"Canon 7D Mark II proves a worthy, if not perfect, successor."
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CNET First Look
CNET First Look
Canon 7D Mark II proves a worthy, if not perfect, successor.
I'm a huge fan of the original Canon EOS 7D.
And eagerly awaited the 70 Mark II.
SO Mark II is a great camera with significantly improved performance and a few new features.
Important holes remain, like an articulated LCD and wi-fi.
I'm Lori Grunin for CNET.
And this is the Canon 7D, Mark II.
It's designed extremely similar to that of 7D with some subtle tweaks including dual card slots.
New features include reasonably flexible in camera HDR which allows you to save the original images.
Multiple exposure mode and interval shooting.
But the interval shooting isn't as powerful as competitors who's been offering the feature for years now.
Canon also added GPS for geo-tagging and geo-logging.
Though some people may have preferred an articulated display and wi-fi.
Plus, it gains USB three and a headphone jack.
Like it's predecessor, it's a pretty fast camera.
The new 65 point focus system performs well.
And if you shoot action, it's definitely worth an upgrade from the 7D for the focus.
If not for the bump from 8fps to 10fps for continuous shooting.
Like other modern Eos models, the mark II also has selectable sensitivity settings for the continuous auto focus.
Video auto focus, generally performs well too.
you know, with the non FTM lenses.
The mark two photos look great.
JPEGs look good up through eyes of 1500, and depending upon scene content and how large you plan to view them, you can even get results with as high as ISO 25 600.
That's in part because 10 inch JPEG processing is excellent.
The video quality is extremely good, with practically no rolling shutter artifacts, more ray, or edge artifacts.
The Mark II is a great camera.
It's fast, familiar, and delivers excellent, albeit not best in class, photo and video quality.
I really enjoy shooting with it.
But if you like to shoot video and don't want to rig out the camera, the lack of an articulated or even a tilting touchscreen display makes it frustrating.
I'm Lori Gruned, and this is the Canon E070 marching.
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