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)