Canon 7D Mark II Coming in Time for Olympics?

by on January 12, 2014

in Canon

Canon 7D Mark II

New rumors point to the combination of the Winter Olympics and CP+ (both in February) as the perfect storm in which to announce the Canon 7D Mark II. New tips to specifications suggest improved AF speed and high ISO performance, along with a solid build and fast camera.

Canon certainly has room to improve the high ISO performance of its APS-C cameras. While the 70D was an improvement over the previous generation of 18MP sensors, the high ISO performance was only a marginal improvement.

See previously rumored specs in the list below.

Canon 7D Mark II Rumored Specs

  • 24.1mp APS-C Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC V
  • 10fps
  • Dual Memory Card Slots (Unknown configuration)
  • 61 AF Points
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • Build quality like 5D3
  • GPS & Wifi
  • $2199 ($500 more than the 7D at launch)
  • ISO Performance to get close to the 5D3
  • “Lots of video features”

[via Northlight]

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{ 4 comments }

1 forkboy1965 January 12, 2014 at 7:14 pm

I really enjoy my 7D and my only real criticism of it is the quality of image noise related to higher ISO settings. Personally I think it could use marked improvement from ISO 200 on up.

But the bullet points and price you have indicated would worry me. At that price point it’s not that much less than a 5D Mark III when found on sale. Granted… $400-$500 is still a chunk of change, but I think I would bit the bullet, pay the extra bucks and go full-frame.

2 dick ranez January 17, 2014 at 12:27 am

The pricing wizards at canon will likely again be optimistic as to the value of the
“improved” 7D. The specs sound good, but not $1000-1200 more than the 7D
at “close-out” discounts. With the 6d available now for close to $1500 and the
5D3 sinking to $2700 or so, a 7D2 at $2200 will see a lot of shelf time.

3 Field of Dreams January 17, 2014 at 3:33 pm

Can we have that in an F mount?

4 Jason January 21, 2014 at 1:08 am

Lots of video features = 4K + Global Shutter + Collaboration with Magic Lantern

I am willing to bet that with these specs there will be NONE on the shelf for a long long time

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