The single most question I am getting these days is about the 7Dii. My understanding is that it is coming, but not until the end of the year.

Northlight is reporting a Canon 7D II test body with the following specs: (Be sure to swing by and read their comments)

– 21MP APS C
– ISO 100-25600 (L: 50, H1 51200, H2 102400)
– 10fps
– Video ‘stills burst’ mode 30/60 fps
– Full HD video with manual control
– Single CF card slot
– 19 AF Points all cross
– On chip phase detect pixels for liveview and AF tracking
– 100% viewfinder
– Viewfinder LCD higher resolution than 7D
– 3.2″ LCD
– GPS, WiFi
– Alloy body with better weather sealing over 7D

The 7D’s biggest flaw: It is quite noisy (ISO wise) on anything over 800 ISO.
There have also been some hints that in order to achieve a 10 FPS burst rate, the battery size has to be larger, like a 1Dx, just to power the mechanics of it.

While someone offered to purchase mine original 7D today (it is quite beat up) I still cant let it go because it it my number 1 crop sensor camera. I love it. The specs above sound like a solid upgrade, but until it’s actually announced, this is speculation.