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A Shrouded Canon 7D Mark II Spotted In Brazil?

By Anthony Thurston on July 5th 2014

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.


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.

[REWIND: Canon 7D Mark II Wish List]

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]

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  1. Rafael Steffen

    That could be a new project.

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  2. Abe Toul

    It was rainy and humid at most of the world cup, wouldn’t put too much into this. But who knows

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  3. Aidan Morgan

    Maybe it’s a tiltable shroud with 36 megafibers.

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  4. Aaron Spencer

    Maybe when he takes off that cloth it will have an imprint of the camera so it can be the Shroud of Canon, instead of the Shroud of Turin?

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    7d markII wishlist the shroud

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  6. Ralph Hightower

    “Analysis Paralysis” is the primary reason why I waited to buy a DSLR for so long. It’s an “Arms Race” between Canon and Nikon to out megapixel and out feature the other. I was looking at the 7D, but there were rumors of a new model.

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    • Dave Lyons

      There’s no “arms race”, as stated before in another thread… They’re doing different things, Nikon is working on spectacular image quality, only god knows what canon is working on.. flippy touch screens and purdy menus but have nothing close in the mega pixels area.

      Features? IMO they should take all the video crap out and give us “camera” features not “video” features. Really theres not much they need to do as a cameras basic design has been around a long time. Maybe add (in the prior video sections) banks of user defined presets, wifi, device connections , geocoding & a split focusing screen

      A few years ago there was an interview with Bill Gates and Steve Jobs and Bill gates said he wanted microsoft to make everything you need. The problem with this is the more crap you add in the the more overall quality suffers… hows that biz model working out of them?

      Now Steve Jobs said he completely disagreed with that and that he wanted Apple to make a few things but make them great… this “all-in-1” crap is for the birds

      As for the 7D you’d think Canon would be hyping it up and trying to keep their customers around as a lot of them are sick of waiting for update and/or drooling over all those delicious mega pixels everywhere. If i was canon I would be leaking it all right now because they haven’t come up with squat in a longggggggg time. They need to stop worrying about hiding things till the last second before being announce, right now they just need to catch up.

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  7. Jared Stewart

    Probably an EOS-M and he’s just embarrassed… :)

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    • Anthony Thurston

      Maybe they merged the 7D with the EOS M, and the 7D replacement is actually some sort of super mirrorless camera….

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    • Dave Lyons

      well according to canon this “super mirrorless” camera wouldn’t be available in the USA anyway

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  8. Servando Miramontes

    Stuff like this cracks me up….. I’ll just wait till Canon “accidentally” leaks it online

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  9. Andy O’Dowd

    Very interested to see if this is the 7d II…It might mean there’s a 5d MKIV coming :-)

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  10. Steve Seymour

    Maybe he’s just shrouding it so he can see the screen better.

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  11. Herm Tjioe

    A not so weatherproofed prototype, LOL

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