Canon 7d M II vs 7d


Latest update:14/10/2014

Canon 7d M II vs 7d

There was in 2009 when Canon released the Canon 7d, a little higher level Aps-C camera, lots of time spend until this year the Canon 7d II was announced. We don’t have a sample yet, but has an information what changed compare to the earlier model.

Canon 7d M II vs 7d differences
Canon 7d Mk II Canon 7d
ISO range 100-16,000 (51,200) 10-6400(12,800)
Sensor size 22.4*15mm 22.3*14.9mm
Resolution 20.2 Megapixel 17.9 Megapixel
Focus points 65 19
Memory card slots 2No – 1 CF, 1 SD 1 CF
Cont shooting 10 fps CF 8 fps
Flipout screen No No
Touch screen No No
Weight 910g (32.1 oz) 860g(30.34 oz)
Functions Auto lighting optimizer, Vignetting correction, CA correction, distortion correction Auto lighting optimizer
Exposure compensation +-5 EV +-5 EV
Video HD at 60fps, Dual pixel AF HD at 30 fps
GPS, Compass Yes No
Price 1700 USD 1000 USD

Seems like the biggest differences are the ISO range, the lots of new functions on the newer model, better video with Dual-pixel AF and the price. What is not known yet the real picture quality. You can find the link for samples below. As I see picture quality is not there where I would like it to be. Perhaps to early to judge, it is hugely depend on technique, and software what result you can get. The Digic software in the camera seems improved though to preserve finer detail. Canon lately used basically the same sensor with slight improvements. At current prices the Canon 7d Mk II has one very strong competitor, namely the Canon 6d. The difference is app 200 dollar between the two cameras. For me the 6d seems much better. Obviously the AF system (65 vs 1 crosstype points) and frame rate is better on the new Canon 7d Mk II. Other serious contender is the Canon 70d with the flipout Touchscreen. Picture quality is similar as I see it.

Canon 7d Mk II vs 7d

Canon 7d Mk II first official samples stills and video as well

Canon 7d II samples

Canon 7d Mk II is announced

Seems the Canon 7d mk II is announced and available. The price of the Canon 7d mk II is 1800 dollar. 10fps continuous shooting, 65 all cross-type focus points. The 65 cross-type points is placed in three rectangles, with 4×5,5×5,4×5 blocks. The camera has a Dual pixel live view af system, 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor. The cameras ISO range goes up to 16,000 in natives setting, after it can be extended up to ISO 51,200. The camera has a Built in GPS receiver and an electronic compass. The camera has a magnesium alloy body construction, and Dual digic 6 image processor. The HD videos can be recorded up to 59.94fps frame rate. The exposure can be compensated in +-5EV range. The weight of the camera is 910g (32.1 oz). The Flash synch speed is 1/250s as usual. Flash exposure compensation is available in +-3EV range. The camera has a dual (CF, sd) memory card slots.

Canon 7d Mk II specs

Seems many functions has been inherited from the higher end Full frame models, like distortion correction, but there are some new options can be found as well. Seems a very strong camera, unfortunately at a little high price.

The reality regarding specs:

Sensor:20.2 Megapixel
Bit depth: 14 bit
ISO range: native 100-16,000 (up to 51,200 extended)
Sensor size: 15×22.4mm
Picture resulution:5472×3648
Live view AF: dual pixel video AF and af servo for video
Picture formats: jpg and three different sized Raw format (5,11,20 megapixel)
Autofocusing up to -3EV
External mic connection: yes
Headphone output: yes
Flipout screen: No
LCD resolution: 1040k dots
Burst mode: up 10 fps speed
Autofocus: 65 all cross type af system, different focus modes similar to the Canon 1Dx or Canon 5dMk3 models.
Auto ISO: yes, we can specify shutter speed limits as well, there more options here than at previous models
Chromatic aberration correction with Canon lenses
Distortion correction
All-i video format
Spot metering
Wifi: No
Touchscreen: No
New metering system: 150,000 RGB+IR
Min max value for aperture and ISO range can be as well.
Anti flicker shooting function, in artifical light the camera avoid automatically the bad points in illumination

Canon 7d Mk II pre-order at BH
BH Canon 7d Mk II pre-order link
Canon 7d Mk II functions

Seems there are plenty of functions in the Canon 7d Mk II camera.

