canon and nikon are not the lonely leaders in camera technology anymore.
That would be unfortunate for them if being the leader in technology was their goal. But from a business standpoint, that's a nice to have. Sony's Betamax was the best consumer videocassette technology...until it's inability to compete in the market killed it.
Nope, Betamax was only the best outside Europe.
It was the V2000 system of Philips that was the best. At least here in Europe it was (I don't think it was released outside Europe). Much better than Betamax and for sure much better than VHS. You could record both sides (like the audio cassette) and the write protection were switchable levers in stead of breaking plastic. Last but not least the image quality was much better too. It killed it self because it was too late on the market and the Japaneese compitition didn't want to invest into the system (of course).
OT and not for Neuro.
Just enjoy. The 7DII will be a fantastic camera once it is out there. Just like the 7D was 5 years ago. If one likes an other brand better, fine, buy that one. I'm so tired of all the fanatics around the world, would it be religious or camera brand.