I have a big milestone birthday coming up on May 31 and my wife wants to buy me a special present.Mmmmmmm zero. But I would suggest a 5DMkIII
Wonder what my chances are it will be a 7D MKII?
True story: I started saving for this camera 2.5 years ago. I've not had my 5DMkIII for over a year. I've started saving again and now have enough for it--want it for the 1.6X crop sensor and birding.
Are you sure you have enough for it? I mean when Canon came out with the 600mm F4L IS II no one believed it would cost over $10K. Highly likely Canon will milk our bank accounts once again with new release hype.
I bet: 2500-3000... And if the MPs are lower than 24, the DR just average, the AF not better than the 70Ds - even enough consumers will buy it. Because its out of the 7D - family.
On the other hand, Canon knows that other brands are not sleeping and releasing one camera after another. The new rumored D9300 looks to be an game changer in its class - if you belive the Nikonians. Maybe this is enough pressure for Canon to release an worthy successor. But then they will milk us as much they can...