The Canon 7D Mark II is Canon's new high-end DSLR in Canon's APS-sensor lineup. Features include a 20.2MP CMOS sensor, 10fps burst rate, an intervalometer, a new battery, and a top ISO of 16,000 that's boostable to 51,200.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is built on a new 20.2MP sensor that Canon says will deliver stunning detail and impressive clarity. The sensor has a top native ISO of 16,000, and it can be expanded to ISO 51,200 with claimed low noise for both stills and video. The sensor works in tandem with Dual Digic 6 image processors, which help the camera up to 1090 JPEGs, 31 RAW and 19 RAW+JPEG shots in a single burst. The image processing also handles lens aberration, peripheral illumination and distortion correction in real time.
The shutter is ruggedized and designed for 200,000 cycles. Burst rate is up to 10fps, a major increase, while shutter lag is down to 55 milliseconds. An efficient shutter drive motor and vibration dampened mirror is also part of the package. The camera chassis is built of lightweight, rigid magnesium and is sealed against water and dust.
All Cross-Type AF Points
An EOS first: The camera features 65 autofocus points, all cross-type, and boasts accurate subject tracking down to -3 EV sensitivity at the center point. Cross-type AF points are more accurate and stable, and aren't influenced by subject shape and color. The EOS 7D Mark II's AF points are spread across a wide area of the frame for faster AF on off-center subjects.
Autofocus is also said to be excellent for video. A new Dual Pixel CMOS AF represents, according to Canon, a milestone in AF speed and accuracy. Traditionally, image sensors have one photodiode per pixel for recording, but the CMOS sensor on the 7D Mark II has two photodiodes per pixel-40 million altogether. Each pixel on the sensor can perform phase-difference detection autofocus and capture light. With phase-difference detection AF, autofocus is achieved quickly and easily, and videographers and users of Live View will see the fast-focus results most clearly. Combined with the predictive power of Movie Servo AF, subjects in motion are smoothly and consistently tracked.
The Intelligent Viewfinder II makes it easy to both shoot, change and confirm camera settings and shooting modes all without lookingaway from the viewfinder. Displaying approximately 100% of the composition, the viewfinder can show settings like shooting mode, exposure level, white balance, drive mode, AF operation, metering mode, recording format, even an electronic level and more. All of this information can be displayed by or superimposed easily over the image for review while shooting, and multiple views are customizable.
The 3-inch, 1,040k dot resolution monitor has a resin-coated cover so reflections are minimized. The LCD's surface is treated with asmudge-resistant coating to minimize fingerprints
Intelligent Subject Recognition
The camera's iSA Intelligent Subject Analysis system employs an independent RGB light sensor with approximately 150,000-pixel resolution. This sensorenables intelligent Tracking and Recognition system (iTR AF) that detects and tracks subjects, automatically switching the AF point to optimize tracking. New tracking algorithms are tailored to recognize faces and colors.
A new Scene Detection system features a new 150k pixel RGB metering sensor for greater precision.