USB 3.0 Micro-B (M) to USB Mini-A (M) cable with approx. length of 1.5m, for connecting WFT-E7

Quick comparison 7D/7D2

Canon EOS 7D IICanon EOS 7D
 Effective Pixels20.2 MP18.0 MP
 ISO Range100-12800 standard
25600 expanded
100-6400 standard
12800 expanded
 Movie options1080p/60/50/30/25/24
MP4 or MOV
All-I, IPB, IPB-Lite
1080p
MP4
 No of AF points65 (All cross type, center double-cross)19 (All cross-type)
 Metering sensor-assisted  AF tracking?YesNo
 AF in live viewOn-sensor phase detectionContrast detection
 Spot-metering linked to  AF  pointNoNo
Maximum shutter speed1/8000th sec1/8000th sec
Flash Sync speed1/250th sec1/250th sec
 Screen3.0″ 3:2
1,036,800 dots
(720 x 480 px, RGB)
3.0″ 4:3
920,000 dots
(640 x 480 px, RGB)
 Viewfinder100% coverage
1.0x magnification
(0.63x in 35mm terms)
100% coverage
1.0x magnification
(0.63x in 35mm terms)
 Continuous drive10 fps8 fps
 Buffer depth1090 JPEG
31 Raw
130 JPEG
25 Raw
 StorageCompact flash
SD/SDHC/SDXC
Compact flash
 Weight
(inc batteries)
910g (2.0 lb)860g (1.9 lb)
 Dimensions149 x 112 x 78 mm
(5.9 x 4.4 x 3.1″)
148 x 111 x 74 mm
(5.8 x 4.4 x 2.9″)
 GPS Built-in Optional
 Wi-Fi Optional Optional

