Lots of talk
There is lots of talk about the successor to the Canon EOS 7D. For the last 6 months we have written that the EOS 70D would move up rung in features in the EOS lineup, as such the EOS 7D Mark II will be doing the same thing.
We're told two possible sensors are in play for the EOS 7D Mark II, the 20.2mp sensor in the 70D and a 24.1mp sensor that has yet to see the light of day. If they want separation with the EOS 7D Mark II and to charge a premium for it, I think moving beyond the sensor that will appear in the next Rebel, an EOS M camera and the EOS 70D is a good idea.
When is it coming?
It will not be shipping before the end of 2013, there is a possibility of an announcement before the year is out, but I'd say that is unlikely at this time. Timing could also depend on what Nikon is going to be doing with the D400. We've been told for ages that the EOS 7D Mark II will be an early 2014 camera.
We're also told that 2 new “pro” bodies will arrive in 2014, and that doesn't include the EOS 7D Mark II, which will be a pro specced APS-C camera.