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I can't help thinking the idea behind the original question is very valid and mature. To me it makes more sense than all the fuss about multi mega pixels.I was trained as an engineer and probably think a great deal like you.
But ....... I'm an engineer and I don't think like a marketing person.
I think your idea would be a good camera but don't hold your breath.
As others have said a 6D is probably as close as you will get.
Ha, Ha, Ha, Thankssss, Dear jhpeterson.I'm probably now on there, too. I'll find out when I fly again next week!
Sorry, No comment from me this time---Ha, Ha, Ha. I am already in the Black List now.
Seriously how do the airports find these people? Do they put out an ad in the newspaper like this -Actually, there are certain jobs where intelligence (or at least too much of it) can be a drawback. Although, I would question why an organization would want to hire the insensitive, the miserable and such!
"Airport security staff required, must be insensitive, miserable and generally disliked by the public. Must have vendetta against rocket blowers and other photographic equipment. Minimal communication skills needed. Intelligence preferred but not necessary. Previous experience in customer aggravation welcome. Apply within."
The 7D has the more rugged magnesium alloy body along with dust and weather sealing. The 7D also has 100% view finder while the 70D is 98%. The 7D has a larger body and grip that I prefer over the smaller 70D. Video is better on the 70D so if video is a factor it would be a good choice.That pretty much sums up my reasoning. As ruggedness and sealing are top priorities for me, I may weigh factors differently, but unless she plans on doing lots of video work, the 7D seems the better call.
John, I don't mean to be pompous or judgemental, but I quite disagree.CPS is aimed for Professionals, and i'm sure if they were to find out that you were not a professional, you could lose your status. Being both a professional and a CPS member, i find threads like these kind of sad, but, for those who take advantage and bend the rules for your own gain, karma always comes back around...
What is sad are posts like these as they appear to be judgmental and pompous. What, may I ask are the criteria for being a "professional?" Where is the line drawn? Primary source of income? Your main job? How many gigs you've done? How often someone has paid for an image of yours? The level of ambiguity to this determination is huge to an extent to which I don't believe you have given any thought.
I don't quite understand how anyone is taking advantage or bending the rules. I'm quite certain that if Canon/CPS was overly concerned about making their memberships exclusive only to high level pros, they would do so. I tend to believe based on the way things are set up that they are really only concerned about whether you have spent enough money on their stuff.
I have a career which pays me very well which allows me to have the luxury of owning a lot of gear without having to do photography as a job. I do paid gigs for fun here and there and have plenty of gear which doesn't all necessarily get used on those jobs. Does that make me not a professional? Am I not qualified to get my equipment worked on?
Canon sells products and provides a way for you to get them serviced which also costs money. Who is anyone to tell another photog they shouldn't be allowed to have membership if they are willing to pay the money for both?
I'm pretty sure there is a higher likelihood of running into some bad karma when you are being wrongfully judgmental of others and/or being full of yourself.