The Canon 7D Mark II is 10 years old – but is it still any good?

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When it came to sports and wildlife, the Canon 7D Mark II used to rule the roost for enthusiast shooters. 

Its 20.2MP APS-C sensor didn't have the richest resolution, but it did have a 1.6x crop factor – the magic ingredient that made all your lenses even longer. Combined with the Canon 7D Mark II's 10fps burst shooting, weather sealing and dual memory card slots, this was an amazing camera for anyone shooting outdoor action without breaking the bank. 

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James Artaius

The editor of Digital Camera World, James has 21 years experience as a journalist and started working in the photographic industry in 2014 (as an assistant to Damian McGillicuddy, who succeeded David Bailey as Principal Photographer for Olympus). In this time he shot for clients like Aston Martin Racing, Elinchrom and L'Oréal, in addition to shooting campaigns and product testing for Olympus, and providing training for professionals. This has led him to being a go-to expert for camera and lens reviews, photo and lighting tutorials, as well as industry news, rumors and analysis for publications like Digital Camera MagazinePhotoPlus: The Canon MagazineN-Photo: The Nikon MagazineDigital Photographer and Professional Imagemaker, as well as hosting workshops and talks at The Photography Show. He also serves as a judge for the Red Bull Illume Photo Contest. An Olympus and Canon shooter, he has a wealth of knowledge on cameras of all makes – and a fondness for vintage lenses and instant cameras.