Canon 7D Mark II to Have Full Metal Body

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

UPDATE: Canon 7D Mark II Officially Announced!

Recent rumors add to past info suggesting that the Canon 7D Mark II (or whatever the Canon 7D successor is called) will feature an EOS-1D X build quality with a fully metal frame.  We’ve heard that it would have “an EOS-1  style top plate” before, but now we’re seeing more and more about a total build-quality comparison.

Canon 1D X

Additional info points to the lack of a couple key features in recent Canon EOS models – touch screen and WiFi. Both features have been pretty big in recent cameras. Canon certainly has the touch screen functionality down and recent models have worked very well with the capacitive touch screens.

While WiFi has been improved recently, it still is a bit clunky on Canon DSLRs. Supposedly, the reason that it will be left out of the 7D successor is due to the metal frame of the camera, which would interfere with WiFi transmission and prove unreliable to the end users.

The latest rumored announcement date points to September 5.

If you have any details about the upcoming camera, let us know.

See the below lists 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 CR]