What in God's name are you prattling on about, Tugela? The 7D Mk II is a wondrous thing in the APS-C space.
Of course, I'm speaking from a position of actual first-hand ownership experience here - I know that's not how things are supposed to be on here.
As to the muppet reviewer - this is what (just) 4000 ISO (chosen by Auto ISO) looks like at 100% from my 7D Mk II, straight out of a capable converter, used well. No post-conversion NR:
And at the image level, with only a little bit of selective sharpening in PS - again, no additional NR - the IQ is impeccable:
And I can go a lot higher than this, for almost identical IQ/noise results.
As to its AF system - peerless, certainly in the crop camera space; and it's a threat to the AF of any Nikon (and, according to some reviewers who I respect, any other Canon) out there.
Then there's f/8 AF, fully functional Auto ISO, and a whole slew of other improvements over the original 7D (which - despite Neuro's confident assertions - is fit for a damn' sight higher than 800 ISO).
Just because you don't understand what the 7D Mk II is about, Tugela, or what makes it such an impressive camera, don't assume that your lack of understanding says anything about the camera...
It might meet your needs. It falls way short on meeting MY needs, thus it is a disappointment.
The technology in the camera is all from two years ago or more. The sensor is old tech. The processors are old tech. The body is too large for my hands. The thing is clunky.
It can track black dogs running towards the camera. Super.
I don't have black dogs.
I don't have dogs at all.
I have zero interest in photographing dogs running in any direction, least of all towards me.
99.9999999% of the pictures I take do not have excessive motion in them at all.
I know how to focus a camera, so the focusing system in this model has little to no value to me at all.
I want to be able to fix focus manually accurately so I determine what is or isn't in focus....oops....can't do that because the thing has a dumb ass mirror in the way
I have a requirement that any camera I buy in the future be able to take decent video since I don't want to lug around two sets of equipment.
I want a touch screen so that when I do have to change stuff at a moments notice, I can.
I want a camera that fits comfortably in my hands, not some gigantic male jewelry. Bigger is not better. My ego is just fine. I don't need a supersized camera to compensate.
So what are you left with? Not much compared to competing products from other vendors. That is the disappointment since this camera was supposed to be Canons primary APS-C camera for the future, presumable for the next 3 years at least. I find that idea absolutely shocking - the reality is that it is a 2012 era camera designed around an even older paradigm for heaven sake!! Where is the vision? Where is the future? It is not with this camera, that is for damned sure!
There will be a 7D3 coming along pretty smartly I think, I don't see how they can get away selling this thing for the next three years and still expect it to be competitive. At best it has 1 year of competitive life in it.
Again someone that thinks that the camera is no good because it doesn't suit YOUR individual needs. On what you've described as YOUR needs no DSLR meets them so why look at one? The 7Dii was always going to be a sports/action/wildlife shooter and yet you're disappointed by it? Some people really need a reality check.