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April 14, 2014
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Has The Canon EOS 7D Replacement Been Delayed To Q3 2014? (and EOS M3, 750D Tidbits)


EOS 7D Replacement

Fake EOS 7D Mark II (mock-up)

Another rumor in the long series of rumors about the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D.

Latest rumors were suggesting a possible announcement in Q2 2014. But a new rumor that surfaced on the web is suggesting we will see the successor of the EOS 7D (price & specs) not earlier than in Q3 2014. The rumor further suggests that the delay is due to manufacturing issues related to the Dual Pixel AF technology that is featured on Canon’s newest sensor generation. So the delay doesn’t only affect the successor of the 7D but, according to the rumor source, also the announcement of the successor of the EOS 700D (price & specs), and the replacement for the EOS 100D (price & specs).

The rumor suggests a “higher performance” version of the 70D’s sensor for the replacement of the EOS 7D. But was does “higher performance” mean? More megapixel? And then “cheaper versions” of the same sensor are said to be featured on the 700d and 100D replacements. Again, was does “cheaper version” mean?

The rumor sounds a bit weird to me. And my sources are still suggesting a Q2 announcement date for the 7D successor. That’s not to say it is sure we will see a 7D replacement announcement before summer. It appears as if Canon is doing everything right to keep their plans hidden. We can’t even be sure the replacement of the EOS 7D will be named EOS 7D Mark II. There have also been rumors stating that there will be no EOS 7D Mark II at all.

It appears that the reported rumor was passed to various European Canon dealers to let them know that there will be a delay (everyone out there?).

And then there is another rumor that surfaced, about two possible new EOS M (price & specs) models to be announced for Photokina in September 2014. Again, it is suggested there will be an entry-level and a pro-level EOS M system camera, both appear to have the moniker “M3″.

Since the EOS M was released there have always been rumors suggesting a prosumer model in the EOS M series. Personally I think there is a lot of wishful thinking concerning a prosumer EOS M3.

[via NL]

April 3, 2014
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Canon EOS 7D Replacement To Come In May (and another SX60 mention)?

EOS 7D Replacement

Another rumor-bit in the almost endless Canon EOS 7D replacement rumors series.

After a series of rumors suggesting that there will no announcement soon, now a new rumor suggests that Canon may announce the successor of the EOS 7D (price & specs) in May. Note that there is no mention of an “EOS 7D Mark II” – it is still not sure the 7D replacement will have this moniker.

Finally, the rumor says there will also be a couple of new Powershots (the Powershot SX60 HS IS among them) and possibly also 2 new lenses.

See all EOS 7D replacement rumors here.

[via CR]


March 11, 2014
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Another Tidbit About An EOS 7D Replacement With Hybrid Viewfinder

EOS 7D Replacement

I reported about a possible new Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) replacement with a hybrid viewfinder before. Now another bit of information showed up on the web suggesting Canon’s next APS-C flagship might feature a hybrid viewfinder. While the rumor I am reporting here suggests that the hybrid viewfinder may not make into the final production model, I have been told that it will.

Some news on the specs front too: a sensor just below 25MP (24MP are rumored), dual card slots (SD + CF), and the 7D replacement is said “to have the most features at the software level of any Canon DSLR ever”. That fits with  earlier rumors, especially with those suggesting the 7D replacement will have innovative video features.

Take all with a grain of salt. The rumors concerning the EOS 7D replacement are somewhat contradicting, and so far nothing is sure. Not even the announcement date, which, seconding the latest rumors, should be somewhen during Q2 2014.

[via CR]

March 5, 2014
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Canon DSLR Announcement For NAB 2014 (7D replacement on its way)?

Canon DSLR Announcement

Rumor has it that Canon may announce new DSLR gear for NAB 2014. The NAB show is usually the stage where  Cinema EOS and other videography gear is presented. So the question is: can we expect the EOS 7D replacement to be announced for NAB 2014?

The successor of the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) is said to have outstanding video features, and it is rumored to be announced before end of Q2 2014. While it is true that NAB is mainly for the professional videographers out there, I wouldn’t exclude Canon could use the show to present their new APS-C flagship to the world. If the rumors about the EOS 7D replacement’s innovative video features are true, then NAB 2014 could be a great stage to introduce such a DSLR.

What else to expect from Canon this year? The usual suspects: new Cinema EOS lenses, the Powershot SX60 (replacement for the SX50) along with other Powershots. It will be interesting to see what exactly Canon will do following their statement that they will abandon the low-priced compact camera segment.

Stay tuned, there will be plenty of leaks in the next months.

[via CR]

February 28, 2014
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Once More A Rumor Suggests The Canon EOS 7D Replacement Could Be Announced Soon

EOS 7D Replacement

Another rumor surfaced on the web, and suggests that the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) could soon be announced. Before the end of Q2 2014, say the latest murmurings.

I have previously posted (see here too) that the EOS 7D replacement could be announced in the next months, and it is nice to see that others are getting similar information from their sources.

That Canon may announce the successor of the EOS 7D before Summer 2014 is truly possible. The EOS 7D replacement is long overdue. However, there have been a lot of contradicting rumors about the EOS 7D replacement. It is not even sure this DSLR will be named “EOS 7D Mark II”.

Truth is that no one really knows what is going to happen. There will be a new APS-C flagship, sure thing, but so far no really reliable specs or features have leaked. Rumor has it that it could be a high-end DSLR with a hybrid viewfinder. The successor of the EOS 7D is a well kept secret.

So far there have been two leaks with possible specs for the EOS 7D replacement. One (apparently) spec list leaked during Panasonic’s presentation of the GH4. This spec list is nothing I would take seriously, since it definitely appears the list was put together by Panasonic’s marketing department with the clear aim to make the GH4 shine when compared to the competition. The other, not confirmed but more plausible spec list is the one below:

  • ~24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
  • High frame rate, 10-12 fps
  • “high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
  • Dual Digic V+ processor
  • Single card slot
  • WiFi & GPS
  • Innovative video features
  • Price around $2000
  • Very good ISO performance

This is all we know so far about the EOS 7D replacement. Stay tuned!

February 21, 2014
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Another Canon EOS 7D Replacement Rumor

EOS 7D Replacement

I think the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) replacement is one of Canon’s the best kept secret ever. After a lot of contradicting rumors (here & here, not to mention Panasonic’s underspeced leak), a new rumor surfaced, again suggesting a possible announcement in March (as reported before).

EOS 7D successor in March 2014? Could be, but also not. Truth is that no one really knows what is going to happen. There will be a new APS-C flagship, sure thing, but so far no really reliable specs or features have leaked. Rumor has it that it could be a high-end DSLR with a hybrid viewfinder.

Stay tuned.

[via CR]