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. [Read more...]

Canon Teases “Something BIG”

Canon Teaser

Official Canon Teaser

With Photokina 2014 just around the corner, the rumor mill is running full steam now. The latest rumors point to several new DSLR products due from Canon in early September just ahead of Photokina.

We’ve hear so much about a Canon 7D Mark II lately, and it continues to be in the rumor mill. Likewise, a replacement lens for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens is also expected. [Read more...]

Canon 7D Listed as “Discontinued” at Amazon

Canon 7D

Amazon has listed the Canon 7D as “discontinued” on its product page. However, the camera is still available via third party sellers on Amazon.com. We have been expecting to hear more on a replacement for the camera, possibly called a 7D Mark II, and we continue to see steep discounts on the Canon 7D.

The new camera is rumored to appear just prior to Photokina in September. [Read more...]

Canon 7D Mark II Embargo Ending September 5?

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

UPDATE: Canon 7D Mark II Officially Announced!

New rumors suggest that the announcement of a replacement for the Canon 7D may come on Friday, September 5, 2014, which is a week and a half before Photokina 2014 kicks off. We continue to see steep discounts on the original 7D.

There are still several spec rumors floating around for the 7D Mark II (or whatever it will be called) and nothing is really getting trimmed down yet. One solid spec seems to be the EOS 1D X-styled top plate with no Mode dial. Resolution has been rumored between 20-24MP and “advanced” video features have been consistently rumored as well. [Read more...]

Canon is Developing a New Organic Compound for Sensor and Optics Technology

Canon-7D-Sensor

Canon’s next big move in sensor technology might be a new organic compound that maintains a high level of transparency and is uncharacteristically efficient for light transmittance as far as organic electrochromic compounds go.

Rumors have been swirling in recent weeks about Canon’s next big thing and the key feature being tossed around is that Canon has some killer new sensor technology. As I spent a good chunk of my weekend reading Canon patent applications (because I’m more than an average camera geek), I came across a trend of sensor technology and some chemical engineering patents that relate to image sensors. [Read more...]