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7D Mark III and 90D in early 2018?

 
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Jul 08, 2017 13:24 |  #1

That’s technology for you. The 6D Mark II hasn’t even shipped and already Canon Rumors has a note up about a 7D Mark III and 90D expected in the first half of 2018. Here is the link:

http://www.canonrumors​.com …g-first-half-of-2018-cr2/ (external link)

It’s listed as [CR2], which means “good information from a known source”. There aren’t a lot of specifics, but it mentions video enhancements and it uses the number “4” and the letter “K” (and not as in “this DSLR is brought to you by...”).

According to Wikipedia, the original 7D was announced in September 2009. The Mk II was announced in September 2014, five years later. If the Mk III is announced in the first half of 2018, that will be only 3-1/2 years since the Mk II.

Similarly, the 70D was announced in July 2013. The 80D was announced in February 2016, just 2-1/2 years later. A 90D announcement in early 2018 would be just over two years since the 80D.

Previously, it seemed that Rebels/xxxD’s were on a 2-year refresh cycle, xxD’s were on a 3-year cycle, and xD’s were on a 4-5 year cycle. It’s well known that the low-end of the DSLR market is being eroded by high quality cell phone cameras. My guess is that Canon is trying to compensate by accelerating their refresh cycles in the enthusiast and pro lines, where buyers would be more inclined to upgrade when something newer and shinier comes along.

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Jul 08, 2017 13:39 |  #2

It's just a rumor... but a 7D3 would be welcome, and maybe it is time considering the recent sensor technology improvements, increases in resolution, and the need for built-in WiFi.


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Jul 08, 2017 19:57 |  #3

I wouldn't hesitate to replace my 7DII if theres an increase in FPS and MP, touch screen, and built in WIFI. I hope theres some truth to the rumor!




  
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Jul 08, 2017 22:24 |  #4

Two threads with the same rumor:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1483290

This one posted before the OP.

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Jul 09, 2017 05:53 |  #5

lowrider wrote in post #18397536 (external link)
Two threads with the same rumor:

https://photography-on-the.net …/showthread.php​?t=1483290

This one posted before the OP.

Lou

Yeah that was my bad. I didn't realize there was a rumors forum. I originally started this thread in the main Canon EOS Digital Cameras forum and the mods moved it.

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Jul 09, 2017 06:06 |  #6

I have a 70D that I got about 2-1/2 years ago, so I've been thinking the 7D3 or 90D might be upgrade time. The question is, what would be the killer feature(s) to compel me to upgrade? From what I hear, the 7D2 and 80D AF systems are great, so combining them plus normal technology improvements could be amazing. That would certainly be a factor for me. More MP is always helpful for cropability, but that in itself wouldn't compel me to upgrade. I rarely shoot video so 4K doesn't excite me. Beyond that I haven't given much thought to what my next generation "dream camera" would have.

Not that I have any major complaints about the 70D, in fact I love it. I'm just a gearhead doing what gearheads do.

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Jul 09, 2017 08:02 |  #7

mcoren wrote in post #18397189 (external link)
According to Wikipedia, the original 7D was announced in September 2009. The Mk II was announced in September 2014, five years later. If the Mk III is announced in the first half of 2018, that will be only 3-1/2 years since the Mk II.

Similarly, the 70D was announced in July 2013. The 80D was announced in February 2016, just 2-1/2 years later. A 90D announcement in early 2018 would be just over two years since the 80D.

Previously, it seemed that Rebels/xxxD’s were on a 2-year refresh cycle, xxD’s were on a 3-year cycle, and xD’s were on a 4-5 year cycle. It’s well known that the low-end of the DSLR market is being eroded by high quality cell phone cameras. My guess is that Canon is trying to compensate by accelerating their refresh cycles in the enthusiast and pro lines, where buyers would be more inclined to upgrade when something newer and shinier comes along.

Maybe they're feeling pressure from the Sony sensors too.


