Archive for the ‘Canon 7D Mark II’ Category
We (and others) keep hearing that the EOS 7D Mark II is the next camera body to be announced and we should expect it in Q2 of 2014, which would be April, May or June.
As of yet, there has been no solid specs for the camera outside of it setting a new standard in APS-C performance along with cutting edge video features.
We’re waiting for the usual sources to speak up, which would happen soon if the Q2 announcement rumors are true.
We’ve had a couple of communications saying that Canon will announce the replacement to the EOS 7D some time in late March. We’ve had nothing from the usual sources as of yet, and it’s tough to tell whether or not it’s reported rumors fuelling speculation, or the speculation fuelling the reported rumors. It’s the usual chicken and the egg thing.
There hasn’t been much information about specifications for such a camera, and I’m sure Canon will have a massive marketing campaign behind it. If we don’t hear something a bit more concrete soon, I wouldn’t put much stock in the March announcement speculation.
Yesterday we were shown that Canon plans to update the Pixma Pro printers in the near future, those generally get announced with a DSLR, so that’s a positive sign in the right direction.
More to come…
The latest announcements from Canon aren’t exactly receiving a lot of positive feedback in my inbox. The G1 X with an EVF for $1000 seems to be irking a lot of people. For that price, the camera needs to be the absolute best in the segment, and I think that’s going to be a hard thing to achieve.
To a lot of people, the resources put into the G1 X II would have probably been better served by moving the EOS M into the mainstream. The M2 isn’t coming to North America, and I highly doubt a lot of G1 X II cameras are going to sell at the introduction price of $799. When the camera is $499, things will probably be different.
We’re told between March and August that Canon will start to announce products that make sense and will be popular.
The EOS 7D Mark II will finally be unveiled and should be in your eager hands by the fall of 2014. It will set a new benchmark in the APS-C segment.
A lot of new lenses are coming, the biggest being a replacement of the EF 100-400 f/4.5-5.6L IS. We’re told that could be announced as early as March, but availability will not be immediate.
A third DSLR will be announced in 2014, though we’re not sure what that will be.
The Cinema EOS line will see a new camera or two for NAB in April, we’re told a lower cost 4K camera will be the star of the show.
There will also be another few PowerShot cameras announced sometime between now and May. Included in that will be the replacement to the SX50 IS.
Things haven’t been too exciting for Canon since the introduction of the very good EOS 6D, but even that started with a whimper. We’re told to expect a lot of exciting products throughout 2014 and that the Canon customer will be happy with the direction of the company.
More to come….
More talk that prototype versions of the EOS 7D replacement will be sent to the Olympic games in Sochi this month. For the moment, a lot of the functionality and features are still “up for grabs” on the new model. The current timeline for the camera is an announcement in Q2 of this year with a release in Q3. Perhaps the camera will be tested further in Brazil for the World Cup?
We expect to hear more during the Olympics, though any specs mentioned may still be omitted from the final consumer product.
We’re told by a great source that the next Canon DSLR announced with be a brand new entry level model below the EOS 100D. We’re told the announcement is “soon”. Which we expect to be for CP+ next month in Tokyo.
The same source also commented that two more DSLRs would be announced in 2014 and one of them would be the EOS 7D Mark II. There was no mention of what the third one would be, as that could still be under tight wrap in Japan.
No specs were given for any of the cameras.
It was also confirmed that “a lot” of lenses were coming this year.
Another mention of a hybrid viewfinder coming to a “high end” Canon DSLR is making the rounds.
Basically, the viewfinder is both electronic and optical. The electronic viewfinder would take over for video recording and the optical viewfinder would be used for stills.
I see this as a possibility in one of two cameras initially. Either a replacement to the EOS-1D C or in the EOS 7D Mark II (could be named something else). We’ve been told in the past that the EOS 7D replacement would receive a host of video features to help differentiate the camera from the EOS 70D and everyone else currently making a high end APS-C DSLR.
I think whatever replaces the EOS 7D will definitely have some new technology in it, just like the 7D did when it arrived on the scene 4.5 years ago.
More to come…
We’ve received conflicting information about which body is going to get announced for CP+. Two sources have said it won’t be the EOS 7D Mark II, but something “not professional”. So perhaps we’ll see a new Rebel?
We’re told that a new APS-C body will be used at the Olympic games, but won’t be announced beforehand.
More to come…
The CP+ trade show runs in Tokyo, Japan from February 13, 2014 until February 16, 2014. Canon has announced products for this show in the past.
There’s word that Canon will announce the replacement to the EOS 7D for this show as well as “other products”. We’re told a couple of lenses and PowerShot cameras should also be expected.
More to come….
What’s coming in 2014?
We’ve already been told that 2014 is going to be the “year of the lens” from Canon. Some lenses are getting replaced, while there will be new ones added to the already impressive number of options.
Camera bodies are also going to be front and center. I have received word from a CR3 level source that there will in fact be a 7D Mark II equivalent. The prosumer APS-C camera will live on for at least another generation. The timeframe for an announcement wasn’t given.
More to come once we confirm a few more things.
A pro APS-C camera possible?
Earlier today we posted that there would be no Canon EOS 7D Mark II, we also have noticed this has appeared in a few other places on the web.
This got me thinking today whether or not it was possible that Canon would abandon this segment of the APS-C camera lineup. I came to the conclusion that they will not. It would simple not be a smart decision, however there could still be some truth to the “no 7D Mark II” statements passed around today.
What I do think is a possibility is that the camera will not be called the 7D Mark II, and be called something else. We have previously been told that a successor would have new and innovative video features. Perhaps we’re going to see something along the lines of an EOS 7D C? Canon is fully behind Cinema EOS and will continue to develop that product line.
The other possibility is perhaps Canon just doesn’t like the “7D” name and will simply rename it.
I, and others think Nikon will be releasing a replacement to the D300s and it only makes sense that Canon would do the same and replace the 7D. It’s possible that Canon is waiting for Nikon to play their hand first.
I’m looking forward to finding out what Canon has planned in 2014…..