When Canon announced the EOS 7D a couple of years ago, many photographers were pleased by this because the camera blurred the lines between a camera designed for hobbyists, and one designed for professionals. It was sort of the best of both worlds where enthusiasts could get their hands on a professional-like camera for a lot less money.
Now we’re sure many are wondering when Canon might announce its successor. Last we heard, the rumors claimed that we could expect it in August, but now according to a new report from Canon Rumors, the Canon EOS 7D’s successor has been pegged for a possible launched in September instead.
The NDA/embargo on the EOS 7D MK II is expected to be lifted around that time, so we guess we will be able to look forward to additional details around that time. It should be pointed out that Photokina will be kicking off on the 16th of September, so it is possible that Canon could be looking to take advantage of that event to announce something, or possibly before.
The specs of the camera continue to remain a mystery, but if the leaked specs are anything to go by, we could be looking at a 20MP sensor, an ISO range of 100-12,800 and can be extended to 25,600. It will have a shutter speed of 1/8000, quiet shutter mode, phase detect AF, 8fps shooting, and a 3-inch LCD display. Take it with a grain of salt for now, but we’ll be keeping our eyes peeled for more information.