New Canon 7D Mark II and 100-400mm Lens Rumors

Canon 7D Mark II

Rumors of the Canon 7D Mark II continue to trickle out as the original 7D approaches its fourth birthday. Alongside a set of rumored specifications for the pro-level APS-C DSLR, it appears that a refreshed version of the Canon EF 100-400mm IS lens may also join its ranks on the eventual announcement date (currently rumored for the September/October time frame).

The current 100-400mm lens is available at the moment for $1459 with Canon’s existing rebates. Based on Canon’s recent pricing strategy, I would surmise that pricing for a new version of this lens would be north of $2500. Not cheap, but Canon doesn’t seem to be having much of a problem moving the new 24-70mm f/2.8L at over $2k per unit.

Below are the most recent 7D Mark II specs, which are purportedly based on a prototype of the camera that is in the wild.

  • 21MP APS C
  • ISO 100-25600 (L: 50, H1 51200, H2 102400)
  • 10fps
  • Video ‘stills burst’ mode 30/60 fps
  • Full HD video with manual control
  • Single CF Card Slot
  • 19 AF Points all Cross
  • On chip phase detect pixels for liveview and AF tracking
  • 100% Viewfinder
  • Viewfinder LCD Higher Resolution Than 7D
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • GPS, WiFi
  • Alloy body with better weather sealing over 7D

Previous rumors suggested a 24MP sensor; however, the remaining specs seems to be in-line with existing rumors; however, as Northlight notes, the source is not well known so there is no history of confidence to place any sort of reliability on these rumors.

[via Northlight & CR]



  1. jim says

    Hey this sounds like a Nikon D7100, but with a slightly smaller mg pix. sensor, for more money ???

    • Roger says

      I have been waiting for this camera for a while, but finally bought instead the Nikon D7100 and do not regret my decision. I would like a flexible LCD as well as GPS and WIFI but is difficult to obtain all my preferences in a single camera. I hope competition will continue bringing better options to consumers.

  2. Jan Karlsson says

    Canon !
    Why , so slow ?
    Canon seems to be for them who not understand YET.
    I still wich for a Canon like Nikon’s D800, but when it’s here, Nikon still, will be much better than Canon (Nikon D900 or D900s).
    All Canon cameras is too heavy price set.
    But the gap betwee these are greater now than ever.
    And the strange thing is that Canon blind eye to everything, and according to rumors, Canon’s equivalent of Nikon’s D800 first spring 2014, when .
    Have Nikon afford to wait that long with D900?
    Then maybe Sony soon catch up.