Rumour has it that Canon EOS 7D will be replaced. It is said that the 7D at 18MP and 1.6 crop will soon be updated.
The most recent rumour in regards to a Canon 7D update was made in June with the rumour suggesting a Canon EOS 7D Mark 2 will be released later this year however an earlier rumour that surfaced that a 70D may in fact be its replacement in March 2012.
In May, there were talks that the release of a replacement in 2012 no dates were mentioned. Due to the catastrophe in Japan, there are obviously delays in all releases, this added with the fact that we are fast approaching Christmas season, so we are unlikely to see anything this year.
Added to the above last December there had were rumours of a Canon EOS 8D but we don’t think this was anything but a 7D mark2 wishlist.
Specs wise it wont ship with anything that will infringe on the pro models so if anything shutter speed might go up slightly and MP count might hit the 20MP mark, but that’s just speculation on my behalf
In terms of release date our best are on a Late 2012 replacement for the 7D using the mark II badge, which will be after an early 2012 release of the Canon EOS 5D Mark II