Chasing the ultimate photographic moment
Built for those with a love of speed. Be the first to capture the extraordinary, and grab the moments that other photographers miss with the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Whether it’s stills or movies, express your creative side like never before.
Track and focus on fast-moving subjects.
Express your creativity
Keep pace with the fastest action
Capture the moment you want, no matter how fast the action
Shoot bursts of images at up 10 frames per second, with full autofocus and auto exposure on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. Responsive handling means you’ll capture the split-second moment you are chasing, and a generous buffer lets you keep shooting without a drop in performance.
Seize the moment
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II uses Dual “DIGIC 6” image processors to deliver a responsive performance. Minimal lag time when shooting means you’ll capture fleeting moments with precision timing.
65-point wide-area autofocus
For pin-sharp focus while you shoot Canon EOS 7D Mark II has 65 focus points track fast moving subjects. Each focus point is a ‘cross-type’* meaning it can lock on to both horizontal and vertical detail quickly and accurately. To assist shooting in extreme low light conditions the Canon EOS 7D Mark II can focus even under moonlight conditions where light levels can be as low as -3EV.
* Number of available AF point, cross-type points and Dual Cross-type AF points vary depending on the lens
AF Point Selection
Use all 65 AF points together, or group them into moveable zones that cover off-centre subjects. Alternatively, select just a single AF point to focus precisely on a specific part of the scene.
Advanced iTR focusing
The Canon EOS 7D Mark II’s iTR AF focusing system uses colour and face information to recognise and track subjects as they move around the frame. AF responsiveness can be customised using a simple tool which adjusts the focus tracking according to the shooting environment and subject, so that other objects passing momentarily in front of the subject don’t interfere with focusing.
From wildlife to motor sports to street photography, a newly designed 20.2 megapixel sensor delivers results you’d be proud to see on the wall. Even in poor lighting the EOS 7D Mark II delivers photos and movie clips that are packed with detail.
150,000-pixel metering sensor, with IR detection
For consistent, accurate exposure metering the Canon EOS 7D Mark II uses a 150,000-pixel sensor to split up the scene into 252 areas. Each one is analysed and the correct exposure settings are either set automatically or recommended to the photographer. Infrared light is measured as well as light in the visible part of the spectrum, for greater accuracy in tricky lighting conditions.
Superb performance in low-light conditions
When light levels drop, keep shooting without compromising your creativity. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II delivers superb image quality at ISO sensitivities up to ISO 16,000 (expandable to the equivalent of ISO 51,200) – perfect for discreet street photography, freezing the action in difficult conditions, and even hand-held macro photography.
Versatile EOS design
From the street to the studio, the EOS 7D Mark II performs in every photographic situation. Its speed and precision make it ideal for sport and action, while its low light capabilities and built-in GPS make it a great choice for the travel photographer. The only question is, how will you use yours?
When conditions take a turn for the worse, carry on shooting with confidence. Weather-sealed controls protect the EOS 7D Mark II against water and dust, and magnesium alloy construction adds durability.
The EOS 7D Mark II can geotag images and movie clips with your exact position wherever you are in the world. Record longitude, latitude, elevation and compass direction as well as coordinated universal time.
High dynamic range (HDR) mode
When shooting in high-contrast conditions, HDR shooting helps preserve detail in dark shadows and bright highlights. In quick succession the EOS 7D Mark II captures three images at different exposures and blends them together for a natural-looking result straight from the camera.
Create composite images in-camera by using multiple-exposure mode to layer images on top of each other.
Dual memory card slots
The EOS 7D Mark II has dual memory card slots, enabling automatic back up of files as you shoot, and extended storage capacity.
Advanced film-making features
Take your movie projects to the next level with industry-standard features. Enjoy shooting Full HD ‘slow-mo’ sequences at 60fps, and take control of audio with microphone and headphone sockets.
High-performance focusing for movies and Live View
For fast and smooth autofocus tracking whilst shooting movies or when using the Live View, EOS 7D Mark II includes Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology. Each pixel features two photo diodes that can be read independently during autofocus or together to capture the image. The speed and sensitivity of focus tracking when shooting movies can be adjusted to allow slow pull-focus transitions.
