A new rumor concerning the EOS 7D replacement surfaced. The rumor states that the replacement for the Canon EOS 7D (price & specs) will be announced in Q2 and released to the pubic in Q3 2014. And: The moniker EOS 7D Mark II appears to be back into the game.
It is suggested that a “lot of upcoming Canon camera kit (lenses, cameras and video) has been sent to Sochi” to be tested (as prototypes) during the Winter Olympics. Demo events for selected top customers should also be on the plan. And finally: “It was also mentioned that quite a few aspects of functionality were still ‘up for grabs’ and that any specs leaked out over the next month or two would still be very provisional“.
We heard contrasting rumors in the last month about the 7D replacement. I have been told that there will is no EOS 7D Mark II on the horizon, though a 7D replacement (read: a new APS-C flagship) is in the works but will come with a new name. I think that it can be taken for granted that there will be a new APS-C flagship. But for the time being we know very little. It could be rumored EOS-A1 with hybrid viewfinder.
Say tuned for more.[via NL]