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Firmware Update

Canon Deleted 7D Mark II Firmware v1.1.1 from Website

Canon 7D Mark II image

Yes, its true that Canon pulled back / deleted the 7D Mark II Firmware v1.1.1 from Canon international website. According to recent news the 7D Mark II Firmware v1.1.1 was buggy and showing issue with in combination with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

Take a look at Canon Europe Press Release

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Canon 7D Mark II Firmware Update

Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 7D Mark II new firmware update announced by Canon today. The firmware upgrade does not bring any new changes, it fixes some of the bugs that was reported by users and reviewers worldwide

  1. Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
  2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
  3. Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
  4. Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.

Click here to download the firmware update of the camera.

2. Canon 7D Mark II Firmware Update (New)

The second firmware update was issued on June 1 2017. The firmware update corrects the following issues

Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following fix:

Corrects the phenomenon in which remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

• This phenomenon only occurs when the firmware was updated from Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Version 1.1.1.
• There is no need to update the firmware if the firmware was updated from Version 1.1.0 to Version 1.1.1, or if the EOS 7D Mark II was equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.

When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Click here to download the firmware

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Sony A6500 vs Canon 7D Mark II

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Sony A6500 vs Canon 7D Mark II – We have no doubt on Canon 7D Mark II DSLR performance, it is one of the best DSLRs ever manufactured by Canon. But What will happen when we will compare class leading DSLR with flagship mirrorless camera ? Let’s find out.

Features/ Models

Sony A6500

Canon 7D Mark II

Megapixel 24 megapixels 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
Sensor size APS-C (23.5 x 15.7 mm) APS-C – 22.5 x 15 mm
Low pass filter Yes Yes
Image processor Bionz X Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
Image Stabilization Yes – 5 Axis Image Stabilization No
AF system Phase Detection: 425
Contrast Detection: 169
65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
AF Hybrid  Hybrid
ISO 100-51200 100-16000 Standard and 100-51200 Expandable
Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/4000 Shutter 30 seconds -1/8000
Continuous shooting speed Up to 11 fps at 24.2 MP for up to 301 frames in JPEG format
/ 107 frames in raw format
10fps
Video 4K @ 30 fps Full HD 60fps
Display 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting Touchscreen LCD 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
Viewfinder Yes Optical
Hot shoe Built-In Yes
Wireless Yes Wi-Fi, NFC. Remote shooting
Environmentally sealed yes Yes
Battery life 350 Shots 670
Dimensions 120 x 67 x 53 mm 149 x 112 x 78 mm
Weight  453 g 910g

Canon 7D Mark II camera features 20  Megapixel CMOS sensor and Sony A6500 camera feature 24 MP sensor. ISO range of both the camera is same.The camera sensor size of the Sony A6500 is little big compared Canon 7D Mark II. We all know that the Sony A6500 camera does have the same sensor as of A6300 but due to thin copper wiring, enhanced circuit processing, and an enhanced front-end LSI we may see major improvement in image quality of the camera.

Sony A6500 camera features built-in image stabilization system to compensate camera shake upto 5 stops the other big advantage you get that OSS based lenses Image stabilization system will get synchronized with the in Body IS of A6500. No Built-in IS available inside the Canon 7D Mark II camera.

But the most important thing is both the camera is designed on different technological background, the Canon 7D Mark II camera features Dual-pixel CMOS AF sensor whereas the Sony A6500 camera uses Hybrid CMOS AF sensor. With the Hybrid AF system the camera Sony A6500 camera offers 425 Phase AF points and 169 Contrast based AF points. So you get a entire display covered with dense AF that will track and lock AF in no time. Sony A6500 AF system is more advance compared to Canon 7D Mark II.

The continuous shooting speed of the Sony A6500 camera is superior. The A6500 Can shoot 11frames per second @ 24 MP whereas Canon 7D Mark can shoot 10 frames per second @ 20MP. The large buffer inside the Sony A6500 can intake 301+shots of JPEG files in single burst mode and 107 RAW frames.

Sony A6500 captures 4K video mode whereas the Canon 7D Mark II limited to Full HD video mode only. The A6500  2.4x oversampling renders greater detail and full pixel readout is possible and there is no pixel binning. Sony A6500 Full HD 1080p recording can be done @ 120 fps whereas Full HD Video recording of the 7D Mk II camera remains limited to 60fps only.