A pure HDMI connection can be used to output Full-HD footage to external recorders, allowing the EOS 7D Mark II to fit seamlessly into professional video-editing workflows. Headphone and microphone sockets let you record a high-quality digital soundtrack, and silent controls allow you change the camera’s settings without producing distracting noise.
Find out more about the EOS 7D Mark II, its features and what it can do.
Shoot continuous bursts of images at up to 10 frames per second.
Shoot at high frame rates and enjoy superb colour reproduction.
Each scene is dissected and analysed for consistent accurate exposure metering.
Focus on subjects wherever they are, with 65 cross-type AF points spread across the frame.
Capture movies at up to 1080p resolution and 60fps frame rate. Mic and headphone sockets for full audio control.
Dual memory cards slots enable automatic back up as you shoot, or extended storage capacity.
Produce great quality photos that are packed with fine detail.
Enjoy smooth continuous focusing when shooting movies and photos in Live View mode.
Geotag each photo and movie you shoot with your current location – great for travel photographers.
Built-in/Fixed with fluorine coating
EOS integrated cleaning system
Equivalent to 1.6x the focal length of the lens
TTL-CT-SIR with a dedicated CMOS sensor
AF System/ Points
65 cross-type AF points (Centre point is an extra sensitive dual-cross-type point at f/2.8, cross-type at f/8 and sensitive to -3EV) (11)
AF working range
EV -3 – 18 (at 23°C & ISO100)
AF Point Selection
Automatic selection: 65 point AF
Manual selection: Single point AF (65 cross type only, 21 or 9 points selectable)
Manual selection: Spot AF
Manual selection: AF point Expansion 4 points (up, down, left, right)
Manual selection: AF point Expansion surrounding 8 points
Manual selection: Zone AF
Manual selection: Large Zone AF
AF points can be selected separately for vertical and horizontal shooting
Selected AF point display
Superimposed in viewfinder and indicated on top LCD panel and Quick Control screen
Locked when shutter button is pressed half way in One Shot AF mode or AF-ON button is pressed.
AF Assist Beam
Intermittent firing of built-in flash or emitted by optional dedicated Speedlite
+/- 20 steps (wide and tele setting for Zooms)
Adjust all lenses by same amount
Adjust up to 40 lenses individually
Adjustments remembered for lens by serial number
TTL full aperture metering with 252 zone Dual Layer SPC
(1) Evaluative metering (linked to All AF point)
(2) Partial metering (approx. 6% of viewfinder at centre)
(3) Spot metering (approx. 1.8% viewfinder at centre)
(4) Centre weighted average metering
EV 0 – 20 (at 23°C with 50mm f/1.4 lens ISO100)
Auto: In 1-shot AF mode with evaluative metering exposure is locked when focus is achieved.
Manual: By AE lock button in creative zone modes.
+/-5 EV in 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments (can be combined with AEB).
2, 3, 5 or 7 Shots +/-3 EV 1/3 or 1/2 stop increments
ISO Sensitivity (8)
Auto (100-16000), 100-16000 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments)
ISO can be expanded to H1: 25600, H2: 51200
During Movie shooting: Auto (100-16000), 100-16000 (in 1/3-stop or whole stop increments) ISO can be expanded to H: 25600
Electronically-controlled focal-plane shutter
30-1/8000 sec (1/2 or 1/3 stop increments), Bulb (Total shutter speed range. Available range varies by shooting mode)
Auto white balance with the imaging sensor
AWB, Daylight, Shade, Cloudy, Tungsten, White
Fluorescent light, Flash, Custom, Colour Temperature Setting.
White balance compensation:
- Blue/Amber +/-9
- Magenta/ Green +/-9
Custom White Balance
Yes, 1 setting can be registered
+/-3 levels in single level increments
3 bracketed images per shutter release.
Selectable Blue/Amber bias or Magenta/ Green bias.
Approx. 22mm (from eyepiece lens centre)
Interchangeable (2 types, optional).
Standard Focusing Screen Eh-A
Super Precision Matte Eh-S
Quick-return half mirror (Transmission: reflection ratio of 40:60, no mirror cut-off with EF600mm f/4 or shorter)
AF information: Single/Spot AF points, AF Frame, AF status, Focus indicator, AF mode, AF point selection, AF point registration
Exposure information: Shutter speed, aperture value, ISO speed (always displayed), AE lock, exposure level/compensation, flash metering, spot metering circle, exposure warning, AEB, metering mode, shooting mode
Flash information: Flash ready, high-speed sync, FE lock, flash exposure compensation, red-eye reduction light.
