7D - 70D - 7D2

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

Bobn2 wrote:

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

Bobn2 wrote:

I think there is a considerable overlap between the two.

There is none whatsoever!

Really?

They are both DSLR's.

They both accept EF-S lenses.

Wrong, the 6D does not accept EF-S.

Yes, I typed the 'S' on in error.

They both have very similar controls.

They both will take very similar photos in maybe 95% of photographic situations.

The same focal length lens will give you a field of view 1.6x closer on the 7D than the 6D. This is not very similar, and it is one reason birders and nature photogs use the 7D over the 6D. The other reason is operating speed.

I know that, they have different advantages, but unless your general use is quite specialised, 95% of the time you'll get much the same from them.

The 7D has some features that the 6D does not, and vice versa, but for most people buying a general purpose camera, they mostly do the same job.

Depends on what you're shooting.

That's why I said 'general purpose', of course, if you buy a camera focussed on one kind of situation, the different emphasis tilts the balance.

For those that need both there are alternatives available - i.e. 5DIII. But the target groups are as far seperated as they could be from the onset, so the availability of both cameras will *not* create any further division in markets.

You don't know what the 'target groups' are - Canon knows that. I doubt that many who buy a 7D use it exclusively for action photography, nor do those that buy a 6D use it exclusively for studio and landscape work. In the overlap are the majority of everyday situations that both cameras handle pretty well. Not every buyer is like you.

Consciencious buyers will look at the specs and buy the camera that makes the most sense for what they shoot, not go "eeny meeny miny mo" between 2 cams because their prices are the same.

Who knows what 'consciencious' buyers will do, and who knows whether their mix of usage strongly favours one over the other. Many buyers have one camera which they use in a variety of situations photographing the kids, photographing the kids playing sport, travel photography, a bit of landscape, family events and so on - which is better for them might not be clear cut - from that mix one will be better in some circumstances, another better in others, so even if they are conscientious, the decision might be quite balanced.

I for one would never consider ever buying a full frame DSLR if there is a fast alternative and even if there weren't I wouldn't even remotely consider the 6D.

Then you would not be a buyer, you would probably have to settle for a 70D, or just not upgrade your camera. The point for Canon is overall sales (or more importantly, overall profits), not what one individual will or won't do. Unless there are enough that think like you, and wouldn't buy another Canon camera, Canon would never recover the investment for a brand new camera.

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Not sure what you have against a 7D upgrade, but you're still off base with your reasoning.

I have nothing at all against a 7D 'upgrade', I just think that for sound marketing reasons, Canon might not offer one.

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