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The All New Canon EOS 7D Mark II

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It looks like this camera is very much aimed at sports photographers. Super high FPS, dual Digic 6 processors, tons of focus points across the whole frame... Definitely a beast. It seems like Nikon has abandoned their pro-level APS-C class though (unless a D9xxx comes out some time in the near future) and is happy to leave APS-C to the prosumer level. Instead they have 4 different full frame classes, which seems like a lot.
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guardianflash wrote:
Sep 16th, 2014 10:33 pm
The 7D Mark II is pretty much a beast for action and sports. Over at a Nikon forum people are saying how Nikon is giving up on the DX line. All those people waiting for a D400. A camera that never comes. Nikon seem to be focusing on full frame. Abandoning the pro DX series. Some are even saying that they're switching to Canon for the 7D Mark II.
Sony A77ii beats it with 12 FPS and advanced object tracking
Best in class sensor - well all Sony sensors are best in class
WiFi, NFC, tilting LCD
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pinkcar wrote:
Sep 18th, 2014 10:42 am
Sony A77ii beats it with 12 FPS and advanced object tracking
Best in class sensor - well all Sony sensors are best in class
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With an electronic viewfinder, which many people dislike. And worse battery life. And single memory card slot. And no GPS. And requiring a Canon shooter to *completely switch systems*. The 7D mk II is hella expensive, but you can't really deny that it's got a niche.
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wearysky wrote:
Sep 18th, 2014 10:57 am
With an electronic viewfinder, which many people dislike. And worse battery life. And single memory card slot. And no GPS. And requiring a Canon shooter to *completely switch systems*. The 7D mk II is hella expensive, but you can't really deny that it's got a niche.
Each camera has its niches - just the 7Dii is lacking in a lot of areas with it being the newest model

But it will sell since it's a Canon
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wearysky wrote:
Sep 18th, 2014 8:25 am
It looks like this camera is very much aimed at sports photographers. Super high FPS, dual Digic 6 processors, tons of focus points across the whole frame... Definitely a beast. It seems like Nikon has abandoned their pro-level APS-C class though (unless a D9xxx comes out some time in the near future) and is happy to leave APS-C to the prosumer level. Instead they have 4 different full frame classes, which seems like a lot.
Nikon seems to have realigned, the D750 is where the D600 was, and the D610 is now where the D300 series was. I think the D7xxx series is going to be their highest end DX sensor body from now on, I'd expect the D7200 to be a DX version of the D750, with the D6xx being a stripped down FX.

It looks like they're trying to really push full frames into the prosumer category. Not sure how well that will work out but you can bet Canon is probably going to follow. Competition is good.

As a Nikon shooter though who does occasionally shoot some sporting events, it's disappointing they're abandoning sports photography to their highest end pro cameras, my D300S was great for sports... still use it for such and as a secondary body.
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pinkcar wrote:
Sep 18th, 2014 10:42 am
Sony A77ii beats it with 12 FPS and advanced object tracking
Best in class sensor - well all Sony sensors are best in class
WiFi, NFC, tilting LCD
The 7D Mark II's got the advanced advanc-ed tracking from the $6000 1DX.
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guardianflash wrote:
Sep 18th, 2014 1:14 pm
The 7D Mark II's got the advanced advanc-ed tracking from the $6000 1DX.
Live view AF is dead slow - whereas Sony A77ii with its SLT design does not suffer from this
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pinkcar wrote:
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Live view AF is dead slow - whereas Sony A77ii with its SLT design does not suffer from this
I *hate* using live view, personally.
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wearysky wrote:
Sep 18th, 2014 3:18 pm
I *hate* using live view, personally.
A friend of mine was telling me to use the viewfinder since it is better focusing - he uses a Canon 5Dii :)
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pinkcar wrote:
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Live view AF is dead slow - whereas Sony A77ii with its SLT design does not suffer from this
The liveview af on the 70D with dual pixel sensor is incredible. The 7D Mark II spawns a second generation dual pixel. Will even be more amazing than the 70D.
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The 7D Mark II is already the best selling DSLR on Amazon!
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Imaging Resources has it on their comparometer - DR is horrible as always for Canon - high ISO is the same quality
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KarenGirl wrote:
Sep 18th, 2014 8:15 pm
The 7D Mark II is already the best selling DSLR on Amazon!
It's from all the pre-orders. The NIKON D800 did the same. Without a doubt, the 7d mark II will sell like hot cakes, just like the 5d mark iii did and currently is despite the lack of sensor advancement.

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