Canon EOS 7D Replacement Build Like A Tank And Coming Without WiFi?

EOS 7D Replacement

The glorious Canon EOS 7D

A new EOS 7D replacement rumor surfaced on the web (via CR). The rumor suggests that the Canon EOS 7D replacement will have the build quality of the EOS-1 series (this was rumored in the past 1 | 2) and that it will not have WiFi built in (that’s new).

The lack of WiFi functionality may have a good reason. If the EOS 7D replacement body is a full metal body (it has to be if it is build like the EOS-1 series), WiFi transmission could be unreliable. However, it is hard to figure out that Canon would not be able to implement the antenna in a way that makes WiFi possible despite the full metal body. If true, the lack of WiFi is going to disappoint a lot of people.

The rumor also suggests that the EOS 7D replacement will have a very high frame rate. A pertinent patent was filed by Canon. And we might see a new generation of Canon’s Dual Pixel AF on the EOS 7D replacement.

The Canon EOS 7D saw some heavy discounts in the last weeks and has become a very good deal, you may want to check the price for your country: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, Digitalrev, eBay

Canon Developing Faster And More Accurate Auto-Focus For Continuous Shooting (Patent)

Canon

Egami (translated) spotted a patent filed by Canon regarding a faster and more accurate AF method for continuous shooting. If I understood the patent correctly, the method is using the “classic” AF method (using the dedicated phase difference sensor) for the first shot, and phase difference AF on the “image plane” (i.e. the image sensor) for all subsequent shots. The advantage: you do not need to move the mirror for focusing after the first shot, hence allowing for a higher frames per seconds rate.

Could this patent point to the EOS 7D replacement we expect to be announced in September? Possibly. A higher fps is one of the features most of us think will be implemented in the camera Canon is going to announce.

  • Patent Publication No. 2014-142372
    • Published Date 2014.8.7
    • Filing date 2012.1.22
  • Canon patents
    • I use the phase difference AF the first time
      • I use the OVF
    • I use the image plane phase difference AF with the second and subsequent
      • There is no need to wait for the stable state up mirror, the mirror down

Another Mention Of A Possible Canon Medium Format Camera

Canon Medium Format Camera

If you follow Canon Watch you know that I am highly sceptical regarding the rumors that point to a Canon medium format camera. However, Photography Bay cites a source “who has had advanced knowledge in the past” claiming that Canon may announce a camera with a “sensor bigger than 35mm” in September (which means for Photokina).

While I am still not convinced about the possibility of such an announcement, I know that I may also be wrong. There is no doubt that Canon has the facilities and engineering know-how to produce a medium format sensor. Only time will tell.

What do you think?

[via Photography Bay]