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A new set of Canon 7D Mark II specs have been leaked on the web, with the list now including a new image sensor and autofocus system.

Canon 7D Mark II is another highly-rumored EOS camera. It will replace one of the company’s most popular and best-selling shooters, the EOS 7D. However, it might not be released too soon, as the manufacturer is waiting for the new EOS 70D to become available on the market.

new-canon-7d-mark-ii-specs More Canon 7D Mark II specs revealed ahead of announcement Rumors

A couple of new Canon 7D Mark II specs have been leaked on the web. It has been confirmed that the camera’s 21-megapixel sensor will be brand new and that the shooter will feature a new and faster AF technology, but not for the Live View.

Canon to announce EOS 7D Mark II after 70D release date

This means that the EOS 7D Mark II will be introduced sometime after September 2013. This rumor falls in line with previous information, which said that the camera is not coming this summer. Moreover, its launch might be pushed to early 2014, if the Nikon D400 fails to show up.

Nikon D400 is another rumored camera and it will be the main Canon 7D Mark II competitor. Unfortunately, the former is not coming, yet, because the latter has not been officialized and vice-versa.

New Canon 7D Mark II specs list includes novel autofocus technology, but not for Live View

Either way, the EOS shooter is in testing and it is coming. According to inside sources, the Canon 7D Mark II specs will include a brand new 21-megapixel APS-C image sensor and a novel autofocus system.

Many people would be inclined to believe that the camera will feature the same Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology, which has been announced with the EOS 70D, but the source is adamant that this is not about Live View focusing.

It appears that Canon is working on an innovative AF system, which should further enhance autofocus speeds, so that the device will have a big advantage over the rumored Nikon D400, just like the 7D had over the D300S.

Canon 1D X replacement coming soon, too

The gossip talks go even further, hinting at a Canon 1D X replacement. The company’s flagship full frame DSLR camera has been announced in the fall of 2011 and it might be nearing its end of life.

The source claims that the new AF technology will be found in the successor of the 1D X, so it is definitely going to be innovative. As usual, keep in mind that these are just rumors and they should be viewed with a dose of skepticism.

For the time being, the Canon 7D is available for $1,299 at Amazon, while the Nikon D300S costs $1,379.99. The EOS 70D can be pre-ordered for $1,199 at Amazon, Adorama, and B&H.

Meanwhile, B&H, Adorama, and Amazon are all selling the Canon 1D X for $6,799, so with no price reduction in sight, a replacement remains in doubt.

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