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Canon’s prosumer APS-C DSLRs the EOS 7D Mark II and the EOS 80D are both quite long in the tooth. Unfortunately, there has been very little information about their replacements.
Canon has mentioned that DSLR development will continue for the foreseeable future, which is good news for every Canon shooter that doesn’t have interest in a mirrorless camera at this time. No new EF lenses are coming in 2019, but a few DSLRs definitely are.
Which new DSLRs are coming?
I’m not sure what to make of the recent bit of information we have received, but we’re told that the APS-C DSLR lineup will shrink in model numbers and that the EOS 80D and EOS 7D Mark II cameras will be amalgamated into one DSLR body. The EOS 77D will remain the DSLR above the Rebels, and perhaps an update to the EOS 77D is also coming.
We’ve seen an amalgamation from Canon before, and that was with the release of the EOS-1D X. That camera took the place of the EOS-1Ds Mark III and the APS-S H specced EOS-1D Mark IV.
We’re not sure what to make of this information, it makes a bit of sense on the surface. We just don’t know how much 80D and how much EOS 7D Mark II would be in this new APS-C shooter. It would still have to be built really well, and shoot at a high framerate to please the folks looking to replace their EOS 7D Mark II. However, it can’t reach a price point in which the EOS 80D shooter would balk at an upgrade.
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