Canon 7D Mark II Review: Image Quality Comparison, Print Quality Analysis and Final Conclusion posted


posted Wednesday, March 11, 2015 at 3:26 PM EST


We've wrapped things up with our Canon 7D Mark II review and published not only our in-depth Image Quality Comparison and Print Quality Analysis, but also our final Conclusion on this popular camera. Of course, if you've yet to read Jeremy Gray's excellent 7D Mark II Shooter's Report, I suggest you head over there first before diving into the conclusion.

The Canon 7D Mark II arrives on the scene as a long-awaited update to Canon's popular flagship APS-C DSLR model. The original Canon 7D (see 7D Mark II vs 7D) was a unique camera, a true bridge between an enthusiast camera and a professional one. It brought down many high-end features from their top-tier EOS cameras, such as dual image processors, powerful autofocus, rugged build quality and just overall speedy performance.

It was a hit with sports, action and wildlife photographers, and now five years later, the Mark II version is here and with a host of performance and feature upgrades: an even more flexible and powerful AF system, sheer processing performance that surpasses the 1D X, improved build quality and more advanced video features, including full-time Movie Servo AF thanks to Dual Pixel CMOS AF.

EF-S 18-135mm STM: 18mm, f/11, 1s, ISO 100

Of course, there's no such thing as a perfect camera, and there were a few areas about the Canon 7D Mark II that we discovered in our testing process that were a little disappointing. However, overall, the Canon 7D Mark II was very impressive and is a super solid offering for a high-performance, crop-sensor DSLR. If you've already caught up on our Shooter's Report for this camera, head on over to our Image Quality Comparison and Print Quality Analysis, and our Canon 7D Mark II Conclusion for our list of pros and cons as well as our final verdict. 

400mm f/4 DO II: 400mm, f/4, 1/500s, ISO 125
400mm f/4 DO II: 400mm, f/4, 1/2500s, ISO 160

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