* Canon 70d * its here!

Started Jun 27, 2013 | Discussions thread
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That's exactly what he was saying.
In reply to stratobill, Jun 28, 2013

stratobill wrote:

Jerry-astro wrote:

Bobn2 wrote:

I doubt that 'everyone knows' that. I think a good few people will decide that the 70D is good enough for them and go for it. Similarly, quite a few who might have spend their money on a 7D MkII will have been tempted by a 6D. The question is, whether those sicking out for a 7D Mk II and nothing else are numerous enough to pay what will be a big R&D bill.

Rather than debate all the points with you, I'll focus on this one. Do you seriously believe that the 6D is a legitimate "upgrade" for a decent number of people who own a 7D now and who might be focused on capabilities that go beyond FF? Seriously? The 6D is an entry level FF camera with an entry level focus subsystem, entry level frame rate, and a host of other features missing from the much older 7D. I won't speak for others, but if I had a hankering to get into FF (which is highly questionable at this point), it would be the 5DMk3 I'd be going for, certainly not the 6D. I am unwilling to give up on the higher end capabilities of the 7D simply to gain access to the world of FF, at least for my needs. I won't even get into the issue of reach, lens replacement, etc. etc.

You may think that, but I had an opportunity to buy my brother's lightly used 7D, took a pass and spent 3x as much for the 6D. I am well aware of the shortcomings you mention compared to the 7D, but, to many people, they just don't matter.

What matters to me is, from dusk on, from ISO 400 on, the image from the 6D simply blows away the smaller sensor. I just did a theatre shoot this week and compared it to last year's shoot with a smaller sensor camera- no comparison, I shot all night at 3200 and the difference in noise and cleanliness of the image is staggering to me. Even the client mentioned how great the shots look.

So feel free to refer to the 6D any way you like, but many people are making the decision I did- opt for the lower frame-rate, FPS crippled, "entry level" 6D, and getting better results for their type of shooting than they EVER could with a 7D.

YMMV, IMHO, etc etc.

The 7D offers a ton of features with an APS-C, and the 6D offers advantages in IQ along with some other new features that make it appealing even compared to the 5DIII. He wasn't belittling the usefulness of a FF camera with amazing low noise at high ISO, he was pointing out what the 7D is capable of that the 6D can't do as being a valuable balance some people need.

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