7D - 70D - 7D2

Started Jul 21, 2013 | Discussions thread
bobn2
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Re: 7D - 70D - 7D2
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Birdman7 wrote:

Prior to the release of the EOS 70D, many would have thought that the specs of that camera, which were posted on some online rumour sites, could well have belonged to be that of the 7D2, especially taking into account the similarities in sensor performance of the 5D3 compared to its predecessor. Canon's 'incremental update' policy probably also gave credence to beliefs those rumoured specs indeed belonged to the 7D2.

In hindsight, those rumours were slightly off the mark, although the other ramblings of a 24MP APS-C camera being tested in the field could well be the sensor used in the upcoming 7D2. The 70D, seems to have been fitted with some interesting performance features, such as the 7D AF module, customisation and 7FPS. Its quite a comprehensive feature list for a xxD body, and areasonable improvement from a camera to whom its closely related (7D) but not meant to replace.

Which brings us back to the question, are any inovative features going to be incorporated into the 7D2 that we dont know of, apart from the suspected WIFI, GPS, perhaps dual-pixel focus etc? The release of the 70D may be a sign that Canon has heard past complaints from its customers and will release a sucessor to the 7D with a substantial feature list Improvement

We wont have to wait too long!

It is quite possible that there will not be a 7D Mark II. Canon's range has reconfigured quite considerably since the 7D was announced. For a start, the '5D' has become quite a different camera,  really rather action orientated with top-notch AF - that makes it quite possible that what Canon has intended is for 7D owners, at least some of them to upgrade to the 5D Mk III. Then again, the price point, more or less, of the 7D has been taken by the 6D. It's very unusual for Canon to field two current cameras at the same price point, so one could think that they thing FF gives a better offer to people with $2k to spend than a fast APS-C camera. Third, the 70D has taken on quite a lot of the 7D's spec at a reduced price point. With those three cameras nibbling away at the 7D market place, it is  not a given that there is enough market to sustain a 7D, and in particular the quite large amount of dedicated R&D that a camera which significantly advanced on the 7D would require.

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