Canon is preparing to launch a new APS-C camera, said an inside source, which leaked the specs of the aforementioned camera.
Canon will launch a new camera by the end of the summer, which will be positioned in the APS-C range. As a result, the shooter is rumored to be called Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
The naming also suggests that the APS-C shooter will serve as a direct replacement for the Canon EOS 7D, which was launched back in September 2009. The rumor mill has longed for a EOS 7D replacement for quite some time and it seems like the camera, coming towards the end of this summer, will finally fulfill a lot of people’s dreams.
Canon 7D Mark II rumored specs
As for the specs, the Canon 7D Mark II will feature a 24.1-megapixel APS-C image sensor, dual DIGIC 5 processor, 3.2-inch LCD screen, GPS and WiFi support, burst mode of 10 frames per second, 61 autofocus points, and two slots for a pair of SD memory cards.
The Canon 7D Mark II is said to be based on a body similar to the one found in the 5D Mark III, but more cautious prediction would be to say that the new shooter will feature 5D3’s build quality.
“Lots of video features” are also said to be available in the new EOS camera. However, there are no mentions about what could they be or if they are borrowed from existing DSLRs.
The resemblances with the 5D Mark III don’t end at build quality as the 7D Mark II will have “great ISO performance” for a camera in its class. According to the source, the 7D2 low-light photography quality will be almost on par with 5D3’s performance in such conditions.
Price and release date got a mention, too
For the time being, Canon is testing three prototype configurations, said the source. The camera will look like a smaller Canon 1D X, added the source, which also mentioned the retail price of the 7D Mark II: $2,199. This is $500 more than 7D’s launch price of $1,699.
The official announcement will be made sometime by the end of the summer. The camera will most likely become available shortly after that, a situation similar to the one of the Canon 5D Mark III, which was announced and launched in March 2012.