Definitely an indication of pent-up demand..... I wonder how many will purchase one?
The 7D has had a unique value proposition of having advanced specs at an affordable price.
And now that a refresh is coming, there's naturally a lot of interest in its successor.
The thing is, many tried the original 7D but weren't impressed by its image quality.
The hope is that the 7DII will address that.
If the currently rumored specs are real, though, the 7DII will have the 70D sensor.
So, not much of an improvement in image quality.
Thus, the big interest in the 7DII might not translate into big sales.
Canon supposedly knows their business.
But they will be missing a golden opportunity, IMO, if they don't put a better sensor in the 7DII.
A certain group of users are reluctant to move to FF - and yet, wold appreciate better image quality.
As a 70D owner, I'm very interested in the 7DII. So, I'm (actively) contributing to the big interest in the 7DII.
I won't actually be buying one, though, if IQ is the same as the camera that I already have.