A month ago, I wrote of the Canon rumor mill and the forthcoming EOS 7D mk II. Today, Canon officially announced that camera.
- With 65 auto-focus points, your subject can anywhere in the frame (far away from center) and still achieve focus
- Low-light shooting to ISO 16,000 (push it to ISO 51,400, but with added noise)
- Excellent auto-focus in low light
- Burst shooting at 10 frames-per-second
- HD video at 60 frames-per-second
- Uncompressed HD video output via HDMI connector
- Built-in intervalometer (with any other Canon DSLR, an external Canon intervalometer costs $130)
- Priced less than $2000
I have been using the 5D mk II and chose not to upgrade to the 5D mk III when that was released (about 18 months ago). The 7D mk II is the camera I was expecting and need for video and sports applications. (I do wish it had a tilting LCD screen.) On some points, Nikon’s cameras may still have an edge over the Canon 7D mk II. For example, the recently announced Nikon D750 includes Wi-Fi, a tilting LCD screen, may yet have better image quality at ISO 12,800. Yet, the 7D mk II price tag is $500 less than the D750 !
The whole Canon vs. Nikon thing is so over-done. Both companies succeed in pushing each other to new heights. Fact is … my lenses and other accessories are all Canon and I don’t care if a particular Nikon camera has one additional feature. Cameras are like shoes … the most important feature is how it feels to you.