A replacement to the aging and very popular Canon 7D is rumored to be released in time for Photokina in September. It is expected to be announced the week of September 9.
Previously, the camera was rumored to be called the 7D Mark II. However, recent rumors suggest that it may not receive that designation but will still be considered a successor to the Canon 7D.
The camera is rumored to 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.
Additional rumors point to a new telephoto lens and many believe/hope that new lens will be the long-time-coming EF 100-400mm L replacement.
See the below list of previously rumored specs for the successor to the Canon 7D.
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