Canon EOS 7D Mark II For Dummies
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The Canon EOS 7D Mark II is an advanced camera — it is packed with features. Here are the top ten professional features you can use to capture compelling images:

  1. The EOS 7D Mark II has a continuous drive capture rate of up to 10 frames per second. This enables you to capture sequences of athletes in action or your dog chasing a Frisbee.

  2. The EOS 7D Mark II has an advanced autofocus system. This enables you to use up to 65 autofocus points to capture razor-sharp images. You can also customize the autofocus system.

  3. The EOS 7D Mark II has a built-in GPS receiver. The GPS feature gives you the option of embedding the GPS coordinates of the location where you photograph an image as image metadata. If you use Adobe Photoshop Lightroom to edit your images, you can use the GPS information, which is embedded as EXIF metadata, to map your images in Lightroom’s Map module.

  4. The EOS 7D Mark II has two memory card slots. Your camera has an SD and a CF card slot. This gives you many options when shooting, such as saving pictures in a different image format on each card.

  5. The EOS 7D Mark II is capable of tethered capture. Using the EOS utility disc, you can set up tethered capture with Adobe Photoshop Lightroom, which enables you to view images on a large computer screen instead of the 3-inch camera LCD monitor.

  6. The EOS 7D Mark II can capture images with the Adobe RGB color space. The Adobe RGB color space has a larger color gamut than the standard sRGB color space. Enable this option through your camera menu if you edit your images in Adobe Photoshop Lightroom or Adobe Photoshop.

  7. The EOS 7D Mark II automatically cleans the camera sensor when you power up or power off the camera. This feature shakes any dust off the sensor. Sensor dust shows up as dark dots in the light-colored areas of your images. In spite of this feature, you still should never change lenses in a dusty environment.

  8. The EOS 7D Mark II has a silent shutter mode. This option is handy when you photograph events where shutter noise would distract a performer or speaker. It’s also handy for street photography.

  9. The EOS 7D Mark II has professional features built in. You can create HDR (high dynamic range) images with your camera and multiple exposures as well. Normally you’d have to use third-party software to do this.

  10. The EOS 7D Mark II features a 1,040,000 LCD monitor with a reflection resistant coating. This means you can easily view the LCD monitor in bright light.

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Doug Sahlin operates a professional photography business specializing in event and portrait photography. He's shared his expertise on photo topics in Canon EOS 7D For Dummies and Canon EOS 6D For Dummies.

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