« on: April 14, 2014, 02:12:50 PM »
In an interesting set of information we're told (thanks), that manufacturing issues (yeild was suggested) with the dual pixel design of the APS-C sensor in the 70D have delayed the launch of the 7D mk2 -and- the 750D and 100D replacements.
A higher performance version of the 70D sensor is used for the 7D2, whilst a cheaper version will appear in the 750 and 100D replacement (150D?)
All are dependent on having sufficient volume of sensor chips available at suitable price/performance points.
The information was passed along to several larger (European) dealers querying Canon DSLR camera availability for later this year, especially the holiday season. All three cameras were loosely slated for Q2 release, but are now Q3. There was no news of a 'big megapixel' body only that the replacement of the 1D X was 'on schedule'.