Canon EOS 7D Mark II review

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II has been overshadowed by the newer EOS 90D, but this rugged sports camera still has fans

Canon EOS 7D Mark II review
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Digital Camera World Verdict

The EOS 7D Mark II has been a favorite amongst Canon sports fans. Its weatherproofing means that it can be used in harsh conditions, and its autofocus system gets moving subjects sharp quickly. The metering system delivers correctly exposed images in a wide range of conditions. Noise is also controlled well, colors are pleasantly rendered and images have an impressive amount of detail. The newer EOS 90D matches its speed and offers 50% more megapixels, but the EOS 7D Mark II is still worth taking seriously.


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    Weatherproof construction

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    65 cross-type AF points

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    10fps continuous shooting

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    GPS built in


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    Fixed rear screen

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    1080p video only

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    Only 20.2MP resolution

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Back in 2015, the Canon EOS 7D Mark II replaced the Canon EOS 7D. On its arrival, the EOS 7D Mark II assumed its place above the APS-C format Canon 70D and below the full-frame Canon EOS 5D Mark II. A lot of things have happened since then! The EOS 7D Mark II is still fast but now looks pretty dated in the Canon DSLR line-up... so is it still worth buying?

Technically, the EOS 7D Mark II still looks very effective as a camera for fans of sports photography, thanks to its tough, weatherproof build, 10fps continuous shooting and powerful AF system. 

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Rod Lawton

Rod is an independent photography journalist and editor, and a long-standing Digital Camera World contributor, having previously worked as DCW's Group Reviews editor. Before that he has been technique editor on N-Photo, Head of Testing for the photography division and Camera Channel editor on TechRadar, as well as contributing to many other publications. He has been writing about photography technique, photo editing and digital cameras since they first appeared, and before that began his career writing about film photography. He has used and reviewed practically every interchangeable lens camera launched in the past 20 years, from entry-level DSLRs to medium format cameras, together with lenses, tripods, gimbals, light meters, camera bags and more. Rod has his own camera gear blog at but also writes about photo-editing applications and techniques at