We have talked about how the rumors indicate that Canon is having the Canon 7D Mark II being professionally tested out at the World Cup down in Brazil. News regarding the camera has been few and far between down in Brazil, but this morning an interesting tidbit made its way onto my screen.

According to Northlight Images, there is a camera that has been shrouded, always shooting in the same spot with the same photographer. Now in bad weather, it would not be unheard of to see cameras covered with rain gear and what not, but in the image below, it’s not rain gear. It is some sort of white cloth covering the camera.

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The other photographers in the shot also have their gear completely out in the open. While it would be a stretch to say that this is for sure the 7D Mark II, I think that the possibility is very interesting.

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Obviously, we will never know if that is, in fact, the 7D replacement. But if it is, it just goes to show you the lengths at which Canon goes to make sure nothing gets out early. I mean, I am not sure about you, but when I envisioned the 7D II out and about in Brazil, I assumed it would be out just like any other camera- hiding in plain sight, so to speak. But to see Canon literally shrouding the camera (assuming this rumor is correct) in a white cloth is something else.

Is the shrouded camera in fact the 7D Mark II?

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What are your thoughts on this? Do you think the camera shown in the image is the secret Canon 7D replacement? Leave a comment below!

[via Canon Rumors]