Canon has today announced the EOS 7D, featuring a new 18-million-pixel CMOS imaging sensor and eight frames per second shooting.

In what was one of the quietest launches by Canon for some time – with no UK press conference to announce the new camera – the firm has confirmed that the 7D will cost £1699.99 and arrive in October.

Firepower includes an HD movie option and equivalent ISO sensitivity expandable to ISO 12,800.

Keep an eye out for the printed version of AP for more on this camera.