New Canon on 22nd March?

Started Mar 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
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In reply to Steve Balcombe, Mar 15, 2013

Steve Balcombe wrote:

howardroark wrote:

Maybe the 7D will be on an extra-long cycle too, although we can always hope the 7DII and 70D will come out at the same time.

Yes, I've been wondering about that too.

It seems likely that the 70D (if there is one - we don't actually know) will be a significant upgrade to the 60D, and it's been rumoured that it may see a return to a 50D-style body. And surely by now Canon has a superior sensor for us. Add all that together and you have a body which could appeal to 7D owners who are itching to upgrade before the summer - thus stealing customers from the 7DII.

I don't see a 70D going back to a 50D-esque body because that would up the price point closer to the 7DMarkII.  However, IF the 7DMarkII's price point goes up also that would make room for a more robust 70D body.  In order for that to happen the 7DMarkII would have to either have a different sensor than the 70D OR it would have to be the rumored mini-1D X.  With a 6D and 5DMarkIII out that don't include vertical grip it seems unlikely anything below the 1D line would include this feature.

Your best customers are your existing customers, and your best 7DII customers are 7D owners. The surest way for Canon to keep 7D customers on the hook is to announce the 7DII, even if availability is a little way off.

So that's my best guess - 70D with almost immediate availability, 7DII available in 3/4/5 months but both announced next Friday.

That would be great.  I'll keep my fingers crossed because I'm anticipating what Canon will do next, not because I think they'll be able to convince me to upgrade this generation.

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