Keep on Shooting Guys!!!....
tech_head: Original 7D1. Don't use default colors, use Faithful. 2. Silent shutter option. You only lose 1 frame per second. 3. Crop sensors are great for sports. More reach on the zooms. The 1D used to come with a crop sensor. A "pro" that doesn't know ow the tools shouldn't be call pro.
Don't just grab a camera and start shooting. Read at least part of the manual and set it up.
That's what I thought when I red the first paragraph... Nice article though at least we knew how a Photojournalist workaround in the field. All the cons she mentioned is all opinionated one and I think we can get over easily just some workaround from the Camera itself.. Have a nice day...
Jonath: Things that make me wonder a bit 1) So many people are so sure of how good this camera is, even though it hasn't been properly reviewed yet. How do you know how good low light performance is until a proper raw comparison is done? Imaging-resource has OOC jpeg's and they look distinctly on a par with much cheaper APS-C competition - but I can't really pass proper judegement, yet, nor on burst shooting or AF. 2) on face value the specs of this camera are only marginally improved over the the mki - its almost as if its a mid-model upgrade, not one that has taken 5 yrs to arrive. I appreciate we get passionate about our favoured camera brands but isn't that just a little bit disappointing? The market has moved on so much since the Mk1, so many new ideas, features & capabilities. It would leave me feeling a bit short changed, although I appreciate having followed this thread that the legendary 7D is above any kind of criticism and I'm clearly an amateur for even suggesting any :-)
Well, if your complaining about the specs of this camera, then don't buy it. Simple as that. There is a lot of camera models and brands to choose from, and choose what you feel you need it. And most of the time this is good for us consumers. We have a lot of choices. Just make sure you have to get the best camera for your needs..
sheckwel: I disagree is most comments, I think this camera has vast improvements over the original 7D, I didn't test and put my hands ON on the 7d II but am pretty sure it's speed, responsiveness , handling are going to be terrific, it;s aim to be an APS C size Pro camera (How some folks say why it's not full frame) It's never going to be full frame, it's aim to be for sports, actions, wildlife shooters who need more reach because of it's 1.6 crop sensor, it's AF is going to be outstanding, others folks are complaining about 10 FPS is low (you will not going to get $6799 camera like the 1D X specs on a $1799 camera) Thanks they didn't put smartphone features on the 7d like WIFI/touch, crappy swivel, theses features means less weather sealing and since the 7d II is going to be used for most actions/wildlife shooters, they are going to need a tough metal camera!If you really need 4K or you want to act like a Pro videographer go get the 1d C with only $15.000 or new 2014 smartphones :-)
You nailed it Pal.. And if you continue whining about the specs then this Camera is not for you, simple as that. Have a nice day ahead..
Donnie G: What we have here is a Canon 1D X done with an APS-C sensor. Just like the original 7D, this new Canon 7D mk2 will be the king of the hill in pro grade APS-C cameras for the next 5 or more years. Pros and hardcore enthusiasts will be very happy with and very loyal to the 7D mk2, just like they were with the original. A lot of that loyalty will be due to Canon wisely sticking with a body style and control layout that the targeted buyers are already familiar with. Unlike some amateur and most casual camera users, pros require consistency in the layout and design of their tools. That's why Canon's 1D, 5D, and 7D cameras will all look, feel, and operate the same from one upgrade to the next. Great job Canon!
Then stop whining Pal.. Canon, Nikon or any brand exist will not do a special Camera just for you so stop complaining. Why not just enjoy what you have right now and keep on shooting..
Wow just Wow.. Awesome 7D Mark II. I have the original but there is a big temptation here to upgrade. I just left my 7D to my wife a week ago when I'm in vacation, and now big news come from PhotoKina 2014 events. My original plan is to get some big lenses for my next vacation, but seeing this awesome camera I'm tempting to buy a new one. As for the specs, this is a 1DX Crop version. Which is every Action photographer wants including me.. Great Job Canon for this awesome 7D Mark II..
