Is it too early to say that I told you so???
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First of all I would think about this:
As an unofficial photographer you should think about what, where and when you want to take pictures.
Sometimes and in some situations it is disturbing, annoying or just not welcome or allowed to take pictures.
Since we're speculating...actually..... I would love it if I could use the Wi-Fi on the camera to connect to a smartphone or tablet and have the device act identically to the screen on the camera, or in the case of a tablet, have all the controls at your fingertips...
7 years down the road your pro/semi-pro camera will not only be mirrorless, but will have no built-in display and limited controls. Instead, it will have a dock for your smartphone, which will serve as the control panel and view screen.(*)
(*) Not an actual prediction, for entertainment purposes only.
But only one? None of the others? Maybe its one of the Sony A7R's with a Canon lens. I could see why a Pro would hide it
Are you sure it's not a Sony and the photographer is ashamed of it
It's obviously an EOS M with a foam surround to make it look bigger....
agreed... and it's a safe bet that the design teams are already over a year into the 7D3 and that the 5D5 and 1DX3 teams are already started... I can't see the project taking less than 5 years.In any event, I doubt very much if a name for the next 1 series body is set, and any specifications are merely paper goals.
Are you serious?
These cameras are planned out 3 to 4 (or more) years in advance. At this stage they'll testing and validating the design(s) of the hardware and software so that later this year they can issue instructions for manufacturing lines to start "printing" the cameras for sale next year.
Anybody think it's possible Canon could drop a dedicated processor into the 7D2 to handle AF subject recognition, like the 1DX does?
Better noise handling is my biggest want but a superb AF system is a close second.
It depends. If the 7D II hits with a new DIGIC processor, they may not need to resort to a dedicated AF processor. Each generation of DIGIC chips gets considerably more powerful than their predecessors. I'd imagine a DIGIC 7 would be quite considerably more capable than the DIGIC 6 used in some of the more compact cameras. DIGIC 6 does a LOT of image processing (It's more like Sony's Bionz X chip than the DIGIC 5), with high quality noise reduction, high quality video processing, etc. If Canon created a DIGIC 7 with some 7x or so more processing power than the DIGIC 6, they could easily handle high frame rates as well as high end AF capabilities all in the one chip (or two chips, as it's probably likely to be.)
Here's my guess:
24MP with equal or slight bump in high iso performance
Better weather sealing
4k video @24 fps, 120fps 1080 video
$2300 starting price
Digic6 and a new video processor
Dual sd card slot
AF system like 1DX, but with fewer points
wifi and gps
wireless flash controller
Wide selection of colours (black). no pink.
still uses LP-E6 battery
when the c100, with its 4k technology came out, there was a video about exporting stills from video. It seemed like too much Damn work... review 24000 frames.
I agree with fragilesi. I think the market will determine the value based on the demand for the particular features of the 7DII. I also think it is that market differentiation that will drive the features of the 7DII.
That's why I would not be at all surprised to see the 7DII as a 24mp, high frames per second, weathersealed, state-of-the-art autofocusing up to f8, camera that will have birders and sports shooters lining up to buy it. It's also why I expect that that it will not be a great low-light, high ISO performer – that's what full frame is for.
I find the naysayer's comments to be quite entertaining....
I expect it to be to the 70D, like the 7D was to the 60D. Better AF, better sealing, a bit faster, and about twice the price. Anything more will be a bonus.
Since my 60D is getting long in the tooth, for me the time is right for an upgrade.
But, I suspect it'll be either another 18-55 type cheap kit lens, or a hyperzoom like the 18-135 or 18-200.