Well, the rumors were pretty much right on. The new Canon EOS 7D MkII is Canon's most advanced APS-C camera yet, incorporating features previously only found on Canon's full frame professional DSLRs. Here's a brief list of the most significant features:
The basic control layout will be pretty familiar to EOS users, especially users of the EOS 5D MkIII whose button layout the 7D MkII emulates. Sizewise not much has changed going from the 7D to the 7D MkII.
The is no built in WiFi, so for WiFi connectivity you will need something like the Canon WFT-E7A, which unfortunately will cost you around $850 - CANON WFT-E7A WIRELESS FILE TRANSMITTER
The most interesting features to me are: 1- the new 65 zone all cross sensor AF system, finally with AF at f8 using the center zone. Very useful when using TCs on slower lenses. 2 - Dual memory cards with lots of options as to which card records what. 3 - Dual pixel (phase sensitive) AF in liveview mode across most of the sensor. 4 - Built in GPS.
The Canon EOS 7D MkII should start shipping sometime in November, so with luck, if you place a pre-order right now, you might have it by Christmas!
Pre-order the CANON EOS 7D MkII from ADORAMA for $1799 with free overnight shipping. The camera will ship to you as soon as it is received from Canon. No charges are placed on your credit card until the camera actually ships. Although the EOS 7D MkII has an SD card slot, it's not yet known how effective a WiFi enabled SD card will be due to the all metal chassis of the EOS 7D MkII possibly screening the signal.
The EOS 7D MkII can alos be pre-ordered in a kit with an 18-135/3.5-5.6 IS STM lens for $2149. EOS 7D + 18-135/3.5-5.6 IS STM for $2149 from Adorama (includes free overnight shipping)
Here's a link to a copy of the Canon Press Release for the Canon EOS 7D MkII