It’s official. The Canon EOS 7D was just announced at the Canon event at Photokina. The new addition to the Canon DSLR family FINALLY does 1080p at 60 fps, something only Canon buyers of the flagship EOS 1DC have had a their dispense.
The Dual Pixel CMOS allows AF in Video mode and benefits in live view when switching between subjects and, in combination with Canon’s Custom Movie Servo predictive AF, when tracking moving subjects. ISO sensitivity in video mode parallels stills mode to 16000 and video, as well as stills, can be recorded to both SD and Compact Flash cards in the dual card slot.
Also an applauded new feature for timelapsers out there: The EOS 7D Mark2 interval timer takes from 1 to 99 shots at preselected intervals. Not sure if 99 is the cap on the interval, but we’ll find out soon.
For action sports photography friends out there, the EOS 7D Mk2 has 65 AF points at shoots at 10fps.
Here is Mark Horsburgh from Queensland, NZ testing its photo and video features.
Specs so far:
20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
65-Point All Cross-Type AF System
Native ISO 16000, Extended to ISO 51200
Continuous 10 fps Shooting
Magnesium Alloy Body Construction
Built-In GPS Receiver & Digital Compass
The will be a lot of questions surrounding the image quality and codecs options over the 5D mark3 and other Canon DSLRs. Other companies have since advanced from 1080 h.264, offering sharper and more robust images, often at 4K.
My instinct suggests the answer to these questions, but we’ll wait for the roll out of further info and test imagery for know for sure.
For anyone keeping up to date with MFT news will be aware of this little beauty – the Panasonic Lumix GX7, a compact mirrorless 16-megapixel micro 4/3s camera, with similar video functions to the flagship GH3.
The GX7 is Panasonic’s latest release in their Lumix G line. The predecessor GX1 fell a little short in the video department, with capped bitrates for video, and no manual exposure control (out of the box). However the GX7 looks set to be a great contender for an ultra compact video camera, albeit one major sting in it’s tail (more on that later).