Rumor: Possible Canon EOS 7D Mark II Specs

EOS 7D Mark II
Canon EOS 7D

Keith over at Northlight Images got some new information about the eagerly awaited Canon EOS 7D Mark II, the successor of the highly popular Canon EOS 7D (price & specs).

First of all, it appears that Canon will stick with a relatively “low” megapixel figure (21MP), and the body of the EOS 7D Mark II should be similar to the body of the EOS 7D (though it feels more rugged). And it should feature WiFi and GPS!. The murmured specs:

  • 21MP APS C
  • ISO 100-25600 (L: 50, H1 51200, H2 102400)
  • 10fps
  • Video ‘stills burst’ mode 30/60 fps
  • Full HD video with manual control
  • Single CF card slot
  • 19 AF Points all cross
  • On chip phase detect pixels for liveview and AF tracking
  • 100% viewfinder
  • Viewfinder LCD higher resolution than 7D
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • GPS, WiFi
  • Alloy body with better weather sealing over 7D

Take everything with a grain of salt. The specs are said to be of a test camera, in other words: a prototype Canon is testing. However, the shape and other physical aspects are said to be unlikely to change.

Canon EOS 7D price check: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy, or rent it here.

[via NL]

Rumor: EF 100-400mm Replacement Set To Be Released Together With Canon EOS 7D Mark II

EF 100-400mm Replacement

It is due since long, there are rumors surfacing now and then, but nothing concrete happened so far. Canon’s EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS lens (price & specs) should be replaced by a newer version of the lens. Now a new rumor showed up. The new EF 100-400mm could be announced together with the EOS 7D Mark II after summer or in early fall 2013. The 100-400mm will probably not be available along with the 7D Mark II, but it appears as if Canon thinks the 100-400 will fit well with the 7D Mark II from a marketing point of view. Oh, one last thing: the new 100-400mm will not be cheap :-)

Canon EF 100-400mm f/4.5-5.6L IS price check: Amazon USA, Amazon CA, B&H Photo, Adorama, KEH Camera, Canon USA, Canon CA, BestBuy, or rent it at Borrow Lenses (click here)

[via CR]

What Will Be The Name Of Canon’s Big Megapixel DSLR?

A few days ago we reported new tidbits about the big megapixel DSLR Canon is supposed to work on. Then we referred to EOS-1D Xs for the name. Today, Keith over at Northlight Images got word that «that the 3D name is still being considered for a high MP camera, but that an integrated grip and 1 series build quality is considered important».

I didn’t so far get a clear statement about the name from my sources, though EOS-1D (plus something) has been named more often. All I can say is that I have been told that the big megapixel DSLR will come in an EOS-1D shaped body. Honestly, I think that a camera named EOS 3D would be misleading. Lot’s of people would think it has something to do with 3-dimensional images.

[via NL]


New Canon Big Megapixel DSLR Rumor Tidbit

It surfaces again and again, the high megapixel DSLR Canon is said to work on. There have been other rumors about this in the past, as well as a supposed announcement date in September 2013suggested by the usually well informed Nippon Magazine.

The new big megapixel rumor also suggests an announcement date around September or October, and a general availability in the first quarter of 2014. Moreover, it is murmured there are at least two prototypes bodies out in the wild. It appears Canon is testing different sensors with different resolutions. Word is about a sensor over 50 MP, and about other working prototypes with 39MP and 47MP resolution.

Finally, it is also said that some of the technology that is expected to be featured on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II will also be sported on the mighty big megapixel DSLR.

Hard to say what is going on with the big megapixel DSLR we suppose Canon is developing. I have always been told that it will be a 47MP sensor and that it will come in an EOS-1 shaped body, but it is more than plausible that Canon is testing out various sensor before taking the decision which one to use on such a camera.

[NL via CR]


Canon Announcement Tonight: Rebel T5i/EOS 700D and EOS SL1 (EOS 100D), And New PowerShots

EOS 700D
The upcoming Canon EOS 700D (Rebel T5i/Kiss X7i)

Canon will announce two new DSLRs and new PowerShot cameras tonight. The leaked list we reported yesterday is confirmed:

– EOS 700D 18-55 STM KIT (Rebel T5i in US, in Japan Kiss X7i)

– EOS 700D 18-135 STM KIT (Rebel T5i in US, in Japan Kiss X7i)

– EOS 100D 18-55 STM KIT (EOS SL1 in US, in Japan Kiss X7)

– EOS 100D (EOS SL1 in US, in Japan Kiss X7)

– PowerShot SX280 HS

– PowerShot SX270 HS

– PowerShot A2500

– EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM

EOS 700D
The upcoming extra-small Canon EOS 100D