Prototype Canon 7D Mark II Cameras Reported to Shoot the World Cup before its Photokina Debut

Canon 7D

The long fabled Canon 7D Mark II could make its first appearance at the World Cup in Brazil this summer. A new Canon Watch report claims that prototypes of Canon’s new prosumer APS-C camera will be given to select photographers at the world’s largest soccer (or football for everyone outside of the US) event this summer. It’s fairly common to see prototype cameras at big events, just last year the Nikon D4s and its first images appeared at the Sochi Olympics.

The original Canon 7D was largely designed as a fast burst firing sports camera and the same seems to true. After the camera proves it can keep up with the world’s quickest soccer athletes, the 7D Mark II will supposedly be officially announced this September at Photokina, finally ending the 5-year long wait. In the same amount of time we’ve heard so many early reports about the camera it almost feels real already.

From everything we’ve heard the camera could feature a 20MP sensor coupled with a 19-point phase detect autofocus system. To keep up with sports shooting the camera will be able to fire up to 8fps with a 15 RAW image buffer or 126 JPEGs. Additionally the camera could get a new 3.0″ 1040k touchscreen and optional Wi-Fi through an external module.

With these specs the Canon 7D Mark II should sit well between the 6D and 70D with a faster burst rate. It would also be perfect for sports and action photographers who can’t afford or don’t want to lug around the weight of a 1DX.

Hopefully we’ll see this camera at the World Cup and Photokina, but until then check out even more alleged specs for the Canon 7D Mark II.

Via SLR Lounge

  • 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
  • 8fps
  • 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
  • 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
  • 8fps
  • 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

Read more at https://www.thephoblographer.com/2014/04/14/canon-7d-mark-ii-release-reportedly-pushed-back-due-dual-pixel-sensor-manufacturing-problems/#RjZopp8K2qVutGUT.99

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Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.