Anastigmat: She nailed it on the head. APS-C sensor is the worst feature of the 7DII and its Achilles Heel. 10fps is no use if you get a noisy image and the crop sensor means something may get accidental left out of the frame because of the narrower field of view. As for price, it may be cheaper than the 1D-X, but it isn't much cheaper than the 5DIII. I predict the 7DII will go the way of the Dodo and the 1.3x crop sensor. That means only Digital Rebels will get the APS-C sensor and the 7DII will not have a successor.
>"the crop sensor means something may get accidental left out of the frame because of the narrower field of view"
Precisely! Because there is no reason why the photographer should be expected to zoom out or back up or use a shorter lens to compensate for the narrower FOV. That's the problem with viewfinders, too - they show you what's visible, not what's off the edges. Thank God we have full-frame cameras which see beyond the edges of the viewfinder to ensure photos have plenty of extra area to capture those things crop sensors miss.
JoeAmateur: I can tell that a lot of commenters have never used the 7D. The MkII has everything an action/birding/event photographer could ask for: super fast focussing and shooting, great movie capabilities, super-rugged. Great job, Canon! (Except the missing touch screen.)
I have a buddy who is a pro (Getty, WireImage) shooter primarily sports and events and he posted on his Facebook today that he's trading his 5D MkIII in for this.
Based on 85% of the comments here, he's a fool who doesn't know what he's doing. I'll guess Sports Illustrated and others won't be buying his work anymore. Poor sod.
Agreed, Darren. I just upgraded to Lion last night and then discovered my i1 Display 2 with Eye-Match no longer worked because it ran under Rosetta before. They say they're going to have something for us in September, but are clearly looking to force us to toss our still-working hardware and buy new stuff rather than bother fixing the app for a 4-year-old product.
I put 8GB of RAM into my MBP so I could better run Lightroom and now I can't use it at all for photos because I can't compensate for the natural blue color cast of the display. I've basically got a $1200 netbook.