Five years since its introduction, the venerable and cutting-edge Canon 7D finally gets a facelift
In its role as a still camera, the 7D Mk II benefits from a 65 points, all cross-type AF module and a 150,000 Pixels RGB+IR metering sensor, giving it the iTR (intelligent Tracking & recognition) capability of the flag ship Canon EOS 1Dx. Using this technology, the camera can determine automatically which AF point is needed to properly maintain focus on the subject selected initially.
With an upward boost of 10 frames per second – again a feature found on pro level cameras – the shutter is designed to go beyond the 200,000 actuations.
The 20MP sensor is the same generation as the ground breaking 70D, so focusing in video is vastly improved in this area, and also pertaining to video is the addition of 1080p/60 shooting and the possibility to choose between .MOV and .MP4.
About the Aquatica A7D Mk II housing:
Building up on the initial Aquatica A7D housing, the A7D Mk II version keeps all aspects of the original and adds improved ergonomics, a versatile port system, and a rugged yet compact design.
Access to the camera controls is complete, with special attention given to the controls of the video features, for which a smooth operation is always crucial when shooting video footage. Knobs are large sized, giving the user a better and smoother feel when working with cold water gloves. Depth rated to 300ft/90m and up to 425ft/130m (free of charge) on request.
The Aquatica A7D Mk II is not just a housing, it’s the key to a comprehensive system; one which includes optical ports, a wide range of port extensions, enhanced view finders, lens gears, remote triggering device, hydrophones, a vacuum monitoring system and the longest established strobe arm system, Technical Lighting Control.
The new A7D Mk II housing will be available as follows:
20077-OPT Housing with dual optical strobe connectors
20077-NIK Housing with dual Nikonos type strobe connectors
20077-HYB Housing with one Nikonos and one optical type connectors
20077-KM Housing with one Ikelite type strobe connector
All versions are the same MSRP Retail price of $2,799 USD (an identical price to the initial Aquatica A7D housing introduced over 5 years ago!).
Available early 2015.