UPDATE: We have an update with a photo that is more clear plus a poll to say what you think it might be

Daniel Freytag alerted me to this blog post with Canon prototype bodies and lenses and canonrumors.com has covered it… but there are these snaps from what is reportedly a Canon employee testing some new equipment in the field and the observer posted 6 photos.

In my analysis, it looks like a Canon EOS 7D mk II — most of the buttons on the back and top match the current 7D… the thing that is baffling to most people is the lack of popup flash seen – which is why many are saying this is the Canon EOS 5D Mark III – but I seriously doubt it – unless they’ve abandoned much of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II setup.

Maybe it is the Canon EOS 7D mk II with a new ‘pro’ feel – meaning no silly popup flash!

I’m also a bit surprised with the lack of articulating screen – I indeed thought Canon would be bringing it to the entire line, but the Canon EOS-1D X didn’t have it – so maybe the “pro” cameras won’t – and the pro-sumer ones will? Again, that may hint that the Canon EOS 7D mark II is moving up to the pro level.

Look for my images showing my analysis below.


See apertureAcademy for all the photos — note that images 1-3 on their site are most likely the Canon EOS-1D X as the top of the camera matches the top of the Canon EOS-1D X images we’ve seen.

Aperture Academy snaps 5 & 6 - click to see all 6

My comparisons

ApertureAcademy photo (rotated) plus Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II backs shown for comparison... click for larger size

Note – I gathered the Canon EOS 7D and Canon EOS 5D Mark II backs from CanonSize.com without their permission… tho I will be blogging about them soon.

My analysis of Canon EOS 7D prototype?

Here’s the top of the Canon EOS 7D with the photo from Aperture Academy

Camera tops - bottom is Canon EOS 7D

What are your thoughts?

This sure has the look and feel of the Canon EOS 7D to me – what do you think?

(cover photo credit: snap from the video)