Canon EOS 7D Mark II (body only)
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Pros: Great pics. Quality built!
Item # 280EOS7DII | MFR # 9128b002
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The Canon EOS 7D Mark II puts creative photography at your fingertips.
The EOS 7D Mark II is loaded with technology that's dedicated to helping you create beautiful art. The camera's 20.2-megapixel image sensor captures ultra-clear images with low noise and high sensitivity. Dual DIGIC 6 image processors let you take huge RAW format photos quickly and store them accurately. You can focus on finding the right subject and snapping the shutter at precisely the right moment, secure in the knowledge that the Mark II is doing the heavy lifting while you perfect the aesthetics.
The Mark II packs an amazing 65 cross-type autofocus sensors into your frame, ensuring that you can zero in on your subject wherever it may be, and maintain focus even when it's in motion. You can freeze the action with shutter speeds down to 1/8000th of a second and shoot a blazing-fast 10 frames per second in sequence. Then, you can switch over to video mode and record a smooth, vivid HD clip. Objects in motion look fantastic when shot with this camera.
Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II's sensor captures images at up to ISO 16000 with remarkably low noise, making excellent low-light photography and moviemaking possible. Its extended high ISO settings (up to 51,200) make it ideal for night shots or indoor settings, where the lack of light or restrictions on flash use would normally make shooting impossible.
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Average Customer Review(s):
Pros: Great pics. Quality built!
The customer service was extremely great at Crutchfield. I got the product when promised. This camera has not been disappointing. I upgraded from a T2i and I love the 7d. I have found it easy to use and get adjusted to.
Moved up from 7D to Mark II for photos of birds in flight. The camera has excellent focusing and is super fast
Pros: Speed and focus
Cons: I have no issues with the camera
I purchased this camera as an upgrade to an older Canon 20D. We got a lot of good use out of the 20D, but started to recognize its limitations over the past couple of years. We researched quite a bit and we wanted to be able to use our existing lenses. The 7D really is a great upgrade all around. The obvious stuff is image quality, control, etc. Even menu navigation is a snap and the large display screen is a terrific improvement for aging eyes.
Pros: - Very rugged - Great image quality - Easy to use - Large screen
Cons: - Still a little pricy, but appropriate for the level of features and quality.
The focus and tracking is incredible, there is a learning curve if you are upgrading from the 7D (as am I) the controls are modelef after the 5D MK III and the meter I am used to seeing in M mode is on the side and not easy to see but it's FAST
Pros: Quality, speed tracking ability
Very nice upgrade from the original 7D. I owned the original from when it first became available. My only complaint was with the autofocusing during sports related shots. The Mark II addresses is this very well with the 65 AP points and many new user settings and controls. Have only played with it for a couple of hours, but I'm very happy with my purchase.
Pros: *AF Points! 65.... *Quiet shutter *GPS *More user settings
Cons: *No wifi
The 7D Mk II is my third DSLR from Canon. Coming from a 50D, the upgrade is sensible and easy. It is easy to figure out the controls and the operation of this new camera. I'm still developing with DxO the pictures form our trip in the South-West. The first images are very good.
Pros: Nice set of features. Weathering. Easy to use menus.
Cons: Battery runs out fast with the GPS.
I just recently purchased this camera. It is a big upgrade from the 2ti and 3ti that I have been using. This camera is packed with some really awesome features. I just wish that wi-fi was incorporated into the camera. The camera is fast. I have found out that using an EF-S lens is good but if you want to get the full potential of the camera, step up to the L series lens. The camera is good for portrait shooting however it is more set up for sports and wildlife. So for portrait pics I will still use my trusty 2ti. I am using the camera with a 24-70 f2.8L lens and it preforms awesome. Love that you can select your focus points as well. Have not used the video part of the camera however that will be the next thing I try with it. The body seems very well made and has a little weight to it but that is to expected. If you are looking for an upgrade in the crop camera line, the 7D Mark II is well worth it.
Pros: Packed with features, dedicated buttons
Cons: Quick battery drain.
I started with the Canon 40D and upgraded to the 7D. This camera is a major upgrade from the 7D in my opinion. Shoots quicker and much quitter. Focuses quickly in burst mode while I am trying to capture birds in flight or an animal moving quickly. Has the ability with the high ISO to pull birds in from dark places in the undergrowth. Captures hawks and eagles in flight by tweaking the exposure. I also like the new software that allows me to color saturate my pictures and define the images by working the strength and threshold tabs.
Pros: Does take some time to understand all the features but it is well worth it and the features are why I bought the camera.
Fast and sharp pictures. I live the 65 point focus and 10 fps with my 70-200mm lens!
