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Canon’s latest version of its flagship Digital SLR camera is now available and starts shipping today. Set to take over for the EOS 7D, the new EOS 7D Mark II has received positive early reviews for its updated auto-focus system, burst capture functionality, durable magnesium alloy body and integrated GPS.

Head below to find out if Canon’s new flagship APS-C DSLR is worthy of a spot in your camera bag…

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The Mark II sports a APS-C sized 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with dual pixel CMOS AF that enables users to shoot full 1080p HD video like a camcorder. Dual DIGIC 6 image processors allow the new EOS 7D to capture “up to 1090 JPEG, 31 RAW, and 19 RAW + JPEG shots in a single burst.” Its speedy reaction time makes the camera quite suitable for fast paced sports photography or something of that nature.

Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor captures images at up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) with remarkably low noise, thanks to its improved, higher sensitivity design.

Along with continuous high speed shooting up to 10fps, it has a much better autofocus system this time around as well. The new Mark II has 65-point “Live-View” autofocus, which is greatly improved over the previous model’s 19-point system and generally provides much faster and higher quality results:

An EOS first, the EOS 7D Mark II features 65 all cross-type AF points* for high precision AF at remarkable speed. Cross-type AF points ensure stable AF that is not influenced by the subject’s shape or color. On the EOS 7D Mark II, the AF points are spread over a wide area of the frame, enabling faster AF, wherever the subject lies.

The new Mark II has a 3-inch LCD screen, dual CF and SD card slots, USB 3.0 connectivity and automatic location tagging with built-in GPS. One thing to mention here is that Canon did not include built-in WiFi/NFC the way Sony’s somewhat comparable Alpha 77 II DSLR does. More details below.

The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera (Body Only) goes for $1,799, and supports the wide range of EF/EF-S lenses and EOS accessories already available. Keep in mind, you can find discounts on lenses and cameras at Canon’s official refurb store, which offers a one year warranty and generally come in ‘like new’ condition.

More details from Canon:

Product Description

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II GPS Digital SLR Camera features a refined APS-C sized 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for gorgeous imagery. It shoots up to 10 frames per second at ISOs ranging from 100-16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200), has a 65-point all cross-type AF system and features Canon’s amazing Dual Pixel CMOS AF for brilliant Live-View AF. It has dual card slots for both CF and SD cards, USB 3.0 connectivity and even has built-in GPS for easy location tagging. Additional features: 3.0″ LCD screen, Full HD 1080p, 10fps continuous shooting, magnesium alloy body, plus more! Includes Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM Zoom Lens.

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a wide range of artistic opportunities. With a winning combination of cutting-edge operations and a robust, ergonomic design, it is optimized to make even the most challenging photography simple and easy. The EOS 7D Mark II features a refined APS-C sized 20.2 Megapixel CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for gorgeous imagery. It shoots up to 10 frames per second at ISOs ranging from 100–16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200), has a 65-point* all cross-type AF system and features Canon’s amazing Dual Pixel CMOS AF for brilliant Live-View AF. It has dual card slots for both CF and SD cards, USB 3.0 connectivity and even has built-in GPS** for easy location tagging, automatically. Compatible with an ever-expanding collection of EF and EF-S lenses plus a host of EOS accessories, the EOS 7D Mark II is an ideal tool for creative and ambitious photography.

20.2 Megapixel CMOS (APS-C) sensor and ISO 100–16000

The EOS 7D Mark II has a newly designed 20.2 Megapixel sensor that delivers high-resolution image files with stunning detail and impressive clarity. Optimized for low-light shooting, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor captures images at up to ISO 16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200) with remarkably low noise, thanks to its improved, higher sensitivity design. Phenomenal for stills, the EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor is equally up to the task for movies, delivering Full HD capture even at rates of up to 60p.

Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors

The EOS 7D Mark II’s sensor works seamlessly with its Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for advanced image processing across the board. These image processors help the EOS 7D Mark II capture up to 1090 JPEG, 31 RAW, and 19 RAW + JPEG shots in a single burst for amazing action photography. Further, they enable the camera’s powerful image processing on-the-fly: lens aberration, variances in peripheral illumination and image distortion can all be corrected in real time thanks to the EOS 7D Mark II’s Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors.

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