My readers know I have picked the Canon EOS-7D as the best value APS-C camera for sports and wildlife photography four years in a row. The Mark II version of this camera is also my pick as the new successor although it has keen competition from the Nikon D500. I have taken this camera on worldwide wildlife photo shoots and it passed with flying colors. You can read my comprehensive review and follow my travels on Facebook and Twitter. See my equipment bag and works on MichaelDanielHo.com
Although the Nikon D500 is newer, the extensive line of EF and EF-S lenses the EOS-7D Mark II can utilize is still coming out on top, in my opinion. I expect Canon to come out with a major firmware upgrade some time in late 2017 or early 2018 to keep the camera competitive. In the meantime, Canon has released a new firmware for the Mark II to take care of a few minor bugs.
Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following improvement and fix :
- Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
- Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
- Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
- Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.
Please note :
If using a Wi-Fi adapter/W-E1, the camera’s nickname will be reset to default when you perform this firmware update, so please reset the nickname before using the camera.
Download firmware v1.1.1 at Canon USA