Recent rumors suggest that the Canon 7D replacement, tentatively called the 7D Mark II, will be getting more of a pro look and feel for its control systems. Specifically, the rumors assert that the 7D Mark II will feature an EOS-1 style top plate. As a result, there will be no mode dial and it will function more like a pro-level camera in terms of the external controls.
However, the camera is rumored to still include a pop-up flash. Even though this is almost universally recognized as a consumer-ish feature, the pop-up flash is very useful for pros controlling off-camera Speedlites without the need to mount a master flash or remote on the hotshoe.
Finally, the rumors add that WiFi and GPS features will be built-in to the camera.
See the below list of previously rumored specs.
Canon 7D Mark II Rumored Spec Set #1
- 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”
- 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