Report: Canon to Finally Introduce the 7D Mark II – Leaks Prior to Official Photokina Announcement
After nearly half a decade, countless rumors of its expected release, and hints of possible specification details, the successor to the extremely well-regarded Canon 7D may be finally upon us according to new reports from the reputable Canon Rumors and DigicameInfo.
If the current reports hold true, Canon will introduce the 7D Mark II next week at Photokina 2014 in Cologne, Germany, bringing with it some surprisingly small yet important changes over its predecessor.
Digicame details the 7D2 will upgrade to a 20.2-megapixel sensor, over the current 18-megapixel workhorse, adding a new 65-point AF system and utilizing Canon’s proprietary Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology for Live View AF. These enhancements will draw upon the inclusion of Dual DIGIC 6 imaging processors, housed in an all-magnesium alloy, dust and weather resistant exterior.
If it ain’t broke…
Additional changes are relatively minor and if the latest reports are to be believed, Canon is hoping the aforementioned subtle upgrades to an already sturdy yet dated foundation will be enough for most consumers.
A formal announcement is expected to come on Monday, September 15th, with availability presumed to follow in October or November.