Canon 7D Mark 2 II Review Video In Hand Testing Shooting Photos And Video

Canon 7D Mark II test review
Testing the new Canon 7D Mark 2 out in the field. Sample photos and sample test video for you to look at.

Complete with specs, new features, why they matter, and a detailed look at image quality results, our head of testing gives the verdict on the long awaited 7D Mark II, which now sits at the top of Canon’s APS-C format DSLR range.

The sensor inside the 7D Mark II has 20.2 million effective pixels, just like the Canon 70D, but we are told it’s a new device and that the micro lenses have been redesigned for better light transmission. Canon has also given the camera two Digic 6 processing engines and this enables a maximum continuous shooting speed of 10 frames per second. With a UDMA 7 card like this Lexar 1066x CompactFlash card installed this rate can be maintained for up to 31 raw files or 1030 JPEGs.

You can get the Canon 7D Mark 2 cheap here and here.

Price 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 Sensor 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 Image ISO Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 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 Autofocus
  • 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 Storage types CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC Connectivity USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec) HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI) Microphone port Yes Headphone port Yes Remote control Yes (wired or wireless) Physical 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

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