Canon’s flagship DSLR cameras have always been the photographer’s choice worldwide. The 7D Mark II is yet another offering that ensembles photography from a crisp level. Indulge yourself with a comprehensive review on this camera below.
The 7D Mark II from Canon comes with a 20 MP Dual-Pixel AF CMOS Sensor. The core of this camera is powered with a Digic 6 image-processing engine. The camera does not offer Wi-Fi, but the Eye-Fi card support compensates for the same. Although, it isn’t a satisfactory mitigation, it makes wireless transfer a step easier than not. This camera has GPS that lets the photographer pinpoint the exact location of any photograph clicked by the photographer. It also helps track movement even if the photographer isn’t clicking or shooting.
Design and Display:
Ideally suited for wildlife and action clickers, the 7D Mark II is a tad cheaper than the exorbitant 1 DX or the D4S from Nikon. The body of this camera is an adapted version of the earlier 7D. The camera measures 148.6 x 112.4 x 78.2 mm and weighs 910 grams. This camera beats all odds in terms of build quality; the satisfaction begins at every nook and corner of this camera, thanks to its magnesium alloy build. Additionally, if you are a little finicky about shooting especially when there is a gloomy weather outside, the 7D Mark II’s weather sealing should help. Wildlife and outdoor photographers wouldn’t have to deal with the harsh ordeals of weather. The camera has a Micro USB 3.0 port that increases the transfer rates to a whole new level. It also has a combo of Compact Flash as well as SD card slots. The camera has a 3-inch 1.04 million dot LCD on its back. This is an upgrade from the 921k-dot screen found in its predecessor model. This isn’t a tilt or articulated screen and that makes it a little challenging to shoot the hard to reach shots.
The camera has a better processor and that constitutes to 10 fps continuous shooting. The performance of the Mark II supersedes most other cameras. That said, it isn’t the fastest shooters. Its 65-point system (cross type) allows focus using both horizontal and vertical image information. The camera has phase detection enabled too and its performance is pretty good.
Built with an LP-E6N battery, the 7D Mark II has a decent battery back up.
EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 Lens Kit:
The Lens Kit on this camera provides the photographer a great combination of Macro photography and telephoto shots. You can also experiment with portraits, and capture a few stunning evening shots with this lens. There are plenty of other lens options available for the 7D Mark II.
The Canon 7D is a great camera for advanced photography. It would have been nice to see additional features such as Wi-Fi, 4K video shooting too.
Canon EOS 7D Mark II with 15-85 mm Lens Rivals:
Canon EOS 70D
Canon EOS 700D
Canon EOS 6D
Canon EOS 60D