New Canon on 22nd March?

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

Steve Balcombe wrote:

howardroark wrote:

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.

The 7DII can be a mini-1Dx in performance (especially AF performance) without a vertical grip. That's what I would ideally like to see - basically what I have now in the 7D but brought fully up to date as the flagship 1.6x crop DSLR for 2013-2016. The last thing I want is a bigger, heavier body.

Yeah, I don't want a bigger body either.  I'm not sure the AF could be on par with the 1D X after what I've read about battery voltage affecting AF speed.  The bigger battery on the 1D X produces a higher voltage allowing the AF system to respond more quickly (lens AF motor? don't recall where it comes in to play).  I get your point, though.  I know it's crazy, but I'd like all new bodies to have wi-fi built in so I can link the camera up with my phone or tablet as external controller, viewer, and bakcup device.  I wouldn't use it all the time, but there are times it would come in extremely handy and I don't want to pay for that big, expensive, complicated wireless transmitter when the 6D has so recently included wifi and the app to go with it.

A crop DSLR with a grip wouldn't spiritually be a 7D, but it could be a 9D I guess. Now there's a thought to strike fear into the hearts of all 7D owners - a step back down to a 70D vs a step up to the 9D which is virtually a 1Dx with a crop sensor. The devil and the deep blue sea...

Just remember that the higher the number the lower-end the camera.  In your scenario the 7DMarkII would have to be the 1D X crop version and the 9D would be the gripless underling.  Maybe the 3D would be the crop/gripless version of a 1D X?  Canon is going to have to figure out a new naming convention in the not too distant future.

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