EOS Bodies - For Stills / Re: 7D2 - at the end of the day, the best combined reach/action/speed camera« on: September 23, 2014, 06:19:48 PM »
I agree. I was so ready to buy it and then i come to know that even though the 1DX AF system came in, the exposure system did not!
So focus point based spot exposure
Yeah, and that's pure marketeering on Canon's part. Although there may have been technical reasons for the 5DIII not having AF point-linked spot metering, there's no reason the 7DII can't have it...other than Canon reserving that feature for the 1-series bodies.
I really wish Canon would just fire their entire executive board and product planners and marketing feature planners. They could be so much more. They used to be. They have so much tech.
I want the best tech as soon as possible, too, but I suspect the board is considering more than just arbitrarily holding back tech. There's a global economic sag and the point-and-shoot market (i.e. Canon's bread and butter) is all but vanishing. This is a time where companies often choose a conservative approach to ensure long-term viability. I'd rather technology be metered out in a more steady fashion and know the company will likely still be strong ten or twenty years from now. If you release everything you have now, what do you do that's "new" when your engineers are developing technology that isn't production-ready?
It's funny how rarely we hear people complain about Sandisk "crippling" their memory cards for speed and capacity. Knew a guy who worked for Sandisk. The stuff he could tell me about was drool-worthy, and the stuff that was non-disclosable was "light years" ahead of that. Still, Sandisk wisely meters out releases at a fairly predictable pace, maximizing return on development investment and keeping pace with (or just ahead of) the competition. It's just how technology markets work.
All that said, I have my wish list, too.
I'd like a 70D body with a 6D sensor for the 6D price...