petr marek: It has Full HD video, yes? Really? Wow!I can shoot 4K video with phase detection autofocus with my Samsung S5 phone...
DPR staff has commented that they haven't seen a phone with video quality that makes recording 4k video worthwhile over shooting 1080 video.
Blackdog68: Wow, the 800 pound gorilla in the electronics field has spoken and every other camera company should be nervous. This camera checks lots of boxes: 1/8000 shutter, 1/250 flash sync, more phase detect sensors than the competition, 15FPS. It's an impressive spec sheet. Actual performance from this back sided APS-C sensor is yet to be seen, and the AF as well is untested, but if I'm Nikon or Canon and I've been waiting to really get into the mirrorless market, you may have waited too long.
That doesn't change the fact they have not many lenses.
Too bad there's an extreme lack of lenses from samsung. That's why Canon and nikon are so popular. It's the lens, stupid.
Suhas Sudhakar Kulkarni: Its interesting to note that Canon announced 7D mark II while nikon did not announce their D300 successor. On the other hand Nikon announced D750 and Canon did not announce 5D mark IV. Marking the territories (for this year sales of course) with mutual understanding?
d3x is a dead product. Even the d600 has as many pixels as it!
I can't see the d750 doing well. nikon users either bought a df, d610, or d800 by now and the d750 is dumbed fun in places to sell for less. The 5D3 outsold the less expensive d800 so I don't see a need for the 5D3 to be cut.
nikon seems to be banking on 35mm for its future. That is clear. The may be going after profit margin instead of being used by everyone since 35mm is a very small percentage of dslr sales.
Lanski: My friend phrased it this way: "It's the sensor of the 70D, with the autofocus of the 1DX and the buttons of the 5DIII".
Nope, all new autofocus with more points, all cross type and all f/5.6 sensitive. 1D X's system has fewer cross type and not all of them are f/5.6 on the 1D X.
Biffobear: I won't be trading in my Fuji X-T1 for this brick that's for sure...
Then why are you here throwing around your toxic negativity?
Absolutic: 65 cross points from $6000 camera that fill the entire viewfinder (because of crop factor) so I can track at the corner of the screen, corner to corner? And that is done at 10 frames per second? And all that for $1799??? This basically lets most people experience the 1DX speed and accuracy at 1/4 of the price. Amazing deal by Canon. If I did not have a Fuji XT1 which tracks surprisingly good at 8fps (as long as you stay in the center portion of display where PDAF points are located) this would have been my companion camera to my present 6D. And don't tell me, just get 5DM3, I had 5DM3 for the longest time, and 10fps vs 6fps makes a big difference. Even 8fps makes a big difference over 6fps. Good job Canon.
No, this is all new autofocus. The 1D X and 5D3 have 61 points and only 40 some are cross types and many of those cross types are f/4 I believe whiles the 7D2 has 65 points all f/5.6 sensitive. Performance (speed to acquire and in ai-servo) compared to the other 2 models is yet to be seen.
gvfx: Okay for sports shooters, but lets not forget the gh4 does 12fps continuous and even 40fps in burst mode. The tech in this 7D2 isn't really 2014
What's 12 fps without fast, accurate autofocus even in low light settings?
Seems like d610 with a modern body shell.
JackM: I wonder if this will force 5D3 prices down. Besides people with a lot of Canon lenses (like me), only a fool would buy a 5D3 now.
The 5D3 outsold the d800 even at its higher price, so this weak offering from nikon won't make Canon lower the 5D3 now!
Frank_BR: Strange times we are living. For the price of a single memory card you can buy two Nikon D3000 with the kit lens 18-55mm.
And that 1 GB card cost just $190 a year later in 2004.
justinwonnacott: today is sept 3 not the 4th and this article is about as interesting to this photographer as yesterdays pasta.
This is on the mobile phone site Connect.
RedFox88: So much for that supposed build quality of Fuji EVIL cameras. So what do you get for their extreme cost? Clearly Dslrs are where to go for durable cameras.
EVIL was a term used quite a bit in the earlier days of EVIL (aka mirrorless) cameras.
You don't get it. EVIL is another name for "mirrorless" cameras. Electronic Viewfinder Interchangeable Lens. EVIL.
So much for that supposed build quality of Fuji EVIL cameras. So what do you get for their extreme cost? Clearly Dslrs are where to go for durable cameras.
tom1234567: consumers will buy these cameras and realize they aren’t much better than their phones
Who said P&S cameras are for portraits? Looks like barney invented that idea!
I've seen many phone pics, most are poor in part due to wide angle "prime" on the phone. People really aren't realizing what the are missing but not using a zoom! So many pics of kids far away. In my book, most photos I see from phones, of people I know, should be trashed because the camera/phone was too far away from the subject.