EOS 7D Mark II Announced & Available to Pre-Order: $1799.00

Canon just announced several new products, including the new and highly anticipated EOS 7D Mark II, with 65 cross-type AF points, a 20.2MP DPAF sensor, and 10 FPS capable, now available for pre-order at $1799.00.

Estimated ship date is November 17th; with this long lead time, pre-orders will be essential.

Also announced today were the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II, EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM, EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM Pancake, and PowerShot G7 X.

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82 comments on “EOS 7D Mark II Announced & Available to Pre-Order: $1799.00

  1. Phil
    September 15, 2014 at 8:38 am EDT

    Street price for 7d2!? C’mon it’s been like an hour since it was officially announced!

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      September 15, 2014 at 8:39 am EDT


  2. September 15, 2014 at 8:40 am EDT

    Should have made it full frame and it would have been golden! Monica Olson

    1. September 15, 2014 at 9:06 am EDT

      Had it been a full frame it would have been a 6D II, and they are still squeezing the value out of that camera. I’m ready to see a 5D IV

      1. September 15, 2014 at 9:43 pm EDT

        Agree with you there Anthony. I am hoping they up the game so much on the next 5D that they just call it the Mark V. Nice homage to the old cartoon ya know.

    2. September 15, 2014 at 9:12 am EDT

      Me toooo

    3. September 15, 2014 at 11:22 am EDT

      This is a very large market for this camera with sports and action photographers that REALLY didn’t want it to be full-frame. If this thing maintains the added reach of the APS-C sensor with much less noise than the original 7D, they’ll be quite happy with it.

      1. Don
        September 15, 2014 at 6:32 pm EDT

        There is no added “reach” with a crop sensor camera versus full frame, there is a smaller field of view.

    4. September 15, 2014 at 11:42 am EDT

      I’m with Matt. I don’t like the 1DX for that very reason. Put a 400mm on a 1.6 crop body and you have a 640mm lens without an extender and that extra stop loss you get from extenders.

      1. Don
        September 15, 2014 at 6:35 pm EDT

        No, a 400mm lens on a 1.6X crop factor lens doesn’t become a 640mm lens. It’s still a 400mm lens.

        Do eyeglasses become more powerful in the center if you put black electrical tape around the outer 40% of the frames?

        1. Anthony Barker
          September 16, 2014 at 2:53 am EDT

          I always love seeing comments like this. Usually by people who don’t really understand math. The only way your math works is if you are talking a 20 MP crop sensor and a 51MP full frame, otherwise the math doesn’t quite add up the way you think it does.

        2. Don
          September 16, 2014 at 9:17 am EDT

          Anthony, hopefully one day Canon will come out with a 10X crop factor camera and my 50mm f1.4 will become a 500mm f1.4!

        3. September 16, 2014 at 12:28 pm EDT

          Yup, if you take a 22MP (5D3) and a 20MP (7D2) with the same lens, you get 20MP (7D2) vs. about 14MP (5D3) on the same target. The end result is you can enlarge the final image considerably more without losing resolution. Call it reach, or pixels on target, or mojo – that’s why people still use their crop sensor cameras for distant subjects.

    5. September 15, 2014 at 12:26 pm EDT

      … What they said

    6. September 15, 2014 at 6:49 pm EDT

      Not only that, Jason. But it’s also going to have the ability to AF at f8. So you can put that 1.4 extender on there and get even more reach. Which wasn’t possible with the previous version. There’s nothing here though that would get me to switch from my 1d4.

    7. Michael
      September 16, 2014 at 12:57 am EDT

      If it were full frame with all other specs the same then it would cost a LOT MORE than $1800. Also, being APS C means that shorter and decidedly less expensive lenses can be used for activities such as sports and wild-life shooting. For example the 300mm F4, would be an effective 480mm lens on this camera.

  3. September 15, 2014 at 8:42 am EDT

    No joke!

  4. September 15, 2014 at 8:56 am EDT

    I am overjoyed the price is $1,799.00 and not the usual Canon madness of $2,299.00 🙂

  5. September 15, 2014 at 8:59 am EDT

    Did I miss the expected ship date?

