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Wednesday, September 3, 2014

What To Expect From Canon At Photokina 2014

Canon EOS-7D Mk II camera ?

* * *  Canon EOS-7D Mk II camera specifications finalized and images revealed * * *

The big Photokina Show commences on September 16 in Cologne, Germany. Many companies have already started to announce their new products. It seems Canon's announcements will be pushed back late into the second week of this month. They are doing an extremely good job this time in shutting down many leaks and holding their cards very close to the chest. However, there is a EOS-7D Mk II book scheduled to come out on September 27. The publisher has indicated a list price of 1,650 Yen.

I have been a wildlife photographer using and following Canon equipment and trends for 25 years. Unless there is a complete breakdown in my analysis and sources, I am quite comfortable in the expectation of my recent post and the anticipated EOS-7D Mk II camera specs below. However, there are two big surprise and disappointment, if my information is correct.

First, the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS II lens may not be announced for Photokina. The best one can hope for is perhaps an official development news. Second, the EF 400mm f/4 DO IS II may be announced. The current version of these lenses are two of my favorite wildlife glass and they desperately need an upgrade. You can see my works taken with both lenses over the years on worldwide photo shoots on Check back often to get the latest development and news.

Most likely specifications for the EOS-7D Mk II camera :

  • 20 MP APS-C 'Multi Layer' Sensor ( With new, breakthrough technology )
  • Advanced Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology
  • Dual DIGIC 6 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 )
  • 45 - 65 AF points, many cross type ( Perhaps similar to EOS-1D Mk IV and X )
  • AF down to f/8, just like the EOS-1D X and EOS-5D Mk III
  • 3.2″ LCD monitor with no touch screen capability ( Excellent for reviewing images )
  • 100% coverage viewfinder. Magnification 1.15
  • Similar build quality as the EOS-5D Mk III with improved weather proofing
  • With GPS but no WiFi
  • Built-in flash
  • Mic and headphone connectors
  • ISO 100 - 16000, Boost Mode 25600 - 51200 ( Most welcomed by me )
  • Latest video features similar but more advanced than EOS-70D 
  • 1080p / 720p at 60 fps
  • New battery ( LP-E6N ) , new charger ( LC-E6N ) , new grip ( BG-E16 )
  • Selling price between $2,000 and $2,500. Not finalized yet
  • Available with EF 18-135mm and EF 15-85mm lens kit
  • Shipping date - late October

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