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)
- 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.