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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Canon EOS 7D Mark II price drop, now below $1100 on Amazon US (reg. $1499)

Eos 7d Mark Ii

EOS 7D Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Expandable ISO 51200 and 10 fps Shooting

Update: I’m no longer sure all the sellers with a price below $1,100 are authorised Canon retailers (thanks William). Please check before buying. It’s still Amazon but the 7D2s may be grey import items.

Not sure what this means, if it is a mistake, or if it means something else.

However, Amazon US has the Canon EOS 7D Mark II on sale clearly below $1,100. Compare at $1,499 at other Canon retailers.

Might this mean the Canon EOS 7D Mark III is around the corner? Because in some way it looks like a clearance sale to me (update: it’s not).

Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.2 released

EOS 7D Mark II

EOS 7D Mark II

Canon released EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.2 to the general public (download).

Firmware Version 1.1.2 incorporates the following fix:

Corrects the phenomenon in which remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

• This phenomenon only occurs when the firmware was updated from Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Version 1.1.1.

• There is no need to update the firmware if the firmware was updated from Version 1.1.0 to Version 1.1.1, or if the EOS 7D Mark II was equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.

When updating the firmware of the camera, please review the instructions thoroughly before you download the firmware.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.1 no longer available (communication error)

Canon EOS 7D Mark III

It doesn’t happen often. Canon pulled firmware 1.1.1 for the Canon EOS 7D Mark II because of the rare occurence of a communicstion error with the WiFi Adapter W-E1.

Canon advisory:

A communication error has been discovered when using the EOS 7D Mark II running Firmware Version 1.1.1, which version was released on April 27, 2017, in combination with the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.

Remote shooting with the Camera Connect App is not possible after connecting the EOS 7D Mark II to a smartphone via the Wi-Fi Adapter W-E1.
This error occurs for cameras that have been updated from Firmware Version 1.0.5 or earlier to Firmware Version 1.1.1
This phenomenon will not occur if the camera meets either of the two conditions below:

• If the camera has been updated from Firmware Version 1.1.0 to Firmware Version 1.1.1.
• If the camera was already equipped with Firmware Version 1.1.1 at the time of purchase.

We are currently making preparations to correct this phenomenon with the release of a firmware update in early June. In the meantime, the tentative countermeasure is as follows:

• Firmware Version 1.1.1 will no longer be available for download, and Firmware Version 1.1.0 will be made available for download again.
• Users whose camera is affected by this phenomenon are asked to download Firmware Version 1.1.0 and install Firmware Version 1.1.0 onto the camera.

We sincerely apologize for any inconvenience caused to customers, and we ask for your ongoing patience.

If you want the improvements and fixes provided in Firmware Version 1.1.1* applied to your camera, please contact the Canon Customer Support Center in your region and make a request for your camera to be re-updated to Firmware Version 1.1.1.
Firmware version 1.1.1 for the EOS 7D Mark II incorporates the following changes:

• Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 B.

• Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.

• Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.

• Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.

Firmware version 1.1.0 is available for Windows and Mac. If you have any enquiries, please contact us for further assistance.

Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware 1.1.1 released

Canon EOS 7D Mark III

Download Canon EOS 7D Mark II firmware.

Firmware Version 1.1.1 incorporates the following improvement and fix:

  1. Enhances reliability of communications when transferring images using Wireless File Transmitter WFT-E7 (A/B/C/D/E).
  2. Corrects the phenomenon of Err70 which occurs with certain combinations of settings.
  3. Corrects the phenomenon in which in very rare cases the shutter can no longer be released.
  4. Enhances reliability of operations for specific custom function settings.
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Last hours: Great Canon EOS 7D Mark II & PIXMA PRO-100 bundle deals at B&H Photo

eos 7d mark ii

EOS 7D Mark II at a glance:

  • 20.2MP APS-C CMOS Sensor
  • Dual DIGIC 6 Image Processors
  • 3.0″ 1.04m-Dot Clear View II LCD Monitor
  • Full HD 1080p/60 Video & Movie Servo AF
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF with Live View
  • 65-Point All Cross-Type Phase-Detect AF
  • Expandable ISO 51200 and 10 fps Shooting

EDIT: the promotion is over.

Authorised Canon retailer B&H Photo has two promotions on the Canon EOS 7D Mark II bundled with PIXMA Pro-100 photo printer (and 50 sheets photo paper). Both bundles get $350 mail-in rebate (info):

  • EOS 7D Mark II body with PIXMA Pro-100 on sale at $1,199 after $350 MIR
  • EOS 7D Mark II and EF-S 18-135mm f/3.5-5.6 IS STM with PIXMA Pro-100 on sale at $1,499 after $350 MIR

The promotion expires Monday 14th at 8am EST.

Today’s Gold Box and one day only deals at Amazon USAmazon DEAmazon UKB&H Photo, eBay and Adorama

Full bundle description after the break.

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