There’s been several rumors where the Canon 70D release date would have been announced last month, but this did not happen. As you would expect there will now be expectation of the camera maker unveiling the 70D this month instead, but after getting drawn in already, we thought we would look a little further into it.
Okay, we would have hoped to see the release or at least the Canon 70D being debuted shortly after the Nikon D7100 release, but if we were to look at the release dates for to 70D predecessors then we get to see another picture, and it’s not good if you were hoping to see Canon’s 60D successor soon.
Firstly there’s the Canon 40D, which was announced on August 20, 2007, and released later that month. This was then followed by the 50D, which was unveiled on August 26, 2008 and was not released until October. Finally there is the 60D, announced on August 26, 2010 and released on October 15 in that year.
We can see a small pattern appear, which does not look good if you were hoping to see the Canon 70D unveiled within the next few weeks, as it looks as though we will have to wait until August at least. Something else that we find a little strange, the 70D seems to be a year late, although there was a EOS 60Da released to help tide us over until Canon got to work on a completely new model.
The Canon 70D specs will certainly be of a great interest to you, and there have already been several rumors as to what we can expect to see, although we’re sure you will have to pay the price, because new features will surely cost more if we are to go by other camera releases?
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