When Canon’s 7D Mark II was announced back at Photokina the company said to expect the new high end APS-C body sometime in November. It seems that the body will come sooner, as Amazon.com is now listing the expected ship date as October 30th (in the US at least).

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It is always hard waiting for a body from announcement to release. So, it is always welcome news when a camera or lens comes sooner than expected. I am particularly happy because that means I may be able to get my hands on the 7D II for our coverage of PhotoPlus at the end of the month, which would be incredibly awesome.

[REWIND: Matt Granger’s Photokina 7D Mark II Walk Through]

If you haven’t already pre-ordered your 7D Mark II, you can get your name on the list and hopefully get one of the first available copies come October 30th by pre-ordering the body ($1799) or kit ($2149) today.