The Canon EOS 7D MK II has been rumored about for the longest time ever and we guess Canon has finally taken the wraps off their latest DSLR camera, which is also the successor the EOS 7D from a couple of years ago. Given how the original EOS 7D was meant to be a happy middle for photographers who wanted a slightly more professional camera but didn’t want to splurge on the EOS 1D or the EOS 5D, it looks like Canon has carried on the tradition.
Unfortunately the new EOS 7D MK II does not come cheap because it is priced at a whopping $1,799, and that’s just for the body-only! However we guess the good news is that it will play nicely with other Canon lenses so if you’ve a few lying around, we suppose that would save you a couple of hundred on new lenses.
That being said, the EOS 7D MK II will feature a 20.2 APS-C CMOS sensor, although it is said to be a slight improvement over the EOS 70D’s sensor. It will also come with a top ISO range of 51,200 and 10fps continuous shooting thanks to the dual DIGIC 6 processors under the hood.
Canon has also greatly improved the autofocus system on the EOS 7D MK II. While the original only had 19 points, its successor will now feature 65 autofocus points! Videographers will also be pleased to learn that there is a dedicated AF lever to allow the switching of modes, as well as adjusting the speed at which the camera will focus and track subjects while it is recording.
The body of the EOS 7D MK II will also be more weather resistant than its predecessor and will sport a magnesium alloy body, so if you were looking for a camera that can withstand a drop or two and maybe some rain, then this could be the camera for you. It is expected to go on sale in November and will be priced at $2,149 for the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens.
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