Canon is rumored to announce the EOS 7D Mark II, a DSLR camera that will serve as a replacement for the 7D, on September 5, roughly 10 days before the start of Photokina 2014.
This has been quite a day for the fans of camera news and rumors as plenty of details related to the Canon 7D Mark II have surfaced on the web.
First of all, Canon has dropped the price of the 7D. The DSLR is available for $999 at Amazon and it seems like stock levels are pretty low. This means that the camera is indeed approaching the end of its life, so a replacement is inbound.
Speaking of which, the 7D Mark II has allegedly been spotted at the 2014 World Cup in Brazil. All this information is now coupled with the fact that trusted sources are reporting that the new device will be unveiled officially on September 5.
Canon 7D replacement announcement date to take place on September 5
The same source, who said
The NDA becomes obsolete on September 5, which falls on a Friday. This means that the Canon 7D replacement announcement date might have been scheduled to take place on September 5.
Every piece of the puzzle fits, as the Japanese company enjoys unveiling its products on Tuesdays or Fridays, and September 5 falls on a Friday.
The introduction of the EOS 7D Mark II will occur about 10 days before the Photokina 2014 opens its doors to visitors. The camera will be on-display at world’s largest digital imaging event along with many other products.
Canon 7D Mark II will sport a similar design to the one of the original EOS-1 SLR camera
Canon will put a big megapixel APS-C-sized image sensor in the successor of the 7D. The DSLR is also believed to sport a new version of Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which means that it will autofocus quickly when recording videos.
In addition, the design of the 7D Mark II is inspired by the EOS-1 SLR, which featured a flat top plate without a mode dial. A built-in optical viewfinder with 100% coverage will be added into the shooter and some sources are claiming that both WiFi and GPS will be built-in.
Either way, it is becoming quite obvious that the Canon 7D replacement is coming in early September. There is plenty of time until then, so stay tuned to find out more details about this DSLR camera!