Well, it was a lo-o-o-ong time coming - the original 7D was introduced in 2009 - but it was worth the wait. With this new model, Canon have demonstrated a continuing commitment to the APS-C (1.6x crop factor) sensor format and have significantly raised the bar.
As you'd expect with 5 years of technological improvements to take advantage of, just about every aspect of this camera is a significant upgrade from the previous model. It has a superb 65-point autofocus system adapted from the 1D-X, but the smaller sensor means that the AF points cover much more of the frame. It has enough processing power to rattle along at 10 frames per second forever. And the only real complaint about the 7D - its high-ISO performance - has been addressed too, with the new camera delivering significant improvements there.
As of late 2014 this is simply the best crop-sensor DSLR available anywhere, and for sports/wildlife photographers it's a serious alternative to big cameras like the 1D-X.
We can't realistically list all the detailed specifications of the camera here, so if you're interested you'll find them on the Canon UK website - here.
What's in the box? Quite a lot. Camera. Strap. Two genuine Canon LP-E6 batteries. Battery charger with mains lead. 16GB Sandisk Extreme CF card. USB cable. Stereo AV cable. User manuals on CD. Have we forgotten anything? We don't think so!