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What’s coming in 2014?
We’ve already been told that 2014 is going to be the “year of the lens” from Canon. Some lenses are getting replaced, while there will be new ones added to the already impressive number of options.
Camera bodies are also going to be front and center. I have received word from a CR3 level source that there will in fact be a 7D Mark II equivalent. The prosumer APS-C camera will live on for at least another generation. The timeframe for an announcement wasn’t given.
More to come once we confirm a few more things.
A pro APS-C camera possible?
Earlier today we posted that there would be no Canon EOS 7D Mark II, we also have noticed this has appeared in a few other places on the web.
This got me thinking today whether or not it was possible that Canon would abandon this segment of the APS-C camera lineup. I came to the conclusion that they will not. It would simple not be a smart decision, however there could still be some truth to the “no 7D Mark II” statements passed around today.
What I do think is a possibility is that the camera will not be called the 7D Mark II, and be called something else. We have previously been told that a successor would have new and innovative video features. Perhaps we’re going to see something along the lines of an EOS 7D C? Canon is fully behind Cinema EOS and will continue to develop that product line.
The other possibility is perhaps Canon just doesn’t like the “7D” name and will simply rename it.
I, and others think Nikon will be releasing a replacement to the D300s and it only makes sense that Canon would do the same and replace the 7D. It’s possible that Canon is waiting for Nikon to play their hand first.
I’m looking forward to finding out what Canon has planned in 2014…..
No EOS 7D Mark II?
We received an odd bit of information in regards to the future of the EOS 7D.
We were plainly told “No 7D II – a friend”.
This goes against what Canon itself has said and what we’ve heard for a long while. It is possible that plans have changed, as lots of products get started and never actually reach market.
Does Canon feel there’s no future in the APS-C segment? Has the production costs of full frame sensors come down enough to do away with APS-C at the $1500 price point? Is the EOS 70D all you need as an APS-C shooter?
What is apparent is that both Nikon and Canon appear to have abandoned the “prosumer” DSLR segment. The D7100 and the 70D are both very capable cameras. However, they don’t scream “pro” in feature sets or build quality.
I’m sure we’ll hear more soon….
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
The Canon EOS 7D will finally get replaced in the first half of 2014. The exact announcement and availability dates are unknown at this time, but we’re told it will come in the first half of 2014.
The new camera will be a “pro APS-C” camera and be priced around the $2000 USD mark. It will have a new sensor, as well as a variation of a new autofocus system that it will share with a new EOS-1 body.
Wifi, GPS and a the biggest LCD screen in Canon’s lineup will appear on the camera.
More to come….
EOS 7D Mark II in March?
A spec list has shown up for an EOS 7D Mark II with a possible announcement in March of 2014.
According to the rumor, the sensor is not yet confirmed, though it does mention it won’t be the same as the EOS 70D. Also a mention of innovative video features, something we’ve talked about previously. There’s not much new here as far as specs go, but at least the camera is being talked about.
- 20MP or 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
- High frame rate, 10-12 fps
- “high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
- Dual Digic V+ processor
- Single card slot
- WiFi & GPS
- Innovative video features
- Price around $2000
- Very good ISO performance
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
We’ve heard a bit of talk recently about the follow-up to the EOS 7D. The same sort of time frame is still mentioned, an announcement in Q2 of 2014.
One suggestion is the 7D Mark II will become a bit more video oriented. So beyond a “pro” APS-C camera, it will also be highly desirable for the videographer. The camera as such will also retail well above the EOS 70D.
We’re also told any follow-up to the EOS 7D will get a new sensor and not use the 20.2mp sensor that is found in the EOS 70D.
Nothing new for the EOS/EF family in 2013?
We’ve received word from a very good source that Canon has no more product announcements for EOS or EF in 2013. There is always the possibility of a “development” announcement, but no new product will be announced or shipped in 2013.
The same source had previously said that only 1 entry level DSLR will begin shipping in Q1 of 2014.
I hoping to hear confirmation from the same source as to whether or not EOS M is included in the “no new products for the EOS/EF line in 2013″.
I think manufacturers are going to ride out a pretty stagnant year and try to build a lot of hype for 2014. Economic recovery around the globe will further recover and we should expect a very exciting 2nd half of 2014 for new gear.
EOS 7D Mark II
Northlight has received a spec list similar to what we have seen for the EOS 7D Mark II. Some of the specs are not yet written in stone.
EOS 7D Mark II Rumoured Specs
- 20.2mp APS-C
- 12 fps is possible – target is 10
- Video features are said to be limited by marketing (or by Magic Lantern)
- ISO 100-2560
- A “new” AF system, probably built on the EOS-1D X system
- Dual Pixel AF (possibly improved)
Additional Source: [NL]
Canon EOS 7D Mark II
We’re told there is zero chance of a 7D Mark II in 2013. The camera is currently slated for release in the second half of 2014. We’re told the final specifications of the camera are far from complete, but it will have the same 20.2mp sensor as the EOS 70D. As well as the Dual Pixel AF and built-in GPS. At present, it will not have wifi, though this could change for the final product.
This all seems very plausible. I would think Canon wants to see what kind of success they have with the revamped xxD line. The 70D looks like an APS-C winner spec wise, we’ll have to wait and see how people feel about it in the real world.
The same person also said a new lower end camera would be released in the first half of 2014. Nothing was mentioned about the fabled big megapixel camera that Canon is working on.
From Canon USA
A press event has been scheduled for Wednesday, August 21, 2013 at Canon’s new headquarters in New York.
Will there be a product announcement? We think so. The New EOS M cameras are on their way, but it appears Canon USA doesn’t like the system all that much, since they won’t be releasing the EF-M 11-22 lens. The others that will be talked about are the EOS 7D Mark II and an EOS-1 camera. The EOS 7D Mark II, won’t get announced until well after the EOS 70D is shipping we’ve been told. Though, stuff like that can change.
There is an EOS-1 possibility, though I’m not of the belief their will be.