...better than any soap opera...
...which, after the 1000th episode, becomes queasy.
I normally stay out of this kind of debates which usually ends up leaving each quarreler even more deep-rooted in his own opinion. But it somehow hurts me seeing those who I, by now, consider teachers and friends, having read literally thousands of their posts for years (I know the opposite is obviously not true - considering me a friend I mean - since I post so rarely, although having been "here" since the very beginning of Canon Rumors back in 2008), endlessly bickering over the same argument thread after thread. What I fear is that someone of the contenders could feel offended in the long run and cancel his membership. Well, as I said, I'd be really sorry about that, my dear teachers and friends (let me steal Surapon's adage for once
I love this forum, nobody at present is anything near to what Mikael or Canon F1 before him were, please let's not make anybody become looking like they were. Just stop arguing unpleasantly. Please!!!
We could have tons of stuff to talk about, yet I see no threads or discussion, other than transient mention, about what I think are really amazing features of the 7D2, i.e. its auto-ISO capability which even beats that of the 1DX. Or the most sophisticated intelligent viewfinder ever. Or the 150kpixel RGB + IR metering sensor which also beats that of the 1DX. Now these are the features I'd like to read about, being discussed in this forum, not sensor tech or DR. Of course I could start a thread myself on these features instead of waiting for someone else to do it, but there's a reason I write so few posts: I'm terribly slow in writing, plus I'm so busy reading all of yours that I've got too little time left
Now we have THIS sensor inside the 7D2, it's an amazing sensor, could it become better if we talk about it? Of course no. Could it have been better? Maybe yes, but it's no use complaining now. Will Canon sensors evolve in the future? Sure they will, we don't know when, maybe when the pixel density will necessarily increase due to pressing competition, and it will come at a cost. The 7D2 is cheap when accounting for the features it offers, I really expected a higher price point, so I'm pleasantly surprised, actually.
We still don't know for sure if and how the 7D2's sensor is somehow different than that of the 70D. Apparently, IQ is only very very slightly, almost unnoticeably, better (at least to my eyes, but I may be biased because I'd really like things to be this way) at top ISO. We need a real head to head 7D2 vs. 70D comparison to objectively see any difference, i.e. RAW files taken at the same time with identical lighting and all the other possible variables being absolutely equal, which are not yet available.
I have a few months before deciding whether to purchase the 70D or the 7D2 and I'd like all of you guys influence my decision with your debates in a positive, constructive way, as it has always been.