New Canon 7D Mark II details have surfaced on the web in order to confirm some previous reports as well as to debunk some original claims.
Once again we have to remind our readers that the Canon 7D replacement is the most rumored camera ever. This device has been mentioned multiple times by the rumor mill, but it seems like some reports have not been entirely accurate.
The good thing is that trusted sources are revealing more information constantly. The DSLR is still scheduled to be announced sometime in early September, the most likely date being September 5. However, it appears that the design will not be inspired by the EOS-1, as the 7D Mark II will not have a flat top plate.
New Canon 7D Mark II details revealed: no multi-layered sensor for you
The latest Canon 7D Mark II rumors are stating that the shooter will sport a 20.2-megapixel APS-C image sensor that does not have multiple layers. This could be considered a downgrade from other gossip talks, which said that the DSLR would sport a 24-megapixel multi-layered sensor.
The build quality will be high as the camera will be made out of metal materials, although the EOS-1-like top plate will not be there. WiFi will not be added, but GPS will be present, allowing users to geo-tag their photos.
Another confirmation consists of the display on the back, which is a fixed non-touch LCD screen.
Canon 7D replacement’s specs to include 65-point (all cross-type) AF technology
Canon is willing to bet big on video features, so the EOS 7D Mark II will sport Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, Serve AF (during video recording) support, and full HD video capture at up to 60fps.
Additionally, the DSLR will be powered by two DIGIC 6 image processors, which will provide a continuous shooting mode of up to 10fps, instead of 12fps, as previously reported.
The “regular” ISO will range between 100 and 12,800. However, it can be boosted up to 51,200 using built-in settings.
The 7D successor will also pack a 65-point autofocus system, where all points are cross-type and the center point is dual-cross-type.
Another thing worth mentioning is that the center AF point will support an f/8 aperture as a “cross-type” point, which means that the DSLR will be very good in low-light conditions.
Canon to put a new battery type in the EOS 7D Mark II
Other Canon 7D Mark II details are mentioning a built-in optical viewfinder with a coverage of 100% or very close to this percentage.
A so-called “anti-flicker” mode will make its way into the camera and it should cancel flickers caused by fluorescent tubes, for example.
The DSLR will come packed with a pop-up flash, microphone port, headphone port, and support for CF and SD cards.
The kit lenses will be the 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM and the 15-85mm f/3.5-5.6 IS USM. Last but not least, it appears that the new camera will get its power from a new battery, called LP-E6N.
As stated above, the EOS 7D Mark II should be revealed soon, so stick with us to find out more details about this camera!