Several new details about the Canon 7D replacement, called 7D Mark II, have just been leaked on the web, revealing that the DSLR camera will feature an APS-C sensor with “quite high megapixel count”.
The rumor mill is getting new information about the Canon 7D Mark II at least a couple of times a week. Earlier this week we heard once again that the 7D replacement will get a redesign, one which will probably not include a mode dial as the DSLR will look more like the original Canon EOS 1 SLR.
This time, we have received new details about the internals of the device. Perhaps the most exciting of them all is that the shooter will come packed with a new APS-C image sensor that consists of a “quite high megapixel count”.
Latest Canon 7D replacement details hint at APS-C sensor with big megapixel count
Canon 7D specs list begins with an 18-megapixel APS-C-sized image sensor. In the past we have heard that its successor will sport a 21-megapixel or 24-megapixel sensor. Considering the new details, we are inclined to think that the DSLR will sport the latter amount, allowing photographers to capture photos at a 24-megapixel resolution.
The latest Canon 7D replacement details are saying that the shooter will provide enhanced autofocus as well as better low-light performance. Additionally, the DSLR will sport a very good ISO-noise ratio, allowing photographers to use high ISO sensitivity settings without adding very much noise to their shots.
Furthermore, the sensor technology is “different than expected”. We are not sure what to think of this, but it is worth pointing out that the Canon 7D was an innovative camera in 2009, so we can expect the future flagship EOS APS-C camera to be the same.
Canon is holding back the 7D Mark II launch, but the DSLR is coming this fall
The source has revealed that the Canon 7D Mark II may be placed near the “professional” category, however, it will not compete against the Canon 1D X.
Its price tag is said to be “good”. We are also unsure what to make of this, but the Canon 7D is available for around $1,300 at Amazon right now. This is down from the original price of $1,500, therefore we can expect the upcoming DSLR to be priced similarly, which falls in the “good” category.
It has been revealed that Canon has been “holding back” the launch of the 7D Mark II. The reason is unknown, but it seems like the camera is finally coming this fall. This is all for now, but stay tuned for more!