I have used a EOS 7D for over four years for nature photography (particularly, birds using the 400mm f5.6L lens). I notice the reviews so far are from Mark 5 owners. I already know how good a 7D is. I do not think that the Mark ii is showing me anything to warrant the additional expense over a new 7D. Maybe faster fps but I have spent more time with faster CF cards with a 'busy' pause which I never experienced with the 7D. Also, the battery drains a lot quicker than I have experienced with the 7D. ISO range is more extensive but I don't see much reduction in noise, especially shooting on cloudy days. All in all I would say the 7D Mark ii is as good as its excellent older brother the 7D.
This camera is for shooters whom require speed and autofocus accuracy. Image quality versus my 5D Mark III is excellent for a crop sensor body. The features for the price point is phenomenal. This camera is attached to my 70-200 2.8 IS VERII, and I must say is an excellent combination for sport and nature shooting. I borrowed a 400mm 2.8 IS VERII and wow I was blown away by the IQ, autofocus speed, and accuracy. This indeed is a mini 1DX, while not fullframe as the 1DX the 7D Mark II can keep up with its bigger and more expensive brother. In addition to Adobe updating its programs such as Lightroom and Photoshop CC you're able to shoot in RAW and further enhance your shots.
Pros: Excellent Autofocus Excellent IQ Packed with features.
Cons: Battery Life (in sport shooting situations)
Great compliment to the 5d Mark III that I already own. Needed a body with an APC sized sensor for a little extra reach. I have been shooting night High School football games at up to ISO 6400 and have been very satisfied with the results.
Pros: The "reach" of a smaller sensor. Decent low light performance. Controls that are very similar to my other camera, making the learning curve easy.
Cons: None so far.
Some of Canon's best technology was merged into this camera.
Pros: Excellent quality product
Cons: None yet
Canon 7D Mark II is very good. I love the 1.6 crop factor to get that extra distance that I had with Canon's 1D Mark IV with a1.3 crop factor. It's spec are very good, but doesn't beat the Canon's 1DX which is the flag ship for now in Professional DSLR's.
Pros: Lighter, better spec than it's predecessor the 7D. 10mframes per second, a full view finder, a better LCD, new battery series, 64 focus points and a better tracking system. Check out the review from other camera sites & magazines.
Cons: Not a Canon Professional D series with built in side grip and bigger battery. So you have to buy the side grip, extra battery, and hand grip.
|LCD Screen Size||3"|
|Lens 35mm Equivalent||None included|
CompactFlash Type I |
|Image Stabilization||With optional lens|
|Highest Resolution||5472 x 3648|
|Video Resolution||1920 x 1080|
|Weight With Battery (ounces)||32.1|
|Parts Warranty||1 Year|
|Labor Warranty||1 Year|
Overview: The Canon EOS 7D Mark II (G) digital SLR is an update of the popular EOS 7D from 2010 with new and exciting features. This EOS 7D Mark II kit comes with an improved LP-E6N battery and battery charger. No lenses come with this "body only" kit.
Magnesium Alloy Body: The camera body is constructed of the highest quality materials. The chassis is built of lightweight and rigid magnesium alloy with seals that resist water and dust. The shutter is built to shoot at speeds of up to 1/8000 sec for up to 200,000 cycles.
Viewfinder: The EOS 7D Mark II features the Intelligent Viewfinder II that offers 100% coverage, 1x magnification, a 29.6° angle of view, and a user-controlled dioptric adjustment. A number of viewfinder displays can be overlaid at the touch of a button, including shooting mode and exposure level. A dual-axis Electronic Level shows you when the camera is level horizontally and vertically. An eyepiece cover is provided to prevent stray light from entering the eyepiece during self-timer or remote control photography.
Clear View II LCD Monitor: The EOS 7D Mark II features a 3" Clear View II TFT color LCD monitor with approximately 1,040,000 pixels which allows you to view and shoot real-time images. The LCD monitor offers 100% viewing coverage and automatic or manual brightness settings (7 levels).
Live View: The Live View Function enables shooting still images or movies while viewing the subject directly on the camera's 3" LCD monitor. When shooting in the Program, Shutter-priority, Aperture-priority, Manual, or Bulb modes, you can check the depth of field by pressing the Depth-of-Field Preview button.
20.2 Megapixel CMOS Sensor: The EOS 7D Mark II features a 20.2 Megapixel APS-C size (22.4 x 15.0mm) CMOS sensor with a 3:2 aspect ratio that captures a high level of resolution so it's easy to crop images for enlargement without concern of losing detail. A major factor in reducing noise, the CMOS sensor assures that images shot at highest sensitivity will be remarkably smooth.
Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors: The EOS 7D Mark II's image sensor is backed up by the new dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for advanced image processing. The dual processors allow you to capture up to 1090 JPEG, 31 RAW, and 19 RAW+JPEG shots in a single burst, so you'll capture all of the action. Also, corrections for lens aberration, illumination, and distortion can be corrected on-the-fly.
