DxO Mark has published its review of the new Canon 7D Mark II, including an in-depth look at the sensor performance. Notably, DxO Mark says the 7D Mark II’s sensor lags behind competitors in low ISO performance. DxO still considers the Sony A77 II a better choice for overall image quality. [Read more…]
After we recently saw Amazon list an availability date for the Canon 7D Mark II for October 30, B&H now confirms on its 7D Mark II product page that the camera will ship out next Thursday on October 30 for both the body and the kit options. Check it out here at B&H Photo.
We previously thought the Canon 7D Mark II would ship in November; however, an update to Amazon’s listing for the camera reveals that it will ship on October 30. That’s just a couple weeks away folks.
While B&H still has the camera listed for availability in November, they will likely get ship the camera at the same time as Amazon.
Canon finally made a 7D Mark II video sample available in 1080p, albeit with lovely YouTube compression.
Nonetheless, the above short, Cello, shows off the low light and AF capability of the new 7D Mark II.
Here’s a great video from Scott Kelby with an in-depth look at the 7D Mark II with plenty of high ISO samples up to ISO 16,000. Again, the 7D Mark II continues to impress with these early looks at the image quality, AF and noise performance.
Ok, that title is a bit of a generalization of his statement; however, in this video from Kelby Media, Peter Read Miller says that the number one shortcoming of people coming to his workshops looking to improve their sports photography is their gear.
While the video has a little bit of an infomercial feel with regard to the Canon 7D Mark II, I can’t really fault any of his comments about gear and sports photography. You can fake a lot of other types of photography with cheaper gear; however, fast glass, fast AF, low light performance and high frame rates all provide an advantage in sports photography – and that costs money.
I’ve got high hopes for the 7D Mark II and everything that I’ve seen thus far backs those hopes up. I’m looking forward to seeing the camera in person and putting it through its paces.