The folks at EOSHD interviewed Jörg Ammon and John Morris of Canon Europe. The interview touches different topics, from the EOS 7D Mark II to Magic Lantern.
[does the 7D Mark II have] the same sensor as the 70D?
It’s not exactly the same, same technology but a little refined.
[asked about 4K video, Jörg Ammon from Canon Germany says]
For most people 4K isn’t the right thing because all the surrounding equipment isn’t fit for 4K. If you edit full HD on your own PC or laptop it needs a lot of time, and it will take 4x more to edit 4K material.
There’s a way to get better quality from the Canon cameras, and that’s to install Magic Lantern. It gives you a lovely image, with raw video. Isn’t that something Canon should support?
Jorg Amonn: We can’t say anything on the Magic Lantern side! Tricky subject.
John Morris: There’s no guarantee on it, and no manufacturer will support a third party firmware update.
There is more in the interview with EOSHD
In Germany Wex Photographie is accepting pre-orders for the EOS 7D Mark II (€1,699). The new EOS 7D Mark II can be pre-ordered also in the USA. Shipment is expected for November 2014 and orders will be shipped on a first come first serve basis:
- 7D Mark II 18-135mm IS STM KIT – $2,149 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
- 7D Mark II body only – $1,799 – Adorama | B&H Photo | Amazon
World-wide pre-order links after the break