Canon 7D MII
- 20MP - APS-C Sensor
- 3" Fixed Screen
- ISO 100 - 16000 (Push to 51200)
- 1/8000s Max Shutter
- 1920 x 1080 video
- Canon EF/EF-S Mount
- 910g - 149 x 112 x 78mm
- Launched September 2014
- Replaced the Canon 7D
- Read full specs
- Size Comparison
Canon 7D MII summary
Canon 7D MII is Canon's Advanced DSLR digital camera first released on September of 2014. The camera has a 20MP, CMOS APS-C size sensor with a max resolution of 5472 x 3648.
Canon launched this model as a way to update the earlier Canon 7D (Read Full Comparison)
The 7D MII comes in at #32 out of 92 in Advanced DSLR cameras and over-all #170 out of 1459 for digital cameras in our list. You should look at our Smart camera filter to see camera listings based on your customized criteria.
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Canon 7D MII history
The Canon 7D MII comes with a history of related digital cameras. Here, you can take a look at all earlier and new models along with important features.
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Canon 7D MII Gallery
You can view the 7D MII from various angles in the gallery underneath.
Canon 7D MII Pros and Cons
Here is a selection of upsides and downsides of the Canon 7D MII based on features which are often considered important in a digital camera.
Canon 7D MII Sensor specs
The Canon 7D MII is run by the DIGIC 6 (dual) processor chip. The sensor dimension on the Canon 7D MII is 22.4mm x 15mm (APS-C). The 336 mm² sensor can capture 5472 x 3648 pixels with aspect ratios of 3:2 and 16:9.Google will print your 'Best' photos for $8 a month
The CMOS sensor boasts 20MP and has a standard ISO range of 100 to 16000. The ISO can also be extended electronically to a maximum of 51200. RAW files are supported so you have more margin for error.
The image underneath illustrates the 7D MII's sensor size compared to other popular sizes. The 7D MII sensor comes with a crop factor of 1.6 and is shown in green.Handle those 8K RED files like a boss
To get a sense of various aspect ratios, you should refer to the graphic below.
Canon 7D MII dimensions
Canon 7D MII has a weight of 2.01 lbs (910 gr or 32.10 ounces) and the size of the camera is 149mm x 112mm x 78mm (5.9" x 4.4" x 3.1"). The weight of typical Advanced DSLR camera is 776 gr and the Canon 7D MII is more heavy compared to various competitors.World's smallest camera makes it into Guinness Book of Records
Underneath is a image of the Canon 7D MII besides a soda to help you to have a feel for its size.
The top view under will illustrate the button layout on the 7D MII.
Canon 7D MII Lens details
The 7D MII fits the Canon EF/EF-S mount and has 331 lenses currently available. Here is a small number of the lenses we have in our database that will work with the 7D MII.
Canon 7D MII Connectivity
The 7D MII has the following connectivity:
- USB Yes
- HDMI Yes
- GPS Yes
Digital cameras that contain NFC or Bluetooth compatibility are able to be controlled wirelessly via smartphones. You can easily transfer files and oftentimes alter settings without connecting straight with the camera.
A few apps also allow a Liveview and hit the shutter when you are not close to the camera. If the camera boasts a HDMI out, it can easily be attached to an external screen. A lot of cameras enable you to charge the battery pack using the USB port.
Canon 7D MII Video details
The max video quality on the Canon 7D MII is 1920 x 1080 and it can save in MPEG-4 file format. 1080p quality delivers a great balance in video quality vs file size but 1080p won't leave you with much room to crop. The body does include both headphone and mic jack making it especially valuable while recording audio.
Canon 7D MII Weather Sealing
Canon 7D MII has got environment proofing which makes it a great choice to use in rough conditions. This can be especially beneficial if you are unsure about the conditions you might encounter in outdoor photography.
Canon 7D MII Screen and Viewfinder
The Canon 7D MII has a 3" fixed display screen with a resolution of 1,040k dots.
Sadly the display screen isn't a touch screen. The 7D MII also has a builtin Top LCD screen so it’s possible to instantly view camera settings.Photographer fined '$200,000' for failing to deliver photos
The ViewFinder details regarding Canon 7D MII are below:
- ViewFinder Optical (pentaprism)
- Coverage 100 percent
- Magnification 0.63x
In those sunny outdoor conditions that make the camera displays washed out and tough to view, viewfinders can be quite useful.
Canon 7D MII Shutter details
Canon 7D MII continuous shooting rate is 10.0 fps. The max shutter speed is 1/8000 sec.
Canon 7D MII Flash and Hot shoe details
Canon 7D MII has got both in-built flash and also external flash support. The max flash sync is 1/250 sec.
Canon 7D MII Autofocusing details
Canon 7D MII has got both Phase Detect Auto Focus and Contrast Detect Auto Focus. Phase Detection autofocusing is a lot snappier and accurate compared to Contrast Detect autofocusing. The camera has Face detection which can be helpful for taking portraits of people.
The Sensor has 65 focus points to choose from. It also includes Tracking Auto Focus for things on the move. Canon 7D MII boasts manual focus when needed in low light or you want to have more exact control on focus.
Canon 7D MII Battery life
The battery pack (LP-E6N) in the Canon 7D MII is fashioned to last for 670 shutters with respect to the CIPA requirements making it lower as compared to its competitors. The usual Advanced DSLR camera battery life is 909. Nikon D780 features the maximum (2260) battery life in this class of cameras.
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Canon 7D MII for varying forms of photography
The following diagram gives a rundown of the Canon 7D MII for varying forms of photography. To find out more, scroll to the specific paragraph underneath.
Canon 7D MII Portrait photography advice
The Canon 7D MII gets a rating of 78 which is very high, and means the camera is a awesome option for portrait photography. Photographing portraits leans greatly towards sensor dimension, support for RAW photos together with the ability to utilize external lighting.
Canon 7D MII Street photography info
Having a reasonable score of 58, the Canon 7D MII is fairly acceptable to buy for street photography. A decent street photography camera provides a perfect balance of image quality and portability.
Canon 7D MII Sports photography highlights
A very good sports photography points total of 69 indicates the Canon 7D MII is a good pick for taking photos of sports. A camera must have great tracking and fast continuous shooting for sports photography.
Canon 7D MII as a Travel photography camera
Weight is very critical in getting a travel camera. Over-all, the Canon 7D MII gets a decent 58 for a travel camera which makes it somewhat acceptable to take on your holidays.
Canon 7D MII Landscape photography details
If you are looking to choose a digital camera for landscape photography, the most critical factor is going to be image quality. The Canon 7D MII at it's above average rating of 71 as a landscape camera is a respectable pick within the current marketplace.
Canon 7D MII Vlogging details
A camera for vlogging should offer a moving display screen, mic input and ideally image stabilization. Taking everything in to account, the Canon 7D MII is not acceptable for vlogging as it gets a bad rating of 29.
Canon 7D MII Alternatives
If you want alternatives to the 7D MII, below is a range of the highest rated cameras which fall in to the family of Advanced DSLR.
The diagram below will give you an overview of the 7D MII vs it's highest rated rivals shown above.
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