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Possible Canon 7D Mark II Specs Leaked [Rumor]

By Anthony Thurston on October 27th 2013

In all of the hype surrounding the Nikon “DF” rumors it appears that a fresh rumor on the specs for the Canon 7D Mark II has slipped out. I had a chance to look over the specs and they are impressive to say the least, lets just say if these are real then Nikon is probably sweating bullets because based on these specs the 7D Mark II blows the D7100 out of the water.

The rumor also states that the release date for the EOS 7D Mark II would be sometime during march of 2014. I am not really sure why Canon is waiting so long, but they probably have their reasons.


Canon 7D Mark II Rumored Spec List

  • 20MP or 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • 61 point Auto-Focus system similar to, maybe even the same as, the EOS 5D Mark III
  • High frame rate, 10-12 fps
  • “high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
  • Dual Digic V+ processor
  • Single card slot
  • WiFi & GPS
  • “Innovative” video features
  • Price around $2000
  • “Very good” ISO performance

I am really impressed with these stats, assuming they are legit. This camera would likely become a must have body for sports and wildlife shooters thanks to the high frame rate and top of the line weather sealing.

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Besides that all I really have to say is that if you are thinking this looks as good as I think it looks you better get saving. If the $2000 price tag is correct then that gives you 4 months to save up, roughly $500 a month. Guess its time to start hitting the holiday “mini session” gravy train…

What are your thoughts on these specs for the 7D Mark II? Is it a worthy upgrade over the 7D, how would you compare it to the D7100 or the 6D/D610? Share your thoughts in a comment below. 

[via Canon Rumors]

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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.

Q&A Discussions

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  1. Marcus

    This sounds like a good camera to have if you can trust the spec’s…….
    It’s got the frame rate too for sports photographs and if it’s as well balanced as the mk1 it will be ideal for me.

    Price is a bit close to 5 mk3 but I’m sure it will drop soon after it comes on market. :-)

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  2. Eric

    Impressive, most impressive. But, I’d have to wear out the 7D I currently own. Don’t see that happening any time soon. Plus, there are only two things I’d change about the current model. First, better ISO performance (which I don’t think is that bad). And second, make it full frame. Which would make it the perfect Canon camera. Wait, they’ve already done that! It’s the 1DX! Which I cannot afford.

    So, I won’t be upgrading. If I do, it will be the 5D MkII/III. And, I’d keep my old 7D for sports and second shooter body for weddings.

    Again, as a side, if the above specs are true AND if it were full frame, THAT would be the perfect camera. Period.

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  3. Drew Gardner

    The prevalence of 4K is around the corner. If the 7D Mark II shoots 4K, this will be huge for Canon and a definite purchase by me. It most likely won’t but making 4K at an affordable price needs to be in the market.

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  4. Suzi

    If this is a full-frame body with the above stats, it will be *very* impressive and likely to outdo the 6D. My main complaint with the 6D is the non-high grade weather sealing and the slower fps, making it difficult to use for action shots.

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  5. Don

    I have two applications… My low light, low action applications which I use my 5D3. Then I have my bright light, high action applications (sports, daylight wildlife, etc.) for which I use my 7D. I have two bodies because each has their own advantage. If I want a single body to cover both, I would get a 1DX, but I also like the flexibility to have two different bodies with different lenses at the same time. IF the 7DII has the AF points as mentioned above AND the autofocus of the 70D for video, I will upgrade my 7D to a 7DII no questions asked. If not, I will have to think about it a bit more depending on the final specs and real world performance. And the MP war doesn’t bother me because I understand that “more MP” doesn’t mean “more better” (poor grammar used on purpose).

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  6. Richard Killey

    ISO is my main concern these days. I want a 6D that can shoot 8-10 fps!!! I have trouble seeing a crop that can match a FF on ISO.

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    • Jonathan Verman

      That will most likely always be the case in the ISO department. The 5dmkiii can do 6FPS or if you want more then get the canon 1d X

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  7. Greg Hitchcock

    I think what is really important about this update are the increases in burst rate, weather sealing, auto focus, and to some extend the ISO performance. I have a 17 and some change megapixel 7D and frankly I am never hurting for more pixels. I shoot weddings and sports. I use a crop body because the crop factor is a god sent. I also love the 7D because of it’s rugged construction. MORE TO THE POINT, I think that these factors are much more important than a couple of measly extra megapixels. The 7D sensory is already dense, so dense that the most expensive lenses and doublers only work marginally well. We need to put the mega pixel variable aside. It’s done. I don’t need 24 on a crop body.

