Sold with the 18-135 STM Kit lens
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LCD screen shows max shutter speed and max ISO 16,000
No articulating screen :(
No articulating screen ūüôĀ
Looks familiar
Looks familiar

The first leaked picture and detailed specs of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II DSLR camera. It is likely that we will have the official announcement on Monday(9/15) or Tuesday(9/16)

  • Rugged magnesium alloy body
  • Dust proof
  • 20.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • Dual-pixel CMOS AF
  • New 65-point AF, all points cross-type
  • Continuous shooting: 10 frames per second
  • Dual DIGIC6
  • Max ISO: 16,000.
  • RGB+IR new 150,000-pixel metering sensor
  • Video full HD 60 p
  • Built-in GPS
  • Interval timer
  • Bulb timer

Via Digicame-info

Quick Thoughts Р Overall the camera looks very similar in form factor to the original Canon 7D. Dust Proof bullet probably represents weatherproof in general, not just dust. The 20,2 MP sensor is same size as the 70D but I suspect that it is an upgraded sensor with better performance in low light, it better be!  65 points of AF Рserious coverage across the frame, this will be an excellent sports and wildlife camera, especially birds in flight. We finally get full 1080p at 60fps.   The big question in my mind is with no touchscreen how will the dual-pixel CMOS AF work, or at last I am curious to see how Canon markets that.  With Dual Pixel AF on the the 70D it was all about creating cinematic focus moments simply by touching the screen.  Finally Рit is bundled in the photo with the 18-135 STM.


UPDATE: The 24-105 has been announced now too. I wondered if this was real and apparently it is!


EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Lens Specs:

  • One UD lens and two glass mold aspherical lens
  • AF and smooth quiet by stepping motor
  • Full-time manual focus
  • Camera shake compensation effect of the four stages
  • Maximum magnification is 0.3x

Will that full-time manual focus be different than the FTM we get on existing STM lenses? ¬†The Lens configuration is similar, one US and two glass model aspherical lenses, to the 18-135 STM so I don’t expect IQ to be very different.

AND. . .

24mm EF-S  - Pancake (needs a nickname)
24mm EF-S – Pancake (needs a nickname)

Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM pancake

  • 24mm and 38mm effective focal length
  • 1 piece using high-precision glass molded aspherical lens (just one?)
  • full-time manual focus (Like all STM lenses or real FTM?)
  • shortest shooting distance is 0.16 M (40mm offers 0.3 M)
  • maximum magnification is 0.27X
  • 22.8 mm thickness Weight 125g (Almost identical to 40mm f/2.8 EF)

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM and EF 24-105mm f/ 3.5-5.6 IS STM lenses to be announced with the 7D MarkII

I’d love to know your thoughts. Leave a comment below.



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  1. But this is what the 70D should have been, at least on the specs list. The 7D mkII should have had either higher fps (96fps perhaps?) or 4k, or at least UltraHD. The GPS is pretty useless without wi-fi (remote shooting) too.
    Touch screen I wouldn’t care much, but maybe would have also been useful for video work especially, since they don’t put focus peaking, and you have to rely just on your experience since no markings are found on EF-S kit lenses.

    • Um, how is the GPS “useless” without Wifi? They are two entirely different and unrelated features.

      Also, how is this “what the 70D” should have been? Nothing wrong with the 70D spec. This is better because it’s a helleva more expensive!

      • GPS does only one thing, pretty useless for my shooting, which is geotagging your pictures. Now you can save the location also in the name, or just a tag when you import your pictures.
        With WI-Fi you can connect it to a smartphone and:
        – take pictures remotely, so you can also take better self portraits, and better group pictures with yourself;
        Рreview the pictures from your smartphone to…
        – ‚Ķpick one and share it with any social network you’d like, even if you don’t have the computer with you.
        Three features against one.

        The 70D was aimed as a videographer camera, with the AF system. But it was limited with full HD at max 30 fps. What happened few weeks later? Tha Panasonic GH4 arrived with 4K, and there was an exodus from Canon to Panasonic, among videographer. Then the Sony A7S with its awesome high ISO perfomance. Hence the 70D, while still being a great camera, seems more like something from the past. Therefore I’m saying that the 7D mark II is what the 70D should have been, and then it would really have been a game changer in videography.

