After the initial reports that Canon will discontinue the EOS 7D in June and introduce its replacement in July to Pro-level dealers, sources from more countries have been claiming the same thing, while hinting that the new DSLR will become official in mid August.
There has been a lot of chatter regarding the Canon 7D Mark II. The DSLR camera is rumored to replace the EOS 7D this year, after having been believed to substitute this device over the past couple of years.
As stated above, this year it is finally happening! Inside sources have recently reported that the 7D will be discontinued this June and retailers will have to clear the stocks because a new model is coming.
According to sources close to Pro-level dealers in Germany, the new shooter will be revealed to them sometime in July. Well, new reports are claiming that Pro dealers have already been informed that the 7D has reached the end of its life and will soon become out of stock.
Canon 7D Mark II announcement event poised to take place in August
Canon has not officially announced that the 7D has been discontinued. However, reports from dealers located across the globe are stating that the DSLR will not be in stock for much longer.
This means that photographers looking to buy this camera will have to hurry up because they will not be able to buy this device soon.
It is said that the Canon 7D successor announcement date has been scheduled for August. A more exact timeframe would be mid-August, so that the 7D Mark II (or whatever it is called) will be ready for the Photokina 2014.
The digital imaging fair opens its doors to visitors on September 16 and multiple companies are expected to launch new products at the event.
Two new Canon lenses to become official alongside the EOS 7D Mark II
Canon will not introduce the 7D Mark II alone. It appears that two new lenses will also become official. One of them is a zoom lens with STM motor that will serve as the kit lens for the 7D replacement.
On the other hand, the Japan-based company is bringing a zoom lens with “L” designation to the Canon 7D Mark II announcement event. Focal lengths are unknown and the specs of the DSLR will also remain hidden at least until the Pro-level dealers get to see the device in action.
The Canon 7D can still be found at Amazon for a price around $1,300.