Canon’s 7D Successor to Contain ‘a Lot of 1D X’ in it, Coming Early September


As the rumor mills continue to churn out their dose of information, more and more information on Canon’s successor to the 7D is coming to light. Earlier rumors have pointed to a brand new, “revolutionary” sensor being in this impending beast, but new rumors have pointed out even more exciting use for those holding out, specifically, that the 7D replacement is going to have “a lot of 1D X” in it.

What does “a lot of 1D X” mean? That’s still up for debate, but the reports here seem to be fairly solid. The announcement is said to be made on September 4th or 5th, pending your location in the world.

Alongside the new camera body, Canon is expected to unveil a number of lenses, varying across various budget ranges. Arguably the most anticipated and noted lens is the 100–400mm replacement, which has been much the talk of town, recently.

While they might have been silent recently, Canon seems anxious to make 2014 their year. Photokina will certainly be exciting for all, but Canon users in particular should probably keep their wallets full.

(via SLR Lounge)

  • Mojo

    Does anyone know why camera companies are so hush hush about what products are in development? We always hear about what kid of CPUs Intel and AMD are making, or about new motherboard specs in development, or gaming consols even, but when it comes to cameras, it’s all shrouded in rumor and secrecy. Why?

  • Sum_it

    With the 6D and 5DIII price points, I’ll be interested in seeing how canon will market this product & at which price points. Given their recent history, it’ll probably be a few hundred bucks more than it really should.

  • Paul-Simon

    Likely to give competitors a harder time.

  • David Vaughn

    I’ll jump on this in a heartbeat if it has the 1DX AF system.

  • Sir Stewart Wallace

    Likely the 7D will retain the pricing it’s always had. Somewhere around $1800 with a kit lens. Remember, there is still a difference in sensor sizes of the 7D and the full frame of the 6D, not too mention a bevy of other things such as magnesium alloy body and all that good stuff.

  • Sir Stewart Wallace

    Considering Intel doesn’t have any real competition in the X86 market…
    Canon just has a lot more reason to hide what they are doing. Plus, few people are going to wait for a “better version” of a CPU to come out like they would put off getting a camera or lens that costs generally a lot more than the CPU.

    But the real bottom line is that they want to sell off the remainder of their stock before they release a new version. In the world of Intel, they can just consider the previous generation a “budget line” of sorts and still shift the stock to vendors. Look at how most stores have already discontinued the 7D, months ahead of “rumored” release of a successor.

  • Mojo

    Ahh, that makes sense. Thank you.

  • Mike

    “What does “a lot of 1D X” mean?”
    Money. It means a lot of money.

  • arachnophilia

    dear canon,

    please make this camera the single most awesome thing to ever happen to amateur and semi-pro sports photographers, so that nikon gets off their ass and makes a camera that competes with it.

    someone still shooting a D300s and D700 because nikon hasn’t released a better alternative that price bracket.

  • Disqus is an NSA shill

    4K video?

  • John de Guzman

    Welp. I’d care if I hadn’t already jumped over to the Fujufilm 4/3rd micro ecosystem a month ago (the XT-1 from the 5D m2)… I was tired of waiting for Canon/Nikon to compete in that space.

    Also, an announcement is September is not the easy way to “make 2014 their year.” Maybe Q1? Or even Q2?

  • Bello Russo

    For Canon it takes forever to release a new serious product. They live in 80s. Too conservative, too lazy, too behind the time.

  • MacMan

    was thinking same.. and RAW video maybe?

  • kjb

    Fujifilm sensors are APS-C sized, just like the Canon 7D being referenced here. Still a “downgrade” from the 5D2 in terms of sensor size but I own both systems and think the Fuji looks nearly as good as the FF Canon.

    Micro 4/3rds is a definite step down in IQ though compared to both.

  • Stephen S.

    Another piece is that they don’t want to overpromise. It’s not like this camera is a finished product that’s sitting in boxes somewhere, waiting for a street date for purely marketing reasons. It’s not uncommon for features to be pulled from a product relatively shortly before final release.

  • Stephen S.

    When people compare image quality, I always wonder what they’re using their cameras for. Peter Hurley runs a very successful head shot business using medium format, but most of us could do the same thing (setting aside his talent and skill) with a mirrorless kit. If I were shooting billboards or retail displays I’d want to be using film anyway.

  • Tracer

    Yes, conservative to avoid laying off thousands of people, for incremental upgrades that don’t bring customers. The camera business is not the car industry (and see how that is fairing for them), and so bad of them to be fiscally responsible.

    Nothing wrong with saving up the innovations for big bangs for the best return on their R&D. It’s smart and I would rather trust in a company that will be around a lot longer than those that throw caution to the wind and disappear into obscurity.

  • NDT001

    How can you compare APSC DSLR to M43 system? They are 2 different systems with different feature set. If you’ve gone to M43, your lost as a DSLR customer anyway, so a new 7D is not rely news for you..

  • spiralphoto

    Considering Canon’s history, I’m going to bet not.

  • Edgar Allan Bro

    There is literally nothing more dull than digital camera rumors. 90% fake, 10% to keep the fanboys arguing in gear forums like teenage girls on Bieber’s twitter stream.

  • John de Guzman

    I willingly took the compromise in sensor quality for the lighter form factor. I’m happy with my choice.

  • Mr Hogwallop

    Actually the car industry is very profitable these days, five years of record growth…Which camera companies are throwing caution to the wind..I’m confused.
    Canon does need to wake up and realize it’s not just Canon and Nikon anymore.

  • Mr Hogwallop

    It won’t, if you want world class AF in a Canon product sadly it won’t be in a mid-level camera

  • Fullstop

    If it sucks in lowlight: not interested. Which I’m sure it will.

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  • Gav

    It means that they take old technology…Put it in a different camera…Then sell it back to us as ‘New’ technology…

  • Bubba Jones

    Quote: “… Canon seems anxious to make 2014 their year. …”. Mr. Burgett, what is Canon afraid of? Or did you truly intend to write “…Canon seems eager…”?
    Yes, regardless how one may spin it there is a major difference between anxious and eager. Anxious comes from anxiety, fear, and the like. Eager indicates a positive looking forward to something.
    The issue I see is most folks do not know the difference, thus they use anxious thinking it is a correct replacement for eager. Also they think anxious sounds better possibly making them sound more educated. Wrong on all counts.

  • David Vaughn

    The 5DIII is technically a mid-level camera. The 7D is the “pro” crop camera from Canon, so it wouldn’t surprise me that much if they amp up the autofocus for sports.

    Because I don’t think an $1800 crop sensor camera is going to cannibalize their $7000 full frame system if they give the 7D sports-oriented features from the 1D.

    Then again, Canon does make some wtf decisions so :/

  • Mr Hogwallop

    The marketing guys won;t let that happen, even if the 7D is a ‘pro crop’ body. They will hobble the AF to encourage the move up one more rung to more expensive ‘pro body;’…

  • olafs_osh

    + considering the niche of 7D, most definitely not.

  • Ryan Villanueva

    The 7d at its time got a lot of high end features that the higher end 5d mark ii did not have such as superior autofocus and more video modes so based on that, I’m guessing it will at least surpass the 5d mark iii in some key features. At the very lease a new updated sensor.