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Canon 7D Mark II: Mostly the same on the outside (pictures)

Given that the 7D is 5 years old, the body has surprisingly few changes for the Mark II.

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Lens fun

Now that the 7DM2 incorporates a Dual Pixel CMOS, you'll need to get STM lenses for best Live View performance. Sadly, there are no fast, high-quality STM lenses.

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If it ain't broke...

The most important controls haven't changed.

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Mode dial update

It locks!

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Leverage

A new lever around the joystick is designed to make it easier to cycle through AF point configurations. But the fixed, non-touchscreen LCD makes me sad.

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Double card capable

Two card slots -- one CF and one SD -- are a welcome update.

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USB 3

Canon joins a slowly growing group of manufacturers starting to add USB 3 to their cameras.

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Other connections

In addition to a mic input and a headphone jack, there's a wired remote connector and a PC socket.

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