That's what Photo Rumors guy is reporting. Any confirmation Canon Rumors Guy?
Not a big surprise I suppose.
Not a big surprise I suppose.
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There appears to be a strong view on the forums that Nikon lenses cost more at the moment than Canon. It seems that Canon are charging a lot more for their very latest lens releases compared to their earlier versions even allowing for 'original' lens prices. So if they replace a few more lenses in their range could Nikon/Canon lens cost situation be reversed?
There are some things about this rumor that don't line up. One of the stated motivations for APS-H mirrorless was to share the R&D costs with the 1D4, which we know isn't happening. We also have to keep in mind that the rumor is 2 years old, and a lot can change in 2 years.
What I'd really like is for Canon to deliver an APS-C sensor with significantly lower ISO noise, and put it in a 1-series type body.
The only other direction I could see for the 7D is this:
fill in the rest with whatever...
Not so sure, why not 5D3 AF, 22MP, APS-C, 6fps (8-10fps if they can fit two digic 5+, part of me thinks they could get at least 7fps out of one digic 5+ and they chose not to for the 5D3 maybe due to using a slower mirror box, but who knows).
Basically the exact same thing as the 5D3 only it is APS-C and maybe 1-3 more fps.
From a marketing perspective, a full frame 70D modeled after the 60D makes sense. It would allow an entry level full frame camera, to answer the Nikon D600 without putting to much pricing pressure on the 5D MkIII or the 7D MkII. It could be priced around the 7D without hurting its sales. Just like today most sport shooters would still buy a 1D MkIV over a 5D MkIII, they would by the 7D Mk II over the 70D entry level full frame.
Also an entry level full frame camera is still an entry level camera, not a pro camera, not marketed to pros, it doesn't need pro numbering or a pro body. A poly carb Super Rebel body like the 60D allows lower cost of production to keep the price low. It would work as a back up body for pro full frame shooters, or as an entry level full frame camera for those that want to step up.
The 7D mk II HAS to be APS-C. If it is not, there will be blood, sweat, and tears!!!
On a serious note, neutering the 7D MK II would indeed be a marketing disaster. Will canon bloat the sensor to FF? I think not. The 5D MK III is nearly a FF 7d. Will Canon turn the 7D into the 70D? Only if they want Nikon to gobble that market.
Is it possible for Canon to do something mind-numbingly stupid? Yes. Anyone remember ET, the atari game?
The debate over whether we'll see a direct 7D (and D300s) replacement is getting even more interesting. If the pictures of the D600 on NR are real, what does this imply for a D300s replacement? ...Could Nikon therefore market a 'D400' in the same position as the D300s (i.e. a high end "DX" camera in a D800 style body) alongside this D600 without sending out mixed messages, and if they did, what price point would it occupy? Perhaps the lack of a D400 with the D7000 generation indicates that the high-end 'DX' format camera is dead? Having made this suggestion, Nikon have done this before with the D100 and D70.