finally a Canon camera that beats equivalent Sony camera.
Dilbert I bought some great glass from a gentleman who jumped ship and went to Sony a few years ... I may be following him this Canon catch up game is getting old... You can fool some of the people some of the time but you can't fool all the people all of the timeWell, the frequency with which Canon customers or potential customers complain about Canon "crippling" or otherwise shortchanging their products is a clear indication that they want more for every dollar. Canon hasn't thus far been willing to respond to all those demands for more/dollar...until they do, your going to keep hearing people complain.
It's become a simple fact that you can often get a LOT more value with other brands than with Canon. That's not to say that Canon doesn't make a good product...but their products are increasingly not providing what their customers demand. Some simply jump to another brand or add another brand to their kit. Others complain. Hopefully Canon will change in 2015 and actually start delivering.
Those are the ones Canon will actually listen to. Canon listens to dollars, no vents :-)
Which is why I'll be spending money on Sony next year and not Canon. Voting with my feet and/or wallet. Had enough of being jerked around by Canon.
Well if you're already waiting for next year anyway, why not afford Canon the chance to show their cards if this CR2 pans out? Ya never know. They won't stay behind forever. I'm not saying it will deliver everything per se, but if you're already heavily invested in Canon glass, why not sit tight on making a decision for something you don't plan to do til next year anyway?
And that's exactly the outcome the planned release of rumors like this aim to achieve. (Which is to say that I don't believe that all rumors are leaked and that a good portion of them are marketing, sometimes even defensive marketing.)
The real point here is I don't need to wait for Canon to show their cards - I know what Canon will do simply by looking at what they've done in the past: the minimum required so that they can entice me into buying the next model with a fuller feature set. I'm sick of being treated like a dumb and ignorant consumer by Canon.
I'm sure that Sony will bring newer models to market in 2015 and that they'll be streets ahead of whatever Canon debuts with. Canon is playing catch up. Why would I want to continue buying into a company that believes that "catch up" is "good enough"?
To answer your question, with another question: Is this rumor enough to stop me from buying Sony? Nope.
Yeah, as a previous poster mention, rechargeable batteries sometimes won't re-charge if they have been fully drained. Also, I have some inexpensive radio triggers and a few 3rd party flashes. In general, for non-name brand electronics, I do not trust the "Off" switch.
Harrrrgnn, well, it's only two batteries and you never stop learning - thanks for the information. I'll adapt my behavior accordingly if I keep buying Chinese junk products, obviously the cheaper electronics do make a difference - I've never experienced with my Canon flashes.
If the 7D2 is 200g lighter, I will have pre-ordered a copy.
"You can pick an A7r up for as little as $1700 used, A7s' used for as little as $2000."
Ever wondered why these owners are selling?
The differences between full frame and APS-C sensors used to be small. Now they are approaching tiny.
The differences between sensors of different brands but of roughly the same size used to be tiny, now they are approaching miniscule...
If your goal in life is to lift shadows by five stops and shoot dark rooms that have the exposure set for an open window, then another brand might be your better option.
As for my own personal situation, as a 5DIII owner, I'm intrigued by the 7D, but a better investment of my resources would be in either the new Tamron or Sigma 600 zooms.
People people relax, why so angry... I was not the one making the claim that "I am a pro." All I did was take out my camera and start shooting as I do most weekends with 5+ photographers some with pro gear some not, some new and some regulars, some come for the photography and some come for the aviation(flightradar24.com/planespotters.net), SORRY the post was about him lying about his credentials
there was not any Warning about using new Flash on old Camera´s,