« on: June 11, 2014, 12:14:22 AM »
But if I had to bet, I'd still say the 1D4 ends up better than the 7D2. I just think the 7D2 will be an APS-C sensor with a max useable ISO of maybe 1600. Guessing again, but I'm also assuming the AF system in the 1D4 will still be superior, there will be no spot metering for active AF point in the 7D2, no faux M mode (auto ISO in M mode with limits set), and there certainly will not be a flash sync speed of 1/300s. Not to mention shutter durability and camera build.
The 1D4 really for me, is a cropped sensor 1Dx. It performs less at higher ISO's, but I'm telling you, with shots I did not have to raise in post, at ISO 6400, were totally useable. Where I see the 1Dx beating that is that you can shoot at ISO 6400 and still raise quite a bit in post and yes the metering and AF beat it off the field. But a 7D2 will not likely touch any of that.
Again though, I could be wrong. I actually hope I'm wrong just because of how great I think the 1D4 really is.
These are my thoughts exactly which would explain why the pricing on the 1D4 has remained strong. I have talked to several people and they said that if I ever got my hands on a 1D4 I would never look back again at the 7D, unless it was a backup.
I really want the 1D4, it's reasonably priced for its capabilities and brute speed and the image quality if fantastic, much better than the 7D.
Unless the 7D2 is just ONE hell of a camera, I am still looking at getting a 1D4. But my gut feeling is that the 7D will just be quietly discontinued allowing the 70D to take its place just like the 6D quietly replaced the 5D2... think about it...
The 70D is about to the 7D what the 6D is to the 5D2, it would go along with Canon's current way of thinking. The 5D2 is better than the 6D in certain things and visa-versa, same with the 70D. Some things are better than the 7D and some are not. Again the LACK of any REAL information THIS late to an announcement date is very strange. I could be wrong, but we will just have to wait and see.