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Canon’s 7D Mk II is Rumored to Have a 24MP or 20MP Sensor

by Chris Gampat on 08/18/2013

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As we currently know, the Canon 70D has a 20MP APS-C sized sensor. And so some of the rumors that both Photography Bay and Canon Watch are reporting about the Canon 7D Mk II sort of make sense. According to them, the camera will have either a 20MP or 24MP APS-C sensor. The company’s 6D currently has a sensor around the 20MP range and they may try to stick to that so that they don’t out-muscle their 5D Mk III. That holds true to Canon’s philosophy of not trying to cannibalize their own products.

But what they’re all saying so far is that there is a prototype out there with the following specs:

  • ~24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
  • Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
  • 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

Wishful thinking maybe? A single card slot doesn’t really make sense either.


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