Image information: Card information, maximum burst (2 digit display), Highlight tone priority (D+).
Composition information: Grid, Electronic level
Other information: Battery check, Warning symbol, Flicker Detection, drive mode, white balance, JPEG/RAW indicator”
Depth of field preview
Yes, with Depth of Field preview button.
7.7cm (3.0″) Clear View II TFT, approx. 1040K dots
Viewing Angle (horizontally/vertically)
Anti-reflection and Solid Structure
Auto: Using extenal ambient light sensor
Manual: Adjustable to one of seven levels
- Quick Control Screen
- Camera settings
- Dual Axis Electronic Level
Built-in Flash GN (ISO 100, meters)
Built-in Flash Coverage
Up to 15mm focal length (35mm equivalent: 24mm)
Built-in Flash recycle time
E-TTL II, Manual flash, Multi flash, Integrated Speedlite Transmitter
Flash Exposure Compensation
+/- 3EV in 1/2 or 1/3 increments
Flash Exposure Bracketing
Yes, with compatible External Flash
Second Curtain Synchronisation
External Flash Compatibility
E-TTL II with EX series Speedlites, wireless multi-flash support
Scene Intelligent Auto, Program AE , Shutter priority AE, Aperture priority AE, Manual (Stills and Movie), Bulb, Custom (x3)
Auto, Standard, Portrait, Landscape, Neutral, Faithful, Monochrome, User Defined (x3)
Highlight Tone Priority
Auto Lighting Optimizer (4 settings)
Long exposure noise reduction
High ISO speed noise reduction (4 settings)
Multi Shot Noise Reduction
Auto Correction of Lens Peripheral illumination
Chromatic aberration correction
Resize to M, S1, S2 or S3
RAW image processing – during image Playback only
HDR images 5 presets
Single, Continuous L, Continuous H, Self timer (2s+remote, 10s+remote), Silent single shooting, Silent continous shooting
“Max. Approx. 10fps. (speed maintained for up to an infinite number of JPEGs or 31 RAW images (1) (2) (10) with UDMA7 card.
Built-in, number of shots selectable from 1-99 or unlimited. Bulb timer possible
Live View Mode
Electronic viewfinder with image sensor
Approx. 100% (horizontally and vertically)
Manual Focus (Magnify the image 5x or 10x at any point on screen)
Autofocus: Dual Pixel CMOS AF (Face detection and Tracking AF, FlexiZone-Multi, FlexiZone-Single), Custom Movie Servo AF
Real-time evaluative metering with image sensor
Active metering time can be changed
Grid overlay (x2), Histogram
Still Image Type
JPEG: Fine, Normal (Exif 2.21 [Exif Print] compliant) / Design rule for Camera File system (2.0),
RAW: RAW, M-RAW, S-RAW (14bit, Canon original RAW 2nd edition), Digital Print Order Format [DPOF] Version 1.1 compliant
RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording
Yes, any combination of RAW + JPEG, M-RAW + JPEG, S-RAW + JPEG possible.
JPEG 3:2: (L) 5472×3648, (M) 3648×2432, (S1) 2736×1824, (S2) 1920×1280, (S3) 720×480
JPEG 4:3: (L) 4864×3648, (M) 3248×2432, (S1) 2432×1824, (S2) 1696×1280, (S3) 640×480
JPEG 16:9: (L) 5472×3072, (M) 3648×2048, (S1) 2736×1536, (S2) 1920×1080, (S3) 720×408
JPEG 1:1: (L) 3648×3648, (M) 2432×2432, (S1) 1824×1824, (S2) 1280×1280, (S3) 480×480
RAW: (RAW) 5472×3648, (M-RAW) 4104×2736, (S-RAW) 2736×1824″
MOV (Video: H.264 or MP4: Intra frame / inter frame, Sound: Linear PCM with H.264, AAC with MP4, recording level can be manually adjusted by user)
1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50 fps) inter-frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps) intra or inter frame
1920 x 1080 (29.97, 25) lite inter-frame
1280 x 720 (59.94, 50 fps) intra or inter frame
1280 x 720 (29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps) lite inter-frame
640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps) inter-frame or inter-frame lite
New folders can be manually created and selected
User copyright information (can be set in camera)
Image rating (0-5 stars), GPS information: Latitude, Longitude, Elevation, Direction, Coordinated Universal Time (UTC), satellite signal condition
Intelligent Orientation Sensor
- Single image with information (2 levels)
- Single image
- 4 image index
- 9 image index
- Magnified view
- Movie edit
Image selection: All images, by Date, by Folder, Movies, Stills, Rating, Protect images
Playback time: 1/2/3/5/10 or 20 seconds
Erase: Single image, All images in folder, Checkmarked images, unprotected images
Protection: Erase protection of one image at a time
- Shooting menu (x6)
- AF Menu (x5)
- Playback menu (x3)
- Setup menu (x4)
- Custom Functions menu (x5)
- My Menu
25 Languages: English, German, French, Dutch, Danish, Portuguese, Finnish, Italian, Norwegian, Swedish, Spanish, Greek, Russian, Polish, Czech, Hungarian, Romanian, Ukrainian, Turkish, Arabic, Thai, Simplified Chinese, Traditional Chinese, Korean and Japanese
Update possible by the user.
