Canon announces the release of its latest DSLR - the much anticipated EOS 7D Mark II - at Photokina
It was the announcement we’ve been waiting for: this afternoon Canon unveiled their latest DSLR – the EOS 7D Mark II – to a packed room of journalists at Photokina in Cologne, Germany.
“We never stand still as a company,” said Masaya Maeda, chief executive, Image Communication Products Operations, Canon Inc. “We help to shape the evolving landscape, and today we move forward again with the EOS 7D Mark II.”
The 20-megapixel 7D Mark II is an extension of the 7D released five years ago, but “is a huge upgrade,” Alessandro Stanzani, head of Consumer Imaging Group, Canon Europe, told journalists. The camera, which harnesses EOS-1D X technology, is able to shoot at 10fps – “a speed no other APS-C sensor can currently match”, Stanzani said.
Designed to shoot fast-paced action, the 7D has a new 65-point AF system and Dual DIGIC 6 processor. The camera’s ISO 100-16,000 range, expandable to ISO 51,200, will appeal to those wanting to shoot in low-lit conditions.
The new camera will also appeal to filmmakers with its pro-level movie features, which include live, uncompressed HDMI output and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. The 7D Mark II has a frame rate of up to HD 6p, allowing smooth movement.
The price and availability of the 7D Mark II were not disclosed at the time of writing.