I just wish I could read all the text without the interference of the award graphic.
Richard Franiec: There is no doubt that Canon put a lot of advanced engineering into 7DII.As a system, paired with newly revised EF lenses, including EF100-400 Mk II, this camera will lead the pack for the intended purpose: action photography.Several "cons" will not even remotely apply, if you think about it.There is always a room for improvement, of course.
@ Just a Photographer. Have you tried it to see how much better it is or isn't? My understanding from someone who bought one it that is is way better than Mk1,
Dougbm_2: Then again a Sigma merrill seems to resolve as much. 3 for $3000?
Ha! I use the standard scene with the bottles etc. My experience with an SD14 is that the files res up much more than an already interpolated Bayer sensor file does (or doesn't). So an APSC Foveon is a match for full frame but MF is probably stretching it too far. I replaced the SD14 with a 5D and this confirmed that the SD14 was better in ideal conditions than the 5D.
Zerg2905: Dear DPREVIEW...I read your reviews carefully. Because I think you have the skills, and the expertise, to produce quite good reviews. And many, many times, I was on the same page with you, especially when you pointed (rightly) the clear flaws some of the Canon cameras have. But not this time. I own the 7D 2. I had the 7D before, and between these two there is no contest. Sony sensors, ah, yes, they DO have more DR (but not that much). Other brands DO have more video mumbo jumbo (and big minuses in other areas). But the 7D 2 is, in my opinion, a photo tool, first hand. So tell me, please: which photo tool in the APS-C world is matching the 7D 2? The SLT A-77 II? I would have to disagree, as I have use it, too. Other brands don't have anything close, but, like the 7100, are "Gold award" cameras.I think the Silver Award is a BIG MISTAKE (and many EU and US articles seem to be on my side here...), a mistake that will cost you credibility. Not now, but in the mid-long term. If it matters.
@Samuel Dilworth. Good list. What significant flaws for the 5DII?
Well all tests and reviews I have seen of the SD1 and compact Merrills especially show a resolving power at least the equal or greater than an D800e. As usual the claimed 45 Mp are actually 15mp that performs like 30+Mp. But not quite up to MF. No.Have a look and compare on Image resource. http://www.imaging-resource.com/IMCOMP/COMPS01.HTM
Rservello: Got it yesterday and I must say, I am very impressed! Its a lot smaller than I expected. The screen is very clear, so I don't understand the criticisms. I personally hate touch screens, so that's not a con imho and IQ is incredible. This is my first 4/3 camera and ita really surprising that is can do a nice shallow dof and has very good low light. Plus, the ois is SO nice, I can hand hold at 1/15 shutter! So the faster lens plus the awesome ois means I can shoot at lower iso than my ff. This is gonna be a fun new tool!
I can hand hpld my x100 at 1/15 (usually limited to 1/30) with no IS so I would hope for even better with this.
Then again a Sigma merrill seems to resolve as much. 3 for $3000?
A wedding and event photographer I met said her 7D II was a huge improvement over the mkI. Better autofocus, faster and much better IQ - also at high ISOs. She also has a 5DIII which is mainly used for landscapes.
Pretty good overall and some nice shots too. Usual pastel Fuji colours which is good for skin tones not so great for landscapes unless you like the retro look. High ISO is poor but I wouldn't expect anything decent over ISO 800 for this sensor size.
RomanC: Dear Dpreview team,
I have to decide if I will buy a A7 II or a A7 S. For wedding photography I currently use an old Sony R-1 (don't laugh!). It was always possible to work with it without a flash in the church if it was bright enough outside, I don't like flash lights, especially at wedding ceremonies. And: I love this camera because it's shutter is nearly unnoticeable, so can work without attracting attention.
Now I want tu upgrade to a full-format Camera. I read that the A7 S has an (activatable) electronic shutter which makes it possible to take photos without any noise. What's about the A7 II? I could not find any information if this 'noiseless mode' is also available on this model.
Want to add an image but apparently only on forums!!!SO…. Fair enough. Check out this from a 4.5Mp Sigma SD14. See my gallery.
http://www.dpreview.com/galleries/9311784622/photos/3087242/sdim0020Clickoriginal size then click again.
Any full frame sensor will print A2 easily unless you are a real pixel peeper. I have great A2, even A1 images from my 6Mp Fuji S2 Pro. Yes more Mp gives more detail but 12Mp is quite enough - unless you want to heavily crop. Also the A7s better in low light (a big plus) with smaller files and less demanding of lenses.Images from my 5D Mk1 with 12.9Mp regularly get printed on large real estate boards and look great.
My favourite Nat Geo photographer. A master of light.
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God! Hated the first 7D?! A woman with strong opinions! Agree about the voice annotation. Such a useful feature. Had it on my Fuji S2 Pro. I really don't believe the 7D II is Soooo much different to the 7D1.
Discovery Of Light: I like the LX100 but it seems to blow out highlights on faces under tungsten light more than the others. Maybe that has more to do with white balance than advantages of the larger sensor.
Colours - not a Panasonic strong suit.
mpgxsvcd: Just curious. Was anyone disappointed with the LX100 RAW files? A couple of weeks ago everyone seemed to be bemoaning how bad the LX100 images looked. Now it appears that the RAW files are quite acceptable to me. Anyone disagree?
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So lame. The ad, the website - everything about it. I am embarrassed to be a Canon user!
Mogens: Not a very sensible poll - looks like it was designed with a specific marketing goal in mind. The truth is that a enthusiast would use what ever was appropriate for the situation and not worry about marketing or sensor size. Sensor size do matter but it depends on the situation one is using it for.
Lens quality has just as much impact on IQ.Also not all sensors are equal but we get the gist of the poll.
Manual focusing for this should have worked and the way Panasonic implement it in the GX7 is brilliant and so easy. Wonder what it is like on the LX100?
I would expect - 0.3 EV normally to preserve highlights. Maybe they bumped the Exposure comp dial.