Recent rumors and tips suggest that Canon is putting the final touches on the Canon 7D successor with an official announcement planned ahead of Photokina 2014. Preproduction models of the camera are believed to be planned for use during the World Cup in Brazil, which starts on June 12.
Recently, some rumors have suggested that the camera would not be called the 7D Mark II, but would use some other naming scheme to label it as the successor to the 7D.
The latest rumors continue to tout the presence of serious video features. However, with the recent releases of the Panasonic GH4 and the Sony A7S, it is going to take a lot in the Canon 7D Mark II to get customers excited about the video features on a Canon DSLR. Canon has continued to underwhelm everyone with the video capabilities of its DSLRs since it initially took the market by storm with the Canon 5D Mark II. I would be shocked to see Canon enable 4K output on a DSLR that costs less than $5000.
See the below list of previously rumored specs.
Canon 7D Mark II Rumored Spec Set #1
- 24.1mp APS-C Sensor
- Dual DIGIC V
- Dual Memory Card Slots (Unknown configuration)
- 61 AF Points
- 3.2? LCD
- Build quality like 5D3
- GPS & Wifi
- $2199 ($500 more than the 7D at launch)
- ISO Performance to get close to the 5D3
- “Lots of video features”
More recent specs suggest the following as more accurate.
Canon 7D Mark II Rumored Spec Set #2
- 20MP sensor
- ISO 100-12,800 (25600 extended)
- 1/8000 shutter
- Quiet shutter mode
- Phase detect AF, 19 area
- 8fps continuous shooting
- Buffer size – 15 raw, 126 JPEG
- 3.0? 1040k dot LCD (touch screen) – not articulated
- Weather sealed (as original 7D)
- 910g weight
[via Canon Watch]