How do you know? Got any solid evidence the cross types of the 7D II is better than nikon non cross types when shooting anything other than bar codes?
Take it from me, after shooting with a non-cross single af point film camera for a decade and now being burdened with the 6d's af system I feel safe to say that the difference is *huge* unless you have the time and patience to select a pattern that happens to match the non-cross point you have selected
But what would you be shooting when the light levels are at -3EV?
This isn't that dark if you use a slow lens or a tc and end up at f8 (if the d7200 can do af at f8, I didn't check). With the latest IS systems, you can still handhold these indoor shots.
Very Meh compared to the 7D2 but a relative competition to the 70D.
Sure, but I don't think it's meant to be a 7d2 killer. Nikon is probably quite content to leave the premium and niche market to Canon while grabbing the mass market with better value, i.e. more features for the same price or the same performance for less €€€.
I'm sure there'll be pages over pages on Nikon service, oil leaks and whatnot - but imho even Canon fanbois might have to ack that Nikon is damn competitive with these crop cameras ... esp. as the 70d doesn't even run Magic Lantern too extend features and boost dynamic range.
After all, we Canon shooters should be happy for a strong competition, or the 70d would still have 9 af points and the 7d2 would have a €3000 price tag :-)