The recent Canon teaser was rumored to be a poster hinting that the EOS 7D Mark II announcement was getting near. However, it has just been revealed that it is meant for a local photography competition.
Amid rumors that the Canon EOS 7D Mark II launch date has been set for early September, Canon India has posted a teaser on its Facebook page, hinting that “something big” is on its way.
The teaser also included a photo of the EOS-1 SLR with a 50mm f/1.4 lens. The 7D Mark II is rumored to have a design inspired by a the EOS-1, while a new 50mm lens is said to be in the works.
These facts have led people to assume that the DSLR is on its way and that it is set to be joined by a new lens. However, the purpose of the teasing campaign has become official and it has nothing to do with the rumored device. Instead, this is about a photography contest, which will begin on August 5.
Canon India announces PhotoMarathon 2014 contest instead of 7D DSLR camera replacement
Canon India has revealed that the biggest photography competition in India is back. It is called PhotoMarathon 2014 and will be open for submissions as of August 5.
The contest is aimed at India’s residents and the main prize is a trip to a photo-clinic in Japan. The prize is said to be worth about $5,000.
By the looks of it, this has not served as a proof that Canon will launch “something big” at the Photokina 2014. As usual, this is why these types of details must not be taken for granted.
Nevertheless, it does not mean that the Japanese company does not have important plans for world’s largest digital imaging event. In fact, plenty of exciting things should become official in early September!
Canon EOS 7D Mark II will be announced in early September, sources say
Trusted sources, who have provided accurate information in the past, are still claiming that the Canon EOS 7D Mark II will be officialized during the first week of September.
The DSLR camera will be based on a new image sensor technology, which is said to revolutionize the market. Additionally, many features will be borrowed from the EOS 1D X.
This DSLR will be joined by the second-generation EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens and another optic for EF-S-mount DSLRs among others. Stay tuned, more details will be revealed soon!