|Canon EOS-7D MK II|
Read the latest post on the EOS-7D Mk II camera here.
One of my most anticipated cameras coming from Canon next year will be the EOS-7D MK II. This top of the line APS-C camera is over three years old and although it was given a Firmware update a few months ago, nothing was done to improve its AF capabilities, frame rates or high ISO performance. The latter being its Achilles' heel. Although the camera is very capable and I have picked it as the best value in DSLR bodies on the market today, its AF functions are a bit dated and the ISO performance beyond 1250 is simply marginal, at best, in my opinion. When the light is good, this camera is hard to beat and the 8 fps burst rate and 1.6X crop factor make this body an ideal wildlife camera for me and I use it as a backup to my EOS-1D MK IV and 1D X cameras.
The EOS-7D MK II is most probably going to have the dual Digic IV replaced by dual Digic V processors. The camera will likely to remain as Canon's top APS-C model with perhaps a low 20 MP sensor, dual memory card slots like the EOS-5D MK III, an improved battery with more power and perhaps a slight ergonomics change. We should expect an announcement sometime in the first quarter of 2013. Visit my website MichaelDanielHo.com to see wildlife photos taken by this camera.