Photokina 2014 will be taking place on the 16th of September, and according to the rumors, it seems that we can look forward to Canon announcing the successor to the EOS 7D around that time as well. Previously it was speculated that the announcement could take place on the 8th of September, but according to reports, it seems that the announcement might be on the 5th of September instead.
The reports claim that Canon’s embargo for the announcement regarding the EOS 7D’s successor is scheduled to end at midnight on the 5th of September, about a week and a half before Photokina which kind of makes sense. It would give Canon ample time to setup their booth at the event and get their units ready for possible hands-on.
So far what we know about the EOS 7D’s successor is based purely on the rumors. Assuming the rumors are right, we could be looking at a 20MP sensor, ISO range from 100-12,800 which can be extended to 25,600, shutter speed of 1/8000, phase detection AF, 8fps shooting, and a 3-inch LCD display.
Take it with a grain of salt for now, but with a couple of months to go before Photokina 2014, hopefully we will hear more about the Canon EOS 7D MK II by then, so check back with us at a later date for the details!