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Canon 7D Mark II Hands On Review | Camera Store TV

By Hanssie on November 24th 2014

One of this season’s highly anticipated camera releases was the 7D Mark II. Of course, Canon didn’t help by making us wait 100 years – well, just 5 years, but it felt like 100 – to replace the original 7D. When Canon finally announced the 7D Mark II, the angels sang, the rocks cried out and sports/wildlife photographer’s began looking for things to sell so they could scrape up enough money for this new shiny toy. You should have seen the writers surround Anthony at PhotoPlus when he brought back the review unit from B&H. Ooohs and ahhhs abounded.



The specs were exciting: a new improved AF system, duel pixel AF in video mode and a new sensor, but was it worth the wait? The Camera Store TV just released their hands on review of the 7D Mark II to see if this camera can deliver on its promises and how it compares to the other APS-C cameras on the market.

Chris Niccolls and Jordan Drake brought in photojournalist Todd Korol to take a look at the image quality, video capabilities, autofocusing, handling and more on this camera to see if it truly is the best APS-C camera in the world…


Watch The Camera Store TV’s Hands On Review of the Canon 7D Mark II

The review is not surprising; action/sports/wildlife photographers will dig this camera. Canon still has some work to do. The autofocusing is something to write home about. Anthony will have his 7D Mark II review ready to go this week; let’s see if he agrees with Chris and the crew at TCSTV.

What do you think? Is the 7D Mark II the best APS-C out there or does Canon need to step it up, especially in the area of image quality? Leave a comment below.

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Hanssie is a Southern California-based writer and sometimes portrait and wedding photographer. In her free time, she homeschools, works out, rescues dogs and works in marketing for SLR Lounge. She also blogs about her adventures and about fitness when she’s not sick of writing so much. Check out her work and her blog at Follow her on Instagram

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Jill Schindel

    That was a very useful review! I am even more torn between this and the 6D now… wish I could afford a camera body with the 7D mark II autofocus capabilities and the 6D’s full frame and low light capabilities.

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    • aaron febbo

      Had that problem for the longest time with the original 7d and a 6d but somehow went with a 5d mark ii. I will say this much i hate the autofocus sometimes on the 5d.( the 6d isnt much better ) Save up and get a 5d mark 3 and have the best both worlds if you can wait.

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  2. Bill Veik

    Scott Kelby did a much more comprehensive 1 hour review of a pre-production model, they took it to him and said that they wanted feedback from him, you have 36 hours. He shot a wedding, landscape photos in bad weather, A Tennessee Vols game, an Atlanta Falcons game, and more.

    Low noise to 16000 ISO, frame-filling shots from more than 90 yards away, 17 x 22 prints at 1000 ISO with no post-processing or noise reduction, simply stripping the metadata per Canon’s request.

    His expectation was that it was going to be the little brother of the 1DX. His conclusion was that it was a much older younger brother than he expected, with a “used Hundai” difference in price. He would have NO problem making this his second camera body. Mongo want.

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  3. Erica Mengouchian

    waiting on the 6d mark ii…

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    • Imants Ozolins

      Would be great. I wouldn’t change my mk1 though, unless there are very great features.

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  4. Aaron Cheney

    It is a beautiful camera

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