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Canon Rumor: New Canon APS-C Flagship On Its Way?

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Is the successor of the EOS 7D on its way?

A new rumor suggests that Canon may use the concomitance of the Winter Olympics in Sochi (2/7-2/23) and CP+ (2/13-2/16) to announce various new products, among which there will be the replacement for the EOS 7D (price & specs).

The rumor states that speed, auto-focus and high ISO performance are the key elements where Canon wants feedback from their testers (apparently prototypes are out in the wild). The 7D successor should have a rugged build an a high fps. No word about the resolution, just that it will be over 20MP.

My take: Take it with a grain of salt. EOS 7D Mark II rumors have gone wild and sometimes contradictory in the last months. According to my sources there will be an APS-C DSLR positioned above the EOS 7D/70D but it will not be a “7D Mark II”. Canon’s next, new APS-C flagship is said to have a new naming scheme (and groundbreaking features). That fits with other rumors I got, saying Canon is working on a general revamping of their DSLR line-up, one source stated it is “the biggest change in Canon’s history“. I have also been told that there are prototypes undergoing testing.

The latest spec list I got (already published in the past) that could refer to the 7D successor:

  • ~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

Only time will tell.

[via NL]
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