Sensor Cleaning: The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera has a self-cleaning sensor unit attached to the image sensor's front-layer (low-pass filter) to shake off dust automatically. The dust delete data can also be appended to the image so that the dust spots remaining can be erased automatically by the provided Digital Photo Professional software.
Note: Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower.
Dual Media Slots: The EOS 7D Mark II features two memory card slots: one for Type I CompactFlash Cards (including UDMA mode 7-compatible cards), and the other for SD/SDHC/SDXC memory cards (including UHS-I cards). There are several options for shooting with multiple cards:
Note: No recording media is supplied with the camera.
Built-in GPS: The camera has built-in GPS that can record longitude, latitude, direction, and altitude data and imbed it within the image and movie files. It can also track movement at set intervals with its logging function, and can set the camera's internal clock. When playing back images and movies on a computer, you can track your movements on a map and see where and when you took each image.
Still Image Recording Formats: The EOS 7D Mark II records still images in the following formats:
Movie Recording Formats: The EOS 7D Mark II can also record movies in MOV and MP4 formats. The camera supports Full HD 1920 x 1080 (60/30/24 fps), HD 1280 x 720 (60/30 fps), and SD 640 x 480 (30 fps). There are three compression methods that you can choose from:
Drive Modes: The Canon EOS 7D Mark II offers the following Drive (Shutter) modes.
Note: The EOS 7D Mark II is compatible with Canon IR wireless remote controls (RC-6, RC-5, or RC-1), that allow you to shoot remotely up to approximately 16.4 feet.
65-Point, All Cross-Type AF System: The EOS 7D Mark II features a high precision auto focus system with 65 all cross-type AF points. The AF points are spread over a wide area of the frame, resulting in faster auto focusing no matter where the subject is. The number of available AF points varies according to the lens used. The number of AF points and the AF area are selectable as follows:
AF Assist Lamp: The camera's built-in flash will fire a series of flashes in a row to assist during auto-focusing in low-light situations. This is called the AF-assist beam. It is effective up to 13.1 ft.
Shooting Modes: The EOS 7D Mark II offers the following shooting modes:
Exposure Compensation: Exposure compensation is used to alter the camera's standard exposure setting. You can make the image look lighter (increased exposure) or darker (decreased exposure). The exposure compensation amount can be set up to +/-5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments. The LCD monitor and viewfinder can only display +/-3.0 stops of exposure compensation.
Auto Exposure Bracketing: With auto exposure bracketing (AEB), the camera automatically changes the exposure level up to +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments for three successive shots.
AE Lock: AE lock enables you to lock the exposure at a different place from the point of focus. After locking the exposure, you can recompose the shot while maintaining the desired exposure level. This feature is useful for backlit and spotlighted subjects.
RGB+IR Metering Sensor: The EOS 7D Mark II features a new iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) metering system with a 150,000-pixel RGB+IF light sensor and 252 zones. You can select from the following metering modes:
Note: In the Scene Intelligent Auto shooting mode, Evaluative Metering is automatically set.
ISO Speed: The camera features an Auto ISO setting which allows the camera to automatically set the ISO speed from 100 to 6400 in Scene Intelligent Auto mode, or 100 to 16000 in P, Tv, Av, or M modes. The camera's ISO speed can be manually set between 100 and 16000 in 1/3-stop increments to suit your shooting conditions. Two extended ISO speeds are available: H1 (equivalent to ISO 25600) and H2 (equivalent to ISO 51200). You can also set ISO Speed ranges for Auto ISO and Manual ISO.
Built-in Flash: The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera features a built-in pop-up flash with a Guide Number of 11/36.1 (ISO 100 in meters/feet). The camera allows you to adjust the flash exposure compensation up to +/-3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments.
External Flash: The camera's hot shoe is compatible with Canon's EX-series Speedlites (90EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 430EX II, and 600EX.). The camera's built-in flash can work as a master unit with Canon Speedlites having a wireless slave feature and wirelessly trigger the Speedlite to fire.
Picture Style: By selecting a picture style you can achieve various effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. You can also adjust the Sharpness, Contrast, Saturation and Color tone of each Picture Style. Picture Style selections include: Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, and User Defined (1, 2, 3).
White Balance: You can choose from the following white balance settings: Auto, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy/Twilight/Sunset, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash use, Custom, and Color Temperature.
Color Space: The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. With this camera, you can set the color space for captured images to sRGB or Adobe RGB. For normal images, sRGB is recommended. In the camera's full-automatic modes, sRGB will be set automatically.
Histogram: A histogram is a graph showing the brightness of an image. The graph display indicates a bright image when skewed to the right side, and a dark image when skewed to the left side.
