as I was pre-ordering my 7d2 today, (uh-hmmm... cough..) my LCS guy said pre-orders for the 7d2 vs the d750 were running about 15-to-1.
Oh, so despite all your complaining about Canon sensors you still buy Canon cameras? I guess this is a good demonstration of why Canon does not need to care about the low ISO image quality of their sensors.
I really liked my 7d, except for the horridly stripey shadow noise which made it a body I could not use for certain high DR scenes where I'd need to push the files in post. That limited its versatility and meant i had to carry something else to cover that role.
I really enjoyed USING that camera. I cursed it to hell when I had to push its files in post and I still haven't gone back to rescue some shots I took with it where the shadows are distractingly ugly with FPN.
Previous discussions on this topic have well covered that and, whenever I can make the time to go back and rework those images with some updated NR software, I'll hopefully be able to re-process and make some use of those files.
I've been waiting a LONG time for its replacement. I dismissed the 70D, despite it being the first Canon cropper since the 40D without nasty low ISO FPN, because I want what the higher performance level the 7D's successor would provide. However, value-wise, the 70D would likely be my better option over the 7d2 for the limited uses I have for this type of shooting.
I pre-ordered a 7d2 ONLY because I'll be getting a $900+ discount on a lens bundle deal, otherwise I would not bother.
I've already partially filled this role with an Olympus OMD EM10 + 75-100mm lens. It's great for the little bit of birding I do, not so good for BiF or other high paced action. It's high ISO performance is impressive, it's low iso performance is also very good for such a small sensor. It's small, light, easy to carry and has lots of useful features.
The 7D2 will be a decision point of sorts for me. If it performs really well for ME, I'll likely keep it and some Canon gear in my kit. If not, it's likely I will sell off the rest of my Canon inventory (of value) to fund replacements for those functions from other mfrs. A Canon FF that is high MP and devoid of FPN might make me reconsider some shooting applications (tilt-shift) but i'm already quite satisfied with my current FF Nik gear and expanding in that direction.
As for what Canon thinks, I can't be sure. But I bet they will slowly, quietly continue to improve their products to reduce and eliminate FPN and they will not publicly state anything about that, or DR, in order to keep that shameful little fact from becoming a mainstream topic to the general camera buying consumer. Ignorance and non-disclosure is good for profits and marketshare. They'll just sweep that under the carpet and move on to the next era of products. Speaking of which, looks like they might be thinking a bit more seriously about mirrorless...http://dc.watch.impress.co.jp/docs/news/interview/20140918_667456.html
use google translate and make your own best guess at how to interpret that vague japanese lingo