Canon has made the EOS 7D Mark II official, along with the compact PowerShot G7 X, the PowerShot G7 X, the SX60 HS and PowerShot N2 models. Starting with the 7D II, it features a 20.2MP APS-C sensor, increased from the 7D's 18MP. It also presents an upgrade over its predecessor in autofocus specification with next-generation Dual Pixel AF, 65 all cross-type points, as well as a faster 10 fps burst shooting rate. Also included is 1080/60p HD video recording and a new 150,000-pixel RGB+IR 252-zone metering sensor.
The camera is equipped with a 3" Clear View II LCD with 1040k dots of resolution, 100% coverage optical viewfinder and a pop-up built-in flash.
Within the camera’s magnesium alloy body resides a newly developed 20.2 megapixel APS-C Canon CMOS sensor and Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, safeguarded by dust and weather resistance to protect the camera. The camera features a standard ISO range of 100–16000 for both still and video (expandable to ISO 51,600). 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 recognize subjects based on face and color detection utilizing 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. A new 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. The camera also features a shutter durability rating up to 200,000 cycles, approximately thirty three percent more than the original EOS 7D camera.
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.
With Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS AF system and customizable Movie Servo AF, the camera provides continuous phase-detection AF during video recording. 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.
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.
And improved Intelligent Viewfinder provides approximately one hundred percent field of view, while adding the ability to superimpose a customizable selection of camera settings data such as dual-mode electronic level display, grid, exposure mode, white balance mode and AF mode. A 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.
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 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.
The EOS 7D Mark II Digital SLR camera is scheduled to be available in November 2014 for an estimated retail price of $1,799.00 for the body only and $2,149.00 bundled with an EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens. It will utilize a new LP-E6N lithium ion battery pack with increased storage capacity. Also scheduled to be available are the new optional Battery Grip BG-E16 and optional Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7A Version 2.
Canon also announced the PowerShot G7 X, the company's first compact to feature a 1"-type sensor. It boasts a familiar 20.2MP BSI CMOS chip, coupled with a DIGIC 6 processor and a 24-100mm equivalent F1.8-2.8 lens. The G7 X is also equipped with a touchscreen, 31-point AF system, 6.5 fps continuous shooting, and built-in Wi-Fi with NFC.
The camera is capable of 1080/60p video recording and provides a built-in ND filter. It lacks a built-in viewfinder but does offer a tilting 3" 1040k-dot touch-sensitive LCD which rotates upward by 180 degrees. Also included is a user-customizable control ring around the lens.
The G7X will be available in October for $699.99.
Canon has also announced the 65x superzoom PowerShot SX60 HS, offering a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and a lens covering a 21-1365mm equivalent range. It's equipped with Wi-Fi and NFC, 1080/60p HD video, and a 3" LCD with 922k-dot resolution. Also included is a built-in EVF with a 922k-dot equivalent resolution.
The PowerShot SX60 HS will be available in October for $549.99.
The new, social-oriented and uniquely-shaped PowerShot N2 has been dsigned for socially-inclined uders. The square-shaped PowerShot N2 is equipped with a 16.1MP CMOS sensor and Wi-Fi with NFC, and wireless sharing is facilitated by Mobile Device Connect button. The camera's shutter button exists as a ring around the lens to better facilitate self-portrait taking from any angle.
The camera's 2.8-inch touch LCD tilts upward by 180 degrees, and the N2's 8x optical zoom lens covers a range equivalent to 28-224mm. The Canon PowerShot N2 will be available in December for $299.99.