The Canon C200 cinema camera has just been announced. This camera features 4K internal recording to CFast 2.0 or SD Card, Duel-pixel AF and the new Canon Cinema RAW Light format. See press release below:
Sydney, Australia, 31 May 2017 – Canon today announces the launch of the EOS C200, the latest addition to the esteemed Cinema EOS range. Offering exceptional creativity and flexibility, the new 4K compact digital cinema camera is perfect for a broad range of imaging professionals.
As the first Cinema EOS camera to support the new RAW recording format – Cinema RAW Light – the EOS C200 provides the same flexibility in colour grading as Cinema RAW in a smaller file size, enabling filmmakers to record internally to a CFast 2.0TM card.
Newly developed Canon Dual DIGIC DV6 processors provide the ability to record internally 4K UHD/50P MP4, 4K DCI RAW and continuous 120fps High Frame Rate (HFR) in Full HD without crop. At the same time, advances in Dual Pixel CMOS Auto Focus (AF) technology and a new touch screen LCD monitor provide smooth AF operation and effective tracking.
EOS C200 – key features
Internal 4K recording with Cinema RAW Light and MP4 format
Continuous 120fps (maximum) High Frame Rate with no cropping at Full HD
Up to 15-stops dynamic range (Cinema RAW Light)
Professional High Quality image and audio
Dual Pixel CMOS AF with touch control and extensive shooting functions
Easy operation and flexible configuration
Capability drives creativity
The EOS C200 features Canon’s 4K Super 35mm CMOS sensor with an effective pixel count of 8.85MP, along with the newly developed Dual DIGIC DV6 image processors. As a result, it can deliver Cinema RAW Light recording at 4K DCI 50P internally to a CFast 2.0TM card. It can also deliver 4K UHD recording at 150Mbps, and 2K or Full HD at 35Mbps to SD cards in MP4 format.
Supporting up to 15-stops of dynamic range with Cinema RAW Light and up to 13-stops of dynamic range in MP4 (Canon Log / Log 3), the camera is perfect for capturing highlight and shadow details.
The EOS C200 is also capable of delivering both slow and fast motion recording at up to 120fps with no crop in Full HD/MP4, ideal for those wanting creative slow motion capture.
An ISO range of 100 to 102,400 guarantees excellent performance, even in difficult lighting conditions, such as when quickly switching between locations. The built-in optical ND filters of up to 10 stops provide further flexibility and convenience, allowing filmmakers to shoot in bright light and expand the depth of field control.
Advanced operability and ergonomic design
Built for professionals and ideal for single shooters, the EOS C200 features an advanced AF system that provides reliability and accuracy when shooting 4K, as well as a touch screen LCD panel for filmmakers to easily select their subject. For those who need to switch effortlessly between several subjects in a single shot, the Dual Pixel CMOS AF enables smooth AF operation whilst the Manual Focus Assist Function, Face Detection with Face Priority and Face-Only options provide greater creative focus control.
The EOS C200’s lightweight body of just 1.4kg is designed for comfortable hand-held shooting and will benefit those who are filming for long periods. The compact size also makes the camera suitable for mounting onto a drone or gimbal.
Built-in Wi-Fi and Ethernet connectivity allows for browser remote control and the ability to transfer files via FTP, whilst the camera’s compatibility options mean new and existing accessories can be used, including Canon’s electronic viewfinder – the EVF-V70.
Cinema RAW Light for next generation workflows
Canon has worked with several partners to ensure Cinema RAW Light is integrated with various software programs. As a result, editing and grading of the Cinema RAW Light video format will be supported in DaVinci Resolve of Blackmagic Design. Editing will be possible in Media Composer from Avid Technology, using Canon RAW Plugin for Avid Media Access2. This format can also be processed using a Canon application, Cinema RAW Development. Support for Cinema RAW Light is also scheduled for EDIUS Pro, Grass Valley’s editing software during 2017. Additionally, a future version of Final Cut Pro X from Apple Inc. will support Canon’s Cinema RAW Light, using Canon RAW Plugin for Final Cut Pro X4
Future Firmware upgrade
Canon’s XF-AVC video format will be available with a future firmware upgrade. This upgrade is free of charge and is planned to be available from 1H 2018.
