« on: June 20, 2012, 08:46:27 AM »
The 7D being a flagship?
Why spend so much time on sticking a label on these products?
The 7D is just what it is, with exactly the features that it has! Discussing the "flagship" or "pro" labels doesn't help anybody because it's completely irrelevant, it's not as if the camera changes because it gets assigned an arbitrary label.
Let's at least speculate about the constellation of the product line-up, or about specifications of non-existing cameras, anything is more interesting than these labels!
To go on a journey you have to have directions. Directions are useless unless you know where you are.
So whether the 7D is indeed a flagship product is important and it will detirmine the marketing direction of its replacement
You can observe that, following the 7D, the xxD line was devaluated slightly, but that with the 650D the trend was reversed by giving an xxxD some features from the xxD line, and can therefore speculate on whether the new 70D will reach high enough to also succeed the 7D, or whether it means that the 7D2 will reach even higher. Now tell me how putting the "flagship" label on the 7D, or not, helps; this is a sincere question, I just fail to see it.