There’s not a lot being said about the upcoming DSLR from Canon. We’re getting little bits of information, and what we’re getting is going to be true. However, Canon Japan has been very proactive in stopping leaks within the various subsidiaries of Canon Inc. We, and others have been told that some past reviewers and journalists have been left out of the loop this go around. Canon seems to be taking leaks a lot more seriously than Sony and Nikon, who in my opinion, leak stuff themselves.
This is a small rundown of what we know and can publish about the EOS 7D Mark II (If that’s what it’s called).
- Full metal body (EOS-1 build quality)
- EOS-1 style top plate
- New sensor technology (multi layer)
- No Wifi built-in
- Not touch screen, super durable LCD cover
- 12fps shooting (or faster)
- Dual Pixel AF
- New AF system
This will probably turn out to be Canon’s best specced camera ever. We’re also told, that just like the EOS 5D Mark III launch. This camera should be available pretty soon after the announcement.
Another major US retailer confirmed to us that the EOS 7D is discontinued. They have been told to remove their display models of the camera and that no more would be available to order. This follows Amazon listing the camera as discontinued.
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Sigma will be announcing a few lenses for Photokina in the coming weeks.
The first will be the expected Sigma 24mm f/1.4 Art, which will be priced around $1100. The second will be a 14-24 f/4 DG OS that will be priced around $1200. The 14-24 will have an 82mm filter thread, which will be a very welcomed feature for landscape photographers.
There’s also a mention that Sigma could make a development announcement for a 24-70 f/2 that we spoke about a year or so ago.
We’re told by a pretty good source that any announcement in regards to a medium format entry by Canon is a “longshot at best”. While Canon is always doing R&D on the concept, there is “nothing that is imminent”.
Another source has told us that these rumors could have “some truth to them”, but wouldn’t be shown until the Canon Expo in 2015. Canon does a technology expo every 5 years, and tend to show a lot of technologies that may or may not ever end up as a consumer product.
I’m of the belief that medium format at this time wouldn’t make much sense, especially since Canon still doesn’t have a high resolution 35mm DSLR.
A new patent that integrates normal AF with phase detect AF has become public. This sort of technology could very much improve AF tracking in burst mode. Perhaps we’ll see this technology on the upcoming EOS 7D replacement?
If anyone can further clarify this patent, please do.
Phase Detect AF w/Normal AF
Patent Publication No. 2014-142372
- Published Date 2014.8.7
- Filing date 2012.1.22
GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 5D Mark III body for $2559 (Reg $3399) via ebay. This price has been bouncing around all day, so I’m not sure how long it’s going to last.
Canon EOS 5D Mark III Body $2559 (Reg $3399)
GetItDigital (99.4% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 6D body for $1599 (Reg $1899) via ebay.
Canon EOS 6D Body $1599 (Reg $1899)
BigValueInc (99.3% approval) has the Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS kit for $1899 (Reg $2499)
Canon EOS 6D w/24-105 f/4L IS $1899 (Reg $2499)
Photography Bay has posted that one of their sources has said Canon will announce something that has to do with a “bigger sensor than 35mm” for Photokina.
I’m not sure we’ll see a product, but it’s possible we see a technology demo or a development announcement.
There’s a fair bit of medium format talk going on with all the manufacturers, but we still don’t seem to have the smoking gun.
We’ve been told that the omission of the wifi in the 7D replacement is due to how the body is designed. The durable full metal body would make wifi transmission unreliable at best. The camera will also not have a touch screen like the EOS 70D, as Canon has opted for a much more durable solution covering the LCD.
There hasn’t been a lot in the way of full specifications for the replacement to the EOS 7D that we expect to be announced in September of this year. We’ve heard it will come around September 5, depending where you are on the planet.
A good source tells us that the new camera will have EOS-1 build quality, which we expected. The camera will be specced extremely well, but will be missing one feature. It won’t have built-in wifi. This tells me it’ll be a higher megapixel camera (24mp+?) and shoot at a very high frame rate.
More to come….
We’ve been told that a Canon EF 11-24 f/2.8L lens will be coming, although we weren’t told when. Pricing for the new lens will be around $2800 USD.
The same source says to expect price drops on select Canon L lenses around September 1, 2014.
More to come…
PocketWizard has added more TTL support for the Canon camera lineup when using the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.
The PocketWizard Utility also enables you to configure your settings in the ControlTL firmware found on the MiniTT1 and FlexTT5 radios.
August 5, 2014: Full compatibility for the Canon 1D X*, 6D*, 70D, T5i / 700D, T4i* / 650D, T5 / 1200D and SL1 / 100D. * Now with TTL compatibility
Download the firmware | PocketWizard MiniTT1 | PocketWizard FlexTT5
A new report suggests Canon is sending out questionnaires to “key users” which includes some questions about medium format. Most of the questions were gear towards image quality, usage scenarios and lens requirements. Most of the questionnaire was still about DSLRs and video, and that the “MF stuff was new”.
Rumors are running rampant that Nikon will launch a medium format body using the 50mp sensor that everyone else is using, and we’ve heard the same about Sony entering the field. Canon has been looking at the feasibility for years, and have said they want to enter more “professional” markets due to the declining consumer market.