JoeAmateur: Wow, what a bunch of ungrateful Idiots here. We get an amazing update to an already great camera, and most of you act as though Canon slapped you in the face or something.
The reason for a lot of people being critical about this update is that those of us that have been shooting with Canon for a long time know that they are just buying time with this upgrade. They are either preparing to release an updated model or phasing the 7D out. They have not addressed any of the major complaints that users have had with the camera like focusing issues and ISO/noise performance. There is nothing wrong with consumers expectations being high, particularly when the competitions continues to push the ball forward.
Jetta392: I think some of the firmware features will be useful, I like the adjustable audio recording level and the picture resizing ability.
What will Canon do about the focusing issues that many 7D owners are facing? There are many threads on this subject and several people are convinced it is not the way the user shoots or their settings.
This issue dates back to 2009 when the camera was new and still to this day.
I will also confirm that the focusing issue is very real. I owned a 7D for a couple of years and finally gave up on it. Unfortunately, the lack of a dependable body option at this particular price point has made staying with Canon rather painful for me as a sports photographer but selling everything and moving to Nikon would be even more painful so all I can do is hope that Canon will address this issue in the 2nd iteration. I have no cudos for Canon b/c despite the well documented focusing issues on the 7D they have refused to acknowledge it as a defect. Perhaps the newer versions are better but the early versions definitely had problems.