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Nikon D800s, Canon 7D Replacement May Make Debuts Sooner Than Previously Thought…

By Anthony Thurston on June 6th 2014

Two interesting rumors have hit the web over the last several days. One concerning a possible announcement of the D800s within the next week or two, and the other concerning a possible August announcement of Canon’s 7D replacement.

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According to a report over on Nikon Rumors, Nikon has a press event scheduled within the next week or so, and this event is thought to be for an official announcement of a new camera. Right now, the most likely body is thought to be the D800s, but it is also possible that Nikon could announce the new D9300/D400. Be on the lookout for that announcement, whatever it ends up being, at some point next week.

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Then, breaking this morning, was the news out of Germany that supposedly Canon Pro distributors are being invited to an event towards the end of August. This points to a new pro or prosumer camera announcement, and many think that this could be the 7D replacement. Previously, it was thought that this camera wouldn’t be announced until Photokina in September.

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Maybe Nikon actually is announcing the 9300/D400, and so Canon is pushing up their timetable on the 7D replacement. Who knows, either way, if you have been thinking about picking up a new camera, I wouldn’t blame you one bit for holding off to see what these announcements turn out to be, especially if you have been looking at the 7D/D300s and have been longing for an updated take on those.

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What are your thoughts on these rumors? Do you think Nikon will announce the D800s or the D9300/D400? How about Canon, is the announcement in August going to be the 7D replacement? Leave a comment below!

[via Nikon Rumors via Canon Rumors]

Anthony Thurston is a photographer based in the Salem, Oregon area specializing in Boudoir. He recently started a new project, Fiercely Boudoir to help support the growing boudoir community. Find him over on Instagram. You may also connect with him via Email.

3 Comments

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  1. Kurk Rouse

    Seeing articles like this makes me wonder why i am to quick to purchase

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  2. Bokeh Monk

    Yeah, it does look like the D800S is coming this month ( I’ve been waiting ) and the D9300 / 7Dmk2 coming in time for Photokina. Japanese camera makers ‘work’ more closely than the average person might think, they have a tight partnership between industry, labour & government unlike the US or Europe! Ever wonder why the Canon or Nikon lens mounts AREN’T strictly copy-written… I can also see a torrent of new glass in the next little while, DX primes anybody!

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  3. Nickk

    It will be Canon 7D Mark II & Nikon D9x00.
    Nikon and Canon are coordinating these releases.
    Probably they either have an agreement, or they want to be sure that their Pro grade DX format DSRL is at least as good as the competitor’s.
    If Nikon will use a Sony sensor, the Nikon new camera will be better.

    For photographers it will be good news, no matter which brand their system is.
    You can always buy a nice Sigma lens for your mount :)

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