7D - 70D - 7D2

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

Karl Gnter Wnsch wrote:

Bobn2 wrote:

the only question that I raise is whether the current Canon product configuration leaves room for a linear successor.

It does - just because the 6D costs the same it doesn't close the position in the lineup.

I'm definitely with Bob on this one.

Just take a look at the 1D/5D/6D forum and you will see that many people are now 'upgrading' from the 7D to the 6D.

This is exactly what Bob is talking about: the 6D taking sales from the 7D, despite the dramatically incompatible specs.

As per your theory, no one should be doing this 'upgrade', right?
And yet, this is exactly what many people are doing.

So, the 6D is indeed closing the 7D position in the lineup ... for now, though.
As I said in a previous post, i do believe that the 6DII will move up in specs and price,
thus making room in the lineup for the 7DII.

I think the real indicator is what Canon does with the next generation of EOS M. If they produce one with an eye level VF and high frame rate, and make the dual pixel AF work really fast, I think you can take it that they see mirrorless as the route for action APS-C as my industry sources suggest. The Olympus E-M5 is seen by quite a few as being in broadly the same game as the 7D and with what Canon has to deploy, they could make something much better, which would also erode the potential market for a 7D Mk II (they might call it the EOS M7, just to emphasise the intent).

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