I think the fact not one person has ticked the "I'm over-the-moon with the spec list. This is beyond my expectations."
But how and why? Are they looking for too much? Are they being pragmatic and waiting for testing? Have their expectations been mostly met?
Partly it's high expectations, but partly it's the reality that Canon cannot hit every variable out of the park. 'Over the moon' would imply that the camera -- top to bottom
-- checks off all of your boxes.
Zooming in on this a bit, of maybe 10-12 things that frame up the kind of camera we want, each of us really gives a damn / prioritizes about (I'd guess) 3-5 of those. I'm going to go out on a very sturdy limb and state that if there is one thing that is keeping the 16% of us currently pegged as 'Excited' from saying 'Over the moon' would be the sensor
. I'm not necessarily a high MP fan, and I'm not saying that it's a 70D sensor in there, but 20.2 MP hints
that it may not be a breakthrough new piece of tech.
(That is wild speculation of course, but I'm guessing that many more readers of this post bobbed their head at the notion
I've presented rather than those who scorn the lack of logic and facts behind it. Not my best moment, I admit. Honest, I'm not a troll, 20 year old fanboy or rabble rouser. I'm just sayin.)
As everyone cares about the sensor as a very high (if not highest) priority, hearing/inferring/believing it will be good but not great
will limit how fired up people are for this.
A not very brave hypothesis: if the confirmed spec list included, say, a 24-28 MP sensor or even the current 20.2 with a clear addendum of "two to three stops better low light performance than the 7D", the percentage of over-the-mooners would skyrocket. Because everything else on this spec list is pretty solid, save for a meager 2.9% of us who are pining for 4K, Wifi, tilty-screen, touch-screen, etc.