Canon 7d Mk II stills functions

Maximum burst:24,28,35 Raw(Huge, M, S) or 130 Jpeg ()
Wireless camera flash can be used as a master
Fully automatic mode with one external Speedlight flash

Autofocus methods

Face recognition, Flexizone-multi, Flexizone-single
In Face recognition mode the cameras searches for faces, if find one changes the af point accordingly, in Flexizone multi a wide area of 31 af point can be used for focusing, in single af only 1 Af point out of the 65 total.

Magnifying frame for manual focusing 1x 5x 10x is the increments

Quick control

Several settings can be set here:Af method, drive mode, metering mode, white balance, picture style, auto lighting optimizer

Scene recognition

In A+ mode
The camera detect the scene – sky is involved or not backlit or normally lit and apply settings accordingly.

-Auto lighting optimizer

auto lighting optimizer automatically correct brightness and contrast

-Highlight tone priority

Helps with highlights, expand dynamic range from 18% gray towards bright highlights, helps to get smoother transitions

-Multi shot noise correction

– the camera takes 4 images and makes one better optimized shot out of it

-Reducing flickers

the camera detect the frequency of the light source blinking, and makes the photo when the flicker effect is minimal

-Picture styles

The following parameters can be adjusted in pic style: sharpness, contrast, saturation, color tone, filter effect and toning effect in monochrome

-3 user defined style

Filter effects in monochrome

yellow, orange, red, green this filters helps in different things how the sky and the clouds look, mute skin tones, leaves look crisper, etc

WB modes

auto, daylight, shade, cloudy, twilight, sunset, tungsten light, white fluorescent light, flash, custom (2000-10,000), Kelvin (2500-10,000)
White balance correction Blue Amber Magenta Green we can correct in 2D towards the desired color

WB bracketing

– makes multiple shots with different WB settings

-In camera Raw processing

– the brightness of the Raw images can be adjusted by +-1 Stops, with 1/3 increments
-can select picture style, the changes can be checked on the monitor
-can use auto lighting optimizer
-can set High iso noise reduction
-correction of vignetting is possible, Canon calls it Pheripherical illumination correction
lens distortion correction, I guess only Canon lenses
-correcting chromatic aberrations, like purple fringes in high contrast scenes
-it is not exactly the same as you do it later with the software, and lens datas needed for corrections

Live view mode

Obviously the camera here drains out battery more quickly.

Final image simulation – here we can check how the final image looks like in terms of aperture, white balance, metering, exposure, vignetting correction, auto lighting optimizer, chromatic aberration correction, depth of field, image ration etc

Resize jpg images

It is possible to resize images, for given formats in camera. There are four aspect ratio (3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1) , and four image quality formats for the 3:2 it is 3648*2432, 2736*1824, 1920*1280, and 720*480 pixels.

Appending dust delete data

If there are dust spots on the sensor, this function makes a record for erasing the dust spots later. For this the Digital Photo Professional software needed to use later which remove the dust hints form the picture automatically
For it only need to makes a photo of a solid white object as a paper with a lens of 50mm focal length or longer. The focus must turn manually to infinity. Must use f/22 from 20-30cm in AE mode and shoot. After this all pictures will be recorded with this datas for later correction.

Movie settings

Movies can be recorded in HD (1920 x 1080) up to 59.94 fps frame rate. For moving subjects 1/30 – 1/125s shutter speed is recommended.
For movies ISO 100-16,000 settings can be used automatically or 25,600 in extended mode.
Sound Recording level can be checked during recording
Exposure level is indicated
There is a wind filter for movie recording, which can be adjusted according to wind level
There is a final image simulation function which shows how the movie will look like aperture, picture style (sharpness, contrast), exposure, white balance, depth of field, etc
Silent control – it is possible to set several settings using a Touchpad on tho inner ring of the Quick Control dial in different modes you can change different settings in manual mode you can change aperture, shutter speed, ISO speed, exposure compensation, recording level, volume.
Sound recording can be adjusted in 64 levels
Buit in monaural or external mic can be used

GPS settings

-geotagging pictures
-using the digital compass even shooting directions can be recorded
-Compass display during shooting
-the route travelled can be recorded in the camera, after can be seen on the computer with the Canon software
-the time from the GPS signal can be recorded with +- 1 sec accuracy, this can be useful for landscapes together with the shooting direction recording

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