Regarding possible upcoming cameras, the rumor mill regarding Canon cameras is ridiculous. Back in 2007, the rumors were circulating about the upcoming EOS 5D mark-II, which was not actually available until 2009. Sometimes, I wonder if the manufacture is secretly feeding the anticipation buzz.
I am patiently awaiting the EOS 7D mark-II, a revision of the 7D. Over the past 12 to 18 months, rumors have been cropping up every month and the predictions just keep slipping further out, month by month. The latest rumor suggests the camera will be announced the Photokina show in September 2014.
Why 7Dm2? Because it promises a few features that would be useful to me. First, faster auto-focus and high-speed shooting for sports (maybe 10 frames/second), similar or better than the existing 7D model. Second, auto-focus for video similar to the 70D, which was released several months ago.
These features are not curiosities that I simply “want”; these are limitations in my current DSLR, which I seriously need to remedy.
If the camera is announced in September, there is only a very small chance that it would actually be available to purchase by end of this year.