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Jul 09, 2017 12:22 |  #8

joedlh wrote in post #18397712 (external link)
Maybe they're feeling pressure from the Sony sensors too.

Good point. Sony is definitely pushing the envelope with their sensors.

There's a forum thread over at CanonRumors.com connected with this rumor. It's 9 pages already. I only skimmed the first couple, but there's a lot of conjecture that 7D2 sales are getting spanked by the Nikon D500. I don't know enough about the Nikon line to comment in depth, but superficially the D500 looks impressive. 10 FPS, 4K video, 153 AF points (99 cross type and 15 that support f/8), tilting touch screen, WiFi, Bluetooth, NFC... I hope Canon has their sights set on beating that across the board. About the only thing I don't see that the 7D2 has is GPS.

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Jul 12, 2017 00:10 |  #9

I'd love to see a 7d3 as I'm very happy with the 7D2. If Canon can get 24mp and a slight bump in iso performance I'd be a launch day buyer for the first time ever in 15 years of dslr shooting. Oh and bring back my light meter on the bottom in manual mode.


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Jul 19, 2017 07:44 as a reply to  @ carpenter's post |  #10

I have no idea why the light meter is missing now. So very useful for manual shots, and for producing some creative effects.


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Jul 20, 2017 09:01 |  #11

I have a 7D. I like most things about it, and overall I think I like it more than my 1Ds iii especially for everyday shooting. However, the AF is just not that accurate. It's better than many cameras but it misses more shots than I feel it should.

7D ii looks like an amazing camera and almost has enough features to warrant the upgrade for me. The 1Dx AF systems is especially tempting and the dual card slots are in second place. But when the dust settles there just wasn't quite enough to justify the price.

I believe the 7D iii will have enough to justify the upgrade for me. I'm hoping it will have:
--- a new sensor, not the 24.6 mp from the 80D. I hope the DR is bigger and the noise is cleaner at higher ISOs... two areas where canon has been getting their butt kicked.
--- The current FPS is fine but faster is always welcome.
--- DPAF would be even better if you could use it in conjunction with the optical view finder, maybe use the pellicle mirrors from the 1v HS or the sony A99.
--- Touch screen seems like a no-brainer.
--- Dual card slots is a must for me; that feature, along with the improved AF, almost made me upgrade to the mark ii.
--- Canons 1080p video quality gets spanked by every other brand out there. They NEED to fix this or they will be in trouble. And Canon, its 2017; 4K is a MUST ADD feature. Seriously, how can they not have this on most of their cameras by now?!?! I've used the 4K video on a 5D mark IV and its super lame how it is cropped to basically an APS-C size.
--- Articulated screen. I have heard it said that this feature is not included on 7D/5D/1D because it would make the bodies less rugged/more fragile. Soooooo... find a way to beef it up and include it on the 7D. *Especially if* they include the 4K feature
--- I didn't realize the light meter was missing from the mark ii. Yeah, bring that back! I can't believe they left that off.

And that's my wish list.

The way I see it, Canon is getting stomped by Sony and they really need to step up their game. Most of the Canon camera bodies come soooooo close to being awesome but then there is one or two features that make them "merely great" instead of awesome. I'd love to see Canon hit this one out of the ballpark.


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Jul 20, 2017 09:03 |  #12

Cash ready for 6D3 and 7D3!!




  
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Jul 20, 2017 09:05 as a reply to  @ Ascenta's post |  #13

LOL @ 6Diii when 6Dii hasn't even shipped  :p


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Jul 20, 2017 09:07 |  #14

Marm O. Set wrote in post #18406665 (external link)
LOL @ 6Diii when 6Dii hasn't even shipped  :p

You betch'ya!

(just in case it's too early in the morning for anyone, this was sarcasm so thick you'd need a putty knife to scrape it off)




  
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Jul 20, 2017 09:09 |  #15

how about the Canon 3D?
I heard it will capture holographic images :-P


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