« on: September 09, 2014, 05:10:43 AM »
Well it would seem that the new much rumored, much anticipated new 7mk2 is 'only' going to be an incremental improvement over the old 7 '. It remains to be seen if its actually going to be so much better than the 70d ...much like the 5d3 vs the 6d...same sensor for all practical purposes, differentiated by other nice to haves, which we all know about. . .but essentially one can coach the same image quality out of both cameras. I think that's where the difference between the 7d2 and 70d will lie, same sensor on both (which for me would be rather disappointing to say the least!) and some differences elsewhere...problem is that the 70d seems to be quite competent as it is so the 7d2 wil have to be a huge improvement in a lot of areas to make it a worthwhile 'upgrade' from 7d2...especially if its the same or almost the same sensor?
But that's not really where my excitement lies...its in that rumored 1inch sensor camera. By all accounts the Sony rx100mk3 is a kick ass little camera, and although ultimate image quality would seem to lag slightly behind the G1xmk2 it is astonishingly close, and quite a feat, taking the size of the sensor, size of camera and price into account. Wouldnt it be grand if Canon can deliver something similar? I am sure it would have less pixels, ( Canon just cant seem to get this megapixel thing together ), which might be a blessing in disguise because perhaps the high iso quality would benefit...
Anyway I am looking forward to that camera if the rumors turn out to be true...and if it can compete with that little Sony wonder
Lastly if the 7d2's sensor is indeed the same as the 70d then what does that say about Canon's sensor R&D? Are they going to sit out this recession with their existing sensor technology and wait for the economies of the world to pick up before spending money on R&D? or do they just not have it? Or will they release it later...like we have been 'rumoring' for the last couple of years?
So in my view, it all hinges on this new 7d2 sensor, if its the same as the 70d it will be rather disappointing from what we can expect in the future.
BTW I am not in the market for either a 7d2 or 70d, but I have been keenly interested in the rumors of a new sensor.
Will this 7d2sensor point the way forward, or not?