* Canon 70d * its here!

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Re: Almost a 7D Mark 1.5 | why are people bitch & moan about 20mp?
In reply to JackM, 10 months ago

JackM wrote:

The specs are basically a 7D with 20mp and one less FPS, and some lesser amount of weather sealing. Nice! I wonder if Canon has finally gotten past whatever mental block they were having with the 18mp APS-C sensor. This also begs the question, what could the 7DII possibly be so as not to intrude upon the 5D3 or 1DX? 20mp, 19pt AF, 10fps?

Nicely put Jack, 70d is a indeed a mini-7D minus 1fps, minus weather seal, in exchange for better high iso (I hope...).

I don't get why people bitch & moan about 20mp in 70d?

  1. its more than enough
  2. 24mp would over-burden a single core Digic5 cpu resulting in much lower 5fps (ouch!)
  3. 20mp on 70d means there is a higher chance that we will see a 24mp 7dmk2

I predict this is how Canon will segregated 70d from 7dmk2:

  • 70d = 20mp, 1x Digic 5+ cpu = 7fps | non-weather seal, but has articulate LCD
  • 7dmk2 = 24mp, 2x Digic 5+ cpu =10fps | weather seal, but no articulate LCD, 5d3 AF system

I don't get the 70d Haters???

  • 70d is not meant to be a 7dmk2
  • 70d is not meant to be superior to Nikon D7100, or D300s
  • It was suppose to be slot under d7100 but above rebel t5i like the 60d before
  • 70d target price (I believe) is around $1200 like previous 60d + Olympus EM5
  • besides canon 7dmk2 is rumor to cost around $2000 camera!
  • given the price difference, 70d is more than adequate.
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