Well I would definitely not replace my 7D with a 70D! Just came back from taking a solid look at the new 70 D. The new electronics are impressive but the camera itself comes across in your hands as a piece of light, fragile plastic with an inferior grip, small feel and overall just not anything close to the higher class 7D. The format for the buttons etc. seems compromised due to the smaller size of the camera. When will Canon realize that many D7 users are frustrated that they have not provided an equivalent update for the 7D. It would be just great if they put out the new camera with a full frame sensor that is below the price point of the 5DIII. Wondering if I should just jump to NIkon! Difficult to wait another year to only be let down again!