7d Mk II - This does not make sense!

Started Apr 25, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: 7d Mk II - This does not make sense!
In reply to tvstaff, Apr 25, 2013

tvstaff wrote:

As a 7D owner... I would (want) think that Canon would make the 7d Mk II a must buy for those who enjoy the 7D.

Would it not have made sense for the 7d Mk II to have the following:

Full Frame - Water and Dust Tight - Auto Focus w/Video - More Cross Sections for Focus - Wifi

With just the above I think two things could happen. 7D owners would buy one as a step up for those of us that want Full Frame AND 5D Mk III owners that wanted a Water and Dust Tight backup.

I really don't understand why Canon would make the new 7d Mk II anything BUT Full Frame.

Since I love my 7D and the abuse it can take, I was really hoping the new 7D MkII would fall between the 5D and 1D for some features I wanted at around the $2,500 to $3,000 range....

Is there ANY chance this will be the case?? ANY?


Yikes.  Have you paid attention to how Canon model names work?  Once a line has been created, there are certain aspect that have little-to-no chance of changing and some that have absolutely zero chance of changing.  When certain aspects change they always give the camera a new model designation.  The 7D will always be a 1.6 crop sensor body.  Canon used to have the 1.3 crop in its own special little category in the 1 line, but even that was killed with the advent of the 1D X.....they finally have a FF sensor body that could perform.  Clever of them to still have FF bodies with sensors packing more pixels than even the monster 1D X.  You're suggesting that they make a 7D that would replace the 1D X, 5DIII, and the 7D.  Not happening any time soon, although maybe in five or ten years they'll be forced more and more to condense their lineup and the associated features.

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