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Canon unveils EOS 7D Mark II

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.”

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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.

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