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The best Canon EOS 7D Mark II deals in September 2022

Canon EOS 7D Mark II deals
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The second-generation Canon EOS 7D Mark II (opens in new tab) DSLR shows its semi-professional status in its rapid response times, sturdy, weather-resistant build, and a list of features as long as your arm.

Granted, it offers an APS-C sensor rather than a full-frame one, but this is a bonus for the target audience, one that prioritizes extra reach for its lenses over the benefits of full-frame shooting.

Its traditional optical viewfinder, which offers a 100% field of view, is big and bright enough for eye-level image composition, even when working in dim lighting conditions. You also get a very capable 65-point AF system to provide pin-sharp focus no matter where your subject wanders in the frame, and battery life is respectable too, giving you around 670 shots per charge.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Key Specs

Take a close look at what this APS-C DSLR is capable of

Type: DSLR | Sensor: APS-C | Megapixels: 20.2MP | Lens mount: EF-S | Screen: 3in fixed LCD, 1.04 million dots | Viewfinder: Optical | Maximum continuous shooting: 10fps | Max video resolution: 1080p | User level: Enthusiast

Large optical viewfinder
Useful extra features for video
Joystick is a little small
Fixed LCD

Given that the older EOS 7D was popular with fledgling filmmakers, it comes as no surprise that Canon has given things a boost here. Full HD capture is available at 60p, and we also get a microphone input for more professional sound via an optional external microphone, plus a headphone jack is provided for audio monitoring. Further improvements come in the form of Dual Pixel AF – a lifesaver for fast and smooth autofocus performance in both live view and video – together with built-in GPS and compatibility with a Wi-Fi unit.

Handling and access to key features feels familiar, though the joystick used to scroll through menu settings on the rear of the EOS 7D Mark II is a little small and can be a tad slippery in the heat of the action. 

We do, however, love the fact that the camera has a top-plate LCD for displaying key settings at a glance, plus dedicated small buttons around its screen for altering choices with a spin of an adjacent control wheel. We also get a 3in LCD screen on the back plate although, unlike an increasing number of rivals, it can't be physically adjusted in any way. 

Despite some tweaks here and there, it appears that Canon has taken the “if it ain’t broke don’t fix it” approach, following in the footsteps of the justifiably popular EOS 7D. In short, if you don’t need a full-frame DSLR, the second iteration of the EOS 7D is likely to be towards the top of your shortlist.

Similar cameras: Nikon D7200 (opens in new tab), Nikon D7500, (opens in new tab) Canon EOS 77D (opens in new tab)

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Sebastian Oakley
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For nearly two decades Sebastian's work has been published internationally. Originally specialising in Equestrianism, his visuals have been used by the leading names in the equestrian industry such as The Fédération Equestre Internationale (FEI), The Jockey Club, Horse & Hound and many more for various advertising campaigns, books and pre/post-event highlights.


He is a Fellow of The Royal Society of Arts, holds a Foundation Degree in Equitation Science and is a Master of Arts in Publishing.  He is member of Nikon NPS and has been a Nikon user since the film days using a Nikon F5 and saw the digital transition with Nikon's D series cameras and is still to this day the youngest member to be elected in to BEWA, The British Equestrian Writers' Association. 


He is familiar with and shows great interest in medium and large format photography with products by Phase One, Hasselblad, Alpa and Sinar and has used many cinema cameras from the likes of Sony, RED, ARRI and everything in between. His work covers the genres of Equestrian, Landscape, Abstract or Nature and combines nearly two decades of experience to offer exclusive limited-edition prints to the international stage from his film & digital photography.

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