Canon 7D MkII Release Date, Specs: Launch Set for September 2014, 20-Megapixel Sensor

The Canon 7D MkII, successor to the Canon 7D EOS, is slated for a mid-September release, with Canon announcing the new camera sometime in the first week of September during the Photokina in Cologne, Germany.

Wikimedia Commons/ImageThe predecessor of the Canon 7D MkII

During the recently concluded World Cup, there were rumors that a prototype of the 7D MkII made its debut in the sidelines. The World Cup was rumored to have been used as a testing ground for Canon's newest addition to the professional APS-C DLSR camera line.

The specs of the camera have already been revealed and it seems that it will be built like a smaller EOS-1D X, featuring an integrated grip design. The new camera would then be expected to have an EOS-1D style top plate, meaning there will not be mode dial on top of the camera.

Despite having EOS-1D style top plate, the camera will still be having a pop-up flash. The camera will also be coming with WiFi and GPS without the need for any additional accessories. This could mean that photographers can probably access their e-mail or Facebook on the camera, even upload any photos they take to social media directly.

The camera will also have a 20-megapixel sensor, an ISO exposure of 100-12,800 up to 25,600, 1/8000 shutter speed along with a Quiet shutter mode, Phase detect Auto Focus, as well as continuous shooting of up to 8 frames per second.

It is the MkII's viewfinder that many professional photographers are anticipating. It is rumored to have 100 percent coverage and 1.15x image magnification, which is higher than its predecessor.