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  8. Jonny Verman

    Lots of readers seem to be missing the point with this camera. It is intended for sports and wildlife photography therefore the extra 1.6x crop factor is perfect for that! If you shoot wildlife and sports then this is better than the 6d if you shoot portraits or weddings then get the 6d but don’t compare the two against each other as it just doesn’t work like that! And $2000 dollars for a sports/wildlife camera of that spec sounds pretty decent!

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  9. Ben McPhee

    I know this is an improvement, but if I see one more “High end” Canon clocking in at only 20mp, I’m going to be so pissed. Every camera in their lineup from bottom to top is sitting right there. Nikon is killing Canon in MP. It can’t continue. This needs to be 24mp. The 5DMk 4 needs to be 34mp. And the 1D series needs to be at 28-34 also, with that awesome sealing, build and frame rate.

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    • jonny

      The canons at the moment especially the 5dmkiii are better in low light because their focus isn’t on high MP for me as a wedding photographer the canon 5dmkiii is just perfect in low light and really the MP is not an issue at all! More is not always better.

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    • Zlatko

      The 5D3 has 2 card slots and has excellent autofocus and low light performance. I do weddings & portraits and it is as close to perfect as I could ask for. More megapixels is something I really don’t need. Nikon-using wedding photographers that I’ve spoken with complain about the high MP of the D800. One often shoots in crop mode to avoid the huge files. Another refuses to buy the camera because of the MP.

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    • Diane

      34 is way too much for a wedding photographer or any other photographer who regularly photos over 1000 images on a job. it’s not needed and it makes storage even more of a nightmare than it already is. better sensors are what is really needed, not more mp.

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    • Travis – Minneapolis Wedding Photographer

      I don’t know that 36MP is “necessary”, but there are definitely certain situations where having more MP can help.

      If this is aimed at nature photographers – they’d definitely prefer a higher resolution image for their large print wall canvases or the ability to do easy – high resolution panoramic prints.

      For weddings, it would be nice to have high resolution but also like Canon’s medium raw format that compresses it.

      Friday Wedding Photography

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  10. michael cook

    Canon…why can’t you put 2 card slots in a camera? Nikon does it on every camera that cost more than $800. Sounds nice, but I’m switching back to Nikon. The mkii has the worst focusing system.

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  11. claude

    If this is true I want one. This is as good as the 1D mk IV at less than 1/2 price. All that seem to be missing is the ablity to autofocus at f8 with a converter.

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  12. Quentin Décaillet

    Let’s hope the high ISO capabilities will be better than those of the 70D and current 7D. If the 7DII matches the 6D/5DIII in terms of low light photography, it’ll be interesting to see how that will impact the 6D sells.
    On the paper at least the 7DII looks great… let’s wait and see the final specifications and IQ.

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    • Jonathan Verman

      It won’t equal them on low light performance as it’s a crop sensor camera.

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    • James Fry

      Can almost 100% guarantee that it will be very very similar low light perf to 70D.

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  13. Gabriel Lorenzo

    I’m hoping this would have 1080p with 60 fps

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  14. wolf

    FF or crop? That’s the only thing i would want to know

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Since the original 7D is a crop I would think it is VERY unlikely that Canon makes this a full frame body. Especially with them just releasing the 6D at about the same price point. The 7D Mark II will almost definitely be a APS-C body. (I’m about 98.5% sure on that)

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    • dannog

      seriously? think about it with these specs do you realy think it will have a full frame sensor and take sales from their own pro bodies.

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    • Ocir

      $2k for a crop is ridiculous! Nobody is going to spend that much money on a crop sensor.

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    • Anthony Thurston

      If its the best crop Canon has ever made its not that big of a stretch to be honest. I mean the 7D is $1500, if the features/build are improved enough to justify another $500 remains to be seen but $2K is not that crazy. That said, I would agree that $2K is getting near the upper limit for a crop body, especially with full frames like the 6D/D610 and the new Sony A7/A7R all running between $1600 and $2000ish.

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    • Jexmark

      OCIR – If it’s good enough, sure there is. I would. Perfect mate to my 5D Mark III.

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