NJOceanView: This seems like a good solution for those who need APS-C cameras. I'm one of them because I don't need uber-shallow DOF but do need every inch of reach I can get. I also shoot JPEGs much of the time for the kind of work that I do.
That being said, if you look both at the Beatles patch and the Honey Ridge Farms label in the 1) low light setting 2) as a JPEG at 3) 12800, you'll see that the 7D2 does a rather impressive job compared to the 7D1, 7100 and 6000.
I'm tending to agree with many posters that we may be hitting limits on what we can do with a crop sensor, and yes I was hoping for something even better. But if the criteria is 1) a crop sensor camera + 2) low light performance, the 7D2 looks to me to take the crown -- only by a bit in RAW but by something more notable in JPEG.
In that case, this camera it's for you.But we are not evaluating if this is a aps-c sensor camera nor it's beginner jpeg mode. We're evaluating aps-c sensor quality against other cameras in professional raw mode.
There are two big improvements from 7d to 7dmk2: price and autofocus (in that order). Sensor image quality is almost the same.
It's clear that this studio scene for comparison it's garbage. Sometimes there are an area better in a low camera that in a high end camera. Usually you can't extract any conclusion. There isn't a high ilumination zone nor high colour zone, for example. Comparing some zones in raw (detail and noise), I see 7dmk2 as 7d image quality, and they are better than nikon d7100 and sony a6000?!
I think the best tool to correct lens distortion is ptlens.
I said "perhaps better reflex aps-c camera, and worst aps-c sensor". And thats the fact. At iso 3200, it's better than 70d. But at iso 100 is as poor as 70d. That's all.7dmk2 only for sports and nature? That's the way to say: this camera hasn't the image quality level of others manufacturers aps-c sensors. All this time waiting for that??
toni2: Canon 7d mk2: perhaps best aps-c camera specifications, and worst aps-c sensor.
As dual12 has said "Given the inferior sensors that Canon has been making for the past 5 years, it's not at all unreasonable to assume that this one is inferior too.".It's hard to believe that this sensor can make a difference when it's not specifically remarked in specifications. If this sensor would be revolutionary this will be specifically remarked.In fact, all people are talking that this is a great camera and there isn't any review available. People are assuming the good things but not the bad things.
yzhenkai: in short, this is a aps-c 1DX.
"in short, this is a aps-c 1DX."Yes, with a Canon aps-c sensor...
Canon 7d mk2: perhaps best aps-c camera specifications, and worst aps-c sensor.
Petrogel: Canon Congrats !!!! you're getting worst and worst year after year
-P.S I could have sold my EOS 400D as new
I agree with you. Canon Rebel sensor is worse year after year. Best image quality is on rebel model 550d. It's INCREDIBLE.
Canon xxxd model image quality is worse each time: 550d is better than 600d, 600d is better than 650d, 650d is better than 700d...It's incredible!!
I don't see why lightroom is different from photoshop. It's exactly the same thing: with lightroom is you have CC and don't pay month suscription, you can't open your lightroom catalog, and with photoshop if you have CC and don't pay month suscription, you can't open your .psd files.The only difference is that in photoshop there are no real choices. And with lightroom, you can choose camera one, dxo, photo ninja...
I understand Adobe in the sense that with CC they have money each month. With previous versions, they only have money when a version is finished.
But anyway, I think that people should have the option to buy CC or CS version.
Every company wants you in the cloud, because then, you are a all-life customer. You can't left them.And that prices are low to let you get in... one year later they can increase the each month price, and the only thing you can do is to pay month after month.The cloud is an enormous joke, and all companies know it.
Just comparehttp://www.dpreview.com/products/compare/side-by-side?products=canon_eos550d&products=canon_eos600d&products=canon_eos650d&products=canon_eos700d4 cameras, 3 years... and same features!Same MP, same focus points, same screen resolution, almost same viewfinder, last 3 models have articulated lcd, stereo sound (600d have only mono), the same battery ...And still, every time the price is higher.It will not be for research that is behind, right?
Has anyone read "Improved interactive performance at intermediate zoom levels (e.g., 33% and 66%)" in camera raw 7.4 rc1 release notes?That's a big improvement!
Better prices, and less discounts.Both Canon and Nikon have risen sharply the price of photography.
Google+ need that people begin to share things: You must entertain others.
Microsoft and other companies are using patents because they have nothing to do in actual market, so they need the money of others to survive. It's an unfair play.
Kite Kraemer: Too little, too late. I didn't want to switch back to Canon, but I'm glad I did --their customer service is great!
for russbarnes: I guess your house and your car aren't insured, right?