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I do think Canon faces a bit of a dilemma with the next 6DII, and will need to carefully target the feature set so that it remains appealing, but does not undermine the 5DIV too badly. Notice that I did not and won't use the term "crippled," which in my view is a ludicrous term to use for product differentiation.
This is the $64,000 question: What gets nerfed with the 6D2?
There's a brew of perhaps five major drivers for this (guesses in parens):
- What do enthusiasts obsess about and might pay more for / might keep the price near the initial asking for a longer period of time? (Sensor performance sensor performance sensor performance, tilty-flippy screen come to mind)
- What to pros insist on having on a rig their livelihood depends on? (Two card slots, flash sync speed, AF joystick, high shutter lifespan, 1/8000 shutter, etc.)
- What does the market always use to differentiate models and set pricing with? (Resolution, FPS, 4K, etc.)
- What can Canon reasonably deliver at their internal production cost targets? (1DX2 metering = no, Touchscreen = yes, NFC = yes, etc.)
- What has Canon already released or plan to release that might be cannibalized / undercut by the proposed new offering? (Surely the 5D4, possibly FF mirrorless, also possibly a stripped-down budget FF SLR)