So the rumors are starting to flow now, and this is always exciting. I use a Canon 7D as my primary camera and i absolutely love it. I love the high speed shutter of the dual digic IV processor. But the rumoured specs look pretty awesome and I would really be interested to see the actual performance of this camera, IF the specs are accurate.
Rumoured Specifications of the Canon 7D Mark II
- 24.1mp APS-C Sensor
- Dual DIGIC V
- Dual Memory Card Slots (Unknown configuration)
- 61 AF Points (I wonder if we’ll get red focus points in AIS?)
- 3.2″ LCD
- Build quality like 5D3
- GPS & Wifi
- $2199 ($500 more than the 7D at launch, I’d like to see such a camera come in under $2000)
- ISO Performance to get close to the 5D3
- “Lots of video features”
Over all I would definitely look at this camera seriously, as the specs (if accurate) look to be right up my ally. Super fast, GPS and Wifi all features that i would like to see in my next camera. But i would probably wait until the price drops a little.
So yesturday I posted a video review of the iOS app Filmic Pro. Once of the features that I really liked was the stabilizer. Now since the video i was showing was being screen captured there was a fair bit of quality loss. So today I went and hooked my iPhone to my mount in my car. Drove around and recorded it, to see how well the stabilizer within Filmic Pro worked. Pretty good indeed. Anyways take a look and let me know what you think.
So we all knew this had to happen. We had a review of the Canon 5D Mark III from a Nikon user, lets reverse it and have a Canon user review the D800.
The author of the article does conclude …
To me, this camera is essentially the one I’d been hoping Canon would release for over a year now! Good image size, decent ISO performance, nice video capabilities and at a very reasonable price for the specs, it just happens to be a different manufacturer.
What’s interesting is that now I own one, I’ve found that I’m not shooting with the Nikon all the time… I did a shoot for a web based fashion label yesterday and because they were going to use the images in a smaller format, and taking into account the longer processing times for the large Nikon files, I actually decided to use my old Canon for the job instead. I think in the future I’ll probably end up using the Nikon more like I would if I owned a medium format system, and only shoot when I’m doing a special project or when large files are particularly necessary, which means that, at least at the moment, I won’t be selling off all my Canon equipment just yet.
Read the whole article over here