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Canon EOS 7D Mark 3

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Canon EOS 7D Mark 3

Rumours for the EOS 7D mk2 replacement:


The EOS 7D and 7D mk2 are both long lived models (for more details, see the Canon camera timeline below) This is where our Canon EOS 7D Mark III rumours and information will appear.

Since the 7D2 finally appeared in 2014, after a 5 year run for the original, does that mean that this page will be running until 2019?

Having been collecting camera and lens rumours for many years, I’ve set up this page specifically for information about a MKIII 7D.

7Dmk2 information is on its own page. There is a set of specs for the 7D2 at the bottom of this page

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7d3 front view

The Canon timeline shows the ages of different cameras.

  Crop  2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017
            1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4 1 2 3 4
Best Full       1Ds 1Ds Mk II 1Ds Mk III 1D X 1DX II
1.3     1D 1D Mk II 1D MkIIn 1D Mk III 1D Mk IV                    
video                             1D C          
High Full                               5Ds/5Dsr
            5D 5D Mk II 5D Mk III 5D Mk IV
1.6                     7D 7D Mk II
'Better'  Full                             6D 6D 2
1.6 D30 D60 10D 20D 30D 40D 50D 60D 70D 80D
Mid 1.6         300D
Rebel
Kiss
350D
XT
Kiss N
400D
XTi
Kiss X
450D
XSi
X2
500D
T1i
X3
550D
T2i
X4
600D
T3i
X5
650D
T4i
X6i
700D
T5i
X7i
760D
T6s
77D
        750D
T6i
800D
T7i
Micro 1.6                           100D SL1 X7 200D
SL2
Entry 1.6                   1000D / XS / F 1100D / T3 / X50 1200D T5 X70 1300D T6
Mirror
-less
1.6                               M5
                            M M2 M3 M6
                              M10 M100

Note: dates start in announcement quarter, not shipping dates.

Video capable 4k | Digic | Digic 2 | Digic 3 dual | Digic 4 dual | Digic 5 dual | Digic 6 dual | Digic 7 dual

Pre release 7D3 rumours

2017 September

30th A 7D3 wishlist (it’s far too early for specs) [CR] goes to 30MP/12fps

July 

7th Well, I was looking at the timeline and wondering what might be next…

The 7D3 gets a mention [CR] for Q1/Q2 2018 – no details at all.

My own guess would be that it comes a bit later in the year and will jump to Digic 8 – the same processor that in dual configuration will allow a big jump in MP for the 5Ds Mk2

2016 July

25th 7D owners may recall the features update in firmware that tweaked quite a few things, and came some time into the life of the 7D. It’s two years into the 7D2 lifetime and I’m still not expecting a 7D mk3 until 2018.

It seems that there will be an update (but probably not a vast one) for 7D2 firmware some time before Photokina (Sept.)

Also on the cards are an improved kit lens and a somewhat cheaper WiFi option [CR]

2016 March

31st A studio version of the 7D2 (as with the SV version of the mk1) [CR]

No detailed press info yet.

2015 February

5th Tomorrow sees a new 24MP sensor from Canon, with no DPAF in the split xxxD range (750D/760D). The 7D2 will (should) be around for quite some time, so perhaps the split impinges more on the followup to the 70D?

2014 September

15th 7D2 announced
20.2MP APS-C, 10 fps, 65 pt AF
ISO100-16000 + expansion to 25k, 52k
GPS, Dual Digic 6, CF + SD

August

23rd Rumours step up a level, with a good set of specs, that may well represent a leak of actual pre-production info for the 7D2

June

6th Time for our 7Dmk3 page to appear.

As a complete hostage to fortune, given there is no 7D2 yet, I predict a 2019 release and…

Non Bayer sensor
25MP (or 75MP pixels)
Still EF-S
Still an optical viewfinder (but enhanced), whilst all other EOS APS-C models have gone to full EVF.
Digic8 processor
Clean 4k video (still no RAW output, since Canon make more expensive video DSLRs for that)

5th We hear [thanks] from Germany, that there are several Canon Pro dealer events scheduled in July covering announcements in August.

Only senior people though, so probably no leaks until they are properly authorised ;-)

Meanwhile there are reports that the 7D will no longer be available to dealers by the start of July [CR]

May

22nd Keep an eye out for the 7D2 in use at the upcoming world cup in Brazil [CR] Still on for a Q3 announcement.

