Canon 7D Mark II to Be Aimed at Sports and Wildlife Shooters

by on December 1, 2012

in Canon

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

Consistent with the last round of rumors and speculation, new word over at Northlight Images points to the rumored 7D Mark II‘s place among sports and wildlife photographers thanks to a spicy 10 fps frame rate.

The 10 fps rate is seen as an important feature, along with many features derived from 1DX developments, particularly AF and lower light performance. Sensor size would be advertised as 21MP, but faster and less noisy than the 7D (25MP was apparently seen as not offering enough image quality). The 6D is aimed at a proportion of the 7D market, giving more flexibility in upping the 7Dmk2 specifications (and price). The current 7D will continue for some time and surplant the 60D, when the 700D comes along with increased specifications. -Northlight Images

Previously rumored specs include the following:

  • 24.2mp APS-C Sensor
  • 10.2 fps
  • Dual DIGIC V
  • Dual Card Slot
  • New Ergonomic Design
  • New Battery
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{ 5 comments }

1 Eugene Powers December 7, 2012 at 12:13 am

Why new battery? Looks like Canon wants to alienate future buyers.

2 R. Eldridge December 7, 2012 at 12:55 pm

Hate the new battery. If I keep a current camera as 2nd body/back-up it means managing two sets of chargers, 2 spare chargers and 2 sets of batteries.
I pretty much had to scrap my 5D and buy 2 bodies when I went to the 5D II.

Has the twin card issue been resolved? That feature is a farce if you can’t write to both cards at their full potential speed.

3 hjoseph December 7, 2012 at 9:10 pm

I have the current 7D and absolutely hate that battery. I always have to worry about it going dead on a shoot especially when using studio lights. Goodbye good ridance !

4 Rob December 11, 2012 at 11:51 am

For sports & wildlife? I hope this means: GPS and dust & weather resistance, important features for wildlife photographers…..

5 David February 15, 2013 at 5:23 am

The current 7D is highly weatherized. The improved version, should be as well.

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