Canon has recently announced that the 5 year old Canon 7D is going to updated and reincarnated as the new 7D Mark II. Features of the new 7D Mark II include clean HDMI, 60 fps at 1080p, and Canon’s dual-pixel video auto-focus.
Here are the notable specs for the Canon 7D Mark II:
- 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
- 1920 x 1080: 60 fps, 30 fps, 24 fps
- 1280 x 720: 60 fps, 30 fps
- 640 x 480: 30 fps
- ISO 100-16000 (Extended Mode: 100-51200)
- 1/8″ Headphone, 1/8″ Microphone, HDMI C (Mini), USB 3.0
- Clean HDMI 8-bit 4:2:2
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
- 65-Point All Cross-Type AF System
- Continuous 10 fps Shooting
- Shutter: up to 1/8000 second
The 7D Mark II will cost $1800 (body only). It will begin shipping this November.
While the 60 fps at 1080 (vs 720 on previous 7D) and clean 1080 8-bit HDMI is nice, we don’t see a whole lot on this camera for shooters to be excited about. Almost certainly not enough to upgrade for most. Action photographers may, however, be excited about the countinous 10 fps shooting and improved Megapixels. ISO performance will be improved for both video and stills.
Canon has released some sample still images and videos. Currently, the 7D Mark II sample videos are only available on the Canon site and only at 960×540 (wtf, Canon?!). You can also see all of the sample images there as well as EXIF data. Here are our favorite ones:
If you’re interested in buying the Canon 7D Mark II, B&H is currently pre-ordering.