On the rear side of A6500 we have touch screen that allow user to capture images just tapping. The other major advantage is we can use the display screen as touch-pad to select AF point while we are looking through the viewfinder.

Canon 7D Mark II features twice battery life compared to Sony A6500.

The weight and Size of the Canon is twice as of Sony, So if you prefer light-weight camera or you work continuously for hours than Sony A6500 is best for you.

Sony A6500 vs Canon 7D Mark II – Sensor Test

Sony A500 vs Canon 7D Mark II

From the sensor test conduct by the DXO Mark Lab it’s very clear that despite of having same ISO range on paper the DXO given a better low-light score compared to Canon 7D Mark II.

From the test score we concluded that

  1. The Sony A6500 Showing better portrait color depth
  2. Sony A6500 showing better dynamic range then the 7D Mk II
  3. Low light score of the Sony A6500 is also good when compared to 7D MK II

Now Finally time for some real test – We are comparing High ISO Test images against Each other

Sony A6500 vs Canon 7D Mark II – High ISO Test

Sony A6500 vs Canon 7D Mark II

@ ISO 6400

On the left side we have Sony A6500 and on the right side we have Canon 7D Mark II camera.

Both camera set at ISO 6400 setting and we are surprised to see that Sony A6500 is able to grab bit more details compared to the Canon 7D Mark II camera. The other reason behind the better perofmrance of Sony A6500 is 24 MP sensor whereas the Canon 7D Mark II camera features a 20 MP sensor .

Verdict

Sony A6500 does offer superior specification compared to Canon 7D Mark II camera.  You get more resolution with big bigger sensor, 5-axis image stabilization and Advance Hybrid AF mode. The continuous shooting mode of the A6500 is better as well as you also get touch screen for more convince. We recommend Sony A6500 over Canon 7D Mark II camera.

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Canon 7D Mark II W-E1 WIFI Adaptor Coming

Canon 7D Mark II coming with WiFi adapator

Canon 7D Mark II WiFi adaptor is officially coming next week and will cost you less compared to WFT-E7A.

Take a look at the specification of the upcoming adaptor

  • Size: 24.0Mm x 32.0Mm x 2.1Mm
  • Weight: about 2g
  • Transmission scheme: IEEE 802.11B / G / N
  • Transfer range: 10m/33ft
  • Allows the camera to be remote controlled from a smartphone
  • Wireless remote operation possible using EOS Utility

BTW if you are a Canon 7D Mark II user just take a look at the best lenses 7D Mark II camera and also take a look at the Best Accessories for Canon 7D mark II

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Sony A6300 vs Canon 7D Mark II

Canon 7D Mark II vs Sony A6300 image comparisonWe have does a specification comparison as well as High ISO test between Sony A6300 vs Canon 7D Mark II camera.

Both the camera are totally different, Canon 7D Mark II built with a 20MP Dual pixel CMOS AF sensor, powered by Dual Digic 6 image processor and features a ISO range upto 512000 on the other hand the Sony A6300 features a newly developed CMOS Exmor sensor fabricated with 425 Phase AF points that gives you blazing fast AF speed during still and video shooting.

Before we jumop to any decision yet, let’s take a look at the specification chart and High ISO test images of both the camera.

Features/ Models Sony A6300  Canon 7D Mark II
Megapixel 24.2MP APS-C Exmor CMOS Sensor  20.3MP APS-C X-Trans CMOS III Sensor
Sensor size 23.5 x 15.6 mm  22.4 x 15 mm
Sensor Type Hybrid CMOS AF  Dual-Pixel CMOS Sensor
Low pass filter Yes  No
Image processor BIONZ X Image Processor Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
AF system 425 Phase-Detect Points and 169 contrast AF points  65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
 ISO 100-51200  100-51200
Shutter Type Electronic & Mechanical  Electronic & Mechanical
Image Stabilization NO  No
 Shutter Min/ mix 30 – 1/4000  30 – 1/8000
 Continuous shooting speed 11 fps  10 fps
 Video Internal UHD 4K30 & 1080p120 Recording Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
Display 3.0″ 921.6k-Dot Tilting LCD Monitor  3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
Viewfinder XGA Tru-Finder 2.36m-Dot OLED EVF  Advanced Hybrid Multi Viewfinder
Hot shoe Yes  Yes
Wireless WiFi + NFC WiFi + NFC
Environmentally sealed No No
Battery life 400 670
Dimensions 120.0 x 66.9 x 48.8 mm  148.6 x 112.4 x 78.2 mm
Weight  404 g  910 g

From the specification we can clearly see that Sony features bit more resoltuion as well as bit bigger sensor size. However despite of having almost same sensor size and ISO range the Sony A6300 is picking up more details during High ISO Test compared to Canon 7D Mark II camera.

