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EOS 7D Mark II

EOS 7D Mark II

EOS 7D Mark II

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Marketed November 2014
Original Price Open price

Canon EOS 7D Mark II, in addition to achieving a fast continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 10 frames per second (fps), features an all-new AF system that covers a wide imaging area and employs 65 autofocus points, each of which provides cross-type coverage*1—the highest number of cross-type autofocus points offered by any EOS-series camera. The camera is equipped with the EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Auto Focus) function, which tracks a subject’s face or target color, and AI Servo AF III, which delivers high-precision autofocus tracking.
Furthermore, the EOS 7D Mark II newly incorporates the Intelligent Viewfinder II, which displays AF sensor points and information related to various camera settings, enabling users to change shooting settings without having to pull away from the viewfinder.

Employing a newly developed approximately 20.2-megapixel APS-C-size CMOS sensor and Canon’s Dual DIGIC 6 image processors, the new 7D Mark II realizes a maximum standard ISO sensitivity of ISO16000*2 when capturing both photos and movies, making possible outstanding imaging results with reduced noise and rich color gradation. Furthermore, the camera’s improved AE (Automatic Exposure) system not only precisely controls exposure based on the subject being tracked, but also detects and compensates for flickering light when shooting in artificial lighting.
Delivering high reliability even in harsh shooting conditions, the EOS 7D Mark II offers exceptional dust and water resistance, and features a magnesium alloy body design that makes possible superior durability.

Incorporating Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which delivers smooth, highly responsive autofocusing performance, the EOS 7D Mark II enables users to effortlessly capture clear, highly expressive movies. The new digital SLR camera is capable of recording Full HD video at a fast frame rate of 59.94 fps, and newly supports MP4, a file format that offers high compatibility with a variety of movie player hardware and software.

*1 Number of AF sensors, cross-type AF sensors and dual-cross-type sensors changes depending on lens used.
*2 The expanded ISO ranges when capturing still images and movies are ISO512000 and ISO256000, respectively.

Type Digital, single-lens reflex, AF/AE camera with built-in flash
Recording media CF cards (Type I, UDMA 7 supported)
SD/SDHC*/SDXC* memory cards

* UHS-I cards compatible.

Image sensor size Approx. 22.4 x 15.0 mm
Compatible lenses Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses)

* Excluding EF-M lenses
(35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. 1.6 times the focal length indicated on the lens)

Lens mount Canon EF mount
[Image Sensor]
Type CMOS sensor
Effective pixels Approx. 20.20 megapixels

* Rounded off to the nearest 10,000th.

Aspect ratio 3:2
Dust delete feature Auto/Manual, Appending Dust Delete Data
[Recording System]
Recording format Design rule for Camera File System (DCF) 2.0
Image type JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon original), RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible
Pixels recorded L (Large) : Approx. 20.0 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M (Medium) : Approx. 8.90 megapixels (3648 x 2432)
S1 (Small 1) : Approx. 5.0 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
S2 (Small 2) : Approx. 2.50 megapixels (1920 x 1280)
S3 (Small 3) : Approx. 350,000 pixels (720 x 480)
RAW : Approx. 20.0 megapixels (5472 x 3648)
M-RAW : Approx. 11.2 megapixels (4104 x 2736)
S-RAW : Approx. 5.0 megapixels (2736 x 1824)
Record function Standard, Auto switch card, Record separately, Record to multiple
Create/select a folder Possible
File name Preset code / User setting 1 / User setting 2
File numbering Continuous, Auto reset, Manual reset
[Image Processing During Shooting]
Picture Style Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined 1 – 3
White balance Auto, Preset (Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten light, White fluorescent light, Flash), Custom, Color temperature setting (approx. 2500-10000 K), White balance correction, and White balance bracketing provided

