90D. Well that’s disappointing for us 7D2 users

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Chris Mak Senior Member • Posts: 2,333
Re: 90D. Well that’s disappointing for us 7D2 users

Andreas Berglund wrote:

Whether a 7DMKII is in the works or not I cant tell of course, the rumor mill thinks its not.

For me this is not really about just the camera body, it is about Canon being a viable future system for me as a birder. I have a 100-400 II, a 400mm DO II and a 600 II. That is a lot of money invested in Canon as a system. And I have patiently waited for what to me sounds like an obvious upgrade to my 7DMKII's.

Canon has the lenses, but not a viable body right now, if the supposed 90D specs are right, and after seeing the expensive intro video to the 90D I truly doubt that it would not be correct specs, my message to Canon is very simple, and if there is no 7DMKIII coming Canon is not for me a viable birding system, and I will re-evaluate. I don't want FF birding cameras, when you shoot sometimes thousands of images a day it becomes a burden with to many files to go through and crop them.

A future EOS-R with 80mp could be used in crop mode, and give you 30mp images, but then you would be forced to use a landscape/studio portrait camera as a birding camera, similar to where Sony users are being pushed with the A7RIV, because the APSC crop bodies are kept in a form factor that pretty much rules them out as birding cameras. So Sony users reluctantly spend big cash on a A9 and always complain about reach, or get A A7RIII and complain about AF.

What is it with companies like Sony and Canon, refusing to make a truly useful crop camera like Nikon did with the D500? Obviously wildlife/birding is not seen as important enough to develop an optimal body for. So I am also still wondering where to find a camera to replace my 7DII.

We need a statement of direction from Canon, if we don't get one it is going to hurt Canons sales, not just short term

What I want (need) is

  • 24 MP, ap-c as low noise and high as a DR as possible, at least the same as Sony's Exmoor sensors.
  • 10-12 fps
  • To notch AF with animal eye AF
  • Dual cards would be nice, high speed at least UHS-II
  • 5 seconds of RAW buffer at least (see Nikon D500!, now 3 years old) 10 would be great, the D500 does
  • Truly reconfigurable buttons
  • Sealed obviously
  • a real grip that can handle 2 batteries extra
  • and so on.
 Chris Mak's gear list:Chris Mak's gear list
Canon EOS 7D Mark II Sony a7R II Canon Extender EF 1.4x III Canon Extender EF 2x III Canon EF 400mm F4 DO IS II USM +3 more
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