Nice Camera, can't wait to compare with other new Cameras.. But what happen to their pocket size design to compete with DSLR Cameras..
Nice Camera.. but still a comparable size compared to DSLR rig. Well this is just only the first quarter of the year, expect new Camera will be release soon and this model will be the least to consider. CANIKON new model will rock the show as always.. Happy shooting guys..
Wow lucky for you Bro... Be careful next time.. Try to use longer lens to avoid such accident.. Cheers...
Hey guys.. Canon made it again. Im glad they acknowledge the glitcn and Hoping they will fix the issue ASAP. Keep on shooting guys..
Kudos to Canon.. Not a canon fan boy but they are the first to do such awesome FW update to a camera.. Long live 7D..
Considering this is their first Model of mirrorless EOS-M.. I would say, other brands will innovate their design and concept. Good for us, same with DSLR models now.. we can request the Do's and Dont's for their next model from this forum i guess.. cheers...
pdelux: With Only two native lenses and compatibility via adapter only for people who own Canon SLR lenses, one can only wonder if canon is trying to offer a valid alternative mirrorless option, or just trying just to stop the haemorrhaging (temporarily) of its P&S/entry-mid level DSLR customers?
Which users of SONY/ M43 /Other mirror-less formats would go back to CANON with this effort considering OMD-EM5, NEX, Samsung, Pentax offerings are already Light years ahead. I don't think anyone who doesn't have an investment in Canon lenses would even think twice about this product.
A Band Aid solution from a company that has forgotten how to INNOVATE.
Be cool.. pdelux.. What will happen if Canon want to go ahead considering this is their first model of mirrorless Camera.. IMHO, sony,samsung,pana, olympus, pentax brand will knock their head on the walls..lol.. peace bro..
Jimmy jang Boo: Canon's most uninspiring lackluster effort to date. They have the resources and could have easily positioned themselves at the head of the mirrorless market with something technologically innovative; instead they have settled for being the tail. The perfunctory EOS M makes it clear that Canon is out of ideas. And now with the erosion of the point and shoot market giving away to mobile phones, Canon's bread and butter is in jeopardy.
Hey Bro.. IMHO, what happen to other brand if Canon want it ahead.. Just wait and read the Full review before posting any comment my friend regarding "out of ideas". Peace..
mbaginy: I don't see a real need for this camera now. There was a time, where Canon was a photographic leader, now they seem to be playing catch up.
But then, since they seemed unable (unwilling?) to add a dedicated mirror lockup button to their D-SLRs, this development seems only logical.
Agree 13guy..nice bro... Better read your manual 3X and be familiar with the function and menus to optimize you camera..
Well, i gues for the M-Camera.. This is for hobbyist who likes compact camera for day to day shooting and its easy to throw on your bag..and its good Canon design the M-camera for the Existing Superb L-glass Lenses.. A big plus for the existing owners.. lets wait for the final review then we can suggest what is missing. Keep on shooting guys...
ArchiDeos: Wow BAD news for the Nikon fanboys.. Well, i hope Nikon have the permanent solution for this ASAP.
Hey guys, just be cool. That's the reality here. Ugly truth hurts. But to be fair, Canon already made the perfect solution for the lightleak issue in just few days, which i think is not a big issue if you know your gear and know their limits. And for the Nikon, hoping they will Fix the issue ASAP. Happy shooting..
Wow BAD news for the Nikon fanboys.. Well, i hope Nikon have the permanent solution for this ASAP.
audijam: so many Nikon fanboys here i wonder why...
You nailed it bro..peace..
JLJL: Serious Light Leak Issue with the 5D mark III!
Light leaking trough top LCD causes underexposure
IMO..Make sure to use your viewfinder cover provided to avoid extra light..peace...
Gotcha.. Night photography challenge to everyone...Kudos to Canon..Just make sure to know and familiarize your gadget and everything will be alright. keep on shooting guys..make the click of your day...