We were fearing such a tip. Now it’s here.
We anticipated that Canon might announce the EOS 7D Mark III before Summer 2018. We got this from a good source. However, another source we worked with in the past tipped us that the EOS 7D Mark III might be a late 2018 affair, possibly slipping into 2019.
Specification-wise we still know very little about the successor of the highly popular EOS 7D Mark II (price & specs). Please note that there are two specification lists making the rounds on the web. One which originates from us, another which does not. Although this specification list was attributed to us, it has nothing to do with us.
The bits we got over the last months:
- newly developed 28MP sensor, said to introduce a new Canon APS-C sensor generation (we leaked this first)
- more video-oriented
- some sort of 4K video (though no details, we leaked this first)
- tiltable touch-screen
- new generation of Dual Pixel AF
- more upscale than the EOS 7D Mark II
- richer feature set compared to the 7D Mark II
- same introductory price as the EOS 7D Mark II
No big surprises here. The list above has a lot of obvious stuff (tiltable screen, richer feature set etc) and/or stuff we hear rumored for any major Canon DSLR iteration. I just hope it’s true the EOS 7D Mark III will have the same introductory price as its predecessor. Also, 4K video isn’t a real surprise: that the EOS 7D Mark III will have 4K is just common sense. I guess not even Canon could afford to not feature 4K on their next APS-C flagship.
No one so far has any reliable specifications for the EOS 7D Mark III (all rumors). If the suggested announcement timeframe before Summer 2018 is to be believed, we will soon start to see leaked specifications, and when the announcement gets closer also some pictures of the EOS 7D Mark III.
If the previous rumor is not reliable (i.e. no announcement before Summer 2018), all you’ll see will be a lot of fake rumors and the first serious stuff not before September or October 2018. Also note, that Canon has become very secretive in the last years and reliable rumors leak during the very last weeks before an announcement, and almost entirely come from Japanese sites. Something, certain people do not want you to know.