Since we are all having fun predicting...
7D should be less expensive than a 1D BUT - Canon has become greedy the last couple years and they are playing this launch a lot like Apple. They are trying to get the market in a frenzy by holding back info and tempting everyone with small tidbits of data. So it will be expensive I'm afraid. I predict $2799 to $2999. Half the the price of the 1DX and close but not above the 5D3. I would love it to be less but from what they are saying, it won't be. And people will still buy it, esp if it actually works and lives up to the hype by 80% or more. (Like the 5D3 did.)
I've decided that while WiFi (bigger loss) and Touchscreen would be missed, it wouldn't kill it for me. But without those, I think Canon should be careful how close to the moon they make the price.
If it has no pop-up flash with a 1D type metal top (meaning no GPS either, sorry) then again, they better not kill us with the price. I also want RT flash control built in, esp if there is no pop up flash. It's about time this feature is built-in on every camera Canon makes.
With cinema being such a big deal lately at Canon, I think the 7D2 will be a video powerhouse which will likely make it very expensive, maybe even above $3000. Which will likely put me out of the running since all I want are the specs we've heard so far, faster fps, solid build and spectacular sensor.
If the camera magically comes in under $2500, I'll buy it soon. If not, I'll probably just get a 70D and wait a year or more unless the X-mas deals are incredible.
I have to agree with the sentiment here. I want an improved 7d still camera and do not really care about video (better IQ and ISO perf, with at least the same speed). If the camera is under $2500, I'll likely buy. If not, I still like my current 7d/5d3 pairing.
For what its worth: I pre-ordered a 7d2 at my local camera chain, and was give a reserve receipt for $1999. I don't believe that they have any idea what the real price will be, but ..... this is a rumor site isn't it?