Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Released November, 2014
  • 20 MP
  • APS-C 22.4 x 15 mm CMOS
  • 3" LCD
Canon's Standard Picture Style provides a good general purpose setting that generates JPEGs with pleasant colours and decent saturation.
by TechRadar (Nov, 2014)
9.6 Out of 10

Camera Rocket Review Our evaluation of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Image Quality

RAW image quality independent of lens

EOS 7D Mark II
10.0
D7100
10.0
DxOMark Low light, DxOMark Color depth and DxOMark Dynamic range

Focusing

How fast and easily does the camera nail focus

EOS 7D Mark II
10.0
D7100
9.2
focus points

Responsiveness

How much delay is there between you and your photo?

EOS 7D Mark II
10.0
D7100
10.0
continuous shooting

Reviews

What do the experts think?

EOS 7D Mark II
9.2
D7100
9.2
Reviews from canonwatch.com, dpreview.com, techradar.com and imaging-resource.com

9.6

Camera Rocket Score

Image Quality, Focusing, Responsiveness and Reviews

EOS 7D Mark II
9.6
D7100
9.5

Benchmarks Real world tests of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

Low light image quality Highest ISO setting that still achieves great image quality

EOS 7D Mark II
1,082 ISO
EOS 6D
2,340 ISO
EOS 5D Mark III
2,293 ISO

Focus lag Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 7D Mark II
249 ms
EOS 7D
131 ms

Shutter lag Delay to take a photo when prefocused

EOS 7D Mark II
52 ms
EOS 7D
61 ms

Startup delay Delay from power on to first photo

EOS 7D Mark II
500 ms
D7100
300 ms
D7200
400 ms

Continuous shooting Delay between fully pressing shutter to image capture

EOS 7D Mark II
10 fps
EOS 6D
4.5 fps
EOS 8000D
5 fps

Battery life How many photos per battery charge (CIPA)

EOS 7D Mark II
670 photos
Nikon D500
1,240 photos
D7200
1,110 photos

Photo Gallery Wallpaper quality closeups of the camera

Reviews Word on the street for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II

In The News From around the web

It could potentially cause a camera lockup when shooting in live view mode with image review enabled while using the ML-L3 remote control, but only after red-eye reduction was selected as the flash mode.
The new release makes but one change: raw output has been added to the device's roster of capabilities.
Sports photographer David Bergman has a few tips to help you improve your sports images, whether you're photographing professional athletes or your kids.
If you're looking for a new camera that is excellent for sports photography, check out Canon's 7D Mark II and new 1DX Mark II or Nikon's recent D500 and D5 cameras.
[…] Camera locked up twice shooting one game, I was looking through view finder turned away looked back through and had no info like it was shut off…the second time it was resuming from sleep.
What about you, did you experience the issue after having installed firmware 1.04 on your EOS 7D Mark II?
Fixes a phenomenon in which, in rare instances, the reduction of the flicker effect cannot be achieved when in AI servo AF mode, despite the “Anti-flicker shoot” function being set to “Enable.
Fixes a phenomenon in which the camera’s AF function may not operate properly at a focal length of approximately 100mm when used with the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM lens.

Specifications Full list of technical specs

sensor

Type CMOS
Megapixels 20 MP
Resolution 5472 x 3648
Size APS-C
Area 22.4 x 15 mm
Crop factor 1.6x
Pixel size 16.8 microns
Light sensitivity 100 ISO to 16,000 ISO
Light sensitivity (Boost) 100 ISO to 51,200 ISO
Codecs
  1. RAW
  2. JPEG
Self cleaning sensor Yes

focus system

Type Phase detection
Focus points 65
Cross type focus points 65
Supports continuous Yes

viewfinder

Viewfinder mirror Opaque
Viewfinder Viewfinder
Type Pentaprism
Coverage 100%
Magnification 1x
Viewfinder size 0.62x

performance

Max continuous shooting 10 fps
Battery life 670 photos
Continuous shooting 10 fps
Focus lag 249 ms
Shutter lag 52 ms
Startup delay 500 ms

video

Video 1920 x 1080 @ 59.94 fps (MPEG-4)
Shoots video in 24p Yes
Shoots high speed video No
External mic jack 3.5mm
Autofocus while shooting video Hybrid detection
Autofocus type Hybrid detection
Autofocus supports continuous Yes

display

Type LCD
Size 3"
Resolution 1,040 k dots
Has a touch screen No
Has a flip out screen No
Supports live view Yes

shutter

Min 30 s
Max 1/8000 s

form factor

Size 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Thickness 78 mm
Weight 910 g
Is weather sealed Yes

features

Includes a GPS Yes
Supports HDR Yes
WiFi None
Automatic panorama No
Create realistic 3D images No
Image stabilization None
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