In the photography world it’s quite common to see unannounced DSLRs tested at major sporting events and it seems the Canon EOS 7D has been spotted at the FIFA World Cup. North Light Images received an image of a completely shrouded DSLR amongst a line of regular sports shooters.
There are only two possibilities here. Either our overly protective photographer had the foreknowledge of a coming torrential Brazilian rainstorm, despite the weather in Rio de Janeiro being a consistent 100+ degrees Fahrenheit. Or this is indeed the rumored 7D Mark II and the sports shooter tried to cover the camera with what appears to be a makeshift bed sheet veil.
It’s not really a stretch to imagine Canon wants to test its new flagship APS-C sports camera at an athletic venue. During the 2014 Sochi Olympics the Nikon D4s made a less embarrassing cameo. Canon Watch also attests this is the rumored DSLR has been fitted with the Japanese camera company’s newly rumored 100-400mm lens.
Everything else we know about the 7D Mark II is it could feature a 20.3MP sensor, 19-point phase detect autofocus system, 8fps burst mode backed up with a 15 RAW image and 126 JPEG buffer, plus a 1040k dot touchscreen. Lastly Canon Rumors picked up on a recent tip that suggests that Canon will announce the 7D Mark II as soon as September 5th, midnight.
Via Canon Watch