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The Canon 7D Mark II appears to have leaked days ahead of its big Photokina reveal.

The original Canon EOS 7D was announced five years ago, and has gone on to be a firm favourite with professional photographers the world over to this day.

It's about time we saw a new model released, and sure enough, Canon looks set to oblige at this year's Photokina event. The above image has appeared on Japanese website Digicame-info, alongside some initial specifications.

While the picture doesn't reveal any startling new additions to the 7D's rugged, dust-proof external design, the specs show that there'll be some significant changes internally. The Canon 7D Mark II will feature a new 20.2-megapixel CMOS sensor, a 65-point autofocus system, and dual DIGIC 6 image processors.

It'll be capable of continuous shooting at 10fps, and there'll be a new RGB and IR 150,000-pixel metering sensor. Full 1080p video at 60fps appears to be supported, and it'll come with built-in GPS.

It appears to be a camera free of gimmicks, which is exactly what fans of the Canon EOS 7D would have hoped for. Now all that remains to be seen is if the Mark II's performance and image quality can exceed that of the original.

Photokina is the world's biggest photography technology show, and it's made all the more special by the fact that it only takes place ever two years. It's set to take place in Cologne from September 16 to 21, and we're expecting plenty of major announcements from the big players in the field.

Read More: Photokina 2014: What to expect

Via: The Verge

Jmac

September 11, 2014, 11:21 am

Probably won't be enough to make me upgrade from my 7D, but anyway I'm looking forward to seeing what it can do. Hope it gets the phase detect autofocus in live view / video like the 70D and adds / replaces CF with SD.

BA

September 12, 2014, 10:12 pm

I hope it gets the hybrid AF sensor too. But why on earth would you replace CF with SD? It is painfully slow and not forward compatible. The SD slot in my 5D3 sits empty and would have been better used if it had dual CF slots instead. SD is almost useless for any serious photographer.

Jmac

September 15, 2014, 1:02 pm

Because fast SD is good enough and much more compatible. I could pull an SD card from a camera and plug it straight into my MacBook without any tedious USB cables or adaptors. I don't shoot a lot of burst shots so the speed from buffer to card is largely irrelevant to me. Reading from the card is a one hit process - once it's pulled into Aperture, the card is wiped and reused, and I tend to set it going, make a cup of tea and then come back to it, so have no issue with a few extra seconds importing. I tend to import frequently, so the convenience and time saved plugging and unplugging cables would likely more than offset any inconvenience of the reduced reading speed.

There's also the fact that SD cards are substantially cheaper and physically much smaller - you could reduce the body size and/or have dual cards for redundancy without increasing size, and carrying multiple extra cards doesn't mean so much extra bulk or expense. I believe they also consume less power to write to, which may have battery life implications. I have read that Canon's SD implementations to date haven't been the fastest, which would need to be addressed, but that's not a fault of the standard.

Finally, I've never heard of anyone damaging a card or camera while trying to switch SD cards in a hurry, whereas I have heard of bent pins with CF. Not something I've ever personally experienced, thankfully, since I have a modicum of manual dexterity, but nonetheless worth adding as a minor plus point for SD.

Is that enough reasons?

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