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21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:29:03 PM »
21mp APS-C Sensor?
I received a very detailed email today about the future of the APS-C line at Canon. According to this person, Canon is prepping a 21mp (we’ve also heard 24mp) sensor for the 7D Mark II, and that sensor COULD also appear in the EOS 70D. The email detailed that Canon was going to launch the 70D with the same 18mp sensor as the EOS SL1, but is having second thoughts. Various prototypes and configurations of cameras tend to exist during R&D.

The issue is mass production of the 21mp sensor has not been finalized. This is delaying any announcement for a new APS camera that would use the 21mp sensor. Canon would prefer to announce a camera and have availability within 30 days of that announcement.

Both the EOS 70D and EOS 7D Mark II exist, there’s no surprises coming in that regard.

More to come…

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21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« on: April 18, 2013, 07:29:03 PM »

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: April 18, 2013, 07:33:11 PM »
A 21 Mp 7DII sounds fine to me. But it's the rest of the hardware package that holds the greatest interest, along with a release date!

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: April 18, 2013, 07:34:39 PM »
If only Canon would announce they had a 21mp sensor with the same or better low light high ISO low noise capabilities as that other mob, That would be worth hearing.
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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: April 18, 2013, 07:35:58 PM »
Agree that 21 MP is nice but what goes with it?  AF and S/N is critical. 

Perhaps Canon marketing is listening to our cries of fowl about recycling the old 18MP.

Of course there is always is a trade off between new and innovative vs time to market (and price)

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: April 18, 2013, 07:50:25 PM »
My 15.1mp Canon 50d was awfully noisy.  This sensor would have to do better.
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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: April 18, 2013, 08:00:31 PM »
18 MP. 21 MP. 24 MP. Even 15 MP.  Frankly, I don't especially care.  If it does a full stop or more better in terms of high ISO noise performance for RAW images vs. the 7D, a 7DII will be interesting to me. If not, no interest.
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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: April 18, 2013, 08:17:45 PM »
I'm probably gonna pick one up to go with my 1Ds3...provided noise, et al. is up to par.

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: April 18, 2013, 08:21:12 PM »
They need to hurry up! I can only wait so long as my 40D's resolution isnt cutting it for me anymore and that d7100 from nikon looks amazing.

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2013, 08:28:11 PM »
They need to hurry up! I can only wait so long as my 40D's resolution isnt cutting it for me anymore and that d7100 from nikon looks amazing.

If the 70D does have 21MP we will have the d7100 to thank.   :)

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2013, 08:30:59 PM »
18 MP. 21 MP. 24 MP. Even 15 MP.  Frankly, I don't especially care.  If it does a full stop or more better in terms of high ISO noise performance for RAW images vs. the 7D, a 7DII will be interesting to me. If not, no interest.

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2013, 08:50:07 PM »
So lets see if I understand this... The 7D2 MIGHT be 21 megapixels, or it MIGHT be 24, or it could possibly be 18. And the 70D MIGHT have one of those sensors.... or it could be something else.....

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2013, 08:52:25 PM »
So lets see if I understand this... The 7D2 MIGHT be 21 megapixels, or it MIGHT be 24, or it could possibly be 18. And the 70D MIGHT have one of those sensors.... or it could be something else.....

Yeah, I know... sounds like a company that knows what it is doing, doesn't it?

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2013, 09:02:32 PM »
So lets see if I understand this... The 7D2 MIGHT be 21 megapixels, or it MIGHT be 24, or it could possibly be 18. And the 70D MIGHT have one of those sensors.... or it could be something else.....

Yeah, I know... sounds like a company that knows what it is doing, doesn't it?
I'm sure that Canon knows exactly what they are doing.... they just aren't telling...
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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: April 18, 2013, 09:02:32 PM »

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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2013, 09:05:49 PM »
If only Canon would announce they had a 21mp sensor with the same or better low light high ISO low noise capabilities as that other mob, That would be worth hearing.

I'd sure like to know what "other mob" you are referring to. I think I've looked at virtually every reputable test site I could find and have yet to see any evidence that the new generation sensors being used by Nikon offer any noticeable improvement in high ISO low noise performance.

I too am hoping that Canon's next generation of APS-C sensors has better high ISO performance, but it's not like the current 18mp sensor is significantly worse than the current Nikon offerings.
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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2013, 09:32:03 PM »
So lets see if I understand this... The 7D2 MIGHT be 21 megapixels, or it MIGHT be 24, or it could possibly be 18. And the 70D MIGHT have one of those sensors.... or it could be something else.....

Yeah, I know... sounds like a company that knows what it is doing, doesn't it?
I'm sure that Canon knows exactly what they are doing.... they just aren't telling...
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Re: 21mp Sensor in the 7D Mark II? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2013, 09:32:03 PM »