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Canon Publishes New 7D Mark II Sample Images & Video

By Anthony Thurston on October 5th 2014

We were just talking earlier in the week about Sigma’s sample images, about how it’s hard to put too much confidence behind manufacturer released sample images/videos. We don’t know how many shots it took to get the ones we are seeing, what has been done to them (if anything) in post-processing, etc.

Still, I am sure many of you are interested in some more sample shots and video from Canon’s new 7D Mark II. Lucky for you all, today I can oblige. Canon Japan has released a bunch of new sample images and videos, all shot with the new 7D Mark II. You can view and download all of them from the Canon website, here. But I have posted a few of my favorite’s below.


.2 Sec Shutter, F/8, ISO 100, EF-S 10-22mm f/3.5-4.5 USM Lens


1/2000th, F/4, ISO 320, EF 600mm F4L IS II USM


1/4000th, F/5.6, ISO 800, EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II USM

Like I said, it is always hard for me to get too excited looking at manufacturer released images. There are just too many variables that I don’t know. But I will say this for the samples that Canon has released, they look great (high res versions available for download on the Canon site).

It will be interesting to see what other samples come out and who gets a chance to review the camera before its expected arrival in November.


What are your thoughts on the sample images and video that Canon has released here? Do you think the 7D Mark II‘s IQ is up to par? Leave a comment below!

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Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

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  1. Dave Lyons

    decent images… canon shots look more “nikonish” anymore just without the IQ and DR and while the images are pleasant i’ll admit… You can still see the lack of DR in them which puts it straight into my “i dont care” pile

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  2. Michał Obuchowski

    I can’t believe this is still happening in 2014:
    “Sample Movie 1 [Cello]
    960 x 540 3.3Mbps
    480 x 270 1.0Mbps
    This sample movie was shot in Full HD mode, and has been optimized for viewing on this website.”

    What a joke :<

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  3. Hannes Nitzsche

    ooooh! nicey! this would be a nice addition to my 6D :)

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  4. Greg Silver

    No question – this camera is capable to capture some great pics.

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