Canon 7D Mark II, a 40+MP DSLR and New Mirrorless Camera Coming in Early 2013?

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

With 2013 bearing down on us, it’s only natural for rumors of new cameras to start making their way to the surface. When the Canon 7D Mark II didn’t make an appearance at Photokina 2012 back in September, new rumors pointing toward 2013 started trickling out. And, again, the latest rumors point to an early 2013 announcement date for such a camera. [Read more...]

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors Heating Up, Possibly Due in Jan. 2013

Canon 7D Mark II

Northlight Images received word that a Canon 7D Mark II is in the works for early 2013 – possibly at or around CES 2013.    Rumored specs for the 7D Mark II include a frame rate of 10fps and an APS-C sensor of “no more” than 25MP.

Additionally, the current 7D may remain in the lineup (with a price drop) in lieu of a 70D to serve as a replacement for the 60D.

More Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

Canon 7D Mark II Rumors

The latest rumors for the Canon 7D Mark II suggest a 24MP sensor.  There’s no mention of sensor size though – with past rumors suggesting that a Canon 70D would fill the top APS-C spot in Canon’s lineup, while the 7D Mark II would become a low-end full frame camera.

The recent release of the Canon 7D firmware upgrade seems a bit at odds with such a release this fall; however, the original 7D is now 3 years old, which puts it in the range for a hardware update based on Canon’s history. [Read more...]

More Canon Low-End Full Frame DSLR Rumors

Canon Full Frame 7D Mark II Rumors

Northlight Images has received some new information concerning a cheaper full frame Canon DSLR. Rumors suggest either an 18MP sensor or a 22MP sensor, which leads to further speculation of a repurposed Canon 1D X or Canon 5D Mark III sensor, respectively.

Additional specs make the new model look a lot more like a full frame iteration of the Canon 7D, as opposed to the 5D Mark III.  A smaller overall body design with a built-in flash would make it more of a prosumer design.

Other rumored features are as follows: [Read more...]

Canon 7D Mark II as Low-End Full Frame Camera? 70D Coming as APS-C Flagship?

Canon 7D

After the leaky Nikon D600 made its recent waves, rumors of the next generation of the Canon 7D emerged as its potential as a full-frame shooter on the lower end of Canon’s arsenal.

Additional rumors suggest that a Canon 70D would serve as a replacement for both the existing 60D and 7D APS-C models – thus making the 70D the top tier APS-C camera from Canon.

No other specs seem to have emerged in the rumor mill thus far.  Both cameras are rumored for an announcement around Photokina 2012 in September.

[via Canon Watch]

Canon 5D Mark III, 7D Mark II, 3D and 4K Rumor-fest

Canon 4K Cine DSLR

This is some kind of New Year resolution for Canon – that is, if all these rumors come to light by the end of the year.

More juice on the Canon 5D Mark III suggests further that the camera would maintain a reasonable MP-count (if not the same as the Canon 1D X).  The rumor mill also continues to churn on an announcement for the 5D Mark III in the next few months.  For the record, my money is still on an announcement in time for the 2012 NAB Show.

In addition to the 5D Mark III, rumors are swirling that the infamous Canon 3D is a live project.  No spec details other than to suggest that it is a “photographer’s camera.”  What that means, I dunno.  The simplest of guesses has me leaning toward no/minor video functionality, which would go hand-in-hand with earlier rumors of the 5D Mark III as a very video-centric camera.

Hmm? A 5D line as the video-focused line and a 3D line as the stills-focused line?  The 3D name would tend to lead to less confusion if the camera didn’t have video capture at all… [Read more...]