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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Review (CameraLabs)

Canon EOS 7D Mark II sample movie: Continuous AF / 1080 / 50p / 16000 IS

CameraLabs felt the pulse of Canon’s new APS-C flagship, the EOS 7D Mark II. It’s an exhaustive review that covers every aspect and feature of the 7D2.Final score is of 87/100.

In the conclusion they write:

There’s a lot to like here. The headlining 65-point AF system and 10fps continuous shooting really are a powerful combination, especially when coupled with evaluative metering. Configured to deploy intelligent tracking and recognition, the 7D Mark II enjoys an uncanny ability to find the desired subject, focus on it, meter correctly and effectively track it as you’re firing bursts. I tried it for wildlife, sports and event photography, and in each case came home with a high hit rate. I was particularly impressed how much I could trust the AF, metering and recognition to identify and correctly meter for people regardless of the lighting, their position on the frame or if they were wearing hats or scarfs. The broad spread of the AF array also means you can more confidently let the camera do the hard work with subjects closer to the edges than before, especially if you’re used to shooting full-frame.

Once more, the EOS 7D Mark II is compared to the high-end EOS-1D X:

[…] the 7D Mark II will give you most of [the EOS-1D X] handling performance in a smaller, lighter and much cheaper package. Indeed it’ll also throw-in AF in lower light, effective focusing for movies and a built-in GPS receiver.

CameraLabs’ review comes with sample movies and pics, and plenty of useful information.

Read more about the EOS 7D Mark II’s highlights: the excellent weather sealing, the highly advanced AF, and the industry leading high ISO performance (have a look here too). All our coverage on the EOS 7D Mark II can be seen here (and there is a lot).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II price check: B&H Photo, Adorama, Amazon USA, Amazon Canada, Canon Canada, Canon USA

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