The fps and AF and most basic body specs of the 7D2 are awesome. So it should be awesome at that core stuff.
But the lack of 4k and a new sensor process is worrisome for the future which is bad since I was always looking more towards the 5D4.
I'm no longer sure if the 5D4 will even be able to match Exmor or have 4k video. Everyone who has spoken with Canon reps is sounding super negative all of a sudden about the chances for even the 5D4 to get 4k video. I find that shocking and hard to believe. But I'm getting told that if I expect 4k on the 5D4 that I'm most likely setting myself up for disappointment as Canon still feels 4k is a super premium feature only fit for the $8000+ class buyer for the foreseeable future. And they don't even see them giving it basic low end features like focusing aids or zebras and such since those are 'ultra premium' features in Canon's mind still, apparently.
Sounds dumb to me, since a 5D3+ML would be better for video than the 5D4 then. The 5D4 would have DPAF and 60fps and that is it. It would take ML some time, if ever, to get RAW out of it and until then it would have worse video quality and video usability than the hacked 5D3.
And some feel that they may not even have an Exmor like sensor ready even for the 5D4 either.
I've purchased 6 different and 7 total Canon DSLR, but I'm getting a bad feeling it may be time to quit.
For the first time I'm really stating giving all sorts of other items from other brands really serious looks.
I can't believe how negative the impressions of where Canon may be going I'm hearing from people who went to the trade shows. They are all saying Canon seems to have lost the plot and afraid they will total drop the ball on the 5D4 (no real sensor improvements other than some more MP and no 4k or anything really interesting for video at all beyond DPAF ). Some said Canon told them forget 4k or any video usability features unless the market and users literally force them into it with extreme demand made clear. They insist all that stuff it for high-end people owner and far beyond DSLRs. I hope it was just reps trying to push current stuff and some misinterpreting going on. But even the guy who works for a different Canon division who met some DSLR guys said that was his impression too.
Canon might I spose be keeping 4K for the 1DX update but really I'm not sure I see the logic to that. I'm guessing the 1Dc may have been forced on Canon purely because the 1DX was the only camera able to cope with 4k(cooling?) but I'm not sure I see that body as being an classic all rounder.
They might also have been some way down the line with 5D4 developed by the time 4K started to crop up on lower end bodies but it does also seem to me that Canon reps seemed geared to be negative. Not sure what the logic would be there, perhaps not wanting to build up expectations to give more positivity around release?