EOS 7D Mark IIby Canon

  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 7D Mark II
  • EOS 7D Mark II
TECHWALLA
VERDICT
A definite buy! This is among the best in its class.
88%
TECHWALLA SCORE
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PROS

  • This camera's fast 65-point cross-type autofocus sensor gives tremendous flexibility when composing shots.
  • The camera has built-in GPS for automatically tagging images with your location.
  • The robust buffer handles up to 10-frames-per-second shooting.

CONS

  • The 7D Mark II lacks integrated Wi-Fi connectivity.
  • The live-view shooting mode remains a limited proposition, with no autofocus during continuous shooting.
  • The 7D Mark II can't compete with other cameras in dynamic range, but this isn't a critical flaw for sports or wildlife photographers.
The Canon 7D Mark II delivers many of the professional features found in higher end models at a price that's accessible to photo enthusiasts. This 20.2-megapixel camera body has Canon's latest DIGIC 6 image processor and continues to use an APS-C sensor, as its predecessor did. Between the sensor's extra reach and the camera's speedy 10 frames-per-second shooting, this model is better suited than most for sports and wildlife photography.
NameEOS 7D Mark IID810D750
ManufacturerCanonNikonNikon
Techwalla Score
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List Price$1799$3300$2300
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Canon's best APS-C format SLR to date, the 7D Mark II has a new sensor and processing engine along with advanced metering and AF systems, gi…

Canon's best APS-C format SLR to date, the 7D Mark II has a new sensor and processing engine along with advanced metering and AF systems, giving it bags of appeal to the enthusiast wedded to the idea of an SLR rather than a compact system camera.

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100%

Catering primarily to sports, action and wildlife photographers, the 7D Mark II -- like the 7D -- borrows many features and performance spec…

Catering primarily to sports, action and wildlife photographers, the 7D Mark II -- like the 7D -- borrows many features and performance specs from their 1D-series models, but at a more affordable price.

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92%

The Canon 7D Mark II is a specialized tool aimed at sports and wildlife photographers that shoot fast action. True, the camera cannot really…

The Canon 7D Mark II is a specialized tool aimed at sports and wildlife photographers that shoot fast action. True, the camera cannot really compete with other sensors in terms of dynamic range, but it is not a landscape or a portrait camera, so its dynamic range performance is not that important or relevant.

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91%

There may not be a host of sexy, never-before-seen innovations here, but this is the very best that Canon has to offer in a familiar, powerf…

There may not be a host of sexy, never-before-seen innovations here, but this is the very best that Canon has to offer in a familiar, powerful, durable camera that will appeal to shooters of all stripes.

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The new 65-point auto-focus system in particular is a big step forward, along with the excellent performance at higher ISOs, the fast 10fps …

The new 65-point auto-focus system in particular is a big step forward, along with the excellent performance at higher ISOs, the fast 10fps continuous shooting, excellent metering system, impressive optical viewfinder with 100% coverage and a more refined movie making interface.

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The 7D Mark II proves that the wait was worth it. It's got the best autofocus system that I've seen in an APS-C body, and its image quality …

The 7D Mark II proves that the wait was worth it. It's got the best autofocus system that I've seen in an APS-C body, and its image quality holds up against the stiff competition in this category.

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84%

With the 7D II Canon is putting a stake in the ground that it is committed to the crop sensor market. Although it will likely be seen as an …

With the 7D II Canon is putting a stake in the ground that it is committed to the crop sensor market. Although it will likely be seen as an aspirational camera for novices, or an upgrade path to people using more consumer oriented crop sensor bodies from Canon, the 7D II is unquestionably a pro camera. It's built like a tank, has the control layout of a 5D Mark III and an autofocus system to compete with the 1D X.

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The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a great camera, it's fast, familiar and delivers excellent--albeit not best in class--photo and video quality. I…

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is a great camera, it's fast, familiar and delivers excellent--albeit not best in class--photo and video quality. I really enjoy shooting with it most of the time.

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80%

The 7D MkII is a disappointingly conservative upgrade in some respects, but good AF and burst performance see it though.

The 7D MkII is a disappointingly conservative upgrade in some respects, but good AF and burst performance see it though.

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Sports and nature photographers who prefer Canon will love the reach of the APS-C sensor crop and the ability to track nearly anything, no m…

Sports and nature photographers who prefer Canon will love the reach of the APS-C sensor crop and the ability to track nearly anything, no matter how erratically it moves. However, if speed isn't at a premium, these photogs can get nearly the same autofocus performance, and less-grainy images, from the cheaper Canon 70D.

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The bottom line is that I have to declare the 70D (and 7D) dethroned as king of APS-C AF. The Canon 7D Mark II is now the best-focusing APS-…

The bottom line is that I have to declare the 70D (and 7D) dethroned as king of APS-C AF. The Canon 7D Mark II is now the best-focusing APS-C DSLR available (as of review time). The 7D II is more-directly competing with the extraordinary AF system found in the 1D X and 5D III.

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While the main image quality improvements are modest, the strong enhancements to its capabilities add up to a camera able to handle more div…

While the main image quality improvements are modest, the strong enhancements to its capabilities add up to a camera able to handle more diverse shooting situations with an ease that you should expect from a camera in this class. It’s a no-brainer for any sports shooter at a college newspaper or website (despite the lack of Wi-Fi).

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The camera is extremely fast. It can deliver 10 frames per second with AF for every shot. It can shoot an infinite number of pictures in JPE…

The camera is extremely fast. It can deliver 10 frames per second with AF for every shot. It can shoot an infinite number of pictures in JPEG mode, or up to 31 Raw images. During the test we used very fast SDXC cards and shot in continuous Raw and got up to 45 frames.

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The Canon EOS 7D Mark II ($1799, body only) is a great camera for sports and casual shooting alike. Its strengths lie in its versatile autof…

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II ($1799, body only) is a great camera for sports and casual shooting alike. Its strengths lie in its versatile autofocus, its fast (10 frames per second) shooting, and its smooth, ergonomic handling.

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