In common with the stories about a new Nikon DX camera scheduled for 2013 release, there are also rumors surfacing about a replacement for the Canon EOS 7D. Petapixel list the specifications for the new camera as having a 24.2 megapixel APS-C sensor, dual DIGIC V processors, dual memory card slots, a new ergonomic design, a new type of battery, and 10.2 frame per second burst mode. Northlight Images claim the new camera will be aimed at:
“The sports and nature market, with a lot of features based on feedback from “pro” users. The 10 fps rate is seen as an important feature, along with many features derived from 1DX developments, particularly AF and lower light performance. Sensor size would be advertised as 21MP, but faster and less noisy than the 7D (25MP was apparently seen as not offering enough image quality).”
Release date is predicted to be February 2013. Please bear in mind that the above are rumors which may or may not be true!