« on: March 14, 2012, 01:38:39 PM »
Cool to see someone actually put down what I've been thinking a while now.
Only a few things I was expecting differently - I would expect them only to use the Digic 5. And I bet they find a way to move the 70D to a higher price.
The 7D2 price is right in line with what my expectations were though. I've seen time and time again people on this forum point out how crowded the APS-C lineup is. With a new 7D you can clear that all out, especially with the new pricing space created with the 5D3 up above 3000 USD. so I would expect the 70D to even push towards 1400 or 1500 USD at introduction.
Totally agree with the new AF systems for each line. I was trying to rationalize some f8 points for the 7D2. If the 1DX gets some, I wouldn't be shocked to see a the 7D2 have a few f8 spots - especially with it's popularity wildlife camera, and therefore the likelihood of it being used with a supertele and extender. I think it'd be necessary for the 1DX to have some f8 points though for this to be a possibility. And then I wonder if Canon would also consider including them even without top performance. Maybe make it a custom function that you had to activate, and so the user would know they are going to experience some performance loss.