HDMI mini output (HDMI-CEC compatible, output of uncompressed YCbCr 4:2:2, 8-bit for video streaming is possible, sound output via HDMI is also possible)
External microphone (Stereo mini jack)
Headphone socket (Stereo mini jack)
Canon Compact Photo Printers and PIXMA Printers supporting PictBridge
CompactFlash Type I (UDMA 7 compatible), SD card, SDHC card or SDXC card. High-speed writing with UHS-I type SD cards is supported
Supported Operating System
Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 SP1 / Vista SP2 / XP SP3
OS X v10.8-10.9
Digital Photo Professional
PhotoStitch, EOS Utility (inc. Remote Capture, WFT utility*), Picture Style Editor
* Requires optional accessory
Rechargeable Li-ion Battery LP-E6N (supplied)
Approx. 670 shots (at 23°C, AE 50%, FE 50%) (5)
Approx. 640 (at 0°C, AE 50%, FE 50%)
Power turns off after 1, 2, 4, 8, 15 or 30mins.
Power Supply & Battery Chargers
AC Adapter Kit ACK-E6, Battery charger LC-E6, Car Battery charger CBC-E6
Magnesium Alloy body covers
0 – 40 °C, 85% or less humidity
Eyecup Eb, E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lens with Rubber Frame Eb, Focusing Screens Eh (Eh-A Standard Focusing Screen, Eh-S Super Precision Matte), Angle Finder C
Wireless File Transmitter
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 version 2
Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 requires a firmware update and Interface Cable IFC-40AB II or IFC-150AB II
Compatible with Eye-Fi cards
Canon Speedlites (90EX, 220EX, 270EX, 270EX II, 320EX, 420EX, 430EX, 430EX II, 550EX, 580EX, 580EX II, 600EX, 600EX-RT, Macro-Ring-Lite, MR-14EX II, Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E2, Speedlite Transmitter ST-E3-RT)
Remote Controller/ Switch
Remote control with N3 type contact, Wireless Controller LC-5, Remote Controller RC-6
All data is based on Canon standard testing methods except where indicated.
Subject to change without notice.
1 Large/Fine(Quality 8) resolution
2 Based on Canon’s testing conditions, JPEG, ISO 100, Standard Picture Style. Maximum fps and buffer capacity may be reduced depending on the cameras settings, light level, subject, memory card brand and capacity, image recording quality, ISO speed, drive mode, Picture Style, Custom functions etc.
4 with 50mm lens at infinity, -1m-1 dpt
5 Based on the CIPA Standard and using the battery supplied with the camera, except where indicated
7 with EF300mm f/2.8L IS USM at 50kph
8 Recommended Exposure Index
10 Figures quoted are when used with UDMA7 class cards and with iTR AF feature disabled. When iTR AF is enabled, continuous shooting has a maximum rate of approx. 9.5fps
11 The number of cross-type AF points depends on the lens used
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Companion App
Get to know the EOS 7D Mark II inside out. This specially developed companion app for iOS and Android smartphone devices walks you through all of the camera’s features, including in-depth explanations of its advanced AF system. Tutorials and exercises reveal how to get the most from the camera and inspire you to get creative.