It’s official. The Canon EOS 7D was just announced at the Canon event at Photokina. The new addition to the Canon DSLR family FINALLY does 1080p at 60 fps, something only Canon buyers of the flagship EOS 1DC have had a their dispense.
The Dual Pixel CMOS allows AF in Video mode and benefits in live view when switching between subjects and, in combination with Canon’s Custom Movie Servo predictive AF, when tracking moving subjects. ISO sensitivity in video mode parallels stills mode to 16000 and video, as well as stills, can be recorded to both SD and Compact Flash cards in the dual card slot.
Also an applauded new feature for timelapsers out there: The EOS 7D Mark2 interval timer takes from 1 to 99 shots at preselected intervals. Not sure if 99 is the cap on the interval, but we’ll find out soon.
For action sports photography friends out there, the EOS 7D Mk2 has 65 AF points at shoots at 10fps.
Here is Mark Horsburgh from Queensland, NZ testing its photo and video features.
Specs so far:
- 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
- Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
- 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
- Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
- 65-Point All Cross-Type AF System
- Native ISO 16000, Extended to ISO 51200
- Continuous 10 fps Shooting
- Magnesium Alloy Body Construction
- Built-In GPS Receiver & Digital Compass
The will be a lot of questions surrounding the image quality and codecs options over the 5D mark3 and other Canon DSLRs. Other companies have since advanced from 1080 h.264, offering sharper and more robust images, often at 4K.
My instinct suggests the answer to these questions, but we’ll wait for the roll out of further info and test imagery for know for sure.