Struggling with shooting wide open? Pushing your ISO a little higher than you would like? Or just looking to add a little more depth to your lighting, Camera Hire now has you covered. We’ve recently added an entire line-up of new lighting gear, big and small, to help make your images really shine!
For those of you needing some real punch the Arri M18 HMI is the perfect solution. The strongest light you can run off a 20A household circuit, the M18 provides 70% more light output than a 1.2K HMI with the same spectacular daylight colour renditioning.
If colour temperature control and power draw are a concern look no further than the Arri LC-7 LED. An LED fixture that ranges from 2,700 Kelvin to 10,000 Kelvin, along with full tint control, the LC7 can match to any lighting scenario. The impressive LED technology also enables full dimming from 0-100 and provides the equivalent of a 750watt Fresnel at only 25% of the power draw.
If you can’t get past the golden glow of your traditional tungsten light, we now have a range of Arri Tungsten Fresnels ranging from 300w, Arri T1 and Arri T2 fixtures, suitable for any interior scenario big or small.
Canon has announced two new 4K cameras: the C300 Mark II Digital Cinema Camera and the XC10 4K Compact Camcorder.
Canon C300 Mark II
The C300 Mark II features several major upgrades, including the ability to record 10/12-bit 4K video at either DCI 4K or Ultra HD resolution internally to CFast 2.0 cards. Additional features include 4K Raw output over 3G-SDI, a 4K-capable HDMI 2.0 output, and a new OLED electronic viewfinder.
C300 Mark II Highlights
Super 35mm CMOS Sensor
4K,1920×1080 60/50i, 23.98/25p True 24p
Canon XF Codec – 4:2:2 50 Mb/s MPEG-2
EF Lens Mount
Dual Pixel CMOS AF
Rotating 4″ LCD Monitor
2x 3D-SDI Output, 2x SLR Inputs
2x CFast Card Slots
Timecode I/O, Genlock In & Sync Out
Canon Log Gamma
The XC10 brings 4K to a compact, versatile system that incorporates a built-in 10x f/2.8-5.6 zoom lens, flip-out 3.0″ LCD touchscreen, and a 90-degree rotatable handgrip. Its 1″-type CMOS sensor delivers 8-bit 422 video up to Ultra HD at 24 and 30 fps to CFast 2.0 memory cards. In addition to 4K video, the camera can also capture 12-megapixel photos independently, or extract still images while recording or playing back video.
We’ve recently made a few changes to our website – it’s always an ongoing task refining and improving the website, this time around we’ve improved the functionality of the site on mobile platforms, making it far easier to browse all of our equipment on iPhone, Android and any other small screen medium.
In other news – we’re excited to add the new Sony power zoom optic to our list of E-mount glass compatible with the FS7, A7S and FS700 cameras. The FS7 cameras in particular have had an amazing reception over the last few months! Specifications can be read below,
FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS
New ‘Smooth Motion Optics’ design for serious movie-makers
Smooth and silent drive with Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) for zooming and “double linear motor” for focusing
Separate focus, iris and zoom rings for professional operation
Optical SteadyShot in-lens image stabilisation
Compact and portable with dust and moisture resistant design
Sydney, 12 September 2014 –Now Sony offers photographers and movie-makers a potent new creative tool: the first ever full-frame powered zoom lens for Sony’s α camera range.
Designed and engineered to uncompromising standards, the FE PZ 28-135mm F4 G OSS (SELP28135G) offers videographers and film-makers immense expressive power. It’s an ideal partner for cameras such as the 35mm full-frame α7S, capturing enormous amounts of flawless detail whether you’re shooting 4K video, Full HD or stills.
