Canon is rumored to announce three new DSLRs in 2014. The Canon Rebel T5, announced a couple weeks ago, was the first. Rumors continue to church that a replacement for the Canon 7D is around the corner – with the latest rumors pointing to a March announcement.
If that March time frame is correct, I would expect it to come closer toward the end of the month to coincide with NAB 2014 in early April. The 7D Mark II has long been rumored to heavily feature video capabilities in addition to being a still image shooter.
Previous rumors pointed to a second quarter announcement time frame for the 7D Mark II, which would put us into April; however, a late March announcement would be a negligible difference. If either announcement time frame is legit, expect to hear a lot more in the coming weeks.
Previously rumored specs for the 7D Mark II include the following:
- 24.1mp APS-C Sensor
- Dual DIGIC V
- 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”