We have been hearing rumors about a possible successor to the current Canon EOS 7D since back in 2012 where it was rumored for an announcement earlier this year. Safe to say that did not happen but according to the folks at Canon Rumors, they have been tipped off that the EOS 7D MK II’s announcement will be taking place in 2014 instead. As it stands the exact dates of the camera’s launch remains unknown for now, but apparently it should be taking place in the first half of 2014. Given that 2012’s rumor seemed pretty certain of a 2013 launch, we suggest you take this with a grain of salt for now and perhaps try not to get your hopes up just yet.
According to a previously leaked spec sheet, the EOS 7D MK II is said to feature either a 20MP or 24MP sensor with a Dual Pixel CMOS AF system. The AF system is said to be similar to the EOS 5D MK III with 61-points, burst shooting at 10-12fps, high-grade weather sealing, a Dual DIGIC V+ processor, WiFI and GPS connectivity, and will come in a new design that is akin to the EOS 1’s body. As far as pricing is concerned, word has it that the camera should be priced around the $2,000 mark.