Photokina 2014 is not far off, and Canikon have (perhaps deliberately) let slip quite a few details about two upcoming releases: the alleged Nikon full frame D750 and the Canon EOS 7D Mark II.
It will be marketed as an ‘action’ camera according to Nikon Rumors – so expect a body as light as the Df or even lighter, and a faster frame rate. It is also speculated that the camera will feature:
-Expeed 4 imaging processor;
-A tilting LCD screen and;
Two of the rumours are quite solid – the 24.3 megapixel sensor and the Photokina release – but the camera’s specs are a little more questionable.
‘I have hard time understanding what Nikon is trying to achieve with this model – the Nikon Df is already positioned between the D610 and D810,’ the Nikon Rumors post read. ‘My only explanation is the D3300/D5300 configuration, but with a full frame sensor: D610 with a fixed LCD screen and the new camera with few more features and a tilting LCD screen.’
The rumour website has also speculated the camera will retail at roughly US$2500.
Now, over to Canon Rumors where they are hyping the Photokina release of the Canon EOS 7D Mark II. While they admit that Canon has been tight-lipped about the upcoming DSLR, they maintain that ‘we’re getting little bits of information, and what we’re getting is going to be true’.
So with its reputation on the line, Canon Rumors has said that the EOS 7D Mark II – if that is its real name – will feature:
– A full metal body;
– EOS-1 style top plate;
– New sensor technology;
– No built-in Wi-Fi;
– At least 12 fps;
– Dual Pixel AF;
– A new auto-focus system
Canon has been surprisingly quiet this year, but Amazon and other US retailers have begun listing the predecessor, the EOS 7D, as discontinued, which is a fairly big hint that it will be replaced with something bigger and better.
When Canon Rumors last swept itself up into a rumour frenzy late last month due to Canon India hinting ‘something BIG’, it turned out to be photo contest in India, which is a reminder that while these rumour pages have a pretty good strike rate, they are not always on point.
Photokina will run from Tuesday, September 16 to Sunday, September 21 in Cologne, Germany and Pro Counter will be providing all the photographic news coming from the biennial event.