Posted on 23. Jan, 2012 by planetmitch
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.
Here’s the top of the Canon EOS 7D with the photo from Aperture Academy
What are your thoughts?
(cover photo credit: snap from the video)