On paper, the D7100 is impressive. If Canon responds with something close in the 70D ...
I wish ... but I doubt it.
Considering how lame the 6D is, I don't see Canon making the 70D a worthy competitor to the D7100.
In fact, just the opposite. I'm expecting the 70D to get Revel-ized even further.
Of course it will also be priced lower. Maybe $900-950 at introduction.
... it makes me wonder what they'll put in the 7DII. I'm not sure the current rumored spec list for the 7DII would be sufficient to justify an $800 difference in cost.
Yup. A lot of people will inevitably compare the 7DII to the D7100.
If the 7DII value is not there, many potential buyers will likely wait for the price to fall before buying.
There is a part of me that thinks Canon may differentiate the two by offering slightly fewer megapixels but better low-light performance ...
That would make way too much sense.
I'm 100% with you on this one, of course.