Canon 7D is 4 years and 8 months old this is not good for Canon

Started Apr 30, 2014 | Discussions thread
rwbaron Forum Pro • Posts: 13,695
Re: Not a reasonable comparison
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Jerry-astro wrote:

Suave wrote:

Stollen1234 wrote:

if a Camera is good i have no problem if it takes a while to have a newer version..but 4 years and 8 months and no upgrade insight is propablly the longest in Canon histroy in the semi pro line.

What makes you say that? F-1 was manufactured for 10 years, nF-1 for 10-12. EOS-1v was introduced 14 years ago and still available. And the list goes on.

To be fair, it's a bit of an apples vs. oranges comparison. The turnover of technology in those days was very gradual. Cameras and other types of equipment were around for a pretty long time before they were updated or replaced. As electronics became a much larger part of the heart of a camera and the world (well most of it) went digital, the replacement rate shot up astronomically. The xxD cameras were replaced like clockwork at 18 months for a long time (Rebels even more rapidly). So, thinking that nearly 5 years for a 7D seems really long is not at all off base IMHO -- it is a long time. It's even pretty long for an xD series camera, let alone the lower end models.

I agree to some extent regarding features and content but it seems advancements in sensors and processors has leveled off. When one has to compare at the pixel level to realize any gains and not at normal output then technology is crawling forward not leaping and that may be part of the problem. If one captures the same scene with a 7D and D7100 it is difficult if not impossible at output for Web or print to know which is which. The lure is in features and performance in areas such as AF and video. It's no different with computers as except for gaming and a few other very demanding applications a high end computer from 5 or 6 years ago still performs quite well with the exception of SSD's which has nothing to do with the processor. I think we've been programmed to expect electronics to need to be replaced after a few short years and the industry has done an incredible job promoting that.

I think many people expected the 7D replacement cycle to be longer than its predecessors, however, some of the technology in the 7D is seriously aging (the sensor in particular) and it's high time that Canon either declares that high end crop is dead or ponies up with a replacement.

Yes the 7D sensor is old but again you have to push the envelope to see it's age. Overall, for the majority of users that use a 7D for Web output or even large prints (16x20) it's still a good sensor lacking a bit of resolution, maybe a half stop of high ISO performance and of course low ISO shadow noise but there aren't any Canon sensors that provide great low ISO shadow performance.  I recently signed on to Adobe CC and am very impressed with what LR5.5 can do with 7D files.

Yes, I want a new toy too and have the money to spend but nothing Canon has come out with since the 7D has any real benefit for what I shoot with the possible exception of the 6D. If the 6D had Exmor low ISO shadow performance I'd already have one but I admit that it is rare that I'd need it. Unless I've completely blown the exposure with my 7D I can count on one hand the number of frames out of tens of thousands where low ISO shadow noise was a factor.

Bob

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