Blackdog68: Wow, the 800 pound gorilla in the electronics field has spoken and every other camera company should be nervous. This camera checks lots of boxes: 1/8000 shutter, 1/250 flash sync, more phase detect sensors than the competition, 15FPS. It's an impressive spec sheet. Actual performance from this back sided APS-C sensor is yet to be seen, and the AF as well is untested, but if I'm Nikon or Canon and I've been waiting to really get into the mirrorless market, you may have waited too long.
Lenses that only go up to 55mm are in the common kit lens range and not specialty lenses photographers desire.
Of which only 3 are longer than 55mm and 2 of those are super zooms 18-200 and 50-200. Multiple 18-55s and 16-50s.
Good luck with that.
Anastigmat: sort of reminds me of the year Nikon introduced a full frame sports camera that does 10 fps, but Canon stubbornly refused to go along by insisting that the 1.3x crop was better for sports and brought out the 1DMKIV. We all know how that argument ended when Canon brought out the FF 1D-X and the 1.3x crop sensor bit the dust. When the Nikon D750 successor increases its frame rate from the current 6.5 to about 8 or 10, then the 7D series will bite the dust.
So says the pentax? troll. You are mistaken, what you are referring to from nikon didn't do 10 fps. And keep dreaming about nikon adding many fps. Cropping their 24 MP camera to aps-c would be 15 MP and still with inferior AF to the 7D2's new system.
realmadeira: does anyone know what double DIGIC6's should have impact on in 7mkII?
And the 7D had 2 digic cpus too.
TheDreamingWatchman: I'm sure this is a very good camera.The AF-speed will be quite impressive.
However the 7DII is just not sexy! There is not one WOW-feature!I'm missing the tilted screen which is very useful in certain situations.Why is there no touch screen like on the 70D?Why did Canon not implement Wi-Fi like on the 6D and 70D? (I don't need Wi-Fi to upload pictures; I want Wi-Fi to control the Camera remotely, which is an amazing feature for wildlife.)I always had the feeling that Canon is so ungenerous: Why no time-lapse in Camera like Fuji? Why not several shots triggered by the self-timer like Nikon? These features hardly cost anything, but Canon is just too stingy!However my most important reservation is ISO noise and dynamic range. The ISO performance of the 7D was just pathetic; the dynamic range was not very good.The 7DII will be a little bit better in these regards and a little bit better is just not good enough for 2014!
So a touch screen in 2014 is a "wow" feature? Really? Same with wifi and flip out screen? Those are amateur options. Sports and wildlife shooters usually aren't in areas with wifi networks and can't waste GBs of phone data sending pics to wifi outdoors.
petr marek: It has Full HD video, yes? Really? Wow!I can shoot 4K video with phase detection autofocus with my Samsung S5 phone...
DPR staff has commented that they haven't seen a phone with video quality that makes recording 4k video worthwhile over shooting 1080 video.
That doesn't change the fact they have not many lenses.
Too bad there's an extreme lack of lenses from samsung. That's why Canon and nikon are so popular. It's the lens, stupid.
Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Its interesting to note that Canon announced 7D mark II while nikon did not announce their D300 successor. On the other hand Nikon announced D750 and Canon did not announce 5D mark IV. Marking the territories (for this year sales of course) with mutual understanding?
d3x is a dead product. Even the d600 has as many pixels as it!
I can't see the d750 doing well. nikon users either bought a df, d610, or d800 by now and the d750 is dumbed fun in places to sell for less. The 5D3 outsold the less expensive d800 so I don't see a need for the 5D3 to be cut.
nikon seems to be banking on 35mm for its future. That is clear. The may be going after profit margin instead of being used by everyone since 35mm is a very small percentage of dslr sales.
Lanski: My friend phrased it this way: "It's the sensor of the 70D, with the autofocus of the 1DX and the buttons of the 5DIII".
Nope, all new autofocus with more points, all cross type and all f/5.6 sensitive. 1D X's system has fewer cross type and not all of them are f/5.6 on the 1D X.
Biffobear: I won't be trading in my Fuji X-T1 for this brick that's for sure...
Then why are you here throwing around your toxic negativity?
Absolutic: 65 cross points from $6000 camera that fill the entire viewfinder (because of crop factor) so I can track at the corner of the screen, corner to corner? And that is done at 10 frames per second? And all that for $1799??? This basically lets most people experience the 1DX speed and accuracy at 1/4 of the price. Amazing deal by Canon. If I did not have a Fuji XT1 which tracks surprisingly good at 8fps (as long as you stay in the center portion of display where PDAF points are located) this would have been my companion camera to my present 6D. And don't tell me, just get 5DM3, I had 5DM3 for the longest time, and 10fps vs 6fps makes a big difference. Even 8fps makes a big difference over 6fps. Good job Canon.
No, this is all new autofocus. The 1D X and 5D3 have 61 points and only 40 some are cross types and many of those cross types are f/4 I believe whiles the 7D2 has 65 points all f/5.6 sensitive. Performance (speed to acquire and in ai-servo) compared to the other 2 models is yet to be seen.
gvfx: Okay for sports shooters, but lets not forget the gh4 does 12fps continuous and even 40fps in burst mode. The tech in this 7D2 isn't really 2014
What's 12 fps without fast, accurate autofocus even in low light settings?
Seems like d610 with a modern body shell.
JackM: I wonder if this will force 5D3 prices down. Besides people with a lot of Canon lenses (like me), only a fool would buy a 5D3 now.
The 5D3 outsold the d800 even at its higher price, so this weak offering from nikon won't make Canon lower the 5D3 now!
Frank_BR: Strange times we are living. For the price of a single memory card you can buy two Nikon D3000 with the kit lens 18-55mm.
And that 1 GB card cost just $190 a year later in 2004.