Exactly!Regarding the 'EOS 1 build quality', that's carefully phrased. It doesn't say '1DIV' or '1D X'. It's technically correct to say the 5DIII has 'EOS 1 weather sealing', since Canon called it equivalent to the EOS 1N film body (but that's not up to the level of the 1D X).
So Canon only has one EOS-1 series camera in their lineup now. If they say EOS-1 build quality it should be on "par" with the 1DX and not the 5DIII.
What makes you think Canon (officially) said, "EOS-1 build quality"? Even if they did, 'EOS-1' is a generic statement, not a specific model designation. If this turns out to be a $3999 EOS 1D Mark V, it'll have build quality equivalent to the 1D X. If it's a 7D Mark II, it won't.
Sounds like an excellent marketing strategy to me.Agreed East Wind!
I'm glad I pre-ordered my 7D MK II 18 months ago... I can't wait for it to get here. and it sounds to me that it's like the original 7D from a marketing standpoint.. It'll be ground breaking for what segment it represents... Just like the original! Wildlife & Bird photogs are going to love it!! I know I will! Again, so glad I pre-ordered!