TOKYO, September 16, 2014—Canon Inc. and Canon Marketing Japan Inc. announced today the launch in Japan of the EOS 7D Mark II, the company’s new APS-C-size flagship-model digital SLR camera. Building on the fast continuous shooting speed of its predecessor, the EOS 7D (launched in October 2009), the new EOS 7D Mark II delivers greatly enhanced continuous shooting and AF performance, enabling users to decisively capture even fast, intricately moving subjects.
The new Canon EOS 7D Mark II, in addition to achieving a fast continuous shooting speed of up to approximately 10 frames per second (fps), features an all-new AF system that covers a wide imaging area and employs 65 autofocus points, each of which provides cross-type coverage—the highest number of cross-type autofocus points offered by any EOS-series camera. The camera is equipped with the EOS iTR AF (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition Auto Focus) function, which tracks a subject’s face or target color, and AI Servo AF III, which delivers high-precision autofocus tracking.
Furthermore, the EOS 7D Mark II newly incorporates the Intelligent Viewfinder II, which displays AF sensor points and information related to various camera settings, enabling users to change shooting settings without having to pull away from the viewfinder.
Employing a newly developed approximately 20.2-megapixel APS-C-size CMOS sensor and Canon’s Dual DIGIC 6 image processors, the new 7D Mark II realizes a maximum standard ISO sensitivity of ISO16000 when capturing both photos and movies, making possible outstanding imaging results with reduced noise and rich color gradation. Furthermore, the camera’s improved AE (Automatic Exposure) system not only precisely controls exposure based on the subject being tracked, but also detects and compensates for flickering light when shooting in artificial lighting.
Delivering high reliability even in harsh shooting conditions, the EOS 7D Mark II offers exceptional dust and water resistance, and features a magnesium alloy body design that makes possible superior durability.
Incorporating Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which delivers smooth, highly responsive autofocusing performance, the EOS 7D Mark II enables users to effortlessly capture clear, highly expressive movies. The new digital SLR camera is capable of recording Full HD video at a fast frame rate of 59.94 fps, and newly supports MP4, a file format that offers high compatibility with a variety of movie player hardware and software.
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera will be available in Japan in early November 2014 at an open price. Canon has set initial production at 45,000 units per month.