Hidden Gems: 7D Mark II’s Speed

The Canon EOS 7D MII has a long overlooked special ability: a respectable 10fps shooting rate.  Photographers who shoot sports tend to go for the high-end Canon EOS 1DX, for its ability to shoot at 14fps. However those who want to shoot at high frames per second (FPS) might be interested to know that there is an alternative for the 1DX. If you happen to be on a tighter budget, the 7D Mark II might be the perfect camera for you. With full 20.2 megapixel resolution, it gets the job done. Even though it shoots on to an APS-C CMOS Sensor (Crop), with the proper lens choice, the 7D MII is up for almost any job you can throw at it.

Having the speed of a full action camera in such a small body is very advantageous as most of the faster cameras have very large bodies which are not for suitable for hand holding for extended periods of time. There is also a grip that can be put on to the 7D Mark II for versatility.

The 7D has all of the features of the newer Canon EOS DSLR Camera; Dual Pixel AF (Auto Focus), Large LCD Monitor (3.0”), Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, 65-Point All-Cross Type Phase Detect, and can capture Full HD (1080p/60fps).

While the 7D Mk IIis a great substitute for the 1DX if you are on a budget, there are still a lot of things that make the 1DX one of the most sought after fast cameras on the market. In the end, both of the cameras are very fast and will get the job done for you. It all really comes down to what you need. If you are looking for a good alternative to the 1DX or find it a bit pricey for your smaller projects then I would absolutely recommend the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.



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