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.
The Canon 7D has been a tough nut to crack for the Magic Lantern firmware crew. After 3 years in the process, they finally had a breakthrough and figured out how to run Magic Lantern as add-on software on the 7D.
Check out the video below for a demo of Magic Lantern running on the 7D.
The Magic Lantern team is currently working on the debug process to get the firmware in a state for release. You can read more and donate to the cause here at Magic Lantern’s website.
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…]