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Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:23:56 AM »

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.


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Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« on: January 31, 2014, 07:23:56 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2014, 07:32:49 AM »
If they want to test it during the World Cup, then announcement in Q3 or Q4 and release in December sounds more likely.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: January 31, 2014, 07:49:28 AM »
It is a brave photographer that would test a brand new body at such an important event.

A lens is different. I would not mind testing a new lens on my favourite top of the range body.

But if I was at either of those two events mentioned (Sochi and Brazil), I would want the 1D X and only the 1D X (in multiples).
1D X + backup + different L lenses etc.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: January 31, 2014, 08:08:23 AM »
It is a brave photographer that would test a brand new body at such an important event.

A lens is different. I would not mind testing a new lens on my favourite top of the range body.

But if I was at either of those two events mentioned (Sochi and Brazil), I would want the 1D X and only the 1D X (in multiples).
+1 Exactly. This is another useless CR1 7D2 thread to add to the already existing ones...

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: January 31, 2014, 08:11:35 AM »
It is a brave photographer that would test a brand new body at such an important event.

A lens is different. I would not mind testing a new lens on my favourite top of the range body.

But if I was at either of those two events mentioned (Sochi and Brazil), I would want the 1D X and only the 1D X (in multiples).

Not if you have an assistant.
I suspect it would go back and forth, can compare with the 1DX while they are there.

Plus, I really suspect that if there are prototypes out there and Canon is handing them out to professionals, they are well compensated for it. I mean think about it, yes... these are important events and you don't want to miss a second.... yes... a prototype may fail and then you're f$@#ed if that happens, but if that is the case then Canon is responsible and if the prototype is any good, Canon can say "See that was taken with this camera!"
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: January 31, 2014, 08:14:55 AM »
What I want to know is what memory cards will it be using. Will Canon still stick to UDMA 7 CF (167MB/s) or switch to UHS-II SDXC (312MB/s) or CFast 2.0 (600MB/s).

It has been more than 53 months since the 7D was announced to the public.
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 08:24:58 AM »
I kind of think that handing the cameras out for testing at a high profile world-famous sporting event is more about the publicity and creating an image for the product than about testing the camera.  If you wanted to keep the camera secret, you Could do that almost anywhere; you wouldn't have people at such high profile events waving them around. I think they want them to be seen and they want rumors like this about them being there, and a rumor about them being at something big and important like the Olympics is much "cooler" than rumors about them being tested at some high school track practice.
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« Reply #6 on: January 31, 2014, 08:24:58 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: January 31, 2014, 08:32:35 AM »
This is another useless CR1 7D2 thread to add to the already existing ones...

I wasn't thinking quite that harshly but I was thinking along the same lines. Nothing new people, just another "look 7D2" moment lol
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: January 31, 2014, 08:35:51 AM »
Some days ago, I saw a lot of photographers with a lot more equipment carrying around in Kitzbühel in Austria. We´ve been there (not to see Arnie  :P) but to support our local new slalom-star from Garmisch. (And he won  ;D )
 I saw - like last year - more than one photographer-group using an big SLR-body without a naming on it and an built-in vertical grip. This might be an Nikon body, because of the round OVF... 2 Laptops, many boxes,... one person shooting and three looking on their laptops...

I my opinion they tested something. The lenses or the body......

But in my opinion too, it looks like seome people want to keep this topic boiling....









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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: January 31, 2014, 09:12:35 AM »
This is another useless CR1 7D2 thread to add to the already existing ones...

I wasn't thinking quite that harshly but I was thinking along the same lines. Nothing new people, just another "look 7D2" moment lol
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: January 31, 2014, 09:14:37 AM »
why they need those big events to test prototypes?!... each local sport or some better ranked sport-league will be able for testing new hardware stuff..?!   :-\

Q3/Q4... come on..

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: January 31, 2014, 09:15:14 AM »
What I want to know is what memory cards will it be using. Will Canon still stick to UDMA 7 CF (167MB/s) or switch to UHS-II SDXC (312MB/s) or CFast 2.0 (600MB/s).

It has been more than 53 months since the 7D was announced to the public.


Is CFast card slots reverse compatible with CF cards?

EDIT TO SAY: I found the answer to my own question here: http://www.canonrumors.com/forum/index.php?topic=9541.0

So it won't work with existing CF cards, might as well throw all of my existing CF cards in the garbage if they change it.
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 09:16:48 AM »
Why would a pro want to use a test camera at something like the Olympics and/or the world cup. Surely they wouldn't be allowed to use/sell the images made with the test units due to the NDA's they would have signed. Canon or Nikon would have to compensate the photographers enough to cover the potential lost revenues from not being able to sell any pictures. In which case the photogs would just use the test units as teathered cameras and shoot as normal with their own kit so who really cares how reliable the test unit is. No?
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« Reply #12 on: January 31, 2014, 09:16:48 AM »

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: January 31, 2014, 09:18:17 AM »
This is another useless CR1 7D2 thread to add to the already existing ones...

I wasn't thinking quite that harshly but I was thinking along the same lines. Nothing new people, just another "look 7D2" moment lol

I came to this thread to post the exact same thing. Only to find others that are already thinking the same thing. Another 7D2 CR1. When is this charade going to end? One day I will wake up, read CR and be genuinely shocked that a 7D2 has been announced! That day will be legendary!

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2014, 09:44:28 AM »
So it won't work with existing CF cards, might as well throw all of my existing CF cards in the garbage if they change it.
I'm selling my collection of thirteen CF cards of 2GB or larger. Sold three and and pre-sold five. The rest I need to look for as they are scattered in the house.

Original plan was to replace them with four 64GB or 128GB cards. I hate keeping track of so many loose items that I do not end up using. Why four CF cards? That makes it one body to one card.

Reading up on Sandisk, Lexar & Canon's involvement with CFast (and further readings on XQD) got me thinking that 2014 could be the year that we will see EOS bodies with SATA-based CFast card slots.

Too many eggs in a single basket? That has been the argument since over a decade ago. Never had a memory card go bad on me but misplacing them is always a problem.
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: January 31, 2014, 09:44:28 AM »