The Canon EOS 7D Mark II arrives as the long awaited replacement for the 7D Mark I. The model offers fast focusing, impressive burst rates and excellent build quality, but how does its APS-C sensor perform in real world conditions? Find out in our Canon EOS 7D Mark II review sample image gallery

For the full low-down on this enthusiast DSLR’s performance, head on over to our Canon EOS 7D Mark II review.

Although the Canon EOS 7D could have been described as getting a bit long in the tooth – having spent an almost unprecedented amount of time on the market without a replacement of sorts arriving – it wasn’t until earlier this year and almost five years since its launch that Canon announced the new EOS 7D Mark II.

The new model may have been a long time coming, but it arrived with a long list of welcome improvements upon its predecessor.

Foremost of these improvements was the incorporation of some 65 AF points, all of which are of the more accurate cross-type configuration, meaning that it should now be placed amongst the very best in class in terms of focusing.

The 7D Mark II is now also capable of capturing up to 10fps, making it perfectly suited to the enthusiast photographer who likes to capture action shots of sports and wildlife subject.

One notable point is that the Mark II retains an APS-C sensor as with its predecessor. However, the sensor itself has been completely redesigned and, as well as featuring a boosted resolution from 18MP to 20MP, it promises better image quality than ever before.

However, there’s no getting away from the fact that the 7D Mark II might still struggle when it comes to noise in low light conditions where high ISO settings are necessary.

The only way to truly find out if this is the case is to take the camera out and test it in the field. We did just that, and you can see the results in this gallery.