The latest rumors for the Canon 7D Mark II point to a February 2013 announcement and April 2013 ship date. Given the age of the original Canon 7D (it was announced in Sept. 2009), these dates sure seem reasonable.
Rumored specs for the 7D Mark II include the following:
- 21MP APS-C sensor
- 10fps frame rate
- DIGIC 6 processor
- ISO 100-25,600
[via Northlight Images]
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|Nikon D4||Canon EOS-1Dx|
(availability: February 2012)
(availability: March 2012)
|Lens Mount||Nikon F bayonet mount||Canon EF mount|
|Effective Pixels||16.2 million||18.1 million|
|Sensor Size||36.0 x 23.9mm||36 mm x 24mm|
|Image Sensor Format||FX||full frame|
|File Format Still Images||JPEG
NEF (RAW) + JPEG
|JPEG, RAW (14-bit Canon Original)
User Defined 1-3
|Storage Media||CompactFlash© (CF) (Type I, compliant with UDMA)
XQD Type Memory
|Compatible with UDMA 7 CF cards|
|Card Slot||1 CompactFlash© (CF) card and 1 XQD memory type card||Dual CF Cards (Type I or II)|
|Viewfinder Frame Coverage|| FX (36×24): 100% Horizontal and 100% Vertical Approx.
1.2x (30×20): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
DX (24×16): 97% Horizontal and 97% Vertical Approx.
5:4 (30×24): 97% horizontal and 100% vertical Approx.
|Vertical/Horizontal approx. 100%|
|Viewfinder Magnification||0.70x Approx.||Approx. 0.76x|
|Fastest Shutter Speed||1/8000 sec.||1/8000 sec.|
|Slowest Shutter Speed||30 sec.||30 sec.|
|Top Continuous Shooting Speed at full resolution||10 frames per second
11 frames per second (AE/AF Locked)
|Super High-speed: 14 shots/sec.
High-speed: 12 shots/sec.
Low-speed: 3 shots/sec.
|Exposure Compensation||±5 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV||±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments|
|ISO Sensitivity||ISO 100 – 12,800
Lo-1 (ISO 50)
Hi-4 (ISO 204,800)
Extension settable: ISO 50; 102,400 and 204,800
|Dynamic AF Mode||Number of AF points: 9, 21, 51 and 51 (3D-tracking)||One to five cross-type AF points at f/2.8
10 to 20 cross-type AF points at f/4, and 15 to 21 cross-type AF points at f/5.6. (The number of cross-type AF points will differ depending on the lens.)
|Focus Modes||Auto AF-S/AF-C selection (AF-A)
Face-Priority AF available in Live View only and D-Movie only
Full-time Servo (AF-A) available in Live View only
Manual (M) with electronic rangefinder
Single-servo AF (AF-S)
|Single-point AF (Manual selection)
Auto selection 61-point AF
Single-point Spot AF (Manual selection)
AF point expansion (Manual selection, 4 points: up, down, left, and right)
AF point expansion (Manual selection, surrounding 8 points)
Zone AF (Manual zone selection)
|Maximum Autofocus Areas/Points||51||61|
|Flash Compensation||-3 to +1 EV in increments of 1/3, 1/2 or 1 EV||±3 stops in 1/3- or 1/2-stop increments|
|White Balance||Auto (2 types)
Choose color temperature (2500K–10000K)
Fluorescent (7 types)
Preset manual (up to 4 values can be stored)
White Fluorescent Light
Color Temperature setting
|Movie||HD 1,920×1,080 / 30 fps
HD 1,920×1,080 / 24 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 30 fps
HD 1,280×720 / 60 fps
| 1920 x 1080: 30 fps / 25 fps / 24 fps
1280 x 720: 60 fps / 50 fps
640 x 480: 30 fps / 25 fps
|Monitor Size||3.2 in. diagonal||3.2-inches|
|Monitor Resolution||921,000 Dots||Approx. 1.04 million dots|
|Monitor Type||Wide Viewing Angle TFT-LCD||TFT color, liquid-crystal monitor|
|Battery Life (shots per charge)||2,600 Battery Life (shots per charge) (CIPA)||TBA|
|Approx. Dimensions||Width 6.3 in. (160mm)
Height 6.2 in. (156.5mm)
Depth 3.6 in. (90.5mm)
|6.2 x 6.4 x 3.3 in.
(158 x 163.6 x 82.7 mm)
|Approx. Weight||41.6 oz. (1180g)camera body only||TBA|
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