* Flash color temperature information transmission possible

Noise reduction Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots
Automatic image brightness correction Auto Lighting Optimizer provided
Highlight tone priority Provided
Lens aberration correction Peripheral illumination correction, Chromatic aberration correction, Distortion correction
Anti-flicker Possible
Type Eye-level pentaprism
Coverage Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100% (with Eye point approx. 22 mm)
Magnification Approx. 1.00x (-1 m-1 with 50 mm lens at infinity)
Eye point Approx. 22 mm (from eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1)
Built-in dioptric adjustment Approx. -3.0 – +1.0 m-1 (dpt)
Focusing screen Eh-A standard screen, interchangeable
Grid display Provided
Electronic level Provided
Function setting display Shooting mode, White balance, Drive mode, AF operation, Metering mode, Image quality: JPEG/RAW, Flicker detection, Warning symbol !, AF status
Mirror Quick-return type
Depth-of-field preview Provided
Type TTL secondary image-registration, phase-difference detection with the dedicated AF sensor
AF points 65 (Cross-type AF point: Max. 65 points)

* Number of available AF points, cross-type points, and Dual cross-type points vary depending on the lens.
* Dual cross-type focusing at f/2.8 with center AF point. (Excluding some lenses with f/2.8 or larger maximum aperture)

Focusing brightness range EV -3 – 18 (Conditions: f/2.8-sensitive center AF point, One-Shot AF, room temperature, ISO 100)
Focus operation One-Shot AF, AI Servo AF, AI Focus AF, Manual focusing (MF)
AF area selection mode Single-point Spot AF (manual selection), Single-point AF (manual selection), AF point expansion (manual selection: up, down, left, and right), AF point expansion (manual selection: surround), Zone AF (manual selection of zone), Large Zone AF (manual selection of zone), 65-point automatic selection AF
AF point automatic selection conditions Based on EOS iTR AF setting (Enables AF incorporating human face/color information)

* iTR: Intelligent Tracking and Recognition

AF Configuration Tool Case 1 – 6
AI Servo AF characteristics Tracking sensitivity, Acceleration/deceleration tracking, AF point auto switching
AF Custom Functions 17 functions
AF fine adjustment AF Microadjustment (All lenses by same amount or Adjust by lens)
AF-assist beam Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash
[Exposure Control]
Metering modes Approx. 150,000-pixel RGB+IR metering sensor and 252-zone TTL metering at max. aperture
EOS iSA (Intelligent Subject Analysis) system
• Evaluative metering (linked to all AF points)
• Partial metering (approx. 6% of viewfinder at center)
• Spot metering (approx. 1.8% of viewfinder at center)
• Center-weighted average metering
Brightness metering range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Exposure control Program AE (Scene Intelligent Auto, Program), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure, Bulb exposure
ISO speed (Recommended exposure index) Scene Intelligent Auto: ISO 100 – ISO 6400 set automatically
P, Tv, Av, M, B: Auto ISO, ISO 100 – ISO 16000 (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), or ISO expansion to H1 (equivalent to ISO 25600) or H2 (equivalent to ISO 51200)
ISO speed settings ISO speed range, Auto ISO range, and Auto ISO minimum shutter speed settable
Exposure compensation Manual: ±5 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
AEB: ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments (can be combined with manual exposure compensation)
AE lock Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved
Manual: By AE lock button
Interval timer Shooting interval and shot count settable
Bulb timer Bulb exposure time settable
[HDR Shooting]
Dynamic range adjustment Auto, ±1, ±2, ±3
Effects Natural, Art standard, Art vivid, Art bold, Art embossed
Auto image align Provided
[Multiple Exposures]
Shooting methods Function/control priority, Continuous shooting priority
Number of multiple exposures 2 to 9 exposures
Multiple-exposure control Additive, Average, Bright, Dark
Type Electronically-controlled, focal-plane shutter
Shutter speeds 1/8000 sec. to 30 sec. (total shutter speed range; available range varies by shooting mode), Bulb, X-sync at 1/250 sec.
[Drive System]
Drive modes Single shooting, High-speed continuous shooting, Low-speed continuous shooting, Silent single shooting, Silent continuous shooting, 10-sec. self-timer/remote control, 2-sec. self-timer/remote control
Continuous shooting speed High-speed continuous shooting: Max. approx. 10.0 shots/sec. (settable to 10 to 2 shots/sec.)

* Max. approx. 9.5 shots/sec. with EOS iTR AF.

Low-speed continuous shooting: Approx. 3.0 shots/sec. (settable to 9 to 1 shots/sec.)
Silent continuous shooting: Approx. 4.0 shots/sec. (settable to 4 to 1 shots/sec.)
Max. burst JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 130 shots (approx. 1090 shots)
RAW: Approx. 24 shots (approx. 31 shots)
RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 18 shots (approx. 19 shots)

* Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (Aspect ratio: 3 x 2, ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) and an 8 GB CF card.
* Figures in parentheses apply to an UDMA mode 7, CF card based on Canon’s testing standards.

