Canon Rumors has posted a new specification list for the Canon 7D Mark 2. They say that the announcement should happen in March of 2014, and include the following:
- 20MP or 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3
- High frame rate, 10-12 fps
- “high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
- Dual Digic V+ processor
- Single card slot
- WiFi & GPS
- Innovative video features
- Price around $2000
- Very good ISO performance
Compare this to what I wrote in July on my post, What Will the Canon 7D Mark II Feature?
If this rumour is to be trusted, I am correct about the sensor size, shot frame rate and the dual processor chips, but I’d be wrong about the auto-focus system, card slot and I didn’t think they’d go ahead and put both WiFi and GPS in this model.
I’ll be interested to see high ISO noise performance. For me, that’s going to be key in any cameras I consider in the future. When I can’t decrease the shutter speed, or increase the aperture, I need more ISO to compensate, and so far, I’ve been left with super noisy images when at ISO 1600 or above. I would really like to get somewhat clean and usable files up to the ISO 3200 range, but only full frame cameras are currently able to do that.
What do you think the Canon 7D Mark II will bring? Do you care about ISO performance? Let me know in the comments below.