Canon launches the power-packed 7D Mark II and new compact G7X

Canon has launched the much-awaited successor to their 7D, the Canon 7D Mark II at Photokina. The 7D was launched about five years ago, and the newly launched 7D Mark II expands Canon’s mid-range series, and is said to be Canon’s best DSLR yet which is not a full-frame.

The camera features 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, with a DIGIC 6 image processor, and a major upgrade from its predecessor, a 65-point autofocus system. The camera also features an updated version of the Dual Pixel AF that first featured on the 70D. The 7D Mark II features a continuous shooting drive of 10fps.

The camera has a 1.4 million-dot, 3-inch LCD screen, however, not articulated. While the base ISO of the camera maxes out at 16000, it’s expandable to 51200. The camera features dual memory card slots, for SD/SDHC/SDXC and CF format cards. When it comes to its videography features, the camera shoots full-HD video as MP4 or MOV formats, with a frame rate of 59.94fps.

The camera is set to hit the stores by November and will be priced about $1800 (body only), or with the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM for $2150. 

Canon also launched the Powershot G7X, and it is the first Canon camera with the 1-inch sensor. The large-sensor compact camera features Canon’s DIGIC 6 processor, with a 20.2 megapixel BSI-CMOS sensor. 

With an equivalent focal length of 24-100mm, the camera 31 focus points, with 6.5fps, and has an ISO range of 125-12800. It features an articulated, tilting 3-inch LCD touchscreen that can be moved 180-degrees upwards. When it comes to video, the camera can record full HD videos at 60fps. The camera also has in-built wi-fi, for image and video sharing. The G7X is set to be available in the US market by October this year, and will be priced at around $700.