Mirror Lockup: The Mirror Lockup feature helps prevent camera vibration caused by mirror shock when using a super telephoto lens or shooting close-ups.
Multi-Language: The camera's menus system supports 25 different languages including English, French and Spanish.
EF Lens Compatibility: The EOS 7D Mark II has a Canon EF mount, and is compatible with Canon EF lenses, ranging from ultra-wide angle to super telephoto lenses. Canon's Optical Image Stabilizer technology is featured in select lenses to minimize the effect of camera shake.
Auto Rotation: Vertical shots can be rotated automatically so that they are displayed upright during playback.
Image Review: The image can be displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after you shoot. The review time can be set to off (not displayed), 2 seconds, 4 seconds, 8 seconds, or Hold, which keeps the image displayed on the LCD monitor until the camera is focused again.
Playback Grid: In single-image display and two-image display, you can overlay a grid on the image. You can select 3x3 grid, 6x4 grid, or 3x3+diagonal. The grid cannot be displayed during movie playback.
Slide Show: You can view all images on the Compact Flash Card one after another with the Auto Playback function (slide show). You can choose which recorded images will be displayed in the slide show by selecting All images, Movies, Stills, or Protected images. You can also select slides by date, folder, or rating.
Index Display: This feature allows you to view 4, 9, 36, or 100 images at once on the LCD monitor so that you can search for an image quickly.
Jump Playback: During single-image playback, you can jump to images 1, 10 or 100 images at a time. You can also display photos by date, folder, movies only, stills only, protected images only, and by image rating.
Image Magnification: When viewing a still picture in single image playback mode, you can magnify the image from 1.5x to 10x. While the image is magnified, you can scroll anywhere around the image.
Rotating Images: You can rotate an image by 90° or 270° clockwise in the LCD monitor.
Protect Images: You can select specific images from being erased accidentally.
HDMI Output: There is a mini-HDMI jack (Type C) which allows you to connect the camera to an HDTV. A mini-HDMI-to-HDMI cable, such as 280HTC100, is required.
Printing Effects: The digital SLR camera allows you to choose from the following Printing Effects.
Brightness: The image brightness can be adjusted within the camera before printing.
Red-Eye Correction: The red eye phenomenon will be corrected within the camera before printing.
Cropping: You can crop an image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. The cropping frame size can be changed, moved, or inverted to create the perfect size print. If your cropped image is tilted, you can apply tilt correction from -10 to +10 degrees in 0.5-degree increments.
DPOF Print Settings: You can select which image or images you want to print and how many copies you want. This is convenient for printing images all at once, on optional Canon Direct Print Function-compliant printers, on PictBridge compliant printers, or at participating photo labs. The camera is compliant with DPOF Version 1.1.
Power Options: The EOS 7D Mark II is powered by the supplied LP-E6N Lithium-Ion battery (7.2V, 1865mAh). The LP-E6 battery (7.2V, 1800mAh) is also compatible. The battery can be charged in the supplied LC-E6N battery charger in approximately 150 minutes. You can use AA batteries in the optional BG-E16 battery grip. The supplied battery performance specs are as follows:
|No Flash Use||50% Flash Use|
23° C/73° F
|Approx. 800 shots||Approx. 670 shots|
|0° C/32° F||Approx. 760 shots||Approx. 640 shots|
Optional AC Power: With the optional ACK-E6 AC adapter kit, you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery becoming exhausted.
Auto Power Off: To save battery power, the camera turns off automatically after a period of non-operation. The Auto Power Off time can be set to 1 minute, 2 minutes, 4 minutes, 8 minutes, 15 minutes, or 30 minutes.
Note: The Auto Power Off function will not activate in Auto Playback Mode.
Supplied Software: The EOS 7D Mark II comes bundled with the EOS Digital Solution Disc Ver.29.1, which includes:
OS Requirements: The above-listed software is compatible with computers with the following operating systems:
Software/Camera Instruction Manuals: In addition to the EOS Digital Solution software disk, the camera also includes the EOS Digital Software Instruction manual on CD-ROM and the Camera Instruction manual on CD-ROM. Both discs are compatible with Windows and Macintosh.
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I have been using a Canon 60d for a while but my shutter stopped working. I've been thinking about upgrading for a while and this just pushed me to do it. After looking at all the specs it seems like this camera has everything I need. I can't wait until it arrives!! The controls and features look a little different so it might take some getting used to but I can't wait to start playing with it :) [ Christina Mar 23, 2016 ]
Love this camera. Great features, great video, great build quality. Used a 10D for over a decade and this camera is the same great build quality and fast and smart. No Wi-fi, but I don't need it. [ BRUCE Feb 18, 2016 ]