The Canon 7D replacement camera is probably one of the most anticipated rumored cameras right now, but apparently plans to officially announce it have been pushed back due to issues with the sensor.

According to the latest rumor, the Canon 7D replacement has been pushed back because of manufacturing issues with the new “High Performance” Dual Pixel AF sensor (the issues with the sensor is unspecified). The rumor states that the 7D replacement will feature an upgraded version of the Dual Pixel technology used in the 70D, but that there has been an issue with the sensor manufacturing.

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The latest rumored specs for the camera include:

  • APS-C 20MP
  • ISO100-12800 (25600 ext)
  • 1/8000 – 30s, Bulb, X=1/250
  • 150k shutter life
  • Quiet shutter
  • Phase AF, 19 point
  • metering -0.5 – 18ev
  • 8fps
  • Buffer 15 Raw / 126 JPEG
  • 3.0″ 1040k LCD, touch screen
  • Optional WiFi
  • Body Mag Alloy – splash/dustproof
  • Battery capacity 850 shots
  • 148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5 mm
  • Weight 910g

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If the current rumor is true, the new body could be announced at or around Photokina in September. But any sooner than that is very unlikely due to the sensor problems. I know many of you are eagerly awaiting this camera, as am I, but alas, it appears we will have to wait a bit longer.

[via The Phoblographer]