Canon EOS 7D Mark II Possibly Spotted Wearing a Bed Sheet

Canon 7D Mark II FIFA World Cup

Image courtesy of North Light Images

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

Canon 7D Mark II May Have New EOS 1D Looks

Canon 7D

New early reports coming from Canon Rumors say the 7D Mark II could be a bit different with the camera featuring a new top plate sans the mode dial. Supposedly the 7D Mark II’s new top plate will follow the EOS 1D Mark IV’s styling, which replaces the mode dial with a button. Despite this aesthetic change, Canon will purportedly still include a pop-up flash. The same source also says the camera will have Wi-Fi and GPS built into the camera, whereas Wi-Fi thus far has been reported to be an optional model.

Recent rumors picked up by Canon Watch claimed the new prosumer DSLR might not even be named the EOS 7D Mark II. So the new styling might be all part of the rebranding the camera. We’ve also heard the camera will utilize 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.

Rumors about the Canon 7D Mark II are flying wild and fast so we’re going to take anything we hear about the new camera with a grain of salt. That’s said, we’re still hopeful that we’ll see it at the FIFA World Cup (which starts today!) and then officially announced later this year at Photokina.

Via Canon Rumors