The SELP28135G is compatible with all Sony E-mount cameras and camcorders. Its focal length extends over an even wider 42-202.5mm (35mm equivalent) range when attached to bodies with an APS-C sensor. These include Sony’s α6000/α5100 cameras as well as pro-friendly Super 35mm format camcorders like the NEX-FS700 or new PXW-FS7.
A constant F4 maximum aperture lets movie-makers and still photographers achieve beautiful depth of field effects and stable exposure control across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to telephoto.
A constant F4 maximum aperture lets movie-makers and still photographers achieve beautiful depth of field effects and stable exposure control across the entire zoom range, from wide-angle to telephoto.
The needs of serious film-makers are catered for with Sony’s new ‘Smooth Motion Optics’ design philosophy. Targeting the highest possible image quality when using large-sensor cameras, this advanced optical/mechanical design addresses three issues of prime concern to movie-makers: change in angle of view (‘breathing’) while focusing, focus shifts during zoom and movement of the optical axis during zoom.
In addition, aspherical lens elements suppress unwanted aberration while advanced multi-coating technology boosts contrast and cuts glare, even with strongly backlit scenes.
Handling and ergonomics of the SELP28135G are indebted to Sony’s professional cameras for broadcasters and film-makers. Three separate rings offer independent control over focus, zoom and aperture (iris), with optimal torque for a satisfyingly responsive, professional feel. Even the pitch of scalloping on the rings has been painstakingly designed for comfortable, slip-free fingertip control.
In an industry first, the zoom is powered by the SSM drive and is exceptionally smooth and silent – a must-have for professional movie production. Zooming speed can be precisely controlled over a wide range, with the ability to switch zoom rotation direction as desired to suit personal preference.
Focus noise is also minimised by reducing the weight of the focus element group and driving with a responsive “double linear motor”. As an extra refinement, focusing mode can be switched effortlessly from auto to manual simply by sliding the focus ring, without fumbling to find a focus mode switch midshot.
Premium optical performance and operability are complemented by a dust and moisture-resistant design, making the lens ideal for location use. Extra versatility is afforded by Optical SteadyShot that provides in-lens image stabilisation during handheld shooting. Despite its heavyweight credentials, the lens’s compact dimensions and reduced weight are especially welcome in shooting situations where maximum mobility is needed
Lovers of Sony will be pleased this New Year as Camera Hire adds three new lenses and an external flash to our growing range.
The all new Sony 16-35mm f/4, 24-70mm f/4 and 70-200mm f/4lenses each boast superior optics, a constant f/4 maximum aperture offering consistent performance throughout the zoom range and Optical SteadyShot image stabilisation, which serves to minimise the appearance of camera shake by up to four shutter speed steps.
Also new is the Sony HVL-F60M Flash, a dedicated external flash and video light designed for both photographers and videographers. The HVL-F60M delivers high-illumination output with an effective range of more than 90′ (28 m) and guide number 60. High Speed Synchronisation mode enables the flash to sync with shutter speeds from 1/500 to 1/4000 of a second to catch fast-moving subjects.
All three Sony lenses and the HVL-F60M Flash are compatible with the very much in demand A7s Mirrorless Digital Camera. The lenses can also be used with the Sony FS7 and FS700 video cameras, without the need for a lens adapter.
Based in Sydney, Camera Hire services photographers and film-makers throughout Australia. We stock a huge range of cameras, lenses and accessories. Our brands include Sony, Canon, Nikon, GoPro, Panasonic, Blackmagic, Sigma, Zeiss, Tokina and many others.
The replacement for Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L has officially arrived. The lens is slightly larger and the rotating zoom design should provide a solution for dust issues associated with its predecessor. It also offers three image stabilisation modes and offers 4 stops of stabilisation compared to 1.5 in the previous model. The new lens will automatically lock the IS elements when it detects a tripod in use. Minimum focus distance has been set to 3.2 feet (0.98m) and the lens now includes a 0.31x maximum magnification. A new bayonet-style ET-83D hood is included also allowing for an easier adjustment of filters.
The EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM uses a new optical formula with one Fluorite and one Super UD element. Also introduced is a new Air Sphere Coating technology which uses suspended air bubbles in the coating which results in reduced ghosting and flaring.
Ruggedly constructed with advanced dust and water sealing for durability in a range of environments, the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II USM telephoto lens is a stellar all rounder lens with refined controls for a wide variety of situations making it ideal for wildlife or sports photography when you need to minimise your kit.
The most advanced GoPro ever, the HERO4 Black can capture 4K at 30 fps (4K30), 2.7K at up to 50 fps, Full HD (1080p) at up to 120 fps for high definition slow motion and WVGA (848 x 480) for upload-friendly files.
The HERO4 Black can also take 12-megapixel still images in intervals for stitching together time-lapse movies, or in momentary bursts of up to 30 photos per second.
It’s also equipped with Wi-Fi and Bluetooth connectivity, allowing you to pair it with a mobile device or the separately available Smart Remote. There is also a USB port for file transfer, charging, or to connect the optional 3.5mm mic adapter.
Standard housing is included, and not only keeps the camera dry, it adds an extra layer of protection. In addition to the bundled flat and adhesive mounts, the camera is also adaptable to a wide range of separately available mounts from GoPro and third-parties – with options to accommodate just about any scenario imaginable.
An ultra-mobile video camera, the FS7 has an ergonomic grip design for easy handling and operation, making it an ideal fit for shooting solo or in situations where flexibility is required.
Featuring a 4k Super 35mm Exmor CMOS sensor, with approximately 11.6 million total pixels (4352 x 2662) and 8.9 million effective pixels, the high image readout speed allows the Sony PXW-FS7 to support 4K motion-picture shooting and super slow-motion
Key features of the PXW-FS7:
Sony’s Super 35 Exmor CMOS Sensor
Native E-Mount; Compatible with A-Mount lenses (LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor required), 18mm flange back distance
On-board UHD 4K (3840 x 2160) and Full HD (1920 x 1080) recording
Wide choice of recording systems
XAVC (Intra/Long GOP)
MPEG HD, 4:2:2, 50 Mbps (HD only)
Apple ProRes codec (with future upgrade and extension unit, sold separately)
RAW recording (with extension unit and outboard recorder, sold separately)
Slow & Quick Motion for over-and under-cranking
Dual XQD card slots
16-bit analog-to-digital converter
Supports S-Gamut3Cine/S-Log 3 encoding
Die-cast magnesium frame
Environmentally sealed electronics
Wireless operation with CBK-WA100, sold separately
Sony Unveils New PXW-FS7 Compact 4K XDCAM Camera with a Super 35 CMOS sensor
Optimized for Long-form with XAVC-L Recording, Native E-Mount Lens Flexibility, High Speed XQD Media and a Comfortable, Robust Design
Park Ridge, NJ – Sony’s newest addition to its large sensor line is a complete camera system that delivers long-form recording capabilities with 4K resolution in a compact, hand-held design.
The new PXW-FS7 XDCAM Super 35 camcorder combines the flexibility of native E-mount technology, the recording efficiency of the XAVC-L codec, the transfer speed and intelligence of XQD memory cards and comfortable, handheld ergonomics — including a new “Smart Grip.”
The new camcorder is designed for a range of long-form shooting and production applications, from “cinéma vérité”-style documentaries and reality TV to magazine shows, commercial and corporate applications.
Native E-Mount, A-Mount Lens Compatibility
The PXW-FS7 is a native E-mount camcorder designed to give users maximum lens options and flexibility, smooth and silent iris, focus and zoom control, with auto exposure and SteadyShot stabilisation. An extremely shallow, 18mm flange-back distance enables the use of a range of 35mm lenses. Sony’s optional LA-EA4 A-mount lens adaptor allows compatibility with a wide range of high-quality A-mount lenses.
