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August 26, 2014
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Most Canon EOS 7D Underwater Housing Are Discontinued

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I always love to hear from the underwater photography community (thanks SevetS). I was myself a scuba diver a long time ago (when it was very expensive to shot underwater)

One more sign that the EOS 7D replacement is coming very soon. Several retailers have discontinued EOS 7D underwater housings. Check it for yourself:

Aquatica housings:

Sea & Sea housings:

Subal housings:

August 12, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Replacement Build Like A Tank And Coming Without WiFi?

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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, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

July 27, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Discontinued On Amazon US

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Another sign that something new is coming from Canon, and hopefully soon.

Amazon US lists the Canon EOS 7D as discontinued. The EOS 7D is still available from third party sellers.

The replacement for the 7D is expected to be announced shortly before Photokina 2014.

[via Photorumors]

July 14, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Replacement Will Push Dual Pixel AF To New Levels

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Whatever Canon is going to announce on September 5th (the most likely announcement date) it will be something groundbreaking. Most rumor sites, CW included, think there will be an entirely new sensor technology that is coming. Recent patents filed by Canon point to Foveon-like sensors (3 patents in a row), one patent refers to a 5-layer sensor.

Details about the sensor technology Canon is supposed to announce are by now in the realm of pure speculation, no serious specs have leaked so far. However, I have been told (thanks) that the EOS 7D replacement will not just feature Canon’s Dual Pixel CMOS Auto-Focus, it will push its capabilities to new boundaries. We had a patent that points in this direction, i.e. to the next evolutive step of the Dual Pixel AF technology. It is also pretty plausible that Dual Pixel AF will show all its power with a new generation of CPUs. This fits with the rumors stating that the EOS 7D replacement will feature very advanced functionalities for videography, since Dual Pixel AF delivers a lot for videographers.

This rumor sounds very credible to me. Dual Pixel AF is a major milestone in Canon’s technological sensor evolution. And Dual Pixel AF is for sure not relegated to the more affordable Canon DSLRs (as the EOS 70D, where it was first implemented): Canon didn’t waste time in offering it also on the professional-graded EOS C100 and C300 (where it was already implemented on the sensor but had to be unlocked via firmware). Dual Pixel AF is a technology we will see in many future Canon cameras, and hopefully eventually also on a serious mirrorless camera.

Note that I prefer to use the definition “EOS 7D replacement” instead of “EOS 7D Mark II”. For the time being there are no hints it will be the next iteration of the 7D, pertinent rumors surfaced in the past.

Stay tuned, there will be more and more leaks in the next weeks.

 

July 12, 2014
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Deal Alert: Canon EOS 7D – $795

  Top Rated Plus seller 6ave (99.3% positive ratings) on eBay has the Canon EOS 7D on sale for $794.99. More than $200 less than on Amazon.

Free shipping and limited quantity.

July 7, 2014
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New Candidate Announcement Date For Canon EOS 7D Replacement Is September 5

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CR reports they got word that the NDAs (aka embargo) on the successor of the Canon EOS 7D will end on Friday, September 5, 2014 EST. That’s 10 days before Photokina 2014 starts. Sounds plausible.

Since last Sunday the EOS 7D and kits get massive instante discounts (up to $600). That’s a fire sale and a great opportunity.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Amazon.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at B&H Photo.

Check out all EOS 7D kits on sale at Adorama (also kits with accessories for the same price).

More Canon EOS 7D price checks: Amazon, B&H, Adorama, Canon USA, J&R, Digitalrev, Borrow Lenses, eBay

[via CR]

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