Except – at the moment – there’s really not very much to tell that would get you, our dear readers, particularly excited.
- EOS-1 build quality? Uh, OK. But we weren’t unhappy with the build quality of the first one. And our expectations around weight are being shifted by cameras like …yup, the Panasonic GH4 and Sony A7s.
- EOS-1 style top plate? Ain’t gonna make or break the shot, though it’s a nice touch for extant 1D C users.
- No WiFi? Harumph. Being able to control the camera from an iPhone or iPad is pretty darned useful, and once again, our expectations have been raised by other players in the market.
- Super durable LCD cover? How many of you shattered your old one? No touch screen? I guess point and tap follow focus like on the SL1 is not in the cards? And is it just me, or does that super durable LCD cover sound suspiciously like a similar Leica update of not all that long ago?
- There is 12fps shooting (or faster), and that is pretty great for sports and dance photographers — but it's neither here nor there for video, portraiture or landscape.
- The promise of Dual Pixel autofocus already present on the 70D is interesting, though not all that much unless it is accompanied by other things (otherwise, why not just get the 70D and use whatever is left over for something else?). And while this last point makes the “New sensor technology (multi-layer)” and “New AF system” at least intriguing, we don’t know what they actually mean.
All of which, when you think about it, is simply 238 words’ worth of “how do you keep an idiot in suspense?”
Yep, guilty as charged.
A Rundown of EOS 7D Mark II Information
Via Canon Rumors:
There’s not a lot being said about the upcoming DSLR from Canon. We’re getting little bits of information, and what we’re getting is going to be true. However, Canon Japan has been very proactive in stopping leaks within the various subsidiaries of Canon Inc. We, and others have been told that some past reviewers and journalists have been left out of the loop this go around. Canon seems to be taking leaks a lot more seriously than Sony and Nikon, who in my opinion, leak stuff themselves.
This is a small rundown of what we know and can publish about the EOS 7D Mark II (If that’s what it’s called).
- Full metal body (EOS-1 build quality)
- EOS-1 style top plate
- New sensor technology (multi layer)
- No Wifi built-in
- Not touch screen, super durable LCD cover
- 12fps shooting (or faster)
- Dual Pixel AF
- New AF system
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(cover photo credit: snap from Canon Rumors)