    1. September 15, 2014 at 9:25 am EDT

      Looks to be November 17th.

    2. September 15, 2014 at 9:42 am EDT

      Thanks! Glad I didn’t wait to buy it for my honeymoon. Would’ve been too late.

    3. September 15, 2014 at 9:48 am EDT

      Just in time for winter high school sports

    4. September 15, 2014 at 11:00 am EDT

      Personally, I am not in love with my current 7D (focus accuracy, low light performance, overall image quality). It’s the Canon that I have buyer’s regrets over… not sure I would want the II version of it, at least not without trying it first. Saving up for the 5D Mark III… or considering the 6D in the meantime. Full frame will give me much more flexibility for my work.

    5. September 15, 2014 at 11:35 am EDT

      I have a 70d and 6d. The 6d is a much different animal than the 70d/7d

    6. September 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm EDT

      Robin, I have a 5DM3 and I also had a 7D for 4 years. The 7D was a faster camera. Focus was faster, FPS was higher. Focus accuracy was about the same. Image quality was solid on the 7D. Low light isn’t comparable due to the different processors.

      In my opinion, the 7D provides more flexibility except for low light. If I posted two photos, one from the 7D and one from the 5DM3 both with the same lens, you wouldn’t be able to tell the difference unless you looked at the EXIF data. I have to store my photos in separate folders to be able to tell which came from each camera.

  6. September 15, 2014 at 9:08 am EDT

    Justin Wright

  7. September 15, 2014 at 9:18 am EDT

    $1799 isn’t actually too bad. Is there a kit with 17-55?

    1. September 15, 2014 at 11:13 am EDT

      The only kit is the 18-135mm IS STM.

  8. September 15, 2014 at 9:38 am EDT

    Andra i need more shoes! jk

    1. September 15, 2014 at 9:58 am EDT

      Hahah!! Psh I need more shoes!

  9. September 15, 2014 at 9:40 am EDT

    well FINALLY

  10. September 15, 2014 at 9:51 am EDT

    Dawna Walker omg. I want

  11. September 15, 2014 at 9:53 am EDT

    Why would anyone want a full frame 7D, that’s what the 1DX is for.

    1. September 16, 2014 at 1:19 am EDT


  12. September 15, 2014 at 10:02 am EDT

    I wait until next sprint .

  13. September 15, 2014 at 10:16 am EDT

    Adorama.com was saying November

    1. September 15, 2014 at 11:13 am EDT

      November 17th is what Amazon says.

  14. September 15, 2014 at 11:02 am EDT

    Where is the affordable 4k ?

    1. September 16, 2014 at 1:26 am EDT


    2. September 16, 2014 at 8:24 am EDT

      Yeah i know about the GH4 i was meaning from canon

  15. September 15, 2014 at 12:10 pm EDT

    No 5D mark IV?

    1. September 15, 2014 at 10:40 pm EDT

      The rumor is first or second quarter of 2015.

  16. September 15, 2014 at 12:19 pm EDT

    This explains why the 7d is $500 instant off. Anyone with 7d experience & recommendations???

    1. September 15, 2014 at 8:20 pm EDT

      Loved the 7d. Wish low light high ISO was a bit better but… It performed well for me. Take a look

  17. September 15, 2014 at 12:23 pm EDT

    New battery? BIG BOOO!

    1. Steve Montambault
      September 15, 2014 at 2:59 pm EDT

      The Canon website shows both the old and new batteries as accessories, so I assume they will still work.


  18. September 15, 2014 at 12:49 pm EDT

    Where’s the WiFi that they put in everything else??

    1. September 15, 2014 at 2:02 pm EDT

      The Magnesium alloy frame isn’t too conducive to having WiFi.

    2. September 15, 2014 at 2:56 pm EDT

      Doesn’t the 5D have that type body? The eye-fi cards are supposed to support that body. You would think Canon could make it work if they wanted to. But the price isn’t terrible for what they did decide to put in it.

    3. September 15, 2014 at 10:56 pm EDT

      70d has wifi. Surprised the 7d MK ii does not.

