Canon 7D Mark II Shooter’s Report Part II: A top choice for wildlife, sports and multimedia


posted Wednesday, February 18, 2015 at 5:00 PM EDT


Last month, long-time Nikon shooter Jeremy Gray dove in to give the Canon 7D Mark II a spin, and now he's back with the second installment of his Canon 7D Mark II Shooter's Report. On the first pass he covered handling and ergonomics as well as his thoughts on the general shooting experience with the new Canon flagship APS-C camera, this time around he's going more in-depth with the camera's capabilities and performance.

In this second and final installment, he explores shooting in various metering modes, including fully automatic scene modes and HDR modes. He also examines the speed and the AF performance of the 7D Mark II, especially when paired with the new 400mm f/4 DO II for some wildlife shooting including birds in flight. Lastly, he tests out the high ISO chops, video recording, as well as the new built-in GPS.

400mm DO II: 1/2500s, f/4.0, ISO 160

Head on over to Jeremy's Canon 7D Mark II Shooter's Report Part II for all the details, results and sample images as well as his final thoughts on his shooting experience with the new Canon 7D Mark II. Also be sure to stay tuned as we work to finalize the complete review of this new high-performance enthusiast DSLR with our in-depth image quality analysis and, of course, our final IR verdict.

18-135mm: 18mm, 30s, f/3.5, ISO 3200
400mm DO II: 1/640s, f/4.0, ISO 1250
400mm DO II: 1/3200s, f/4.5, ISO 320

[Quick Links: Canon 7D Mark IISamplesGallery • Shooter's Report: Part I, Part II]