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Canon EOS 7D Listed as Discontinued at Amazon

Canon EOS 7D Listed as Discontinued at Amazon

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)

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High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon

High Megapixel EOS on the Way as Mentioned by Canon

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

via [NL]

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Deal: Canon EOS 7D Body $794

Deal: Canon EOS 7D Body $794

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.

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Deal: Canon EOS 7D Body $999, Kits From $1099

Deal: Canon EOS 7D Body $999, Kits From $1099

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

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The Always Hidden Camera at the World Cup

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.

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Source: [NL]

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Patent: 1.03x Magnification APS-C Viewfinder

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.

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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

Source: [EG]

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More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]

More EOS 7D Mark II Talk [CR1]

A bit more about the EOS 7D replacement made its way to us over the weekend. This time we’ve received a little bit of information about the viewfinder in the upcoming EOS 7D Mark II.

We’re told the viewfinder will have 100% coverage and a magnification of 1.15. We’re told the top plate has a noticeably bigger bump around the viewfinder than the current EOS 7D.

Everything we’re hearing about the camera is coming from new sources.

More to come…

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A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]

A Few EOS 7D Mark II Specs [CR1]

We have received a couple of specs for the upcoming replacement to the EOS 7D which lead us to believe it will in fact be a “pro” APS-C camera.

There was no mention of video features or whether or not the camera would record 4K.

  • EOS-1 style top plate, which means no mode dial.
  • Pop-up flash, even with the new style top plate.
  • WiFi & GPS will be internal. We all figured this one.

No other specs have been given to us as of yet.

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More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]

More EOS 7D Replacement Buzz Going Around [CR2]

We’re hearing from more dealers around the globe that the EOS 7D is either “out of stock” or has reached “end of life”. This is all pointing to the obvious conclusion that a replacement to the camera is on the horizon.

We haven’t been told of an exact announcement date, but do expect it in August. If we had to speculate, around August 18 would be our guess.

We have been told that a new STM kit lens is likely with the EOS 7D replacement, along with an L zoom.

No one at CineGear 2014 this past weekend had any insight about a 7D replacement, not even the usual facial expressions when you mention a new product. However, top Canon dealers should be hearing about it soon. We do expect spec relation information to be very tight until well into July.

More to come…

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Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]

Reports of EOS 7D Reaching End of Life [CR2]

We’ve had our second report of the Canon EOS 7D being entered into inventory systems as reaching “end of life” in June. The second report comes from a distributor and not a retailer of Canon products.

There have been no mentions of spec lists in a whole for the upcoming and highly anticipated replacement to the EOS 7D, although there are lots of reports that the camera will be in the hands of professional photographers this month for the World Cup in Brazil.

More to come…

thanks Jan

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