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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 01:34:46 PM »
Yeah... It is discontinued.

Seriously... if the 5D MKIII has improved AF, weather sealing and FPS, the only difference for a 7D upgrade becomes crop sensor, and at that point... why bother.

Exactly.

Only problem is the 5DIII's crazy rumored price.
At $3500, the 5DIII can hardly be a merger of the 7D and 5D lines.

But if the 5dIII price turns out to be closer to the 5DII intro price ($2699), then it's quite certain that the 7D line will be discontinued.

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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #15 on: February 29, 2012, 01:34:46 PM »

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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #16 on: February 29, 2012, 01:58:36 PM »
well, the 5D Mark II is still the oldest current camera, until the announcement becomes a real thing and not a rumor.  if the 5D Mark III gets announced in March, it will have been 3.5 years from announcement to announcement.  the 1Ds Mark III went 4.5 years before the 1D X was announced to replace it.

so I think the traditional 3-year turnover that people have come to expect has gone out the window as the overall field matures, we are seeing smaller and smaller overall changes in the DSLR arena with most improvements happening in terms of refinements instead of revolutions.  there's not a whole lot to change on the 7D right now (I know two people who have each bought a 7D in the last few months and who are very pleased with them), which means there's not a lot of impetus to release a successor.  I'd expect 2013 to be a good time for canon to come out with a 7D Mark II, so that it spaces out a bit from the 5D series... there is definitely still a place for an APS-C flagship, which the XXD series clearly no longer fills.

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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #17 on: February 29, 2012, 02:12:48 PM »
I suspect there will be a sucessor to the 7D.

Once 5D3 hits, their price tiers jump from a $1500 7D to a $3500 5D3 and thats a big hole. The 70D will likely cost $1400 based on the current crop of price increases and a 7D2 about $2400 to fill the hole.

I'm guessing T4i will come in right under $1000 for body only.
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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #18 on: February 29, 2012, 02:38:16 PM »
The 7D and 5Dmk? are two different birds. Thinking that a price point of one will kill off the other is ricockulous. I can't see one affecting the other. The 60D and it's future's path is another story.

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« Reply #19 on: March 01, 2012, 12:11:19 AM »
It's the 5D Mark III's time now  ;D

No time for 7D Mark II  >:(

Very true!!!

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« Reply #20 on: March 01, 2012, 03:53:50 AM »
I believe that we will see a successor of the current 7D at not earlier than Photokina in September or in the early 2013.

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« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2012, 05:06:20 AM »
I believe that we will see a successor of the current 7D at not earlier than Photokina in September or in the early 2013.

+1


It's the 5D Mark III's time now  ;D

No time for 7D Mark II  >:(

Very true!!!

Then why are you still reading this thread?

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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #21 on: March 01, 2012, 05:06:20 AM »

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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #22 on: March 01, 2012, 09:04:43 AM »
The only way they could discontinue the 7D is if they had a capable replacement. If the 5D is going to be $3500 (and why would it not be, given the previous one was roughly that much when released ). I shoot a 7D, and I do not see myself shelling out $3500 for a 5D anytime soon, nor do I want to have the glorified Rebel known as the 60D.

The promising thing is that the 5D MK3 is rumored to only do 6fps. This leaves a niche for the 7d MK2 (or whatever it would be called ). It could retain the MP, 19point AF and Frame rate (or a modest bump in frame rate ), but perhaps pick up dual card slots and an upgraded sensor (perhaps the old APS-H sensor with Digic V processor)

Canon is not going to leave the 60D to battle against the D7000 ( Which is clearly a better camera ).

In fact, I think the 60D will be discontinued and the T4i will take its place.
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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #23 on: March 01, 2012, 09:08:12 AM »
I believe that we will see a successor of the current 7D at not earlier than Photokina in September or in the early 2013.

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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #24 on: March 01, 2012, 10:57:09 AM »
You heard it here first:

7D II
18-21 Mp APS-C Sensor (Possibly back-lit)
Improved Dynamic Range
ISO Native to 12800 (Very clean to 6400. Image quality will be equal to or better than the APS-H 1D IV))
10 Frames Per Second
45 AF points, 19 Cross Type
Weather and Dust resistant sealing
Introductory Price $1,899 U.S.

