The Canon EOS 7D MK II was launched back in 2014 and while we have heard rumors that the company could be launching a successor in 2018, we haven’t really seen anything yet. Unfortunately, for those who were hoping to get their hands on the MK III, you might be disappointed to learn that the camera may never come.
This is according to a report from Canon Rumors who claims that the EOS 7D series might be cancelled and discontinued for good. This is because apparently, Canon has decided to focus their efforts on their EOS R mirrorless cameras. The report also claims that several dealers and distributors have expressed their concern about this, as apparently EOS 7D camera owners buy more lenses compared to EOS 80D owners.
However, mirrorless does seem to be a more preferred format compared to DSLRs. This is because DSLRs tend to be heavier and bulkier and lacks some of the more modern features of mirrorless cameras. Of course, it does boil down to personal preference at the end of the day, but maybe Canon is hoping to appeal to more casual photographers.
The EOS 7D series is one of Canon’s mid-range lineups and was a good camera for enthusiasts and hobbyists and even some professionals. In any case, it’s probably best to take it with a grain of salt for now, but hopefully, we’ll have more details soon.