The new E-mount lens is the world’s first 35mm full-frame interchangeable power zoom lens. It features constant F4 value, independent rings for iris, zoom and focus control, and is dust- and moisture-resistant. The SELP28135G has SteadyShot stabilisation, minimum focus breathing and is enabled with Sony’s new Super Sonic wave Motor (SSM) to reduce zoom noise while shooting.
The PXW-FS7 is compatible with Sony´s new XAVC Intra and XAVC Long GOP formats, each supporting 10-bit 4:2:2 recording (XAVC-I, 180fps; XAVC-L, 120fps). Recording in UHD (3840 x 2160) resolution, slow motion up to 60fps and Full High Definition (1920×1080) with 60/50 progressive frames is possible.
A firmware update in early 2015 will enable native HD recording in the Apple ProRes HQ 422 codec, when using an optional extension unit (XDCA-FS7). Through the XDCA-FS7’s FS-RAW interface, the PXW-FS7 is capable of 4K/2K RAW recording with Sony’s HXR-IFR5 and AXS-R5, or with a compatible third-party external recorder.
XQD Card Compatible
The PXW-FS7 features 2 XQD card slots that support simultaneous recording and relay recording. To support the FS7’s Slow and Quick motion and internal 4K recording, a new 128 GB XQD G series with ultra-high speed transfer up to 440MB/s (read) and 350MB/s (write) has been developed. XQD cards are also available in 64 and 32GB capacities.
The camera includes a low-pass video filter, progressive pixel reading and advanced camera processing to give users a broad span of creative treatments and options such as high speed recording, high resolution and high sensitivity, with less aliasing and less rolling shutter. The camera’s 4 built-in ND filters allow full exposure control in a range of lighting conditions, without requiring external ND filter equipment. S-Gamut3/SLog3 & S-Gamut3.Cine/SLog3 are supported for flexibility of post-production options.
11.6 Million Pixel Super35 Exmor CMOS
The camera’s 11.6 million pixel Super35 Exmor CMOS sensor delivers enhanced sensitivity, shallow depth of field, a high signal-to-noise ratio for fantastic low light performance. The new camera is designed to provide a range of creative shot options. It can be used hand-held, and is also designed for balanced shoulder-mount use without the need for additional rigs. The flexible viewfinder mounting system lets users easily relocate it for changing shooting positions.
The supplied Smart Grip provides easy access to key camera functions including focus magnification; the user menu; REC start/ stop; and zoom. Its assignable wheel allows control of Iris, Focus, Audio Level and Gain.
The camera’s image sensor and signal processor are contained in an environmentally sealed chamber. Heat is directed to an external radiator with a fan for active cooling.
With its APS-C-sized 20.2MP CMOS sensor, dual DIGIC 6 image processors, and a top continuous shooting rate of 10 fps, the 7D Mark II performs in a range of challenging situations. The combination of the dual image processors along with the CMOS sensor also contribute to enhanced low-light sensitivity to a native ISO 16000, which is further expandable to ISO 51200. Complementing the 7D Mark II’s still imaging assets, support for recording full HD 1080p video is available, in multiple frame rates up to 60 fps.
Fuel Your Creative Passion With The Highly Anticipated Canon EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR Camera
New EOS 7D Mark II Camera Provides Captivating Creative Power at an Affordable Price
MELVILLE, NY: Canon, a leader in digital imaging solutions, is proud to introduce the EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera, incorporating professional features and quality in an affordable DSLR. Building upon the proven success of the EOS 7D camera, this new EOS model features a range of “EOS firsts” such as Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors for superb image quality and rapid burst shooting up to 10 frames per second (fps), as well as Canon’s first 65-Point* All Cross Type autofocus (AF) system for compositional freedom and accurate, spot-on fast focus. Great for shooting indoor activities such as sporting events, concerts, or weddings, the camera’s impressive low-light shooting capabilities along with its up-to-10 fps high-speed shooting can capture a fast-break basketball dunk, a band’s encore performance, a bird in flight or wildlife in exceptional quality. In addition, the EOS 7D Mark II is the second EOS DSLR camera to incorporate Canon’s innovative Dual Pixel CMOS AF system for rapid and precise focusing of video as well as still images.
