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Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Canon EOS-7D Mk II Camera Coming Q2 Of 2014

Canon EOS-7D Mk II camera coming?

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The 2014 Winter Olympics is just round the corner. This is an excellent platform for camera manufacurers to try out their latest equipment. Nikon will have their soon to be released D4s camera there. Canon is obviously not being left behind and will have plenty of their latest gear there for testing and demonstrations for their 'special' guests.

All of the photographers testing the prototype equipment will be bound by Non Disclosure Agreements (NDA) and I expect very little leaks coming from the event. One of my most anticipated cameras from Canon is the EOS-7D Mk II. The current 7D is an excellent piece of equipment and my pick, four years in a row as the best value in APS-C camera. With the Olympics and the CP+ show both occurring in February, Canon will loathe to see Nikon get all the limelight with 'sightings' of the D4s cameras dominating photography news and may raise their profile a bit during the sporting events.

Canon has not decided to even call the replacement camera, EOS-7D Mk II, but they will have enough prototypes out there during these upcoming games to help them gain all the insights from field testing. There is an even chance Canon may announce the new camera in the second quarter with a delivery date for early third quarter.

Possible Specifications Of The EOS-7D Mk II camera :

  • 24 MP APS-C Sensor ( Too many, if true. I prefer 21 MP )
  • Dual DIGIC 5+ processors ( Excellent for speed processing )
  • 10 fps ( Most welcomed by me ) 
  • Dual Memory Card Slots ( One CF and one SD. I prefer 2 CF slots )
  • 61 AF Points ( Perhaps the same as the EOS-1D X )
  • 3.2″ LCD monitor ( Excellent for reviewing images )
  • Similar build quality as the EOS-5D Mk III with much better weather proofing
  • GPS and WiFi ( Not necessary, in my opinion ) 
  • ISO Performance may equal EOS-5D Mk III ( Most welcomed by me )
  • Latest video features similar to, probably beating the EOS-70D model
  • Selling price between $2,000 to $2,199. Not finalized yet

The features of the new camera has not been firmed up and the feedback from the Olympics are crucial in determining the final specifications. I am very fond of my EOS-7D camera and cannot wait to get the new model. With the EOS-1D Mk IV no longer in production, a semi-professional APS-C body is very appealing to me.

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