PeterBM: It's not only a question of more and more, it's mainly a question of choice and trade-offs. If GX7 had a fully articulated screen and no touch screen, i would buy it quickly to replace my rather used G11. Unfortunately, after its successful G serie (those with this kind of screen), Canon prefer copy Sony. Today, I have nothing to replace my G11.
It is Touch Screen...
Thank you Canon for making a Camera that will do the job it's designed to do. As for not having a Vari-Angle Touch Screen I get it. This camera will be used by Sports and Wildlife Photographers who shoot in all types of harsh situations. If there was a Vari-Angle Touch screen on this it probably would have issues with letting in moisture and also affecting the Touch Screen. I wish the Spec lead photographers would think before making comments. And as for Mirrorless, well I wont go there again as I've already made my statement on that...
Jon_Doh: Canon continues to fall farther behind the competition. There will come a point in time when they can no longer rely upon "it's the entire system that matters" and their lens line up. True, the 7D II is a great upgrade, but the 5D III is long in the tooth and over priced and the rest of their line up simply stinks.
And as for Jon_Doh claiming I'm a Canon Fanboy.... Totally as It has been the system that consistently and I mean consistently give's me the output I need and make my living on, no other system has come close yet...
I can only speak for myself and a few hundred photographers out there that can't work with mirror-less systems, but using the word system is even a joke on mirror-less... I have hit brick wall after brick wall when taking serious shots with this format. Oly, Fuj,i Pana and especially Sony "systems" have had to be sent back time after time. I have used Canon for over 20 years and have also dropped into Nikon now and again, they can give me the systems I need. These other brands have a way to go yet, not saying they are brining out some interesting kit. But like most brands out there they are trying to crowd please instead of giving "photographers" systems that actually does the job it claims it can do consistently. That's my and many, many other photographers I deal with and speak to have to say anyway. But as I said at the start, you can say what makes you fell better. It's just not as truthful as you may think.
nerd2: 4K is a reality. We are expecting descent 4K IPS display at around $400 soon (check the news please people)
Here, here, all this 4K in consumer products is a scam and only for the spec lead out there.
Keep saying it to yourself if it makes you feel better. Your way of the mark, but once it makes you feel better that's all that matters...
tbcass: $1800 for APS? Way overpriced.
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Join the real world please, oh that did make me laugh...
Kevin Fitzsimons: Are you kidding Canon?? No built in wifi? You can put wifi in Powershot cameras that sell for less than $200, but now I have to pay over $800 for a wifi add-on! It's built into the 6D! I've been waiting for the 7D replacement, but I'm not buying until they put wifi into the camera. I use wifi all the time at events and sports I cover. I've been getting by with the 6D. This is a real bummer Canon.
Why would you want WiFi in this camera?1. It's a magnesium body which will affect the WiFi quality.2. Transferring large JPEG's or even RAW's would take forever over WiFi.3. As a sports and wildlife high burst speed camera I for one would not want to control via my Tablet.
Marko Nara: So much potential... wasted.
I dont comment much in Dpreview... but if Canon can Read this, please do.
Got to admit that im disapointed to see the Specs of the 7Dmk2. I was truly hoping that it will house a brand new Image Sensor with better performance to the APS-C lineup, and by performance I mean "Hardware Performance", not via Software Digic 6 Procesors.
Canon should listen a little to his costumers. AF and Burst are cool, but the true power comes in the IQ department, where its needed most also.
Nobody wants a camera of 2014, that cost 1800USD, with the image quality of a 400USD camera from the 2010.
I know that must be hard to make a New Sensor, but its not imposible, because other Brands have already done that.
We must have read different reports, or maybe someone didn't read it in depth enough. There is a new sensor in here. Higher Mega Pixels is not the only way to know if it's a new sensor or not. I'll be waiting for IQ testing from this New sensor...
Joachim Gerstl: This is an impressive camera. AF, fps, buffer depth plus the extended reach for wildlife and bird photography. I will get it when its price has come down a little bit.
Price drop.... It's £1599..... that is so cheap for a camera like this
Lab D: First I read this and then I saw the new Samsung. I don't know anyone who buys Samsung, but it seems to beat the 7D in every spec.For example 10 FPS is not exciting when others are offering 11,12 and 15 FPS. "Full HD" video is boring when other shoot 4K.I just hope the 7D does use the same technology in this new sensor as found in the Rebel T2i.
This is where some brands suck you in on spec alone. Jamming in spec over doing a job are 2 completely different things. Photographers don't always just fall for a spec sheet.
Thank goodness there's no EVF on a camera this size. I will be able to capture quick shots without the hassle of having to look through a tiny EVF like the brands who squeeze them on do.
D1N0: Great Job Canon. Now stick in a Sony sensor.
Why would you want a Sony/Nikon sensor in here? Colour reproduction is terrible.
Stop going on about 4K. When 4K is mainstream, all the toys that have brought it out now will be junk. When consumers don't even have 4K screens this is laughable. This is an enthusiast sports and wildlife photographers camera.
Zerg2905: Dear DPR, please check the ISO values... So, it is 50-12800 or 100-16000? Thank you.
It's 100-1600 ISO Just read up on it.
£150 cheaper than the RX100 III, with better focal length and aperture. Wait for the trolling haters to slam it now.
Now that's a sport and wildlife enthusiast's photographers wet dream.
If it performs to spec it's a strong camera. But I feel that it may falter over time as many Samsung imaging products have when I've pushed them. Please don't be more bark than bite.Also WiFi on this resolution sensor is just silly. I'd never transfer high IQ over WiFi it would take forever. If there is improved usable WiFi control via App that would be nice.