It’s been speculated that if the Canon 7D Mark II were to ever exist, it would probably use a dual pixel sensor very similar to the Canon 70D. Well lo and behold there’s a new Northlight Images (translated) early report that backs up the theory. Northlight Images has heard that manufacturing issues with the dual pixel design of the APS-C sensor in the 70D has delayed the launch of the 7D Mark II.
More after the jump.
What’s more, the news source also suggested that this same technology will be implemented with, and consequently is holding up, the 700D (aka Rebel T5i) and 100D (Rebel SL1) replacements. All three cameras were reportedly slated for release right around this time of year. But now with all the production hang-ups they have now have been pushed back to release sometime between July to September.
Reports are also stating that the camera could have these specs:
- APS-C 20MP
- ISO100-12800 (25600 ext)
- 1/8000 – 30s, Bulb, X=1/250
- 150k shutter life
- Quiet shutter
- Phase AF, 19 point
- metering -0.5 – 18ev
- Buffer 15 Raw / 126 JPEG
- 3.0″ 1040k LCD, touch screen
- Optional WiFi
- Body Mag Alloy – splash/dustproof
- Battery capacity 850 shots
- 148.2 x 110.7 x 73.5 mm
- Weight 910g
We’re very positive that the company would implement the Wifi functionality though and that the body style will be very close to what the Canon 5D Mk III looks like or at least it will show us a hint of what the company is going towards in terms of the design of their DSLRs. When the 5D Mk II was the king, the company announced the 7D and everyone thought that it was an upgrade over the 5D Mk II because of the revamped autofocusing system, faster fps shooting, and better build quality.
Indeed, our Editor in Chief used both for weddings and felt that instead they worked well together instead of against one another.
With the way Canon has been trying to ensure that they don’t cannibalize their product line, the 7D successor may be designed a bit more carefully.