The DSLR camera that will replace the Canon EOS 7D is now rumored to be announced in early September along with a telephoto lens that will succeed the EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens.
Canon has been rumored to discontinue the EOS 7D by the end of June 2014. This means that the Japan-based will no longer manufacture this DSLR in order to prepare the launch of its successor.
Unconfirmed reports have revealed that the 7D Mark II will be shown to Pro-grade retailers in July. Furthermore, the camera will be introduced to the masses by the end of August in order to make it in time for the Photokina 2014.
Highly-trusted sources, who have been right in the past, are now claiming that Canon will introduce a substitute for the 7D in early September, right before the aforementioned event.
More Canon 7D Mark II rumors say that the DSLR camera is coming this September
The latest Canon 7D Mark II rumors are hinting that the non-disclosure agreements will end this September. An NDA is signed between the company and the people who are testing the shooter. The NDAs are very common and they are in place to prevent leaks.
It is said that the “embargo” will be terminated during the week before the Photokina 2014. The event opens its doors on September 16, while the source says that Canon will announce the EOS 7D successor sometime between September 9 and September 12.
Usually, Canon announces its products on a Tuesday or a Friday, so we could see the EOS 7D Mark II on September 9 or on September 12.
In the meantime, the Canon 7D is available at Amazon for a dollar under $1,300
Replacement for the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens is also inbound
As expected, Canon will not unveil its flagship APS-C DSLR camera without a telephoto lens. It seems like the time for a new EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM lens has finally come.
This has been one of the most rumored optics of the recent period. It was supposed to be launched a couple of years ago, but it has been delayed a number of times.
Amazon is offering the Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS USM telephoto zoom lens at a price around $1,500, after a $200 rebate.
Remember to take these rumors with a pinch of salt and to wait for more information before drawing a conclusion.