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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« on: August 19, 2012, 10:18:41 PM »
The 7D Mark II a go?
Below is a purported spec list for an upcoming EOS 7D Mark II.

Specifications

  • 24MP – an all new sensor with phase AF on chip and noticeably lower noise than the current 18MP.
  • 1Dx/5D3 based AF system.
  • 10 FPS.
  • ISO 100-25600.
  • High speed video, with still capture.
  • Improved durability and sealing.
  • Available this year.

I tend to agree with the source, I am not convinced such a camera is on the horizon. We’ve heard for a while that the 70D would move up a level and the 7D would be left alone. With the recent major firmware update for the 7D, replacing the camera directly this soon seems like a stretch.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: August 19, 2012, 10:21:08 PM »
Sounds good to me...   I'll believe the "noticeably lower noise than the current 18MP," when I see the RAW files, and not a moment sooner.   ::)
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: August 19, 2012, 10:23:26 PM »
The specs sound fairly plausible, but if there was a MKII in the pipe I don't think we would have gotten that firmware update that added features.  I'd put my money on Sept 2013, if ever.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: August 19, 2012, 10:29:22 PM »
I love those specs; I'd jump to buy one immediately if it's under 2100 for the body. Sadly I have to agree that 1: we may not see a 7DII this year (though I am still holding out) and 2: those specs seem a little wish-list like for under $2k
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: August 19, 2012, 10:29:40 PM »
The fabled 7D mk II!!!!

It will come soon, to be sure! Likely, we will see it spring 2013, I feel...

But not actually get our paws on it until winter 2013 or spring 2014...
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: August 19, 2012, 10:36:11 PM »
I tend to agree with the source, I am not convinced such a camera is on the horizon. We’ve heard for a while that the 70D would move up a level and the 7D would be left alone. With the recent major firmware update for the 7D, replacing the camera directly this soon seems like a stretch.

If the specs are correct, maybe it is the 70D not a "7DII".
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 10:39:32 PM »
24 mp seems a bit high, given that the 5DIII and 1DX both have fewer. But, that may be wishful thinking on my part. I'd be excited with 18 mp and clean ISO up to 1600-3200.

I suppose since Nikon is now marketing an entry-level camera with 24 mp, Canon may need to respond, but given the test results of the Nikon, it doesn't appear that the extra megapixels are worth the higher noise.

I never bought the idea that the 70D would replace the 7D, although I agree it seems unlikely we'll see a 7DII before the end of the year (Unless, of course, Nikon releases its D300 replacement soon.)

Anyway, other than the mp count, I'd could get excited about this.
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: August 19, 2012, 10:39:32 PM »

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: August 19, 2012, 10:41:50 PM »
I think it makes very good sense for Canon to differentiate between the x0D and the 7D lines by using the AF system and fps points.
The x0D series could be limited to 9-ish AF points and around 6 fps, and the 7D line would get an 1DX/5D3-like AF system (minus what cannot be inside the APS-C mirrorbox), so these spect sound very plausible to me.

More Mega pickles is ho-hum for me, but improved IQ/DR/ISO is certainly welcome.

My only trouble is that I've kinda fallen in love with the idea of purchasing a 5D3, so dangling a 7D2 in front of my nose is just unfair  >:( >:( >:(

Edit: I'm not surprised about the timing of the rumour - we're entering the final month before PhotoKina.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: August 19, 2012, 10:52:45 PM »
If they do have a 7D Mark II or a 70D, neither are going to be better than a 5D Mark III.  They need a camera that will fit between the 1D X and the 5D Mark III, like where the 1D Mark IV is right now, for that to happen.  But keeping on topic, suppose it were a 24mp sensor (which it won't be) but suppose it is a 24mp APS-C, it'll still be noiser than hell above ISO 3200, where it won't compete with a 5D3, rendering the extra resolution at high ISO's useless. Will it be a good camera?  Sure!  But I'm thinking it'll just fit between the current 7D and the 5D Mark III.  I'd rather speculate on a camera that fits between the 5D3 and 1DX :)
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: August 19, 2012, 10:54:44 PM »
7D which is cheaper than the 5D series .... and with BETTER FEATURES???? NO WAY!

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: August 19, 2012, 11:06:35 PM »
If Canon could actually pull this off, I might crack open my wallet for this and a 5DIII if they both include flexible video crop modes!  I can't even believe they've removed that feature from the T4i.  It should have been gradually improved and included on all Canon cameras.

If they can't do that, I'll probably just keep my current cameras.  I've skipped 5 generations on one of them and 2 on the other so I don't mind.  They're going to have to cough up the goods if they want my money.

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: August 19, 2012, 11:17:01 PM »
Well, the one thing that is consistent between all these different spec lists is that it will be 10fps and a focus system that is a variation of the 61pt system from the 5dIII/1DX. Nothing else has been consistent. The sensor is either gonna be full frame, APS-H, 18mp APS-C, or 24MP APS-C w/ phase AF. Or it might not exist at all and the 70D will take its place.

When I see a CR2, or several posts in a row with matching specs (the last 4-5 have had nothing in common) then I'll believe a 7DII might get put in the "announce and don't deliver for a year queue" that Canon has set up

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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: August 19, 2012, 11:17:25 PM »
I've been waiting to hear 6D specs, thinking that I need full frame when upgrading from my 450D, however if there is such thing as a GOOD apc-s sensor, with 10FPS even though I rarely shoot that fast I would be super excited and torn for which product to buy if both were priced around 2K.   I mean 4FPS full frame or 10 FPS APC-S with a good build quality I dunno.
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: August 19, 2012, 11:20:54 PM »
•24MP – an all new sensor with phase AF on chip and noticeably lower noise than the current 18MP.
•1Dx/5D3 based AF system.
•10 FPS

It would be hilarious if it were true and the camera came out in the next six months.

Make it APS-C and wow......

If only.......
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Re: Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: August 19, 2012, 11:23:18 PM »
I wouldn't mind if it was 18 as long as it isn't the same one. I'm saving up for a 5d MK III, so I may drop for this instead. Would love an articulating screen and if it had STM compatibility.
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