Archive for: EOS 7D
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.
If you have any more information about the camera, or any of Canon’s other coming products. You can mail us anonymously here.
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
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….
Below are some deals on ebay for Canon gear.
First up is the “white box” version of the Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS zoom lens. It can be had for $639.
Canon EF 24-105 f/4L IS (White Box) $639 (Reg $1199) via deals-all-year (99.8% approval)
The second is the soon-to-be replaced Canon EOS 7D camera body. This still makes a great backup camera, or a durable and capable camera for new photographers.
Canon EOS 7D Body $749 (Reg $999 after $500 discount) via BigValueInc (99.3% approval)
If ebay deals aren’t your thing, you can still get the Canon EOS 7D body from B&H Photo, Amazon and Adorama for $999 with an instant savings of $500.
Amazon.com is listing the Canon EOS 7D as “discontinued”. You can still get the camera from other retailers through Amazon, but it looks like Amazon is done stocking and shipping it themselves.
Canon EOS 7D at Amazon (Discontinued)
The first confirmation directly from Canon about a high megapixel camera has appeared in an interview with DC Watch. The interview was about the two latest ultra wide zoom lenses, the EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM and the EF 16-35 f/4L IS and what went into designing them.
Google Translated from interview: “I to higher pixel unnecessarily is the opposite, but there is also a feeling if there is a high-performance lens that matches the number of pixels (pixel pitch), to want to take a look at the descriptive power of the true. By super-wide-angle zoom image quality is good came out to the periphery, and we look forward to the advent of high-resolution model of the EOS.”
We were told previously that there would be 3 EOS cameras in 2014, and so far we have seen just one, the Rebel T5. There was also the white Rebel SL1 (i dont count this as a new camera). The next one will be the follow-up to the EOS 7D and the third one is still a mystery. It could be something as simple as a new Rebel, or perhaps something far more interesting.
Read the entire interview
Canon EF 16-35 f/4L IS: Amazon | B&H Photo | Canon EF-S 10-18 f/4.5-5.6 IS STM: Amazon | B&H Photo
6ave (99.2% approval) is selling the Canon EOS 7D body for $794 via ebay (Reg $999).
There are currently deals on the Canon EOS 7D at all the authorized retailers in the USA.
It does look like inventory clearance for the upcoming replacement.
The big instant discounts of up to $600 on the Canon EOS 7D body and lens kits have begun. You can now get brand new EOS 7D bodies for $999, and lens kits starting at $1099.
Canon EOS 7D Body $999 (Reg $1499): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Photo
Canon EOS 7D w/28-135 $1099 (Reg $1699): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Photo
Canon EOS 7D w/18-135 $1299 (Reg $1799): Adorama | Amazon | B&H Photo
Northlight has been sent an image showing an always covered Canon camera. Apparently this photographer is always in the exact same spot on the side of the pitch. The camera is always covered in the white tarp, while no other camera is. It’s definitely a Canon as you can easily tell it’s a Canon lens.
We have been told numerous times that the replacement to the EOS 7D would be at the World Cup going through professional testing. Maybe that’s what’s under the cover.
As we get closer to the replacement of the EOS 7D, we’re starting to see some patents that will probably point to some features in the upcoming camera. The recent sensor patent is interesting, as well as this viewfinder patent. We had heard previously about the possibility of a 1.15x magnification viewfinder on the next flagship APS-C camera, which would have been equal to the size of a full frame 100% coverage viewfinder.
This viewfinder is slightly larger than the one on the EOS 7D.
A note about the sensor patent, we have heard that Canon is holding back some sensor patents until the camera is announced to the public, as all patent information is public domain. We’ll see if that turns out to be the case.
Patent Information (Google Translated)
- Patent Publication No. 2014-115451
- Publication date 2014.6.26
- Filing date 2012.12.10
- Example 9
- -3 -1 +1 Viewfinder diopter
- Focal length f = 46.84 48.38 49.99mm
- Eye point 22.00mm
- 1.03 1.03 1.02x magnification
- Pentagonal prism
- Condenser lens made of glass
- Eyepiece lens system with the exception of the condenser lens, 4-group structure of the positive and negative positive negative
- In turn, resin (single-sided aspherical surface), glass, resin (single-sided aspherical surface), the material is glass
- Patent Publication No. 2014-115452
- Publication date 2014.6.26
- Filing date 2012.12.20
- Example 1
- -3.00 -1.00 +1.00 Diopter
- Focal length f = 62.22 59.69 57.39mm
- Eye Relief 19.9mm
- Maximum image height 12.4mm
- Pupil diameter φ15mm
- Magnification 0.87x
- Pentagonal mirror