The Canon 7D DSLR camera is one again rumored to be replaced by the EOS 7D Mark II, which will be announced in Q2 2014 and released one quarter later.
One of the biggest rumor sagas will allegedly come to an end this year. However, it will not happen without another plot twist, that serves only to confuse the people who are closely watching the industry.
Canon has been rumored to replace the 7D with the EOS 7D Mark II in 2013. Here we are in 2014 and the DSLR has not arrived on the market. Recently, a source has revealed that a successor for the 7D will be launched in 2014, but it will not be called 7D Mark II.
It is referred to as the “biggest change in the company’s history” and will come packed with revolutionary features. Names such as 7D C and 8D have been thrown into the mix, but a specs list has been left out in the cold.
As one would have expected, more speculation has followed, putting fans in disarray. Unfortunately for them, there is another plot twist circling on the web right now, claiming that the camera will be indeed called Canon 7D Mark II.
Canon to test EOS 7D Mark II at the Olympics and the World Cup, release it in Q3 2014
People familiar with the matter say that Canon will be testing the shooter at the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympics, followed by another period of testing at the World Cup 2014 in Brazil.
Moreover, the DSLR is sure to become official during the second quarter and a release date has been scheduled for Q3 2014, source says.
The tests will be conducted only by the company’s “favored customers”, probably referring to a bunch of professional photographers who are keeping a close relationship with the company.
They will receive the 7D Mark II, a bunch of lenses (probably some new, unannounced ones) as well as something to shoot videos. It would not be surprising if the latter is another unknown camcorder that might be introduced this year, but keep in mind that this is based purely on speculation, as there is no physical evidence to back up the claims.
Specs of Canon 7D successor are subject to change
There are some folks who are curious to find out more about the specifications. The source has made some affirmations regarding the rumors regarding the specs, too. It appears that everything we have previously heard is subject to change.
This means that we should not take everything for granted because Canon is still testing various configurations, albeit the Olympics and the World Cup will surely help the company decide which one is the best.
The good thing is that more details are expected to be leaked soon, therefore hang on in there just a little longer.