    4. September 16, 2014 at 12:31 am EDT

      It’s so Canon can sell you the $850 WiFi adapter.

  19. September 15, 2014 at 1:30 pm EDT

    wohoo timelapse for the first time! from BH Photo “A built-in intervalometer permits the creation of time lapse imagery and supports recording 1-99 consecutive frames in pre-selected intervals.” What am I suppose to do w 99 frames?

  20. September 15, 2014 at 2:07 pm EDT

    Earl Roberts

  21. September 15, 2014 at 5:58 pm EDT

    Great for sports!

  22. September 15, 2014 at 6:12 pm EDT

    wow ik less then normal but pricy I say you send me one so I can be your tester 🙂 pretty please 🙂

  23. September 15, 2014 at 6:14 pm EDT

    Christopher D. Reynoso

  24. September 15, 2014 at 6:48 pm EDT

    not bad

  25. September 15, 2014 at 6:50 pm EDT

    Still waiting for an answer to the D810 🙁

  26. September 15, 2014 at 6:59 pm EDT

    Unfortunately it’s nothing compared to the new Samsung NX1 which has tons more features and it’s $200 less:


    1. September 15, 2014 at 9:55 pm EDT

      7DM2 with an 18-135 costs around $2150.

      The NX1 body is cheaper than the new 7D body, but Samsung is ready to empty your wallet with its very limited lens selection. The 50-150mm lens they’re producing will run for around $1500. If you get that with the 16-50 package, you’re looking at $4300.

  27. September 15, 2014 at 7:43 pm EDT

    Market obsolescence at it’s finest.

  28. September 15, 2014 at 8:37 pm EDT

    Hector Orellana…… I think imma upgrade to that son lol

  29. September 15, 2014 at 10:00 pm EDT

    Seems like I am better off with my 70D instead of a 7D. No full frame, only 20 MP? would have expected more out of a new Canon.

    1. September 16, 2014 at 1:56 am EDT

      7d’s are suppose to be their crop sensor flagship camera. 7d will always be aps-c. But yes, it’s a weak upgrade

  30. September 16, 2014 at 12:05 am EDT

    I seen Nov 28 on amazon..

    1. September 16, 2014 at 12:29 am EDT

      It was November 17th this morning at Amazon.

  31. September 16, 2014 at 12:09 am EDT

    Wow…finally! ! Time for a new camera; )

  32. September 16, 2014 at 12:12 am EDT

    Ethan Harry Billy Charlie Dominick

  33. September 16, 2014 at 12:25 am EDT

    Too bad it’s not a 6D mkII with 65 cross type AF points and a DPAF sensor. Hope Canon takes that into consideration with the next 6D model

    1. September 16, 2014 at 12:33 am EDT

      Canon would probably call that a 5D Mark IV, and it would cost $3999 as an introductory price. 😉

  34. September 16, 2014 at 12:33 am EDT

    I just checked. Nov 28

  35. September 16, 2014 at 1:22 am EDT


  36. September 16, 2014 at 1:30 am EDT

    6d>7dmkii all day

  37. September 16, 2014 at 1:45 am EDT

    Tyler LaRiviere

  38. September 16, 2014 at 1:54 am EDT

    Jenna DiMarcangelo-Hacker my camera??!!

  39. September 16, 2014 at 4:18 am EDT

    Melissa Lallier Christmas is coming

  40. September 16, 2014 at 6:32 am EDT

    Jerry Gomez Shor Jr.

  41. September 16, 2014 at 7:26 am EDT

    Why can’t it be full frame? Because that’s not its intended market. A full frame made entirely of dual pixel and cross type points would be very expensive and people would still complain about lack of video gimmick features.

  42. September 16, 2014 at 10:30 am EDT


  43. Steve Montambault
    September 17, 2014 at 11:16 am EDT

    Can we do a group buy thing on this? Or do we expect severe rationing to start.

    1. CanonPriceWatch
      September 17, 2014 at 12:01 pm EDT

      We will try — won’t know for sure until we get closer to the availability date, and the stores get their stock.

  44. September 18, 2014 at 9:52 am EDT

    Preordered mine on amazon. Cant wait for 7dmkii!!!

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