“With more processing power than any other EOS camera available today, the highly anticipated EOS 7D Mark II camera has everything serious photographers have come to expect from Canon’s DSLRs and more,” said Yuichi Ishizuka, president and COO, Canon U.S.A., Inc. “And, recognising that for some, creative expression may expand beyond still photography, we continue to support these creative passions by offering new and innovative Full HD video capabilities, such as second generation Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology in the EOS 7D Mark II camera as well.”
Within the camera’s durable magnesium alloy body resides a newly developed 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, safeguarded by enhanced dust and weather resistance to protect the camera. Ideal for shooting in challenging lighting conditions ranging from indoor sports to dimly lit weddings, the camera features a standard ISO range of 100-16000 for both still and video (expandable to ISO 51,600). A new 65-point* All Cross-Type AF system with EV -3 sensitivity at the centre point helps deliver sharp focus for still photos even in extreme low-light conditions on subjects with limited visible detail. The EOS 7D Mark II camera also features an enhanced version of Canon’s EOS iTR (Intelligent Tracking and Recognition) AF, originally introduced with the EOS-1D X DSLR camera, enabling the camera to recognise subjects based on face and colour detection utilising the new AE system, and can track subjects using all 65 AF points.
The camera’s improved EOS Scene Detection system features a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor for enhanced precision. The wide-area 65-point AF array combined with EOS iTR and adjustable high-speed continuous burst shooting up to 10 fps enables the easy tracking and capturing of fast moving subjects virtually anywhere in the frame such as birds in flight or running backs eluding a tackle. A new and innovative AF Area Selection Lever nestled around the multi-controller on the back of the camera makes it easier than ever for photographers to switch between the seven supplied AF Point Selection modes without removing their eye from the viewfinder.
At 10 fps, the camera’s buffer capacity can consecutively capture up to 31 RAW images or 1,090 Large Fine JPEGs. Built to last, the camera also features a shutter durability rating up to 200,000 cycles, approximately thirty three percent more than the original EOS 7D camera. A newly developed mirror mechanism uses motorised control to help reduce impact and enhance camera performance during high-speed continuous shooting. In addition to adjustable high- and low-speed continuous shooting modes, single-frame shooting and two self-timer settings, the EOS 7D Mark II camera also features silent drive modes for single frame and continuous shooting. The silent settings support discreet camera operation in quiet locations.
The EOS 7D Mark II camera’s advanced AE system can detect and compensate for flickering light sources such as sodium vapour lamps that are often used in gymnasiums and indoor swimming pools. When enabled, this system automatically adjusts shutter release timing to help reduce disparities in exposure and colour especially during continuous shooting.
Innovative AF Technology
The EOS 7D Mark II camera features the next generation of Canon’s exclusive Dual Pixel CMOS AF (DAF) technology, originally introduced with the EOS 70D DSLR camera. New DAF features include user-selectable adjustments for Movie Servo AF Speed and Movie Servo AF Tracking Sensitivity. Additionally, overall focusing speed, face detection performance, and performance in low light and with low-contrast subjects have been improved over previous Canon models. Dual Pixel CMOS AF employs proprietary Canon sensor technology in which effective pixels are able to perform both imaging and phase-detection focus measurement simultaneously to achieve dramatically improved AF performance in both video and Live View still imaging modes.
With Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and customisable Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous phase-detection AF during video recording for quick and accurate focus tracking of moving subjects over approximately eighty of the image area measured horizontally and vertically. DAF focusing modes include Face Detection with Tracking, FlexiZone Multi with 31 AF zones, and FlexiZone Single that allows users to position a focusing frame on the camera’s LCD screen. Canon’s DAF supports over 100 models of Canon EF lenses (including many earlier models), providing a wide array of options for photographers to explore.
