7d Mk II - This does not make sense!

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In reply to tvstaff, Apr 27, 2013

tvstaff wrote:

Matt wrote:

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Hi Matt,

First I read this: http://www.dpreview.com/forums/post/50713471

yeah ok digitalrev ...    The camera may survive dunked in water but may suffer long term damage from water creeping in there and being in there

then I see this... http://www.digitalrev.com/article/canon-7d-hardcore-durability-test/MjA0MjMyMTE_A  DO NOT DO THESE THINGS TO YOUR CAMERA

And this http://www.google.com/imgres?imgurl=http://alexsukonkin.com/reviews/Canon-EF17-40f4-L-USM/7d-frozen.jpg&imgrefurl=http://alexsukonkin.com/reviews/Canon-EF17-40f4-L-USM_en.shtml&h=555&w=800&sz=289&tbnid=M63uHzEbmjR3nM:&tbnh=90&tbnw=130&zoom=1&usg=__RWiWKxd08KPyCOiNwAVOkoseGJw=&docid=sQUNCpkFF2IzaM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=HBJ6UeHqJun84AP3tYFA&sqi=2&ved=0CEsQ9QEwAw&dur=9026

And This https://www.google.com/search?q=canon+7d+in+snow&safe=off&hl=en&qscrl=1&rlz=1T4ADFA_enUS482US482&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ei=HBJ6UeHqJun84AP3tYFA&sqi=2&ved=0CAcQ_AUoAQ&biw=1395&bih=657#imgrc=co0uHBqITc8K1M%3A%3BbMd4TNk9rrliDM%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Flaamc.files.wordpress.com%252F2010%252F01%252Fmg_0075c.jpg%3Bhttp%253A%252F%252Flaamc.wordpress.com%252F2010%252F02%252F12%252F7d-1-weather-sealing%252F%3B692%3B422

And this http://cdn.bascek.com/yuklemeler//2011/05/canon7d-DzurenHamzah.jpg

Seems the 7D is one tough customer! 

Do you know what happened to all those cameras in the pictures? Were they still be funtional after the pic was taken or a week later?

Also a cold camera in snow is one thing as it will stay dry ...

what you get with a 7D and 5D3 is a slightly weather sealed camera that will survive a few raindrops and if you a re lucky a bit more.  If you want more sealing, get a pro camera or a water proof housing.

The reason why they are not more waterproof or water sealed is that most people use the camera inside and when its dry outside and that majority of customers are not willing to pay an extra 100-200 for more weather sealing.  if they were  and are outside all the time with their camera making money  they would have gotten a 1D or a waterproof housing of some sorts.

A lot of those features and full frame with same pixel density and 12 fps would be nice but would you pay $19000 for that camera? No? And neither would anybody else .... thats why it doesnt exist.

Technology advances constantly at a slight pace and thats why every 1-3 years you get a slightly improved camera at the same price.  If the competition is pushing hard then you get a slightly bigger improvement but you are not getting quantum leaps.

So you dont have to be a rocket scintist to predict the 7D2 if it comes out. It will be slightly improved all around. 18 MP to 20-24 MP. 8fps to 9-10 fps (or same hat higher pixels) 19 AF point to 19 better AF points or more AF points from a higher up camera.  Sensor technology has advanced and Nikon is pulling away so you will get better noise performance as well.

Why will this be true? Because if they do less, they wont sell a single camera and if they did way more they would be stupid and just drive up development and production cost and reduce their own profit.

So as was with 7D > 300S, the 7D2 will be a little more than 7D an probably 7100.  We wont have to wait for a dpreview review to know about its technical capabilities either. Canon will not produce a lemon and its sensor performance and noise will be a bit better.

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