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Canon 7D Replacement Rumored To Be Pushed Back Due To Sensor Issues

By Anthony Thurston on April 15th 2014

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.


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

[REWIND: New Sigma 50mm vs Canon 50mm F/1.2 Head2Head]

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]

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Q&A Discussions

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  1. Robert

    If those specs are true I am saving for 5D mark III. 7D mark II should show to others Canon’s ability to produce good product and not just pull money out of buyers pockets for minimal spec upgrade. Just look at Sony 7s has a 4K video and ISO up to 409.600, dynamic range a lot better than 1D. Canon wake up and we’ll buy the good product.

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  2. shamb

    I’m wondering if ‘manufacturing issues’ is a euphemism for ‘other manufacturors have already beaten our key feature in current production models, and we worry about their future models that will compete directly with the 7D’.

    I’m guessing the Canon dual pixel AF isnt beating the Sony a6000, and Canon are worried about the upcoming Sony 7D competitor (probably A77 mk 2, which will beat the a6000 on AF, assuming the A77-2 is placed higher in the marketing lineup than the ‘6000).

    The bar for the dual pixel tech is probably a lot higher than it was 6 months ago, and thats the issue Canon are finding themselves with right now.

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  3. Will

    The specs listed here are pretty much the same as the original 7d, except ISO 25,600 (as opposed to 12,800 in the current 7D) and optional WiFi. If the specs listed here are all the 7d has, I’ll be really disappointed.

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  4. Herm Tjioe

    I was hoping this would have a more robust ISO sensitivity. The video mode should be much more improved for me to get this.

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