The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera provides a wealth of creative controls building on the features and functions of the EOS 5D Mark III and EOS-1D X professional digital cameras. The new camera’s AI Servo AF III autofocusing algorithm is similar to that of the EOS-1D X camera in that tracking parameters (tracking sensitivity, acceleration/deceleration tracking, and AF point auto switching) can be easily customised for specific shooting situations, using the same type of AF Configuration Menu. This capability makes it easy for EOS 7D Mark II camera users to match AI Servo AF settings when used together with EOS-1D X and EOS 5D Mark III cameras, while also providing a high level of performance at an affordable price point.
The EOS 7D Mark II camera also offers the same level of High Dynamic Range (HDR) and Multiple Exposure (ME) functionality that was originally featured in the EOS 5D Mark III camera. The HDR mode includes five HDR shooting functions and allows users to save all source images in addition to the composited HDR image. Similarly, Multiple Exposure mode provides four compositing methods and also allows users to save individual source images.
Photographers and cinematographers will appreciate improved custom controls including a built-in intervalometer and bulb timer, also EOS DSLR firsts, to enable the capture of time-lapse images and long- exposure images. These features are ideal for recording fireworks, star trails, sunrises and more.
In addition to optional settings for Peripheral Illumination Correction and Chromatic Aberration Correction, found in other current high-end EOS models, the EOS 7D Mark II camera, for the first time, adds Distortion Correction that operates with most EF and EF-S lenses to improve image quality even further while recording video and in-camera JPEGs. The My Menu feature has also been improved with the ability to store more user-selected settings in five additional tabs.
A new and improved Intelligent Viewfinder provides approximately one hundred percent field of view, while adding the ability to superimpose a customisable selection of camera settings data such as dual-mode electronic level display, grid, exposure mode, white balance mode and AF mode. A bright, three-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots) on the back of the camera displays information and menus clearly even in bright sunlight. The EOS 7D Mark II camera is compatible with interchangeable focusing screens including the standard Eh-A as well as the optional Eh-S Super Precision Matte for use during manual focusing with large aperture lenses.
A built-in GPS Receiver provides a digital compass and can record location information including longitude, latitude, elevation, camera direction and universal coordinated time (UTC) as EXIF data for geotagging both images and movie files in real time. The built-in pop-up flash is convenient for many applications and can also act as an optical controller with compatible off-camera EX-series Speedlites for enhanced pro-quality lighting effects.
The EOS 7D Mark II camera features dual card slots for SD/SDHC/SDXC and CF memory cards, including Ultra High Speed (UHS-1) SD cards. Data transfer speeds from the camera to a personal computer are enhanced with the addition of a SuperSpeed USB 3.0 port.
Stunning Movie Capability
The EOS 7D Mark II camera offers users the ability to shoot in 1080p Full HD or 720p HD video up to 60p enabling slow-motion capture at full resolution in either ALL-I or IPB codecs with optional embedded time code, exceeding the specifications of other current EOS cameras. Users can also choose between .MOV and .MP4 recording formats for maximum flexibility. The EOS 7D Mark II camera’s mini HDMI port can be used to record uncompressed Full HD video to external recorders.
Canon’s Stepping Motor (STM) lenses, such as the EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens, significantly reduce focus motor noise, letting the EOS 7D Mark II camera’s built-in microphone capture clear audio of the scene being shot without picking up unwanted noise from the lens. The EOS 7 D Mark II camera also features a stereo microphone port and outputs stereo audio via the camera’s mini-HDMI port. The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is equipped with a headphone jack for real-time audio monitoring, as well as a silent control feature that allows users to adjust audio levels during recordings. Other built-in ports include a PC socket for external flash units and an N3 socket for dedicated Canon wired remote control accessories. A cable protector is provided to maximise safety when using the USB 3.0 and mini-HDMI ports.