Archive for: EOS 7D

Deals: Amazon Has Instant Discounts on Select Canon DSLRs

Deals: Amazon Has Instant Discounts on Select Canon DSLRs

Amazon is currently offering instant discounts on select Canon APS-C DSLRs. Some of the savings are as much as $200.

See Canon DSLR deals at Amazon

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EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]

EOS 7D Replacement Mentioned Again [CR1]

A few bits of information about the possible replacement to the EOS 7D are trickling in, although there’s nothing I would call concrete.

We’re told again that the camera is being tested with some kind of a “hybrid viewfinder”, no details were given. Although, it’s possible the feature doesn’t make it into the production camera. A brand new image sensor will appear in the camera, with a resolution just under 25mp.

The camera will have dual memory card slots, CF and SD. Retaining CF is a big deal and will make a lot of people happy.

The camera is said to have the most features at the software level of any Canon DSLR ever, though there were no examples of what could possibly be new. I do agree this camera will have to be extremely feature rich to be successful.

It doesn’t feel like the hype machine has started yet, so I do not think the camera is “around the corner”.

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]

Canon EOS 7D Mark II in Q2? [CR1]

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.

Source: [NL]

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The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]

The Next DSLR Will Be Entry Level [CR3]

We’re told by a great source that the next Canon DSLR announced with be a brand new entry level model below the EOS 100D. We’re told the announcement is “soon”. Which we expect to be for CP+ next month in Tokyo.

The same source also commented that two more DSLRs would be announced in 2014 and one of them would be the EOS 7D Mark II. There was no mention of what the third one would be, as that could still be under tight wrap in Japan.

No specs were given for any of the cameras.

It was also confirmed that “a lot” of lenses were coming this year.

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Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]

Hybrid Viewfinder Coming To Canon DSLRs? [CR1]

Another mention of a hybrid viewfinder coming to a “high end” Canon DSLR is making the rounds.

Basically, the viewfinder is both electronic and optical. The electronic viewfinder would take over for video recording and the optical viewfinder would be used for stills.

I see this as a possibility in one of two cameras initially. Either a replacement to the EOS-1D C or in the EOS 7D Mark II (could be named something else). We’ve been told in the past that the EOS 7D replacement would receive a host of video features to help differentiate the camera from the EOS 70D and everyone else currently making a high end APS-C DSLR.

I think whatever replaces the EOS 7D will definitely have some new technology in it, just like the 7D did when it arrived on the scene 4.5 years ago.

More to come…

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EOS 7D Replacement Coming for CP+? [CR1]

EOS 7D Replacement Coming for CP+? [CR1]

The CP+ trade show runs in Tokyo, Japan from February 13, 2014 until February 16, 2014. Canon has announced products for this show in the past.

There’s word that Canon will announce the replacement to the EOS 7D for this show as well as “other products”. We’re told a couple of lenses and PowerShot cameras should also be expected.

More to come….

Source: [NL]

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Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts

Thinking Out Loud: EOS 7D Mark II Thoughts

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…..

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Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.5 Now Available

Canon EOS 7D Firmware 2.0.5 Now Available

Firmware Version 2.0.5 incorporates the following fix:

  • Fixes a phenomenon in which the image files cannot be transferred using the FTP protocol via USB cable after the Canon EOS 7D camera has established a wireless connection to the Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E5A.

Firmware Version 2.0.5 is for cameras with firmware version 2.0.3. If the camera’s firmware is already Version 2.0.5, it is not necessary to update the firmware. Once the camera is updated to version 2.0.5, it cannot be restored to a previous firmware version.

Download Firmware Version 2.0.5 for the EOS 7D;
http://www.usa.canon.com/cusa/consumer/products/cameras/slr_cameras/eos_7d#DriversAndSoftware

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Cyber Monday Roundup – Continually Updated

Cyber Monday Roundup – Continually Updated

Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
The Black Friday and Cyber Monday  barrage of deals appears over, however we should still see lots of deals going throughout December and into January.

I have added a page to the site that will show the deals currently offered by retailers, I will be updating it regularly.

Holiday Buying Deals

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Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]

Canon EOS 7D Mark II in 2014 [CR2]

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….

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