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The new EOS 7D Mark II – built for speed

United Kingdom, Republic of Ireland, 15 September 2014, – Canon today unleashes the EOS 7D Mark II, the ultimate DSLR to capture action other cameras simply miss. Building on the class-leading performance of the iconic EOS 7D, and harnessing technologies found in the flagship, professional EOS-1D X, the revolutionary camera is made for speed, with extreme power and performance providing the freedom for enthusiast photographers to shoot a world of ever-changing action.

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Completely rebuilt and redesigned, the EOS 7D Mark II delivers all the performance of its predecessor – and much more. Made for life’s fastest moments, the camera can capture an incredible 10 frames per second (fps) without a drop in resolution, and together with a new 65-point cross-type AF system¹ and Dual DIGIC 6 processors, the EOS 7D Mark II sets a new benchmark for electrifying speed and power.

Designed to help you capture the perfect moment in outstanding quality, the camera boasts a new 20.2 MP APS-C CMOS sensor with a native ISO 100-16,000 range, expandable to ISO 51,200. Together with an advanced high-resolution 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and innovative flicker detection, the EOS 7D Mark II ensures beautifully exposed images. Completely adaptable to the way you shoot, the camera offers customisable body controls and a new viewfinder which provides approximately 100% coverage. With pro-level movie features, including live, uncompressed HDMI output and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, the EOS 7D Mark II helps you discover new levels of expressive creativity. 

Capture split-second action
The EOS 7D Mark II excels in high-speed situations, shooting bursts of an astonishing 10 full resolution images in a single second, thanks in part to a newly designed shutter and mirror drive mechanism, with an incredible 200,000-cycle shutter durability.

The outstanding responsiveness is matched by a blisteringly fast 65-point AF system, providing uncompromised sensitivity and stamina to lock on to subjects with pin-sharp precision. Boasting one of the most advanced AF systems in a camera of its class, each AF point is a cross-type1, with the centre point offering dual cross-type focusing at f/2.8 and EV-3 low-light sensitivity, giving you unsurpassed accuracy in all light conditions and for all subjects. The EOS 7D Mark II lets you tailor the AF system, with a customisable menu similar to the EOS-1D X, providing free rein over sensitivity and subject tracking, while a new dedicated AF Mode Selection lever lets you instantly switch between AF area modes without taking your eye from the viewfinder. 

Clarity, detail and colour like no other
Whether you’re shooting indoors or outdoors, under natural or artificial light, consistently accurate exposures are achieved with a new 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor – the first in an EOS to include infra-red and flickering light sensitivity. A new cutting-edge flicker detection feature ensures images are only shot when light levels are at their brightest level – intelligently analysing the light source and detecting flickering light the eye simply can’t see. Additionally, EOS iTR AF and AI Servo AF III technologies, originally introduced in the EOS-1D X, work alongside the advanced metering sensor to deliver accurate subject tracking.

Cinematic movies in your hand
The EOS 7D Mark II builds on its predecessor’s movie reputation with a new suite of pro-standard recording features. Superior AF performance is executed by Canon’s unique Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, so you can shoot with smooth, accurate focus. In a first for EOS, both Movie Servo AF speed and tracking sensitivity can be customised, giving you complete control for pull-focus effects and transitions between subjects. The camera captures every split second of the action in Full HD quality, with a choice of frame rates from 24p to 60p for smooth movement and slow motion effects. 

Footage captured on the EOS 7D Mark II seamlessly fits into existing professional video workflows, thanks to uncompressed (4:2:2) HDMI output to external recorders. Ensuring professional audio capture during every shoot, the EOS 7D Mark II features new dedicated microphone and headphone sockets for external devices, as well as silent control to prevent operational noise being captured if settings are changed.

Your camera, your way
The EOS 7D Mark II is engineered to shoot in the most demanding situations, with improved weather resistance and a tough magnesium alloy chassis – as well as built-in GPS and a digital compass to help you track your adventures. As part of the world renowned EOS System, the EOS 7D Mark II supports a number of accessories, including a new battery grip that enables longer, more stable shooting throughout the day.

EOS 7D Mark II key benefits:

  • Capture fleeting moments, no matter how fast the action 
  • Exhibition-quality images you’ll be proud to display 
  • Adaptable and customisable, for the way you like to work 
  • Explore new levels of in-camera creativity 
  • Put your imagination on the big screen, with cinematic movie capture 

Pricing and availability
The EOS 7D Mark II will be available from November with an RRP of £1,599.99/€1,999.99 body only.


¹Number of available AF points, cross-type points and Dual Cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens

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Further Information
EOS 7D Mark II Images
EOS 7D Mark II Specification Sheet [PDF, 97 KB]
Technologies Explained [PDF, 177 KB]
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