70D and 7Dmk2 is coming what to expect?

Started Feb 28, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Indeed
In reply to bobn2, Mar 1, 2013

bobn2 wrote:

There is no 'APS-C 1D'. The 7D is way short of a 1D in every aspect of its capability. What there has been is a huge marketing success in convincing people that a beefed-up 50D is a 'APS-C 1D'. However, there is the added aspect of $2k FF now, which is bound to suck money for APS-C cameras out of that price point. I can't see another APS-C camera at $1800-$2k. Much more likely the 7D MkII will be a straightforward linear upgrade, maybe no faster, new AF - perhaps an evolved version of the old 45 point system but critically a few hundred dollars less, in direct competition with the D7100. Then there will be no 70D, just the 60D will go on forever, gradually sagging in price.

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I can't agree on that. For wildlife/sports enthusiasts the 7D is unique and its sales surely reflect that.

I have no idea why you think the 6D would be even remotely interesting for the target 7D market. A full frame Rebel is completely the opposite of what wildlife/sports enthusiasts (or pros on a budget) are looking for. A $2,000-2,500 7DmkII that has been developed to be closer to the APS-C 1D ideal will be a dream for many.

Neither is the D7100 in the same segment as the 7D. The D7100 is a great camera, but it's a 70D competitor.

Try looking at it from a wildlife photographer's perspective. What do they need/want? High fps, fast AF and tracking, environmental seals, customizable AF and buttons, a crop sensor (debateable, but on a budget it's unavoidable). When the 7D came out it completely blew away Nikon's excellent D300, and the D7000 was never a D300 replacement. Look on the Nikon forums how many have kept their D300 while waiting for a D400. There is a very strong market for very high-end APS-C cameras, and that market is not interested in either full frame or mirrorless. Canon and Nikon would be shooting themselves in the foot if they didn't take that market seriously. Not in the least part, because these same people invest heavily in the big lenses.

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