Monday, 26 November 2012

The new Canon 7D MKII

If you are a Canon shooter you probably already know, but if you aren’t up on the latest news, the new EOS 7D Mark II is rumored to be announced some time in January of 2013. The camera would take the place of the existing 7D and 60D.

After scouring the internet the specs leaks are minimal. However, it is rumored to have a megapixel size in the range of a 20+ megapixel sensor and the ability to shoot upwards of 10fps.

But is this a good move by Canon? With Nikon launching a full frame camera and Canon launching a full frame camera around the $2100 price point… Is there a place for a crop sensor camera now?

I think there is. Lots of amateur and pro photographers are going to appreciate the advanced features and a price tag that’s lower than Canon full-frame cameras. It will also sell have the APS-C sensor, and that’s not necessarily a bad thing. Sports photographers and bird photographers are very appreciative of the 1.6 crop factor since the zoom range of their lenses is improved with the crop factor.

Some say they think we’ll see the APS-C market slow down a bit, now that the D600 and EOS 6D are changing the pricing structure for consumer camera bodies. But I don’t think so… I think if the new Canon 7D MKII is priced right it is a camera you will want to consider in 2013…