It’s pretty clear that the Canon 7D is all but official and that it is slotted between the Canon 50D and 5D Mark II. While it retains the 1.6x crop sensor format of the 50D and its predecessors, the 7D is definitely geared more toward serious amateurs and pro wildlife and sports photographers.
Along with the 7D, we can expect to see some attractive new EF-S and EF L-series lenses:
1. EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS
2. EF-S 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM
3. EF 100mm f/2.8 L IS USM Macro
The Canon 7D should be should be announced pretty soon (*ahem, September 1). Various forums and blogs predict that the 7D body will be in the $1699 initial price range. Keep checking at Amazon.com for availability.
Canon 7D Key Features
- 18-megapixel CMOS sensor
- Dual DIGIC 4 image processors
- 8 frames per second (max 94 JPEG / 15 RAW images)
- ISO 100-12800 (in ISO expansion mode)
- 19 point cross-type AF sensors
- Center AF point is 8-directional double cross-type
- 100% viewfinder coverage
- 1.0x viewfinder magnification
- 63 zone iFCL metering system
- 3″ 920k dot resolution LCD display
- 1080p HD video
- Live view mode
- External mic input
- HDMI output
- Pop-up Flash
- 150k actuation rated shutter
Also, watch for updates on Canon 7D Reviews and Resources.