New Canon on 22nd March?

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qianp2k Forum Pro • Posts: 10,350
Re: +1 with Spartan. Probably yet another new battery to force you buy new grip
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007peter wrote:

SpartanWarrior wrote:

Although I am a Canon user for many years, but I really hate to say it we will not see anything good from them, looks like Nikon took the ball and ran with it and Canon is to busy worring about video, I am starting to think that I married the wrong system but we'll see...

I share you sentiment. 7D was the last canon that offer a quantum leap over its previous camera (50d) in feature & capability and that was 3 years ago. Since the 7D, every canon is just a mild warm-over from previous generation. 60d was a downgrade on purpose to differentiat from 7d, but every rebel since then...:

- Canon T2i is a 18mp version of 15mp T1i with a Mic Input

- Canon T3i is just a T2i + articulate LCD

- Canon T4i is a T3i with Touch-sceen, and a hybrid AF that show minimal improvements

I suspect 70d is a just a 60d with a touch-screen + a new battery design to force you to buy another new battery grip. It'll probably have the same circular 9 points AF again.

I bet you're wrong this time. 70D may still use 60D sensor (probably the last model still uses the current Canon 18mp APS-C sensor), but its AF will be at least on modified 7D AF engine. No way Canon will still put 60D AF in 70D after D7100. It also probably still uses LP-E6 battery. 70D will be at least 6 or maybe 7fps.

Hopefully I'm wrong and well see some major improvement in 70d, but I'm not holding my breath for canon any longer.

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