Canon EOS Rumors

1 SLR Coming In August? [CR1]

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The beginning of the 7D rumor began back in January. We had been told Canon would axe the “xxD” moniker and move to a more competitive camera with the Dxxx line from Nikon.

Just 1 SLR in August?
I received an email today we’ll only be seeing a replacement of the 50D in August. No 1D upgrade at this time. A 1D probably deserves its own launch anyway. Canon needs to market the heck out of the line.

Spec List 1 (NL)
* FF
* 3″ OLED
* 12.7 MP
* ISO100-25600
* Digic IV
* Wide DR mode, sRAW
* 9 focus points (+6)
* 3.4 FPS
* Pentaprism, same as 5dII
* No video
* No flash
* $1999 target

Spec List 2 (CR)
* 15.1mp (apparently it will be the same sensor with some internal upgrades)
* DIGIC V (DIGIC IV a stopover to a big advancement in processing)
* New 13 Point AF
* 1080p Movie Mode
* 8fps
* 3″ VGA LCD
* 98% VF
* New Battery
* Weathersealing
* Ergonomic Upgrades
* 1x Compact Flash and 1x Secure Digital Slots

A new one floating around today says Dual DIGIC IV, 8fps and a 15.1mp APS-C sensor.

No “Affordable” Full Frame
Another email today says we will NOT be seeing another full frame camera added to Canon’s lineup, nor will there be another APS-H.


82 responses to “1 SLR Coming In August? [CR1]”

  1. A 7D without video is a ridicolous speculation, so unbeliveble for today’s standards.
    The barrel of 15 Mpixel has already overpassed for all beginner cameras too…Try to exercise more your fantasy, boys, if you really want to wonder…

  2. Look I feel the same way about the AF points since most of my work is portrait and such.

    But say I’m at the beach and I see a really cool bird flying my way, forget about getting that thing in focus. Ain’t gonna happen.

    Yea I’m happy with my 9pt AF, it beats the heck out of not having any like in the old days. But if you’re trying to out do the D300(s) this is not gonna do it.

    And yes I know these are rumors and soft specs…but if they’re even 50% accurate I’m already not impressed.

  3. These specs would be a lot more reasonable. Although these days all my money is blown away at buying light modifiers for my Profoto setup. Haha, maybe when I can afford it it’ll be a little cheaper.

  4. Also if you read careful I said the D300 is selling for 1600. And I said the D300s is selling $200 cheaper than the would be Canon release making it 1800. I’ve been around long enough to know the difference between a legit seller and not-legit.

    I simply checked, they usually post fair-market.

    Thanks for skimming the post lol.

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