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September 15, 2014 08:05 ET

Canon Announces EOS 7D Mark II DSLR, Lenses and New PowerShot Models -- Available for Pre-Order at Adorama

The Highly Anticipated 7D Mark II DSLR Is Just in Time for Photokina 2014, and Features a 20MP Sensor and Speed Improvements Across the Board

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwired - Sep 15, 2014) -  Adorama (http://www.adorama.com), one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers, now has available for pre-order the Canon EOS 7D Mark II, three new lenses: EF 24-105mm, EF 400mm f/4 and EF-S 24mm; three new PowerShot models: G7X, N2 and SX60, and a range of accessories. The Canon EOS 7D Mark II retails for USD 1799.00 for the body only, or with the 18-135 IS STM kit for USD 2149.00. Both can be pre-ordered online now at http://www.adorama.com/results/canon_announcement_9_15_14_eos. Additional product links and prices listed below.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II

The Canon EOS 7D Mark II digital SLR camera is designed to meet the demands of photographers and videographers who want a camera that can provide a wide range of artistic opportunities. The EOS 7D Mark II features a refined 20.2 Megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors, housed in a robust, ergonomic design. It shoots up to 10 frames per second at ISOs ranging from 100-16000 (expandable to H1: 25600, H2: 51200), has a 65-point*, all cross-type auto focus (AF) system and features Canon's amazing Dual Pixel CMOS AF for brilliant Live-View AF. It has dual card slots for both CF and SD cards, USB 3.0 connectivity and even has built-in GPS for easy location tagging, automatically. Compatible with an ever-expanding collection of EF and EF-S lenses plus a host of EOS accessories, the EOS 7D Mark II is an ideal tool for creative and ambitious photography.

*The number of available AF points and whether single line or cross-type varies depending on the lens.

Key Features Include:

  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF provides smooth, fast, and accurate AF
  • Full HD video with Custom Movie Servo AF, multiple frame rates including Full HD recording at 60p in MOV and MP4 formats and uncompressed HDMI out
  • Intelligent Viewfinder II provides approximately 100% field of view
  • Improved custom controls and built-in intervalometer and bulb timer
  • Magnesium alloy body with shutter durability up to 200,000 cycles and enhanced dust and weather resistance
  • EOS Scene Detection System features a new 150,000-pixel/RGB+IR metering sensor for improved precision
  • Built-in GPS Receiver provides digital compass, records location information (longitude, latitude, elevation and universal coordinated time (UTC)) as EXIF information for geo-tagging images
  • 3.0-inch Clear View II LCD monitor (approximately 1,040,000 dots)

Canon EF Lenses

EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM

The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM lens uses top lens technology to deliver high-speed performance for professionals. It features gapless, dual-layer diffractive optical elements that are arranged with a large-diameter ground aspheric lens and a UD lens for a new level of sharpness and clarity. New coatings help to reduce ghosting, ensure excellent color balance and reduce fingerprints on the front and rear of the lens.

Professional L-series dust- and water-resistant construction is complemented by a 3-mode Image Stabilization system that offers up to four stops of compensation and can even prevent operational errors when the camera is mounted on a tripod. AF stop buttons placed on the front of the lens can automatically stop focusing at any time; full time manual focus ensures complete control no matter the AF mode, and a Power Focus (PF) mode makes for smooth focus transitions when shooting movies. The EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM focuses down to 10.8 ft. (3.3 meters), has a 9-blade aperture for pleasing, soft, out-of-focus areas, and is constructed with environmentally friendly lead-free glass. This compact, lightweight super telephoto lens is ideal for sports and wildlife photography.

EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

This is Canon's first EF standard zoom lens for full-frame sensor cameras to include a lead screw-type stepping motor (STM) for smooth and quiet AF and tracking while shooting movies or still images. Two aspheric lenses and a UD lens provide sharpness and clarity; optimized lens placement and advanced coatings reduce ghosting and flare. A 7-blade circular aperture creates gorgeous, soft backgrounds. The lens is compact, has an advanced image stabilization system for up to four stops of compensation, and offers full time manual focus.

EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM

Incredibly lightweight, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a fast and versatile lens with advanced AF and superior optics. With a 35mm equivalent focal length of 38mm, it features optimized lens element placement, includes an aspheric element for high image quality from to the corners and has specialized coatings on the lens elements to reduce ghosting and flare. A 7-blade circular aperture provides superb out-of-focus detail.

The EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM excels during movie shooting thanks to its STM motor that enables silent and smooth focus tracking (on EOS cameras with Movie Servo AF), plus a micro-stepping drive that keeps aperture changes quiet. The lens also offers full-time manual focus, manual AF adjustment (one-shot AF), and can focus down to a minimum distance of 0.5 ft. (0.16m). Delivering optical brilliance in a lightweight and unobtrusive construction, the EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM is a great fixed-optical length lens for photographers looking to add a travel-friendly option to their collection.

All three Canon lenses are available for pre-order from Adorama now at http://www.adorama.com/results/canon_announcement_9_15_14_lens.

Retail prices for each are:

  • EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II USM - USD 6899.00
  • EF 24-105mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM - USD 599.00
  • EF-S 24mm f/2.8 STM - USD 149.00

Three New PowerShot cameras

Canon is also refreshing the PowerShot line of compact cameras with the addition of three new models, the G7X, the N2 and the SX60 HS. All three models share the Canon HS System, comprised of a high sensitivity CMOS sensor and Canon's DIGIC 6 image processor, for outstanding low light performance. The new cameras also have large, articulated touch LCD screens, built-in Wi-Fi ® using Near Field Communication (NFC) technology and 1080p full HD video capture.

PowerShot G7X Additional Features:

  • 20.2 MP CMOS sensor
  • ISO up to 12800
  • Intelligent IS-equipped lens with focus range starting at 2- inches for macro, 1.3- feet for telephoto
  • Bright, f/1.8 - 2.8, 4.2x optical zoom (24-100mm)
  • High-speed Auto Focus (0.14 sec.) and 31 AF points
  • Continuous shooting up to 6.5 fps

PowerShot N2 Additional Features:

  • Creative options including Self-Portrait mode and Creative Shot mode, for custom still and video images
  • 16.1 MP CMOS sensor
  • Symmetrical design to shoot horizontally or vertically
  • Advanced all-around lens shutter release and zoom ring
  • 8x Optical Zoom and 28mm wide-angle lens with Optical IS

PowerShot SX60 HS Additional Features:

  • The first PowerShot model with external microphone input capability
  • Dedicated movie button
  • High speed AF, and silent zoom and focus while shooting
  • 65x Optical Zoom (21-1365mm) wide angle lens with optical IS
  • Zoom Framing Assist - automatically zooms to follow subject's movement and keep it in focus
  • 16.1 MP high sensitivity CMOS sensor with DICIG 6 image processor

Canon's new PowerShot cameras can be found on the Adorama site here: http://www.adorama.com/results/canon_announcement_9_15_14. Retail prices for each are:

  • G7X - USD 699.00
  • N2, available in black or white - USD 299.00
  • SX60 HS - USD 549.00

ADORAMA: More Than a Camera Store

Adorama is more than a camera store -- it's one of the world's largest photography, video, imaging and electronics retailers. Serving customers for more than 35 years, Adorama has grown from its flagship NYC store to include the leading online destination for photography, video and consumer electronics. Adorama's vast product offerings encompass home entertainment, mobile computing, and professional video and audio, while its services include an in-house photo lab, AdoramaPix, pro equipment rental at Adorama Rental Company, and the award-winning Adorama Learning Center, which offers free education for photographers in online channels such as the popular Adorama TV.

Adorama is listed as one of the top five electronics retailers by Consumer Reports, "Best of the Web" by Forbes.com, Internet Retailers Top 100, and is the official Electronics Retailer of the NY Giants.

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