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Canon EOS 7D Mark II First Look

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is the latest DSLR to join the raft of Photokina announcements, promising to build upon the class leading performance of its predecessor – the EOS 7D.

The 7D Mark II places a heavy emphasis on speed, delivering a host of eye-catching shooting rates.

Thanks to the presence of a pair of DIGIC 6 processors the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is capable of capturing an impressive 10 frames per second at full resolution.

A new 65-point cross-type AF system is also on hand to ensure fast and accurate focusing with both static and moving subjects.

The AF system is so advanced, in fact, that it is more akin to that found on the EOS 1D X, allowing for full customisation and delivering a free rein over sensitivity and subject tracking.

The 7D Mark II’s sensor is also new, with the 20.2MP APS-C CMOS chip boasting a native ISO 100-16000 range – the largest native range of any Canon APS-C DSLR to date.

This sensor is paired with a high-resolution 150k pixel RGB+IR metering sensor complete with innovative flicker detection, promising the best exposed images to date.

Completing the impressive specification is a pro-spec video set-up. The model boasts Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, complete with both customisable Movie Servo AF and tracking sensitivity.

The 7D Mark II shoots in Full HD quality at a range of frame-rates from 24p to 60p, while it’s also capable of outputting uncompressed (4:2:2) HDMI imaging to external recorders – a feature often required from professional videographers.

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is due on sale early November with a current SRP of £1599.

We met up with Canon at their UK HQ ahead of today’s launch to get a hands-on with the new Canon EOS 7D Mark II. You can find out what we made of the camera in our First Look.