Specification lists have become a rare thing for the rumor mill if an announcement isn't imminent, so we tend to take most of them with a huge grain of salt.
We've been sent a few suggested specification lists for the Canon EOS 80D replacement, one we're calling the EOS 90D to keep things easy. There has been some talk that this will be the last of the higher-end APS-C DSLRs to come from Canon. While we cannot confirm this to be true, I think the writing is on the wall.
Canon EOS 90D Specifications: (Rumored)
- 32.5mp APS-C DPAF Sensor
- Dual DIGIC 8
- Dual SD card slots
- 10fps still shooting
- ISO range of 100-51,200
- 45 AF points (no word on the number of cross-type points)
- 4K video at 24/25, 30 and 60fps (No word on DPAF in 4K recording)
- 3.2″ rear articulating LCD
- Dust and moisture sealing
- Built-in wifi and Bluetooth
- $1399 USD price at launch
- Coming late August 2019
This does seem like a move up from the EOS 80D but doesn't really feel like an EOS 7D Mark II update. As much as we'd like to see an update to the EOS 7D Mark II, all signs point to that not happening. Things can change though.
And 120p in Full HD would be also sweet
Edit: Missed the [email protected]! I believe it when I see it.
Maybe they will include a joystick. I hope so at least
If thats really the price than thats a lot of camera for the price. Cant really compain at that price point and would fit in the upgrade structure : pay 100 more and get the rp.
This one already sounds more like the 7D replacement, than the 80D one.
I don't think anyone expects a new body to be launched in 2019 with an old Compact Flash card slot. CFast maybe, but not plain CF.
Now with the canon rp beeing the cheapest full frame at 1500 dollars i think its plausible, that canon told their engineers to design the "best" aps-c cam for a 1400 dollar price point (just below the canon rp).
This one is going to be one hard tradeoff.
Based on this list, to qualify even as a potential replacement for the 7D Mk II some features are lacking.
The 7D Mk II has 65 AF-points: 1 high-precision dual cross-type AF point and the rest are still cross-type points.
According to this list the “90D” will only have 45 AF-point. That is considerably less.
Also: no mention of the type of AF-points means that it can be less cross-type AF-points (although that may be unlikely).
More important is the customization that the 7D Mk II has - and that any action camera: the range of AF Areas that can be selected, such as Single Point Spot AF, Single Point AF, 4-point AF Point Expansion, 8-point AF Point Expansion, Zone AF, and Automatic AF Point Selection, Large Zone AF. This, together with the AF Area Select Lever makes it fast and easy to change the AF Area as you shoot. Again, a feature required to cope with changing conditions during action photography. It is very unlikely that the “90D” will get that – why else call it “90D” and not “7D Mk III”.
Controls and Ergonomics
Perhaps a bit less important, but because it is called “90D”, the size of the body will no doubt more resemble the 80D than the 7D Mk II. Ergonomics are important for an action camera, to be able to make available the controls and displays in such a way that that can easily be operated and/or seen. That requires enough room, and therefore ‘size matters’ also here.
It is quite possible that the “90D” will get dual DIGIC 8 processors. But if this potential is not used to improve on the ability to track and predict moving objects, than this feature has no meaning for action photographers. Especially this is an area where improvements over the 7D Mk II were hoped for/expected.
I think that the last months have shown that the "7D Mk III" is unlikely.
I think this spec list for a "90D" implies that there will be no "7D Mk III" .
Unless Canon does something very un-Canon-like and come with a revolutionary set of improvements in the "7D Mk III" as opposed to the usual incremental improvements........