Canon 7D Mark II vs 70D Which is right for you?

Screenshot-2014-11-11-12.08.19-400x260Canon 7D Mark II and the Canon 70D - Which is right for you?I share my early opinion on the Canon 7D Mark II and outline the differences and similarities between the 70D and the new 7D Mark II.Corrections: 70D does allow some AF adjustments under custom functions.Buy the 7D Mark II from B&H Buy from AmazonBuy the Canon 70D from B&H Buy from AmazonScreenshot 2014-11-11 12.07.42Add WiFI to your 7D Mark II via an Eye-Fi Card- Buy from Amazon | Buy from B&H Additional 7D Mark II Videos from Toby

Canon 7D Mark II - Specs and Announcement Date

Canon_7D_Mark_IIScreenshot 2014-09-13 08.22.40No articulating screen :(Looks familiarThe 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-infoQuick Thoughts -  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 - serious 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 - it 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!Canon_24-105_IS_STM

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)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 MarkIII'd love to know your thoughts. Leave a comment below.