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Canon’s New 7D Mark II to have 24MP Dual Pixel Imager + GPS + WiFi Built-In (Update #3) โญโญโญโญ ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ๐ŸŽฅ

July 12, 2013

Canon’s New 7D Mark II to have 24MP Dual Pixel Imager + GPS + WiFi Built in. We’ve heard of some possible specs of the (rumored) EOS 7D Mark II surfaced this week. The EOS 7D Mark II is expected to be announced either late 2013 or early 2014.

These specifications confirms the 24MP sensor reported yesterday. Canon’s New dual-pixel technology will probably be incorporated into many, if not all of Canon’s new SLR releases.

Present day “lazy focusing” during video capture using a SLR design of the 5D3 or the 7D is a big disadvantage when using Live-View.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II Dual Pixel imaging, true live-view focusing capability is a reality, adding a quality dimension for Live-View Still imaging and sharp Video Clip capture even when the subject is constantly.

Dual Pixel Imaging, How it Works. The EOS 7D Mark II features a newly-designed Canon APS-C CMOS sensor with 20.2 million pixels.

All effective pixels on the surface of the EOS 7D Mark II sensor consist of two individual photodiodes, which are read separately for phase-detection autofocus and together for imaging. Dual Pixel CMOS AF is possible over 80% of the width and height of the Live View frame and is highly accurate without compromising on image quality.

Unlike other methods of sensor-based autofocus, which allocate either autofocus or imaging functions to pixels on the sensor, the pixels on the EOS 7D Mark II CMOS sensor can be used as imaging pixels and phase detection AF pixels. As a result, no additional imaging processing is required around pixels dedicated for AF, which ensures both quick acquisition of focus and maximum image quality.

By using this phase-difference AF technique the EOS 7D Mark II predicts the position the lens is in focus and moves it. By contrast, the more conventionally used contrast AF method looks for the focal position while moving the lens back and forth, so AF speed ends up being slower and not as smooth.

With face and object tracking engaged, Movie Servo AF follows a chosen subject as it moves, or when you recompose a shot. Alternatively, just select different focus areas by simply by tapping the touch-screen when recording.

Dual Pixel CMOS AF is compatible with 103 current EF lenses, spanning EF and EF-S, fixed focal length, wide-angle and telephoto lenses. The system marks a significant advancement in autofocus performance with greatly improved AF speeds.

We are Zacuto Fans, using the Z-FIND-PRO3 with our Canon 5D3. Zacuto’s Z-Finder Pro 3x optical viewfinder is an excellent tool for shooting sharp, stable video on DSLR cameras like the Canon 5D MkII, 7D, Nikon D90, D300s and others.

Whether shooting handheld or on a tripod, the Z-Finder Pro turns your camera’s 3″ LCD screen into a clear, easy-to-focus viewfinder. This accessory lets you see your image in magnified detail even under the brightest sunlight. Just as crucially, the Z-Finder provides an extra degree of handling comfort and a crucial point of contact, between camera and eye, that adds stability to all our handheld videos.

The Z-Finder $360 attachment really transforms our Canon 5D3 into an high performance Video Camera. It is very easy to remove, so the 5D3 returns to being a high quality still-image digital SLR.

The Pro 3x version offers an adjustable diopter that enlarges the LCD image by a factor of 3, so you can see every detail for pinpoint focus.

The Z-Finder viewfinder attaches to your camera via the included Gorilla Baseplate and Z-Finder mounting frame, which mount to the bottom of your camera using a standard 1/4″-20 screw. A non-stick rubber backing ensures a tight fit and prevents scratching of the LCD screen, so that the entire Z-Finder snaps off easily when not in use. Once detached, the unit can hang conveniently around your neck from the included lanyard.

24.1mp APS-C Sensor, likely the new Dual-Pixel imager design as in the 70D
– Dual DIGIC V processors
– Frame Rate 10fps
– Dual Memory Card Slots, 1 SD card + 1 CF card
– Auto Focus: 61 AF Points
– LCD Display: 3.2โ€ณ LCD, Reticulating Display is questioned, many want it
– Build quality similar to the Canon 5D3
– Internal Features: GPS and WiFi, this is a big advantage
– Pop-Up Flash, likely as its built-in to the 7D, however WiFi & GPS needs space
– Suggested MDRP: $2199 (this is $500 more than the 7D when it launched)
– ISO Performance: Close to or matching the 5D3 excellent results
– Many New Video capabilities, presently not contained in any Canon SLR
– Feature list separates the EOS 7D Mark II from the feature-rich Canon EOS 70D.

These specifications of the EOS 7D Mark II are a good Step-Up from the EOS 70D. Canon’s intensions are to establish the 7D Mark II as its New APS-C Flagship Camera, stepping over the EOS 70D.


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