The shutter range of the Canon 7D Mark II camera is borad compared to Sony A6300 as well as both of the camera almost have same continuous shooting speed.

The Major difference can be seen in the video section where we can see Canon 7d Mark II is limited to full HD video recording on the other hand the Sony A6300 can record 4k videos.

Now let’s have a look on the High ISO test samples.

Sony A63000 vs Canon 7D Mark II image comparisonWe don’t notice any major difference between the image quality of both the camera but we have to say we are noticing bit more details in the Sony A6300 image quality captured at ISO 6400.

The ISO 51200 image samples of both the camera is useless, I am not able to understand why companies unlock useless ISO stops, may be a just marketing thing.

At the end we have to say that Sony A6300 is a clear winner, if we look at the core specification of the camera the Sony offers you better AF system compared to Canon 7D Mark II camera as well as better image quality.

Thanks for reading the article I hope you enjoyed it, do share your thoughts with us

Canon 7D Mark II Best Lenses | Sony A6300 Recommended Lenses

High ISO Image Credit – imagineresource

Canon 7D Mark II Firmware Update

Canon-7D-Mark-II-imageCanon 7D Mark II is undoubtedly world best APS-C sensor based DSLR camera, Canon today announced a new firmware update to fix the issue occurring with the Canon EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens, take a look at the improvement list below

Canon 7D Mark II first firmware update issued by Canon,

 

  • Improves AF accuracy when used in combination with the EF 16-35mm f/2.8L USM lens or EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, in very rare cases, the “Peripheral illumination correction” is applied inconsistently.
  • Fixes a phenomenon in which, while performing an EF lens firmware update, the progress bar displayed on the LCD monitor may freeze at 100% even though the update has been completed.
  • Fixes a processing error in relation to the leap second for the “Geotag information appended to image” and “Log data” GPS functions.
  • Fixes a phenomenon, where at the time of shooting in very rare cases “Err 70” occurs, or the shutter does not release.

Click here to download the firmware update  | > click on driver and software > firmware update

 

Best Lenses for Canon 7D Mark II - DxOMark Lab

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Take a look at the list of lenses recommended by DxOMark Lab, the camera feature world most advance AF technology inside, the Canon Dual pixel CMOS AF tech allows Phase detection AF during video capture,

The Tokina 11-16mm f/2.8 PRO DX lens is one of the best and affordable ultra-wide zoom lens available for Canon APS-C DSLRs camera, such as Canon 750D, 70D and 7D Mark II.
Buy Tokina AT-X 11-16mm f/2.8 PRO DX Lens from Amazon | B&H |

Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART: We don’t have any doubt in saying that the Sigma 18-35mm F1.8 is world best lens ever made for a Canon APS-C DSLR. Using this lens feels same like the 50mm F1.8 Lens gets zooming capability. We highly recommend you to get this lens as soon as possible if you are a Canon APS-C DSLR user, it will sure up-lift your photography to a new level. Buy Sigma 18-35mm f/1.8 DC HSM ART from Amazon |

Canon EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM: It’s really but not-so-natural to see a Canon lens topping in DXO Mark Lab examination, however if it does so that clearly means that 18-135mm F3.5-5.6 STM lens is a excellent performer and best travel lens for you. The other big advantage of particularly this lens is it uses STM motor, the step-drive-motor does silent AF and perfect for creating videos without AF noise. Buy Canon EF-S 18-135mm Lens from Amazon

Sigma 120-300mm f/2.8 DG OS HSM SPORT & Canon EF 200-400 f/4L IS USM: The Sigma 120-300mm lens and Canon EF 200-400 MM is an excellent performaer with a very heavy price tag, they are one of the best and sharpest lens of their class. Buy this Lens from Amazon