Built-in flash Retractable, auto pop-up flash
Guide number: Approx. 11/36.1 (ISO 100, in meters/feet)
Flash coverage: Approx. 15 mm lens angle of view
Recycling time: Approx. 3 sec.
External Speedlite Compatible with EX-series Speedlites
Flash metering E-TTL II autoflash
Flash exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments
FE lock Provided
PC terminal Provided
Flash control Built-in flash function settings, External Speedlite function settings, External Speedlite Custom Function settings Wireless flash control via optical transmission possible
[Live View Shooting]
Focus methods Dual Pixel CMOS AF system/Contrast-detection AF system (Face+Tracking, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Manual focus (approx. 5x and 10x magnified view possible for focus check)
Continuous AF Provided
Focusing brightness range EV 0 – 18 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Metering modes Evaluative metering (315 zones), Partial metering (approx. 10% of Live View screen), Spot metering (approx. 2.6% of Live View screen), Center-weighted average metering
Brightness metering range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Aspect ratio 3:2, 4:3, 16:9, 1:1
Silent shooting Provided (Mode 1 and 2)
Grid display 3 types
[Movie Shooting]
Recording format MOV/MP4
[Movie] MPEG-4 AVC / H.264, Variable (average) bit rate
[Audio] MOV: Linear PCM, MP4: AAC
Recording size and frame rate Full HD (1920×1080): 59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p
HD (1280×720) : 59.94p/50.00p/29.97p/25.00p
SD (640×480) : 29.97p/25.00p
Compression method ALL-I (For editing/I-only), IPB (Standard), IPB (Light)

* IPB (Light) is for MP4 only.

File size [MOV]
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 440 MB/min.
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p)/ALL-I : Approx. 654 MB/min.
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 225 MB/min.
HD (59.94p/50.00p)/ALL-I : Approx. 583 MB/min.
HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 196 MB/min.
SD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 75 MB/min.
Full HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 431 MB/min.
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p)/ALL-I : Approx. 645 MB/min.
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p/24.00p/23.98p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 216 MB/min.
Full HD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB (Light) : Approx. 87 MB/min.
HD (59.94p/50.00p)/ALL-I : Approx. 574 MB/min.
HD (59.94p/50.00p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 187 MB/min.
HD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB (Light) : Approx. 30 MB/min.
SD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB (Standard) : Approx. 66 MB/min.
SD (29.97p/25.00p)/IPB (Light) : Approx. 23 MB/min.
Card requirements
(Writing/reading speed)
[CF card]
ALL-I: 30 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Standard), Full HD 59.94p/50.00p: 30 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Standard), other than above: 10 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Light): 10 MB/sec. or faster (MP4 only)
[SD card]
ALL-I: 20 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Standard), Full HD 59.94p/50.00p: 20 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Standard), other than above: 6 MB/sec. or faster
IPB (Light): 4 MB/sec. or faster (MP4 only)
Focus methods Same as focusing with Live View shooting
Movie Servo AF customizable
Metering modes Center-weighted average and Evaluative metering with the image sensor

* Automatically set by the focus method.

Brightness metering range EV 0 – 20 (at room temperature, ISO 100)
Exposure control Auto-exposure shooting (Program AE for movie shooting), Shutter-priority AE, Aperture-priority AE, Manual exposure
Exposure compensation ±3 stops in 1/3-stop or 1/2-stop increments
ISO speed (Recommended exposure index) Scene Intelligent Auto, Tv: Automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 16000
P, Av, B: Automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 16000,expandable to H1 (equivalent to ISO 25600)
M: Auto ISO (automatically set within ISO 100 – ISO 16000), ISO 100 – ISO 16000 set manually (in 1/3- or whole-stop increments), expandable to H1 (equivalent to ISO 25600)
Time code Supported
Drop frames Compatible with 59.94p/29.97p
Sound recording Built-in monaural microphone, external stereomicrophone terminal provided
Sound-recording level adjustable, wind filter provided, attenuator provided
Headphones Headphone socket provided and volume adjustment possible
Grid display 3 types
Still photo shooting Possible

