New rumors of the Canon 7D Mark II suggest that an announcement should/could arrive in the second quarter of 2014. Additionally, the 7D Mark II is rumored to be more video oriented than typically seen in Canon HDSLRs and that the camera would retail well above the Canon 70D.
These new rumors are consistent with what we’ve heard for months regarding release dates and specs for the upcoming 7D Mark II. See the below list of previously rumored specs. [click to continue…]
A couple of the rumors floating around for quite some time now have put it with either a 20MP sensor (like the one found in the Canon 70D) and a 24MP sensor (previously unseen). Now, a new rumor, which seems to make sense of these conflicting rumors, puts both sensors in various prototypes of the Canon 7D Mark II that are believed to be floating around in the wild.
The most recent spec list for the 7D Mark II with 24MP sensor is below. [click to continue…]
More specs have surfaced for the upcoming Canon 7D Mark II. Keith over at Northlight received a tip that the 7D Mark II will use a derivative of the Dual Pixel AF sensor from the Canon 70D that is optimized for high speed readout and video quality.
However, the video quality will be limited in order not to exceed what users get out of the Canon C100 and other EOS Cinema cameras. Of course, we’ve seen this recently with RAW video being unlocked in the Canon 5D Mark III and other Canon HDSLRs. So, this comes as no real surprise.
Additional specs include:
- 12 FPS possible – target is 10
- Video quality – ‘limited by marketing’
- ISO 100-25600
- ‘New’ AF system
Release date is still being touted as sometime in 2014.
Previously, several rumors indicated that the Canon 7D Mark II would not make an appearance until 2014. The latest sources from Canon Rumors backs up these rumors – specifically that there is no chance the 7D Mark II will arrive in 2013, and the camera will arrive in the second half of 2014. [click to continue…]
Canon USA has scheduled a media event for August 21. No word yet on what would be coming from Canon; however, there are plenty of solid guesses based on recent rumors. [click to continue…]
Canon 7D Mark II Mockup
Consistent with past rumors, it looks like the Canon 7D Mark II will make its debut in 2014, which will leave the new Canon 70D with time to shine this fall. [click to continue…]