What if the 7DII is an entry-level full frame?

Started Apr 12, 2012 | Discussions thread
Faintandfuzzy
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That would be a downgrade.
In reply to cs hauser, Apr 13, 2012

cs hauser wrote:

What if...

EOS 7D Mark II: (true successor to the 5D2)

  • 22 MP full frame sensor from the 5D3

  • 3.5 fps

Downgrade

  • Mediocre shutter lag & viewfinder blackout

Downgrade

  • Pop Up Flash

  • Viewfinder: 95% Coverage, 67% Magnification (smaller than 5D2)

Downgrade

  • 63-zone iFCL metering from the 7D

  • 19-pt AF from the 7D

  • Build Quality same as the 7D

  • $1,999 USD

Why would I want a downgraded 7D like this? Just because it uses a FF sensor does not make it an upgrade.

EOS 70D: (APS-C successor to the 7D)

  • 24 MP APS-C Sensor

  • 7.0 fps

  • Pop Up Flash

  • Shutter lag & VF blackout same as 7D

  • Viewfinder same as 7D

  • Build quality same as 7D

  • 63 zone metering same as 7D

  • 19-pt AF same as 7D

  • $1,399

EOS 5D Mark III: (full frame successor to the 7D)

  • Price drop to $2,999

Given these three hypothetical choices, which camera would people find most appealing from the standpoint of performance, price, and needs?

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