« on: May 21, 2012, 04:04:25 PM »
the Current 7D will become the 70D and the 7DII will become the new top Crop camera. Id like to see an improved 18mp sensor with even better AF, and 10FPS! thatd be sweet.
Knowing canons pricing system, expect 2000$ and up.
But what about the current 7D? You're implying they discontinue it.Those specs sound credible. And if so, the 70D looks a lot like the old 7D.
It doesn't just look like the 7D it is the 7D - they've just changed the name (inserted a 'zero' to make it xxD)
Why would Canon introduce so many new camera bodies with the same basic sensor? They'll just start to cannibalize their own product range, or have the 'marketing' people totally taken over (given that their R&D spend has dropped from 9.5% of sales in 2009 to 8.5% in 2011, plus the more recent lower figure according to their latest Annual Reports & Accounts, includes a growth in spend in 'Office' & 'Industrial' divisions, hence their 3rd division 'Consumer' which includes DSLRs must be really falling big time).
It is all 'form' over 'substance'.
Yes, They will discontinue it. Its logical. They discontinued alot of stuff recently if you've noticed. It would not suprise me that they discontinue the 7D for the New 7DII. Drop in a 0 and bam, 70D and re-use alot of older fabrication stuff to stretch the design until they release the 80D. Which will really be a new design.
They will discontinue the 7D, When the 7DII sales are enough. Same happened with the 5D and the 5DMKII.