Canon 7D Mark II Set for Photokina Announcement, Preproduction Models to be Used at World Cup in June/July

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

Recent rumors and tips suggest that Canon is putting the final touches on the Canon 7D successor with an official announcement planned ahead of Photokina 2014. Preproduction models of the camera are believed to be planned for use during the World Cup in Brazil, which starts on June 12.

Recently, some rumors have suggested that the camera would not be called the 7D Mark II, but would use some other naming scheme to label it as the successor to the 7D.

The latest rumors continue to tout the presence of serious video features. However, with the recent releases of the Panasonic GH4 and the Sony A7S, it is going to take a lot in the Canon 7D Mark II to get customers excited about the video features on a Canon DSLR. Canon has continued to underwhelm everyone with the video capabilities of its DSLRs since it initially took the market by storm with the Canon 5D Mark II. I would be shocked to see Canon enable 4K output on a DSLR that costs less than $5000.

See the below list of previously rumored specs.

Canon 7D Mark II Rumored Spec Set #1

  • 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”

More recent specs suggest the following as more accurate.

Canon 7D Mark II Rumored Spec Set #2

  • 20MP sensor
  • ISO 100-12,800 (25600 extended)
  • 1/8000 shutter
  • Quiet shutter mode
  • Phase detect AF, 19 area
  • 8fps continuous shooting
  • Buffer size – 15 raw, 126 JPEG
  • 3.0″ 1040k dot LCD (touch screen) – not articulated
  • Weather sealed (as original 7D)
  • 910g weight

[via Canon Watch]

 

Comments

  1. says

    It would be great if they went with Spec # 1 and did away with the Video functions ,then it would be a true stills camera ,who wants video anyway,don’t use it .Can only hope !!

  2. Eric B says

    Spec 1 is interesting, though for many users the video is indeed an unused feature set. Sooner have a cheaper and better featured fully dedicated stills camera. Spec 2 isn’t worth upgrading from my current 7D. If that is it from Canon I may look again at switching to Nikon, particularly now my 5D Mk II is showing its age too, the Mk III has nothing to draw me..

  3. Brian says

    Canon needs to do SOMETHING for the “budget” 4K market before they are shut out of the game. Unlike 3D, which was never going to take off on a large scale, sitting idly on 4K and resting on the CineAlta-style prices isn’t a long term solution for success AND putting gear in the hands of the masses. People will pay money for features they want, but being taken advantage of isn’t going to work in this market. A $4k 4K solution should be the target, but I have a hard time believing that will ever come from Canon. If Sony updated their FS100 line and priced to sell, they could win the market – even over the GH4.