Canon EOS 7D Mark III specification wishlist surfaces [CW1]

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EOS 7D Mark III coming with a 30MP sensor? (Image: EOS 7D Mark II)

A list of supposed Canon EOS 7D Mark III specifications makes the rounds on the web. Please note. Though being credited to us, we have nothing to do with this list.

The specification list below is more of a wishlist, and I am not sure all specs would be possible. We posted a tidbit about the EOS 7D Mark III sensor, murmured to have a resolution around 30MP, and that it will most likely have 4K video (we did not say anything about crop factor). All the rest was added and does not come from us.

  • 30MP sensor
  • 4K video/30p 1.4x
  • 12 fps
  • No AA filter
  • 1D X Mark II focusing
  • Tilting touch screen
  • CFast/SD
  • Built-in Wi-Fi
  • Price around $2,000

While some things make sense and are plausible (12fps, tilting screen, WiFi), others do not.

The EOS 7D Mark III is expected to be announced next year. No exact announcement date is known so far, though you can think it may happen somewhen in summer.

Stay tuned…

Canon EOS 7D Mark III to feature 30MP sensor and 4K [CW2]


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Edit: I made a dumb typo in the title. It should have been “…and 4K” and not “and DPAF”. Has been corrected.

This is the first Canon EOS 7D Mark III tidbit I get (thanks). My source suggests the Canon EOS 7D Mark III will feature a 30MP sensor.

The Canon EOS 7D Mark III will most likely be announced next year during summer. It’s very early for reliable rumors. However, this one is at least plausible so I decided to post it.

A 30MP sensor on the EOS 7D Mark III is in the realm of possible. The EOS 7D Mark II features a 20MP sensor, an increase of resolution of 8MP 10MP would be in line with Canon’s conservative politics when it comes to upgrading a product.

For all the 4K fanatics out there: we have been told the 7D3 will have 4K. Well, I guess in 2018 4K is mandatory even for Canon. Finally, the EOS 7D Mark III should be more video-oriented than the EOS 7D Mark II.

Stay tuned.

No one knows the exact release date for the Canon EOS 90D and 7D Mark III but they try

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Pointless rumors surfaced on the web. Announcement dates for the Canon EOS 90D and EOS 7D Mark III are suggested.

The first half of 2018 is when Canon is said to announce the 90D and 7D3.

It’s way too early for a reliable rumor about the announcement for these cameras. Pointing to CP+ for the announcement of at least one of these DSLRs makes sense but still is pure speculation.

We knew the announcement date of the EOS 6D Mark II only a few weeks before it happened, after many supposed announcement dates that all were wrong. The approximately one dozen of wrong announcement dates for the 6D2 all came from the same source that’s now suggesting the dates for the EOS 90D and 7D Mark III.

Enjoy the camera you have and don’t waste time with rumors.


Latest Wishmors round-up (80D, 7D Mark III, 50mm f/1L, 6D Mark II) [CW0]

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It’s time to post a round-up of the many fake rumors I got, christened “wishmors” (wishful rumors) by my humble self. Please note: I don’t consider any of these wishmors to be plausible. I report this stuff for the sole purpose of fun, and to let you know what sort of suggestions fill my inbox.

We start with the EOS 80D (more 80D wishmors here and here):

EOS 80D will support focus peaking [editors note: this one could eventually turn out to be true, CW1]

What about an EF 50mm f/1.0L lens?

On Q2 2017 you will see this as an actual product if the engineers manage to keep the weight under control.
Canon is working on a II version of EF 50mm f/1.0 L which will have higher resolving power and incorporate the new lens element found in 35mm f/1.4 II.
The autofocus motor has been upgraded significantly. It’s fast to autofocus but there is a trade-off: the lens weights a lot.
Initially the management wanted the new 50mm f/1.0 to be available for release in Q2 2015. The project was delayed when engineering couldn’t keep the weight under control. The current goal is to release the lens in Q2 2017.
Optically, the lens exhibits almost no coma. It’s designed for use in the f/1.0 – f/2.8 range and for this reason its optical performance won’t be as good after f/2.8.
It will ship in a new kind of packaging in gold color. All Canon imaging products will gradually adopt the new box design.
There will be no printed user instructions in the box, instead there will be a downloadable PDF on Canon’s website. The same will be true for all new Canon lenses.
The price is expected to be very high, much higher than the current 50mm f/1.2. I have no information on something more specific.

The EOS 6D Mark II

Canon’s 6D Mark II is imminent and will introduce support for JPEG2000, a better image format. Standard JPEG will still be the default format and work as before, but photographers will have the option to enable JPEG2000 shooting from the menu.

Time ago we had a rumor about the top LCD becoming a color display

The color top LCD isn’t only a blue skies project, it will be put in future EOS DSLRs, it will be touchscreen and will support functions like: histogram, liveview, touch input for changing settings, and other things.

The EOS 7D Mark III  gets already a mention (the EOS 7D Mark II was announced September 2014)

Canon is developing 7D Mark III, it’s a slight update of Mark II tentatively scheduled for release sometime in 2017. The specs of the released product might change but for the moment it’s 24 MP, DPAF, and has a high-durability non-swivel touchscreen which is disabled by default but can be enabled through the menu and its use is entirely optional. No CF slot, it has dual SD UHS-II.

And I also have this info: Canon wants to release updates to its cameras more often but the updates will be less revolutionary, the Rebel and xxD (e.g. 80D) lines will test new technologies and sensors before they appear in the 7D line.

This is just a selection of the wishmors I get :-) Enjoy life!