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Old May 5, 2013, 6:21 AM   #1
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Default Anyone heard anything about the 7D MK II?

Anyone heard anything about the 7D MK II?
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Old May 6, 2013, 8:40 AM   #2
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Only the same rumors as always that come prior to a new body launch.
Due to the competitive nature of business manufacturers are very secretive about their new toys.

Here is a good rumor site
http://www.canonrumors.com/2013/02/c...spec-list-cr2/

Here is a translated interview with Masaya Maeda earlier this year where he confirmed a successor was in the plans for some future as yet unannounced date
http://www.canonwatch.com/interview-...he-day-so-far/

The new product secrecy prior to launch is due to something called the "Osborne effect" which has destroyed companies that accidentally unintentionally pre-announced new product.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Osborne_effect
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Old May 6, 2013, 8:53 AM   #3
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Ha, the rumor for today is a 7dmkii release date now somewhere in 2014
http://www.canonwatch.com/rumor-cano...poned-to-2014/

Myself I am firmly hoping for a new EOD 3D to get released
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Old May 6, 2013, 10:04 AM   #4
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a 7dII, just like a nikon 300 replacement is a tough nut for the manufacturers. Let's stick with Canon. Canon has gone all-in for full frame for their upper end DSLRs. They finally caved in and put a pro grade AF system in their 5-series. Sports photographers now have 1dx and 5dIII to choose from. Nikon has really made it difficult on Canon by continuing to push pro-grade AF down. This has traditionally been how Canon provides segmentation. With the D5200 essentially having an AF system like the Canon 7d - it's going to be tough for Canon - what to do with a 70d and 7dII? We would likely see a differentiation on build quality between the 70d and 7dii - but that alone isn't really good enough to justify 2 models. In the end it comes down to frame rate and focus - that's the big difference.

What is intriguing is - the 5dii already has the same focus system as the flagship 1dx (1dx still has a bit better performance due to processors used and battery) - and has better frame rate. Let's say Canon uses a 24mp sensor to keep up with the Jones' - keeps 8fps and uses the 5diii af system. That's still not good enough to appeal over 5diii for many users. The smaller sensor appeals to wildlife shooters primarily - giving them the greater pixel density they desire. Sports shooters care less. I really will be curious to see what the 70d is - it's tough to imagine there is still room for 2 APS-C cameras with the pressure nikon put on canon with the d5200 and with Canon having to finally put a quality AF system in 5diii.
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How about a release date for a 70D? Wife has been looking at the Canon 60D but is wondering if she should wait for the 70D. She uses a T1i right now and just likes some of the extras (top LCD, tilt scree, duel control wheels and smaller than my 7D) on the 60D. Not that she really needs a new camera but then again need has nothing to do with wanting something. Me, I have a 7D and it's more than I can handle so I can wait a couple of years.
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70D? it seems to be on a 12 month upgrade cycle now, you can try to extrapolate its next announcement date from the previous ittrations.
In the past it becomes available in stores about 2 months after the announcement date.
That might all be subject to change, as the winds blows through the corridors at Canon HQ .

Model - Announcement date - upgrade cycle
EOS 60D - 26 August 2010 +12 Months
EOS 50D - 26 August 2008 +12 months
EOS 40D - 20 August 2007 +18 months
EOS 30D - 21 February 2006 +18 months
EOS 20D - 19 August 2004 +18 months
EOS 10D - 27 February 2003
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Well 60D has been out for 32 months. It should be about time for something new from Canon.
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... The smaller sensor appeals to wildlife shooters primarily - giving them the greater pixel density they desire. Sports shooters care less. I really will be curious to see what the 70d is - it's tough to imagine there is still room for 2 APS-C cameras with the pressure nikon put on canon with the d5200 and with Canon having to finally put a quality AF system in 5diii.
This used to be true as the long L lenses tend to be cheaper than the Nikon's making their Canon brand popular (i.e. $5-6k range), which is no longer the case... and out of reach of most wildlife shooters.

-> If we look at the pricing on the new 500/600L (or 400L) today compare to the Nikkors we can pretty much buy a D800 for the price difference in the two lens lines and shoot FF, APS-C or 1D style frame format with the same camera (i.e. D800)!

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._4L_EF_IS.html
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc...00mm_f_4G.html
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And there lies the bug in rumors, unless you actually work for Canon you will never be sure until the actual formal announcement date.

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Well 60D has been out for 32 months. It should be about time for something new from Canon.
Masaya did say in an interview that a 70d was in the future works for release someday (unless they suddenly decide to cancel it).
But he also said for Canon full frame was the way of the future for all but the low end.
http://www.examiner.com/article/cano...-be-full-frame
http://www.dpreview.com/articles/033...s-masaya-maeda

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The Sigma 500mm f/4.5 is a half stop slower but a much less expensive option than either Canon or Nikon
http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/produc..._f_4_5_EX.html
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