April

13th The 7D2 is suggested as a Q3 product (main rumours page)
3rd I see that a high end D9300 [D400] crop sensor camera is mentioned [NR] – why note that here? We’ve long been told that Canon and Nikon were both holding back on replacing the 7D and D300s until the other made a move.

Of course it’s widely believed that both companies have pretty good knowledge of what the other is up to. It would also be remiss of me not to note that Canon related rumours often elicit similar Nikon ones and vice versa ;-)

2nd May is suggested for a 7D2 [CR] – as yet we’ve seen no detailed specs beyond what have been floating around for a few months.

Once we get within 4 weeks of any announcement, I’d expect to to see a distinct change in the ‘style’ of information appearing. It’s worth noting that the 100D and 700D are now both just over a year old.

Original EOS 7D mk2 Specifications

Price
MSRP $1799 (body only), $2149 (w/18-135mm F3.5-5.6 IS STM lens)
Body type
Body type Mid-size SLR
Body material Magnesium alloy
Sensor
Max resolution 5472 x 3648
Other resolutions 4104 x 2736 (M-Raw), 3648 x 2432, 2736 x 1824, 1920 x 1080, 720 x 480
Image ratio w:h 3:2, 16:9
Effective pixels 20 megapixels
Sensor photo detectors 21 megapixels
Sensor size APS-C (22.4 x 15 mm)
Sensor type CMOS
Processor DIGIC 6 (dual)
Color space sRGB, Adobe RGB
Color filter array Primary color filter
Image
ISO Auto, ISO 100-16000 (expandable to 51200)
White balance presets 8
Custom white balance Yes
Image stabilization No
Uncompressed format RAW
JPEG quality levels Fine, normal
File format JPEG (EXIF v2.3, DCF v2.0)
Optics & Focus
Autofocus Contrast Detect (sensor)
Phase Detect
Multi-area
Center
Selective single-point
Tracking
Single
Continuous
Face Detection
Live View
Autofocus assist lamp Yes
Manual focus Yes
Number of focus points 65
Lens mount Canon EF/EF-S
Focal length multiplier 1.6×
Screen / viewfinder
Articulated LCD No
Screen size 3″
Screen dots 1,040,000
Touch screen No
Screen type Clear View II TFT-LCD
Live view Yes
Viewfinder type Optical (pentaprism)
Viewfinder coverage 100%
Viewfinder magnification
Photography features
Minimum shutter speed 30 sec
Maximum shutter speed 1/8000 sec
Exposure modes Scene Intelligent Auto
Program AE
Shutter priority AE
Aperture priority AE
Manual exposure
Bulb
Custom (1-3)
Built-in flash Yes
External flash Yes (via hot shoe, flash sync port)
Flash X sync speed 1/250 sec
Drive modes Single
High-speed continuous
Low-speed continuous
Silent single shooting
Silent continuous shooting
10-sec self-timer / remote control
2 sec self-timer / remote control
Continuous drive 10.0 fps
Self-timer Yes (2 or 10 sec)
Metering modes Multi
Center-weighted
Spot
Partial
Exposure compensation ±5 (at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
AE Bracketing ±5 (2, 3, 5, 7 frames at 1/3 EV, 1/2 EV steps)
Videography features
Resolutions 1920 x 1080 (59.94, 50. 29.97, 25, 24, 23.98 fps), 1280 x 720 (59.94, 50, 29.97, 25 fps), 640 x 480 (29.97, 25 fps)
Format MPEG-4
Videography notes Choice of MOV or MP4 and IPB, Light IBP, ALL-I compression
Microphone Stereo
Speaker Mono
Storage
Storage types CompactFlash + SD/SDHC/SDXC
Connectivity
USB USB 3.0 (5 GBit/sec)
HDMI Yes (mini-HDMI)
Microphone port Yes
Headphone port Yes
Remote control Yes (wired or wireless)
Physical
Environmentally sealed Yes
Battery Battery Pack
Battery description LP-E6N lithium-ion battery and charger
Battery Life (CIPA) 670
Weight (inc. batteries) 910 g (2.01 lb / 32.10 oz)
Dimensions 149 x 112 x 78 mm (5.87 x 4.41 x 3.07″)
Other features
Orientation sensor Yes
GPS BuiltIn
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