Sources have revealed that the Canon 7D Mark II will feature a 21-megapixel APS-C CMOS image sensor and that the release date has been delayed due to component shortages.
Canon is heavily rumored to launch two new DSLRs over the following months. A source familiar with the matter has revealed important information about the image sensor found in the upcoming EOS 70D and the EOS 7D Mark II cameras.
Canon 7D Mark II unofficially “confirmed” to have a 21-megapixel image sensor
The focus is on the Canon 7D Mark II, which is rumored to be powered by a 21-megapixel APS-C sensor. The camera is said to be almost ready, but its launch is delayed by a problem with the sensor’s mass-production.
According to the rumor mill, the company does not have enough sensor units in order to meet consumer demand. It appears that Canon wants to release the DSLR on the market 30 days after its official announcement, but shortages are forcing the Japanese manufacturer to delay the launch.
Canon 70D may skip past Rebel SL1’s sensor, in order to run on the same 21MP APS-C sensor
Additionally, the source said that the Canon 70D might feature the same 21-megapixel sensor as the 7D Mark II. However, the issue is the aforementioned lack of 21MP sensor units.
The company is testing more versions of both cameras. The EOS 70D has been rumored to sport an 18-megapixel sensor, just like the Canon Rebel SL1 / EOS 100D. Still, the company appears to be undecided over this matter and it may take a while until the 70D makes a public appearance.
Previously, it has been said that the Canon 70D will be unveiled during an event on April 23. The DSLR will feature a 3.2-inch LCD touchscreen, WiFi, GPS, and DIGIC 5 processing engine. It should become available on the market for a price of $1,199 by the end of May.
However, it remains to be seen whether Canon changed its mind over the image sensor or not.
Canon 7D Mark II specs have been leaked before
On the other hand, more information about the Canon 7D Mark II will be revealed soon, but the company’s fans should expect the camera to pack a 21MP APS-C sensor, as it is not the first time we have heard this megapixel count.
The EOS 7D Mark II is also rumored to feature a 3.2-inch display, GPS, WiFi, 19-point autofocus system, 100-25,600 ISO range (expandable up to 102,400), 100% optical viewfinder, and a built-in grip.