The first photo of the sought-after Canon 7D Mark II has been leaked on the web along with a set of specifications coming from a very trusted source.
If you have the tiniest doubt regarding the launch of a replacement for the Canon 7D, then you should wash away those uncertainties. The reason for that consists of the first Canon 7D Mark II photo, which has just showed up online, courtesy of a source who has been right many times in the past.
The leaked image is joined by a specs list that is on par with what we have heard about the DSLR recently, while contradicting some older information.
Canon to put a 20.2-megapixel sensor and Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology into the EOS 7D Mark II
This is not Canon’s big-megapixel DSLR. The EOS 7D Mark II will feature a 20.2-megapixel APS-C CMOS sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, allowing the camera to focus quicker when using the Live View instead of the optical viewfinder.
Dual DIGIC 6 processors will power the camera, while providing the ability to capture up to 10fps in continuous shooting mode.
A new EOS iTR autofocus system will be in place, consisting of 65 cross-type AF points. Since this will become the flagship EOS APS-C camera, it needs to have a quick AF system and burst mode, so it appears that Canon will deliver these features.
Leaked Canon 7D Mark II photo reveals a similar design to the one of its predecessor
The body of the Canon 7D Mark II will be made out of magnesium alloy. This will be a tough DSLR that is resistant to dust and water drops, so wildlife photographers will surely enjoy it.
Its design does not seem to be inspired by the EOS-1 SLR. Recently, a source has contradicted past rumors claiming that 7D’s replacement will look like the original EOS-1, proving that early rumors might not be so accurate.
The 7D Mark II looks pretty much like its predecessor, except for a bump in front of the hot-shoe, whose purpose remains unknown for now.
Built-in GPS confirmed, but there will be no WiFi
Canon will put a 150K-pixel RGB + IR photometry sensor into the EOS 7D Mark II as well as a GPS. As expected, there is no built-in WiFi, so users will only be able to transfer photos wirelessly with the help of external accessories.
The DSLR will be able to record videos at 1920 x 1080 resolution and at a frame rate of up to 60fps. Other things noted by the source include an intervalometer and a bulb mode.
The maximum ISO sensitivity will reach 16,000. However, photographers can expect it to go up to 51,200 through built-in settings. The official announcement will most likely take place next week at Photokina 2014, so stay tuned!