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Canon officially announces the 7D Mark II

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Sep 15, 2014 08:00 |  #31

Well, the price in the UK (£1600) is quite a bit less than I expected. Just the new AF sounds like it'll be enough to persuade me to get one when the price drops in a few months.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:01 |  #32

andrikos wrote in post #17155154 (external link)
Great Kelby informercial here... :rolleyes:​m …hu1diCqE&featur​ (external link)

Wow...that was just horrible. I couldn't make it through the whole thing.

I'm curious about people saying it will have the same low light ability as a 6D. I don't see that at all, anywhere. It seems...well, impossible. I'm all for the 20.2MP sensor - I have one and love it - but a full frame sensor rivaling that on the 6D it is not.

EDIT - Ooohhhh...the same low light focusing ability. Never mind. Whew, thought people were trying to say it's as good as the 6D in low light. Didn't think anybody would actually consider that true. :p

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Sep 15, 2014 08:02 |  #33

Petie53 wrote in post #17155116 (external link)
Claiming 6D level low light sensitivity!

Where is that mentioned? I can't find it. I don't even see the 6D mentioned anywhere in that link. Or are you just referring to the -3EV spec...? (external link)

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Sep 15, 2014 08:03 |  #34

clarnibass wrote in post #17155208 (external link)
Where is that mentioned? I can't find it. I don't even see the 6D mentioned anywhere in that link. Or are you just referring to the -3EV spec...?

Yes, the -3ev. That's the same claimed sensitivity as the 6D. Most of the other (older) bodies are either 0 or -1.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:04 |  #35

Finally is all I can say. I'll wait and see how the rest plays out after it's been around a bit.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:05 as a reply to  @ post 17155179 |  #36

I wonder if it's good enough for the Nikon pro-DX shooters that have been waiting for the D400.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:06 |  #37

clarnibass wrote in post #17155208 (external link)
Where is that mentioned? I can't find it. I don't even see the 6D mentioned anywhere in that link. Or are you just referring to the -3EV spec...?​om …_feature?WT.mc_​id=C126149 (external link)

Canon claims quality low light photography .

Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor captures images at
up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600 and H2: 51200). Thanks to its improved,
higher sensitivity photodiode construction, CMOS circuitry, and color filters
with higher light transmittance, the EOS 7D Mark II records both still and moving
images at higher ISO speeds with remarkably low noise, making excellent low-light
photography and moviemaking possible.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:06 |  #38

Well the write up provided sound promising, but then you'd expect that for the launch. Looking forward to seeing images taken by non-Canon reviewers and seeing what it can do, especially with low light sensitivity.
I'm also surprised at the price which is less than I expected it to be, that may sway a few people more into buying one.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:07 |  #39

andrikos wrote in post #17155154 (external link)
Great Kelby informercial here... :rolleyes:​m …hu1diCqE&featur​ (external link)

Kelby said "High ISO performance it's the best I've ever seen from a crop sensor."

Interesting bold statement there, but I take the message meaning it's not near the same level as a FF sensor.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:08 |  #40


Fantastic camera for wildlife and sports. Fast. Really robust autofocus with -3EV low light piercing and great ISO performance? I bet it produces CLEAN files at ISO 1600 and ISO 3200, which is exactly what we need, which means with good processing we can make acceptable ISO 6400 and possibly even manage decent ISO 12800 files with good exposure and good processing. Dual DIGIC 6 is awesome. And 10 FPS? It's starting to sound like a 1D series camera in a 5D class body. But at the prosumer price point of $1700.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:08 |  #41

The 7D changed the game for intermediate cost focusing on things that move like birds in flight. The 5D MkIII blew away the 7D on tracking and added really good low light shooting for more dollars.

The 7D MkIII seems to capture the focusing of the 5D MkIII while adding fast frame rate while being more competitive in price. Now the real question - how good is noise at high ISO/low light. Specs sound good, but until we see images .... we just don't know. Kelby, in the video says 'best low light performance seen in a CROP SENSOR. That is NOT saying it will out perform 6D or even the 5D MkIII in low light. Time will tell.


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Sep 15, 2014 08:10 |  #42

snake0ape wrote in post #17155193 (external link)
If raw files are over 20 mp each, how useful would wifi be? Maybe it's useful for JPEG only shooting. Owning an eyefi card that I don't use, I won't miss built in wifi.

wifi is about a lot more than transferring files.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:11 |  #43

05Xrunner wrote in post #17155156 (external link)
everything seems nice except for what looks like they just shoved the 70D sensor into it. Was expecting a sensor designed for it

I was thinking the same thing. It makes me skeptical of the "6D Low Light performance" claim. That will remain to be seen. However I own a G16 and I have to say some of my best photos have come from that little camera I believe because of the better DIGIC6 processor - also used by the 7DII so perhaps we will see some VERY nice Image Quality.

I wait to hear from actual users what the low-light performance really is. Looking forward to an actual 6D/7DII comparison on that topic.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:12 |  #44

archer1960 wrote in post #17155171 (external link)
Yes, thank goodness. GPS but no WiFi.

As if the existence of wifi would ruin your shots.
Don't like it? Turn it off.

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Sep 15, 2014 08:12 |  #45

Great specs and just what Canon's crop segment needed. But how about a badly needed upgrade to the 6D?

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