so i'm thinking about upgrading my 50D but still unsure in deciding which camera to replace it. the choices are:
1. the-one-year-younger 7D
2. the-newly-released 70D
3. cheaper-canon 700D
4. wait-for-the 7D2
5. stick with my 50D (since i haven't find suitable camera yet)
as a xxD user, i fancy the magnesium-alloy body and the versatility of the dial button on the back of the cam. and i feel that both 60D and its successor 70D gives an awkward feeling. i dont really care about videos and articulated or touch-screen lcd. i was thinking to upgrade it to 7D but hey! its only 1 year younger than mine and still cost $1200! my budget are around $1000-$1500, $1700 are considerable though. any comments are appreciated!
I must ask: What types of things you photograph? What lenses do you currently have? Really good glass does make a difference.
I upgraded from a 40d to 7d about a year after it came out. And the 7d has recently received a fairly major operating system upgrade. Likely the most serious upgrade canon has ever done to an existing camera. The handling of the 7d is very similar to the 50d which I now also have by the way. But the 7d is much more responsive. The focusing system alone is worth the extra price for me. I tried the 60d next to the 7d. For me there was no question the 7d was where I wanted to be.
Based upon 'rumors' the 7d2 may be announced some time in mid to late 2013. Or it may be 2014. If you must have a new camera I'd say look at the 7d. It's still a good option.