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Canon EOS 7D Mark II Rumors, Specs, Release: March 2014 Reveal Suspected

  • Nov, 03, 2013, 11:35 PM
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Mock EOS 7D Mark II
(Photo : Canon Watch) Suspected photo of what the Mock EOS 7D Mark II would look like

Reports have come out that the Canon EOS 7D Mark II will be announced sometime in March 2014. There has been no set date, but it should be somewhere in the middle of the month.

As previously reported, new reports from Canon Rumors reveal a new spec list for the upcoming Canon EOS 7D Mark II test camera via Northlight. These specs include:

21MP APS C, an ISO 100-25600 (L: 50, H1 51200, H2 102400), 10 fps, video with 'stills burst' mode at 30/60 fps as well as full HD video with manual control, a single CF card slot, and an 19 AF Points all Cross. It also has an on chip phase detecting pixels for liveview and AF tracking, a 100% viewfinder with a higher resolution than 7D, a 3.2" LCD, GPS, WiFi, and an alloy body with better weather sealing over 7D.

It would be an all-new AF system if the 19 AF points are true.

One possible suggestion of the new camera states that it will be a more video-oriented DSLR, beyond a "pro" APS-C camera, so it would be better for videographer types.

Camera Egg also reported that the Canon EOS 7D Mark II will be a high-end Flagship APS-C DSLR. The camera's previous rumored specs were a 20.2 Megapixel APS-C, possible 12 fps although target is 10, limited video features, ISO 100-25600 and an improved Dual Pixel AF.

Canon Watch stated that Canon was testing two different sensor configurations for the camera, where there was also a 24 Megapixel sensor that is in field testing.

Canon wants to step up resolution for the 7D Mark II to make it different from the EOS 7D along with the low light/high ISO performance.

The camera was noted to also have "high grade" weather sealing like other professional DSLRs, a single card slot, Wi-Fi & GPS, video features and a great ISO performance.

ISO performance is a priority because Canon wants to set high standards with this camera, aiming to make an APS-C DSLR. Canon also wants to see how the EOS 70D is received in the market before they fully develop the specs for the EOS 7D Mark II. Since Canon will make this the new flagship after the EOS 70D, then it will definitely have to be feature-packed. This means that they have to have better specs than the EOS 7D, better resolution, and as noted before,  a more sophisticated AF system.

The specs are far from complete, according to Canon Rumors, but they seem very plausible. The camera is expected to cost $2,199.

 

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