IBC 2014: Canon release EOS 7D Mk II

There’s always one. Just as we’d thought our IBC blogging was done for the year, Canon snuck in the new EOS 7D Mk II. We considered ignoring it, but frankly we’ve been waiting for it for ages and it looks super, so here we go…

According to Canon’s press squad, “The EOS 7D Mark II is a revolutionary new DSLR built for speed, offering class-leading performance and power.” Key features are as follows:

Made for capturing split-second action, it shoots an incredible 10 frames per second without a drop in resolution, and sets a new benchmark for speed and power, with an all cross-type 65-point AF systemi and Dual “DIGIC 6” processors.

For beautiful imagery with incomparable detail in even challenging lighting situations, the EOS 7D Mark II features an all new 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and a newly-designed 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a native ISO 100-16,000.

Offering complete adaptability, it offers customisable body controls and a new viewfinder which provides approximately 100% coverage. 

The EOS 7D Mark II also offers a suite of pro-standard movie features, including 60p Full HD capture, uncompressed HDMI output and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology.

We’d also note realtime metering, RAW and JPEG simultaneous recording at up to 50 fps interframe, and a maximum movie folder length of 29 minutes 59 seconds. But press release aside, here are some other features to bear in mind…

A headphone jack. Finally.

Canon want you to love HDMI. Not only have they thrown a port protector in with the camera, they’ve added the ability to send audio and clean 4:2:2 over HDMI while simultaneously recording 4:2:0 VBR internally.

Continuous focus and variable focus speed. Canon’s 7D MkII uses the same Dual Pixel CMOS autofocus technology as the C100 and C300, which aren’t exactly slouches. It also has menu options that let you control the sensitivity of the tracking system and set different focus speeds for before shooting and during shooting.

The EOS 7D Mk II is available now. We’re also running a stonking offer on the original recipe 7D.

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