Has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II reached End of Life, replacement on the horizon?

Canon EOS 7D Mark III

In the last weeks we got some hints that the Canon EOS 7D Mark II is reaching its end of life, i.e. it may soon be discontinued.

Mails in my inbox, coming from major, authorised US retailers, with headlines like “Want a Canon EOS 7D Mark II? Get it while you can!” or “grab it!” may be a hint that the glorious EOS 7D Mark II is indeed about to be discontinued. Moreover, we got word from readers that smaller retailers in Europe appear to clear stock of the EOS 7D Mark II.

Does this mean the Canon EOS 7D Mark III will be announced in 2018? It may. We have always been told that Canon would announce the EOS 7D Mark III in 2018, with a first batch of rumors stating it would happen before Summer 2018, and then some other rumors suggesting the EOS 7D Mark III may be announced towards Q4 2018.

Specification-wise we still know very little about the successor of the highly popular EOS 7D Mark II. 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 didn’t come from 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

All Canon EOS 7D Mark III rumors are listed here.

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Deal: Manfrotto 290 Light Aluminum Tripod with Ball Head – $99.95 (reg. 149.95)

Manfrotto 290

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  • Min Height: 16.4″
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  • Leg Sections: 3
  • Weight: 3.6 lb
  • Tension-Adjustable Flip Locks
  • Rubber Leg Grip
  • Friction Control Ball Head with QR Plate

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Canon set to release two full frame mirrorless cameras?

Full Frame Mirrorless

Yet another Canon full frame mirrorless camera rumor.

It’s suggested Canon is developing two prosumer grade, full frame mirrorless cameras. One more pro-oriented than the other. According to the rumor, Canon will first announce the pro-oriented mirrorless camera, then, after 6 or 8 months, the camera that’s supposed to be less feature rich.

The EF mount rumor is also back. It’s rumored Canon may have a “really nice solution for EF lenses on the full frame mirrorless body”, which does neither suggest it will or will not have an EF mount nor if an adapter is on Canon’s agenda.

All in all nothing new. Besides all the murmuring and rumor-recycling, we know very little about Canon’s full frame mirrorless camera. All tidbits we collected and were told in the past are listed here. Please note that none of the following has been confirmed to us so far:

  • Dedicated full frame CMOS sensor
  • Different sources and sites were reporting that early prototypes exist, at least to be tested inside Canon’s labs. This intel came in 2016 and early 2017.
  • Canon is possibly working on a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount. There have been rumors saying that Canon is delaying this camera because of issues in implementing the EF mount. There is a lot of talk about this. If Canon manages to engineer a full-frame mirrorless camera with EF mount, thus allowing us to use our beloved EF lenses on a smaller and hopefully performing body, it will be a winner. Imagine what you could do with a MILC that goes along with your EF lenses. There is a serious chance we may see this.
  • The latest bit of info I got suggests Canon will announce a full-frame mirrorless camera with a sensor having a resolution of 36-38MP.
  • Announcement may come for Photokina 2018 (September), or later in 2019 Q1.

At the end of the day, there is just one thing we can be sure about: Canon is set to announce a full frame mirrorless camera within a year. Here at CW we know since a while and reported it. Even Sony’s CEO said that Canon will announce a FF mirrorless before Q1 2019.

All Canon full frame mirrorless rumors are listed here.

[via CR]

Canon PowerShot SX 730 HS replacement leaks trough certification authority

Canon Powershot

The replacement for the Canon PowerShot SX 730 HS seems to have leaked through certification authorities.

  • PC 2352
    • FCC ID: AZD 600
    • Compact digital camera
    • made in Japan
    • Tilt liquid crystal
    • Size: 110.1 x 63.8 x 39.9 mm (when storing the lens)
    • Wi-Fi · Bluetooth installed

The announcement may be a few months away. Stay tuned.

[via Nokishita]

Deal: Datacolor Spyder5PRO Display Calibration System – $99.95 (reg. $189.95, today only)

Datacolor Spyder5PRO

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  • Includes Color Probe
  • 16 Calibration Choices
  • 3 Ambient Light Settings
  • Before and After Evaluation
  • Basic Display Analysis
  • Comes in a Reusable Box / Case

Only for today (4/16/2018) B&H Photo has the Datacolor Spyder5PRO display calibration system on sale for just $99.95. Compare at $189.95. Free shipping. A display calibration system is an essential tool for any serious photographer. I own the Datacolor Spyder5PRO, and are more than happy with it. It makes a difference if you are printing your photos.

More selected deals…

Canon Europe & UK stores have a cash back promotion going on. Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBayAdorama, and refurbished lenses and DSLRs at Canon Store.

Save $10 on Luminar 2018 and/or Aurora HDR 2018 using our code “WATCH” at checkout.

Get 10% discount on Capture One 11. All you have to do is to use the coupon code “AMBCW” when checking out from Phase One’s web store.