        Perhaps I’m wrong, but the 7d mkII should have had either higher frame per second in video, or higher definition (4K), or, even better, built in ND filters. The Powershot G7 X is even better than the 7d Mark II, with the Powershot being rumored to have built-in ND filters, Wi-Fi, and NFC. And it will cost a “helleva” less! Plus the Powershot is also able to shoot full HD at 60 fps. Come on, let’s not kid ourselves with the GPS.

        • So, how does any of that make the GPS “useless” without WiFi, which is what you said…?

          Also, why are you comparing a point and shoot to a DSLR.? People who would buy a 7D II are not gong to be interested in built-in ND fitlers. And why would you want NFC in a DSLR?

          • Because it’s a system that occupies space in the camera and does only one function. The good pair would have been with wi-fi, having more flexibility.

            Oh yes instead I’m comparing them, because evidently you are not having in mind those who use a DSLR for video, and their never ending struggle with using the fast lenses for a shallow depth of field, but yet they are in a constant search for a good ND filter. Having it built-in, as the new powershot, but also as the Cinema Eos cameras (do you know them?) it’s a BIG deal for the film-makers.

            Evidently you are thinking only as a nature photographer. But a DSLR offers other uses which you don’t consider.

            NFC: simple, you can’t have wi-fi, because of the magnesium body (even if Apple found a way to put antennas in a metallic body)? Put NFC with major connectivity with smartphones and tablets, instead of a GPS, which, again, can be substituted when importing the photos on your computer by renaming them or putting a tag.

  2. I consider myself a beginner photographer that mainly takes family and landscape photographs. Since my kids are young (5 & 7 years old), they are always on the move and I love getting down and dirty taking pictures from their point of view. I currently have a T3i, started with the 18-55 kit lens and have recent purchases of a 50mm 1.8, 70-200 2.8 IS ii (with 2x III extender), 16-35 2.8 ii lenses and a Speedlite 430X II flash. I am currently in the U.S. Navy stationed in Djibouti and had an amazing opportunity to spend four days in the Serengeti, where the 70-200 and 2x III extender came in handy. I am really excited to get back home and take pictures of the kids with the 70-200.

    I would like to get your thoughts on upgrading to the 7D mkII or the 6D. For me, I am intrigued with the 7D mkII’s 65 point auto focus and 10fps but a little surprised that doesn’t have WiFi and it’s not a full-frame like the 6D. The 6D has the multiple exposure feature that I am interested in learning but I don’t want that to be the only factor going into getting the 6D.

    I also thought about selling the T3i and kit lens to get the 7D mkII but think the T3i would be a great second body for situations that require changing lenses but won’t need to since I have the second body.

    Appreciate your thoughts and thank you for putting together great videos and tutorials.

    • You have are off to a great start with that lens collection – some really fantastic glass. 7D was a crop and so it’s successor is a crop too, what will be really interesting to find out – is the 7D Mark II sensor exactly the same as the 70D or same MP but upgraded in low light performance. That aside the 7D Mark II will be an autofocus beast – it has borrowed from the VERY high end 1Dx and will be blazingly fast and accurate. I can’t say the same about the 6D – it offers nice full frame quality – have you watched but focus system is slow. I too am bummed that it looks like 7D Mark ii wont have wifi, we talk about it in our weekly podcast that will be out later today

      The 70D does multi exposure too and I would be shocked if the 7D Mark II doesn’t offer that.

      so let’s keep in touch as we learn more about the 7D Mark ii.

      I am happy to answer more questions.

      CameraRec Toby

  3. Until it is officially announced I would hold off on saying it has no touchscreen at all. It may have a touchscreen but fixed vs articulating for durability purposes. Of course it may not be a touchscreen but until Canon gives the final word I would be surprised that it didnt come with at a minimum of a fixed touchscreen like the SL1. Every single review of the Canon touchscreen I have watched EVERY reviewer has said they poo poo the idea of the touch screen until they actually used it to include yourself. So if Canon releases this camera without a fixed touch screen I feel Canon is not paying attention to their consumers, I would find this frustrating considering I am looking to get this or the 70D here in the very near future depending on the final official spec list.

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