Yes yes yes!!! A CR3!!!
That's what I've been waiting for.... and it feels so long.
Well... I hope the CR3 also applies to the news about the 7DmkII.....
Entry level = relatively boring
(for me)... And I believe that if there is an 'entry level' update, it will likely be an update to the 1100D, likely being a 1200D. The specs of those cameras is fairly basic... I generally don't recommend people go for the xxxxD series of Canon, but rather go for the 'xxxD' / Rebel series. (I have a 350D, my first DSLR, and still use it as a backup).
I think the 700D is decently spec’d and priced for what it is.
The 7DmkII ... well THAT is super exciting
(for me!) I own a 7D, and lovey that camera... and should I ever need a new/replacement camera, it would most likely be a successor to the 7D (eg 7DmkII or 7DmkIII, etc). I realise that the 7D could be improved upon (the most requested update would be an improved sensor – lower noise, higher DR & less banding) – but as I’m not a pixel peeper – I don’t find the quality limits me much. The current 7D’s AF is very good – but could be somewhat improved upon (it appears the 70D’s AF has ironed out some of the 7D’s minor bugs – though I realise many 7D users won’t have noticed these, eg the occasional ‘jumpy’ nature of AF in certain situation / lighting).
But by and large, the 7D is a very capable camera with lots of impressive specs (particularly for when it came out) – including a superb handling body, well implemented video, good image quality, flexible powerful AF, fast FPS, etc. So I hope (and expect!) the 7DmkII will be an impressive camera, and hoping it will be like the 5DmkIII has been to the 5D line (where the 5DmkII was not much of an improvement in some areas).
I’m also quite interested
what the ‘other camera’ (3rd, potential “new in 2014” Canon DSLR) could be… perhaps the high resolution / high DR FF (3D / other xD series?) If so, hopefully that technology will trickle down (and ‘up’) to other lines and Canon bodies.
Finally, the ‘lots of lenses
’ bids great news too and I'm VERY interested in this development / reality… again, if that’s CR3 worthy (hearing from the ‘same source’- is a very welcome sign, I’d say)! The only lens I’m really hanging out for, is a fast EF Canon 50mm prime (with USM and hopefully IS)… to complete my lens line-up. Hopefully Sigma’s new 50mm Art will challenge Canon to have a great competitor to that….Thanks Canon Rumours
for this good news at the end of a working week (here in Australia)! Wishing all a good weekend, with lots of CR3 news becoming reality soon….. (My photography funds are at the ready!)