Fall 2009
Just received some information about the replacement of the 50D.

The camera is to be launched in the fall of 2009 and on sale for Christmas.

You can expect it to be branded “7D” the source says. The “xxD” moniker is going away. There is a perceived confusion with customers between Canon and Nikon model numbers. I actually hear people saying model numbers wrong all the time.


  • 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

Some might say “why would Canon put DIGIC V in the 7D and not 5D2?”. Remember Canon has outspecced xxD cameras with Rebels in the past. People also scoffed at the 21mp notion of the 5D2 with the 1Ds3 around. You're only as good as your latest camera I guess.

This is a new source, so CR2 folks.


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  1. Call me confused, but with the recent release of the 7D, I am not sure whether it truly is a 50D replacement or filling in an entirely new segment. The price points are different for the two; 50D was around $1,200 for the body and 7D is $1,800. Does make sense from a competitive standpoint as it will properly compete with the D300, but it begs the question: Is a 50D replacement still to come?

  2. I was reading something else about this on another blog. Interesting. Your perspective on it is diametrically contradicted to what I read in the first place. I am still pondering over the different points of view, but I’m inclined heavily toward yours. And irrespective, that’s what is so super about advanced democracy and the marketplace of ideas online.

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