* Except when set to Full HD 59.94p/50.00p

2-screen display LCD monitor and HDMI output movie displayable simultaneously
HDMI output Movie without information display can also be output.
* Auto/59.94i/50.00i/59.94p/50.00p/23.98p selectable
[LCD Monitor]
Type TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor
Monitor size and dots Wide 7.7 cm (3.0-in) (3:2) with approx. 1.04 million dots
Brightness adjustment Auto (Dark, Standard, Bright), Manual (7 levels)
Electronic level Provided
Help display Possible
Image display formats Single-image display (without shooting information), Single-image display (with simple information), Single-image display (Shooting information displayed: Detailed information, Lens/histogram, White balance, Picture Style, Color space/noise reduction, Lens aberration correction, GPS), Index display (4/9/36/100 images), Two-image display
Highlight alert Overexposed highlights blink
AF point display Provided
Grid display 3 types
Magnified view Approx. 1.5x-10x, initial magnification and position settable
Image browsing methods Single image, Jump by 10 or 100 images, By shooting date, By folder, By movies, By stills, By protected images, By rating
Image rotation Provided
Rating Provided
Movie playback Enabled (LCD monitor, HDMI)
Built-in speaker
Slide show All images, By date, By folder, By movies, By stills, By protected images, By rating
Image protection Possible
Copying images Possible
[Post-Processing of Images]
In-camera RAW image processing Brightness correction, White balance, Picture Style, Auto Lighting Optimizer, High ISO speed noise reduction, JPEG image-recording quality, Color space, Peripheral illumination correction, Distortion correction, Chromatic aberration correction
Resize Provided
[Direct Printing]
Compatible printers PictBridge-compatible printers
Printable images JPEG and RAW images
Print ordering DPOF Version 1.1 compliant
[Image Transfer]
Transferrable files Still photos (JPEG, RAW, RAW+JPEG images), Movies
[GPS Function]
Compatible satellites GPS satellites (USA), GLONASS satellites (Russia), Quasi-Zenith Satellite System (QZSS) “MICHIBIKI” (Japan)
Geotag information appended to image Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Direction, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), satellite signal condition
Geotag updating interval 1 sec., 5 sec., 10 sec., 15 sec., 30 sec., 1 min., 2 min., 5 min.
Time setting GPS time data set to camera
Digital compass Three-axis geomagnetic sensor and three-axis accelerometer sensor used for orientation sensing
Log data One file per day, NMEA format

* Changing the time zone creates another file.
* The log data saved in internal memory as a log file can be transferred to a card or downloaded to a computer.

Log data deletion Possible
[Custom Functions]
Custom Functions 18
My Menu Up to 5 screens can be registered
Custom shooting modes Register under Mode Dial’s C1, C2, or C3
Copyright information Text entry and inclusion enabled
DIGITAL terminal SuperSpeed USB (USB 3.0)
Computer communication, direct printing, Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (Ver. 2) connection
HDMI mini OUT terminal Type C (Auto switching of resolution), CEC-compatible
External microphone IN terminal 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Headphone terminal 3.5 mm diameter stereo mini-jack
Remote control terminal For N3-type remote control units
Wireless remote control Compatible with Remote Controller RC-6
Eye-Fi card Supported
Battery Battery Pack LP-E6N/LP-E6, quantity 1

* AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6.
* With Battery Grip BG-E16 attached, size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used.

Battery information Remaining capacity, Shutter count, Recharge performance, and Battery registration possible
Number of possible shots (Based on CIPA testing standards) With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 670 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 640 shots at 0°C/32°F
With Live View shooting: Approx. 250 shots at 23°C/73°F, approx. 240 shots at 0°C/32°F
Movie shooting time Approx. 1 hr. 40 min. at 23°C/73°F
Approx. 1 hr. 30 min. at 0°C/32°F

* With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E6N.

[Operation Environment]
Working temperature range 0°C – 40°C / 32°F – 104°F
Working humidity 85% or less
[Dimensions and Weight]
Dimensions (W x H x D) Approx. 148.6 x 112.4 x 78.2 mm / 5.85 x 4.43 x 3.08 in.
Weight Approx. 910 g / 32.10 oz. (Based on CIPA Guidelines)
Approx. 820 g / 28.92 oz. (Body only)