« on: September 14, 2014, 01:15:16 PM »
The one spec that no one seems to be mentioning much is the dual Digic 6 processors. Now I'm no technical guru so maybe extra processing power doesn't make much of a difference to anything but if the 7D Mk2 is such a small step forward as some are suggesting why does it need/have more processing power than any other camera in the Canon range (with the possible exception of the 1DX with it's 3rd processor)?
Ten frames a second means you need to hustle with all that data. The new AF system will need additional CPU horsepower as well, but the 5D3 AF system seems to be of similar power and that camera only has one DIGIC chip. And keep in mind that no 5D model (I, II or III) has ever had two chips, yet the original 7D had two chips. So my money is on framerate.
The 1DX is a slightly different animal in that the third chip (I thought) was dedicated to make the 1D-series level metering functions work -- like spot metering at any AF point, which is a feature I sadly don't have on my 5D3.