Sounds like a real advancement. Lighter, sharper, better IS. Obviously priced out of reach of hobbyists like myself, but sounds like a worthwhile upgrade for pro's on the move.
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I would wonder if the 7DII would maybe then be a full frame camera at 18mpx?
I'm usually wrong on this stuff, but I really don't understand why Canon would want to put out a "cheap" full frame camera. Even though there had been much griping about the price of the 5DIII, it's spent a lot of time back-ordered at many shops. Why cannibalize sales on a big seller with a cheaper model?
As another has alluded to, I also don't see why they would want to continue to have three tiers of APS-C camera (Rebel, XXD, and XD). I would look for "70D" to take over as the mid-range prosumer model, hopefully restoring the more solid build quality and feel that was compromised in the shift from 50D to 60D. Then (and here's me starting to wish) I'd like to see the 7D market space filled with an APS-H camera. I'd hate to see APS-H end with the 1D MkIV. APS-H doesn't match full-frame for shallow DOF effects, but it is a nice upgrade from APS-C in this area and it gives a little more reach with tele lenses than FF.
In that universe that you don't adjust the results in such a way to justify your preference.
True enough - in reality the supposed "pliability" of recent Nikon cameras' files only has value as an excuse to shoot badly and fix everything in post.
Man, what happened to Canon's QC?
Man, what happened to originality in trolling?
Seriously, have you no self respect? This "Canon QC is crap" line is old - you must try harder.
Seriously, it's an old line...and still used because it's still relevant. 1DIII AF issue? 5DII black spots issue?
I find it curious that of all the recent releases, almost all of them have been delayed for unstated reasons...the 8-15 fisheye, the 4 supertele lenses, now the 1D X and 24-70 II are also delayed. Why? Is it simply for production reasons, or were problems identified with early units, resulting in a need to re-tool? If so, that speaks to good QC, rather than poor QC, even if many people are upset with the delays. Yet...the 5DIII came out on schedule, and a DPP update had to be released to support it. Both have at least one known, acknowledged issue (IS noise with 200/2 and 800/5.6 for the 5DIII, soft RAW conversions with HQ mode for DPP). Might there be other bona fide issues? While Canon's QC might be quite good, it may be that they were overruled by marketing and pushed the 5DIII and DPP out the door with known issues.
We have a saying where i work: marketing is the root of all evil!!!
My vote on all of these delays is that marketing had something to do to announce product before they were ready.
I've been saving my left kidney for just such an occasion.