Original EOS 7D full Specifications

Body materialMagnesium alloy
Sensor *22.3 x 14.9 mm CMOS sensor
RGB Color Filter Array
Built-in fixed low-pass filter (with self-cleaning unit)
19 million total pixels
18 million effective pixels
3:2 aspect ratio
Image processor *Dual DIGIC 4
A/D conversion14 bit
Image Sizes ( Still) *RAW
5184 x 3456
3888 x 2592
2592 x 1728
JPEG
5184 x 3456
3456 x 2304
2592 x 1728
Image Sizes (Movie)1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 23.976 fps)
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps)
640 x 480 (59.94, 50 fps)
File formats (Still)JPEG (EXIF 2.21) – Fine / Normal
RAW
M-RAW
S-RAW
RAW + JPEG
M-RAW + JPEG
S-RAW + JPEG
File formats (Movie)MOV (Video: H.264, Sound: Linear PCM)
LensesCanon EF / EF-S lens mount
1.6x field of view crop
Dust reductionEOS integrated cleaning system with fluorine coating
Self-cleaning sensor unit (filter in front of sensor vibrates at high frequency at start-up and shutdown – can be disabled)
Dust Delete Data – Data from a test shot is used to ‘map’ dust spots and can be later removed using Canon DPP Software
Auto focus*TTL-CT-SIR CMOS sensor
19 cross-type AF points (f/2.8 at centre)
Center point additionally sensitive with lenses of F2.8 or faster
AF working range: -0.5 – 18 EV (at 23°C, ISO 100)
Focus modesOne shot AF
AI Servo AF
AI Focus AF
Manual focus
AF point selectionAuto : 19 point
Manual : Single point/ Spot/ AF point Expansion/ Zone
AF LockLocked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed
Predictive AFUp to 8 m
AF assistStroboscopic flash
AF microadjust+/- 20 steps
Adjust all lenses by same amount/individually adjust up to 20 lenses
Metering*TTL full aperture metering with 63 zone Dual Layer SPC
Metering range: EV 1 – 20 EV
Metering modes*Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
Partial (9.4% at center)
Spot metering (approx. 2.3% at center)
Center-weighted average
AE lockAuto: One Shot AF with evaluative metering
Manual: AE lock button
Exposure compensation*+/-5.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Exposure bracketing+/- 2.0 EV
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Sensitivity *Auto ISO (100-3200)
ISO 100-6400 in 0.3 or 1.0 EV increments
H (12800) expansion
ShutterFocal-plane shutter
30 – 1/8000 sec
0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Flash X-Sync: 1/250 sec
Bulb
Aperture values0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
Actual aperture range depends on lens used
White balanceAuto
Daylight
Shade
Cloudy
Tungsten
White Fluorescent light
Flash
Custom
Kelvin (2500 – 10000 K in 100 K steps)
WB bracketing+/-3 levels
3 images
Blue / Amber or Magenta / Green bias
WB shift Blue (-9) To Amber (+9)
Magenta (-9) to Green (+9)
Picture styleStandard
Portrait
Landscape
Neutral
Faithful
Monochrome
User def. 1
User def. 2
User def. 3
Custom image parametersSharpness: 0 to 7
Contrast: -4 to +4
Saturation: -4 to +4
Color tone: -4 to +4
B&W filter: N, Ye, Or, R, Gvan
B&W tone: N, S, B, P, G
Image processingHighlight tone priority
Auto lighting optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO noise reduction (4 settings)
Auto correction of lens peripheral illumination (vignetting)
Color spacesRGB
Adobe RGB
Viewfinder *Eye-level pentaprism
100% frame coverage
Approx. 1.0x maginification
Eyepoint: 22 mm
Fixed (Transmissive LCD screen)
Dioptric adjustment: -3.0 to +1.0 diopter
MirrorQuick-return half mirror (transmission:reflection ratio 40:60)
Mirror lock-up (once or multiple exposures)
Viewfinder info *AF points
Focus confirmation light
Shutter speed
Aperture value
ISO speed (always displayed)
AE lock
Exposure level/compensation
Spot metering circle
Exposure warning
AEB.
Flash ready
High-speed sync
FE lock
Flash exposure compensation
Red-eye reduction light
White balance correction
CF card information
Monochrome shooting
Maximum burst (2 digit display)
Highlight tone priority (D+)
Grid
Dual Axis Electronic level
LCD monitor3.0 ” TFT LCD
920,000 pixels
100% coverage
160 ° viewing angle
Coating : Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
LCD Live viewLive TTL display of scene from CMOS image sensor
100% frame coverage
30 fps frame rate
Real-time evaluative metering using CMOS image sensor
Best view or exposure simulation
Silent mode
Grid optional (x2)
Magnify optional (5x or 10x at AF point)
Three AF modes – Live mode/Quick mode/Face Detection
Histogram
Remote live view using EOS Utility 2.0 (via USB or WiFi/Ethernet using WFT)
Record reviewOff
On (histogram via INFO button)
Display mode same as last used Play mode
Playback modes1. Single image with exposure, file number, storage slot
2. As 1 but also image count and quality
3. Detailed exposure information, thumbnail and luminance histogram
4. Less detailed exposure info., thumbnail, luminance and RGB histograms
Playback features Optional blinking highlight alert
Optional AF point display
Magnified view (up to 1.5x – 10x)
2×2 or 3×3 thumbnail index
Delete / Protect
Flash*Auto pop-up E-TTL II auto flash
FOV coverage up to15 mm (27 mm equiv.)
Guide number approx 12 m (ISO 100)
Cycle time approx. 3 sec
Flash compensation +/-3.0 EV in 0.3 or 0.5 EV increments
X-Sync: 1/250 sec
External flashE-TTL II auto flash with EX-series Speedlites
Wireless multi-flash support
PC Sync
Shooting modes *Auto
Creative auto
Program AE (P)
Shutter priority AE (Tv)
Aperture priority AE (Av)
Manual (M) Stills and Movie
Custom settings 1
Custom settings 2
Custom settings 3
Drive modesSingle
High-speed continuous
Low-speed continuous
Self-timer: 2sec + remote, 10sec + remote
Burst buffer *Approx. 8 fps (speed maintained for up to 126 JPEGs (with UDMA card), 15 images (RAW))
Orientation sensor Yes
Auto rotationOn (recorded and LCD display)
On (recorded only)
Off
Custom functions *27 Custom Fubctions with 70 settings
Menu languagesEnglish
German
French
Dutch
Danish
Portuguese
Finnish
Italian
Norwegian
Swedish
Spanish
Greek
Russian
Polish
Czech
Hungarian
Romanian
Ukrainian
Turkish
Arabic
Thai
Simplified Chinese
Traditional Chinese
Korean
Japanese
FirmwareUser upgradable
Portrait grip Optional BG-E7 Battery Grip
Optional WFT-E5 Wireless File Transfer Grip
ConnectivityUSB 2.0 Hi-Speed
Video output (PAL/ NTSC)
HDMI connector
N3 type wired remote control
PC Sync flash terminal
External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
Communication terminal on base for WFT-E5
StorageCompact Flash Type I or II
Supports UDMA and Microdrive cards
External storage via optional WFT-E5
PowerLithium-Ion LC-E6 rechargeable battery (supplied & charger)
CR1616 Lithium battery (date/time backup)
Optional AC adapter
Wireless connectivity
(optional WFT-E5) 
Mounts on base of camera and also acts as vertical grip
Has its own BP-511A battery
Wireless 802.11b / 802.11g
Wireless security: WEP, TKIP/AES, WPA-PSK, WPA2-PSK
Wireless methods: Infrastructure or Ad Hoc
Wired ethernet (100 Base-TX)
Transfer: FTP, PTP (remote control by computer), HTTP (view / remote fire)
USB host capable: External hard drives, flash drives
USB comms: GPS devices (records coordinates and altitude in image header)
Dimensions148 x 111 x 74 mm (5.8 x 4.3 x 2.8 in)
Weight *No battery: 820 g (1.8 lb)
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