Not for me, but it looks a nice camera. Good review too.
Great video DPR! Useful, interesting... I'm not sure it was quite necessary to face mountain lions and wolves though! Now Nikon users will demand that you face wild tigers.
It's very sad to see people feel threatened by a brand's progress and see this as an ad.
To each his own... But this is now my official example for poor taste.
Stollen1234: So what People are Saying there is no visible improvement with Canon 7 D Mark II Over Canon 7D.
Wow this is Pretty signifikant..
Only the blind or obtuse.
IvanM: I think the 7D2 could be a very nice backup camera to something like the 6D, which lacks the AF & speed capabilities but is clearly the high iso champ for normal budgets.
Just think a 7D2 plus a 300mm f4 L IS lens will give you the equivalent (or close as dammit) of a 1DX plus 500mm f4 L mk2 lens at a fraction of the price. I think that is what this camera is all about....
Lets also hope that this sensor technology filters down to the next EosM, G1X mk3 etc etc.
Beyond your budgetary constraints or mine he's making a good point, there are many more people who can afford a 6D and a 7DII with a 300mm f4 than there are for the $6,800 1DX and a $9,500 500mm f4.
Hibiscusbloom: Having examined the files in comparison with those of IDX, MK3, D4s and others, I would say there isn't really much of an improvement in IQ and low noise performance. Canon hyped it up too much. People looking for near FF performance had better be more realistic.
In my eyes, the improvement of iq over the 70D is slight. It appears to let in a wee bit more light and perhaps a very slight noise reduction, very slight.
With advanced post processing, the raw files can be rendered much better.
However, there are a host of new features, notably the much talked about improved AF, weather sealing, 10 fps amongst others that might sway many towards this camera.
Is the price justifiable? Depends, if you always wanted FF and about to make a choice on a particular DSLR, then mouth-watering models like Nikon D750 might be more enticing offering you the best of FF with crop sensor ability. If you already have Canon lenses and looking to pursue birds and animals in the wild, this is it!
Your comment is a new low.
Retzius: Looks pretty good!
BTW, the Pentax K-3 looks amazing.
In RAW at ISO 6400 they look the same, perhaps the 7DII a tad better; but instead of saying "Ha! Pentax is doomed!", I think it speaks well of both, it's a high standard.
Greg VdB: The most important observations are in my opinion: (1) Canon made really significant improvements to its APS-C sensor in just one year (compare to 70D), and (2) it is now placed comfortably in the pack of APS-C cameras, probably very near the front (as one might expect for a newly introduced camera). Point (1) is very promising for future Canon releases across the different classes, and Point (2) means Canon are no longer "4 years behind" in sensor technology... As to the question if this then makes the 7D II the best camera for everyone? Of course not!! That depends fully on your shooting style, personal preferences, budget, etc. I'm always suprized that people seem to expect the perfect camera-that-fits-everyone with every new release, and then start bashing when it isn't exactly that...
Good points, particularly the comparison with the 70D. A good percentage of the discussion is psychological, people so insecure they marry their brand and need to bash "the enemy", while others confuse photography with sensor technology.
Reinhard136: Getting close to the competition, but makes you realise how far the 7d had slipped at high iso, frightening how far canon is prepared to fall behind. If the m2 image is the same in another 5 years, it will be facing not the next sony sensor, which would not be far off, but at best the one after that ........But should the competition really be based on sensor capacity or price ? If so it is pretty sad to compare the A7r with the m2.
Or you could compare the 7D with its only competitor, the D300 and see if it had slipped anywhere but in your imagination; and then compare the 7DII to the nonexistent D400 to see who's fallen behind.
Anecdotically I've seen plenty of Lacie drives fail, it's usually a shock for Mac owners to realize inside it's a normal WD/Seagate/Samsung/whatever hard drive... For the road you should get an external SSD even if it's much smaller capacity, mechanical drives are way too fragile to be lugging around.
Way to destroy your brand equity Canon, not that expectations weren't already low. At least it's not a Rebel with leds à la Pentax.
Dennis: Smart, Canon ! Following the Pentax model of success.
I don't see the leds?
So much vitriol.
It *is* as thought: sadomasochism takes many forms... Such as no review screen. Why review on the spot when you can go back home and cry your eyes out? This isn't to say someone won't like this "feature", which is why they'll have to pay for the privilege. A fool and his money...
mermaidkiller: Heavy (910g). The 6d is lighter.And why no fullframe ?Nikon will win with its D750 !
It's a man's camera, big, hairy and brawny.
Lucas_: Canon users finally have a more modern APS-C DSLR, with most bells & whistles! It seems to be a worthy successor to the old Eos 7D and is getting closer to the excellent Sony A77 II, although at a quite higher price. I know old customs die hard, but IMHO both Canon and Nikon should at least be adopting EVFs by now!
And LEDs, definitely LEDs.
kalpeshmodi: They should also include Pentax K3 in comparison table.
And their 70-200f4, 70.200f4 IS, 70-200f2.8 IS, 70-300IS, 100-400, 300 f4, 400 f5.6.. Oh, wait...
Studor13: What a great day.
Finally, all those Nikon D300/D7100 shooters waiting for the D400 can now finally switch over to Canon and shut the F up.
Congratulations Canon. Now you will have to put up with their continual moans and whines.
@Luttmann Oh, the humanity!
David Naylor: The AF sounds great, but honestly it is a little underwhelming after having seen what Samsung just released in the NX1...
And WHY ON EARTH have they not put a touchscreen on this thing? The lack of touchscreen when they have DPAF is mind-boggling.
What's a "Samsung"? A Phone? ;)