We have been following the whole story about the Canon 7D replacement, a camera that was originally thought to be called the 7D Mark II, but according to rumor sites, now the consensus is that it will not carry on the 7D name, and will be something different.
This is why the camera has been referred to as the “7D replacement” lately, because no one is quite sure what the camera will be called. Today, I received a tip that may indicate that the camera will be called the 7D Mark II after all. Though, in reality, it is likely just click bait or SEO wizardry, but still, I thought it was worth noting.
Over on B&H there is a new Varavon Armor S Rig for Filmmakers, which specifically says “For Canon 7D Mark II”. Now, like I said, this could be some sort of SEO or click bait trickery, but it could also be an indicator that the new camera will, in fact, be called the 7D Mark II.
Accessory manufacturers are often given mockup products so that they can have accessories ready when the product is released, so it is possible that this is one of those accessory products that was made to fit the 7D Mark II when it is released (which would also seem to indicate that an announcement is likely coming very soon).
Personally, I always thought it would be silly of Canon to change the name from 7D, so I would love for this to be the case. That said, this deserves buckets of salt. Other than the name in this product listing, I have no other “proof” here, but as I said, I thought it was curious and worth noting for anyone interested or who has been following this 7D replacement rumor story.
**Update** – B&H is saying that this was a typo. So, that is the official story behind this anyways.
What do you think of this? Will the camera be called the 7D Mark II as this product seems to hint at, or is this just a case of someone throwing out click bait? Leave a comment below!
[Shout out to Adam Sanford for the tip]