I just hope it's not just the 7D2 sensor scaled to FF as it sounds like. I'd rather have the same MP as the 5D3 and a lot more DR and even more fps and topq uality 4k video than some 7D2 scaled up 50MP sensor and low fps and poor video and poor DR.
Why's that? Canon has made clear that a high res sensor isn't designed for high sensitivity or high fps, can't have your cake and eat it!
First, I wasn't talking about high sensitivity, but more DR. But it's not like the D800/D810 and such are terrible when it comes to sensitivity, far from it.
And as for DR, who says you can't have both high DR and high MP? Why not? The D810 gives great DR and it has a lot more MP than the 5D3. More MP shouldn't make more DR tougher to get, if anything, provided you can fit the circuits in place still for column ADC and all it should help the DR a trace.
As for fps, yeah you can't expect 50MP to be as easily driven as lower MP (although you can be smart like Nikon and gives APS_H and APS-C modes with full reach and more fps.... and semi-have your cake and eat it too) and I was just saying if it came down to it I'd rather they focus on DR first and if I was forced to chose between 23MP and high DR and high fps or 50MP and low DR and low fps I'd take the former. Ideally I'd go for semi-high MP, high DR and decent fps (like not less than 6, but doesn't have to be more than 6; and it could be only for copped modes if he bump from semi-high MP to very high MP). I would'nt mind 50MP at 4fps and then 6-8fps for cropped mode and with high DR. I might like that best of all actually.
If it's the 7d2 design upscaled that's fine *if* the price is ok, much better than a "dream camera" for €6000+. If it's essentially the crop sensor on a larger die, all "reach advantage" reasons of crop become obsolete. If you've won the lottery and want the best possible iq, you'd better look at mf digital sensors outside Canon.
Maybe fine for some, but certainly not for me. I'd take the 36MP and high DR any day over 50MP and low DR from Canon. I'd even take 23MP and high DR over 50MP and low DR if I was forced.
As for poor dynamic range: For the a lot of people in the targeted audience (landscape and studio) ~11.5ev is fine, you only need higher dr if you cannot bracket and/or shoot movement. Otherwise higher dr is nice to have, but not essential - or there wouldn't be any Canon shooters left even now.
It is exactly the targeted audience for a high MP camera that probably MOST cares about high DR.
But now you are trying to have it both ways, oh the 7D2 doesn't really target landscape etc. so who needs high DR. And now oh the high MP doesn't really target a need for high DR either.
All I can say it that I, personally, absolutely will not buy the 50MP Canon unless it has really good DR (unless it offers truly top notch 4k video for a really low price and then I could maybe get that and then add a cheap used SOny for the DR, although by this time Sony might have an A7R II that also does 4k in which case I still wouldn't get this Canon and would just keep using 5D3 plus the Sony or move to Nikon if they make some D820 with nice 4k). I'll just add some sort of something Sony puts out or maybe start the switch to Nikon.