7Dx
Same basic features as above plus
14 Frames Per Second
One-piece integrated grip and body with weather and dust sealing to the same standards as 1Dx.
Integrated LAN port
Introductory Price $2,600 U.S.

Most likely announcement date will be 1-2 weeks prior to Photokina.

This provides sufficient improvements to encourage current 7D owners to upgrade. It does not cannibalize the 5DIII (a problem with the current 7D) and allows Canon to justify the significant price differential between the 5DIII and the 7DII.

With the introduction of the 7DX, Canon fills the slot left by the demise of the 1D IV, giving professional sports and wildlife shooters basically the same camera in terms of performance and image quality in a more versatile 1.6 crop factor.

The specs are approximate and may change slightly, but based on Canon's recent actions, this seems to be the path Canon is heading down.
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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #25 on: March 01, 2012, 02:41:30 PM »
You heard it here first:

7D II
18-21 Mp APS-C Sensor (Possibly back-lit)
Improved Dynamic Range
ISO Native to 12800 (Very clean to 6400. Image quality will be equal to or better than the APS-H 1D IV))
10 Frames Per Second
45 AF points, 19 Cross Type
Weather and Dust resistant sealing
Introductory Price $1,899 U.S.

7Dx
Same basic features as above plus
14 Frames Per Second
One-piece integrated grip and body with weather and dust sealing to the same standards as 1Dx.
Integrated LAN port
Introductory Price $2,600 U.S.

Most likely announcement date will be 1-2 weeks prior to Photokina.

This provides sufficient improvements to encourage current 7D owners to upgrade. It does not cannibalize the 5DIII (a problem with the current 7D) and allows Canon to justify the significant price differential between the 5DIII and the 7DII.

With the introduction of the 7DX, Canon fills the slot left by the demise of the 1D IV, giving professional sports and wildlife shooters basically the same camera in terms of performance and image quality in a more versatile 1.6 crop factor.

The specs are approximate and may change slightly, but based on Canon's recent actions, this seems to be the path Canon is heading down.

Your 7DX specs closely resemble those of 1DIV.
 
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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #26 on: March 01, 2012, 05:08:58 PM »
I think they will start to surface around this time, if any.

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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2012, 10:09:27 PM »
You heard it here first:

7D II
18-21 Mp APS-C Sensor (Possibly back-lit)
Improved Dynamic Range
yadda...yadda...yadda

7Dx
Same basic features as above plus
14 Frames Per Second
yadda...yadda...yadda

Your 7DX specs closely resemble those of 1DIV.

Of course they do. That's the direction Canon is heading.

Now that Canon has dumped the obsolete, expensive and unnecessary APS-H sensor, Canon has freed up resources to concentrate on the two most popular formats. It's perfectly reasonable to expect that the next generation of APS-C sensors will equal or better the performance of the previous generation of APS-H. Maybe even a little conservative.

Canon has said they are keeping their options open about addressing the needs of sports and wildlife photographers who want longer reach and an improved APS-C sensor in a pro-level body makes perfect sense. I am being conservative by suggesting that the autofocus will be closer to the ID IV instead of the 1D X. I could be wrong about that, but I do expect we will see improved autofocus in the next generation.

If you doubt this, well...I would just point to a thread from last June, when I suggested that Canon would withdraw from the megapixel war and concentrate on image quality in future models. People thought I was crazy, but it turns out I was right (I admit, even I'm a little shocked that I called it as closely as I did).

Really though, this isn't that hard to predict. Too many people get caught up in what they want companies to do, instead of looking at what they are doing. An objective examination of Canon's recent actions points pretty clearly in this direction.

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Re: Canon 7Dmk2 any rumors??
« Reply #27 on: March 01, 2012, 10:09:27 PM »

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« Reply #28 on: March 03, 2012, 09:39:01 PM »
New APS-C 18 MP sensor

Digic 5+ processor

All-I/IPB compression formats

Reduced Moire and rolling shutter

Flip out LCD

Headphone Jack

Manual Audio and on screen meters

Clean video at ISO 1600

Same great build quality as the 7D

$1999 or lower price point

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Re: Canon 7D Mark II specs wishlist.
« Reply #29 on: March 03, 2012, 09:53:05 PM »
catch up with exmor sensor low Iso DR, wireless trigger, and not jacking it up to some insane price as is the pattern lately  >:(
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