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Canon EOS 7D II AF guide by Canon

Canon has released a 51-page pdf-guide to the advanced autofocus-system of Canon EOS 7D II. I guess just the size of this guide to the autofocus system, tells that 7DII is a camera primary targeted enthusiasts and (semi-)professionals...

Download the EOS 7D Mark II AF-setting Guidebook.

Tip: The European and the US-version of this guide are not exactly the same. If reading the US-version in Acrobat Reader, you might want to go to "View" -> "Page Display" and choose "Two Page View" plus select "Show Cover Page in Two Page View"...

In Canon Digital Learning Center you can also find other guides explaining new features of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II:

Finally you can also download and have a look at the 7DII manuals.

Canon EOS 7D mark II announced

Today Canon has announced the second generation in the EOS 7D DSLR camera line. With 10 frames per second burst mode and a new 65 point all cross-type AF system with EV -3 sensitivity at the center point (and center point also works with f/8 lenses), it sounds like a very capable action-camera. Expected availability and list prices of Canon EOS 7D mark II are November 2014 and $1800 / £1600 / €2000 body only.

Specifications include:

  • Magnesium alloy body with (might be why WiFi is not supported)
  • Enhanced dust and weather resistance
  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS dualpixel sensor
  • ISO 100-16000, ISO Boost mode 25600 and 51200
  • 65 AF point all cross type and with EV -3 sensitivity at center point
  • 10 fps burstmode
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF EOS iTR Autofocus (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Auto Focus known from the 1D X)
  • EOS Scene Detection System features a new 150,000-pixel/RGB+IR metering sensor
  • Dual card slots for CF UDMA mode 7 and SD/SDHC/SDXC UHS-I
  • Dual DIGIC6
  • Built-in GPS
  • Intervalometer
  • Video 1080p/720p, both 60fps. MOV and MP4 format plus uncompressed HDMI out.
  • About 100% coverage OVF
  • New LP-E6N lithium ion battery pack with increased storage capacity
  • Optional Battery Grip BG-E16
  • Optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A Version 2

At Digital Photography Review they have a First Impressions Review.

New lenses also announced:

  • Canon EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM "Pancake"
  • Canon EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM
  • Canon EF 400mm f/4 DO IS I IUSM

Waiting for a Canon 7D Mark II...

Rumors about a 7DII has been floating around for years. Most of these rumors has clearly been wrong, though some might have been "true" at a time except Canon changed their mind. But recently rumors has been more intensive, and it seems now to be taken for a fact that Canon will announce a new model to replace the old 7D shortly before Photokina in September. This new camera might be named 7D Mark II (or 7D X ?), and it's said to be a very high-spec'ed pro-type APS-C camera with a new sensor technology that's more than just an evolutionary step forward. Maybe a new multi-layer type of sensor. Also there's indications of a new AF-system and very high frame-rates. With no doubt, if rumors are all true it is also going to be a very expensive camera...

Besides the new camera, some lenses and a flash are also expected to be announced. Likely a long waited replacement for Canons 100-400mm will be among the lenses, and a new flash will probably replace the current 430EX II.

Look out for exiting news in the first weeks of September... Or monitor the rumors scene at Northlight, CanonRumors and CanonWatch.