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

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John Sheehy Forum Pro • Posts: 22,168
Re: 90D. Well that’s disappointing for us 7D2 users

Mark B. wrote:

RogerZoul wrote:

IR1234 wrote:

So specs don’t seem to show dual cards or dual DIGIC, so the 90D isnt any sort of 7D2/80D compromise. It’s just an updated 80D.

I’m a Canon fan, but I really think they made a mistake dumping the 7D range.

But at least Canon just saved me $1500 as I won’t be buying a 90D anytime soon.

Who said Canon dumped the 7D line? Can you show a link for such a statement?

You can't believe all of the rumors around. Save your money and wait for the 7D3 or for an announcement from Canon saying that it isn't coming. I would expect to spend a little more than $1500, though.

I'll be very surprised if 1) there's a 7D III and 2) if the 90D retails for >$1,500.

I think the merging of certain features points to the 7D line coming to an end. Time will, but it was 5 years between the original 7D and another 5 years to it's successor. Now 5 years later there's not a hint of a 7D III but instead there's an 80D successor with features from the 7D II.

The 80D user is generally less needy of a real-time display for action than the 7D2 user, so somehow it doesn't seem to make sense to not have a 7D3 successor, but have an 80D successor.  Problem is, Canon will not reveal whether they plan to make a 7D3, because they want the potential owners to buy a 90D, and then buy a 7D3 later, if they offer it.

IMO, if Canon wanted to get most users into mirrorless ASAP, they would only extend the 7D2 and 1DxII DSLR series.  I'm not saying I can guess accurately what a corporation will do, but that is what would make sense to me if they want to trim the DSLR line to one FF and one APS-C.

To me, the 90D means one of two things - Canon is still planning to have multiple DSLR lines, but they will not be a high priority while the R line is being started, or this 90D really is the only DSLR upgrade from the 7D2 with higher pixel density for the next few years, which is like a technological death to me.

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