Ire? No. But at this point I would like to see a new forum rule. Before complaining about a Canon sensor vs. any other sensor on the market, one must post RAW files in accordance with the following:
i'm not complaining about the sensor per se. I'm complaining about Canon's willingness to tread water and simply rehash products again and again and again. While it is true that they sell more than other companies, I think it is also true that their recent products have been a tad dull over the past 5 years.
When I first bought a DSLR, I purchased a 550D.
I realized after I bought it that it had the same sensor as the 7D. By the time I thought of upgrading to the 7D in 2012, it already seemed like an old camera to me(it was 3 years old at this point,) and although it had better features then the 550D, the images would be more or less the same.
Then came the 600D, 650D, 700D, 60D, SL1, EOS-M, EOS-M2, etc.... and since 2009, no upgrade to the 7D.
By now, the 7D is ancient and way past it's prime. If the sensor isn't changed significantly from previous models, I don't see why it shouldn't have been released in late 2012 or 2013.
Five years between refreshes of consumer electronics products is way too long and at this point Canon deserves a bit of ridicule for their lack of fresh products.