to be sure quasimodo so noted and thanks for the catch! thats three of us thus far
But to be serious for a little while. I think this is a valid question. Although Canon officially did not count the 7D as a professional camera it was used by many professionals as a second camera. I have heard virtually no rumors that pulls in the direction of a 1D V, and according to the various pages I read it is sorely missed. I think we are in for a positive surprise (except for price, which I believe will be stiff). I think that it is not impossible that the new 7D II might be a cropped 1Dx, and that the traditional 7D might be replaced by upgraded Rebels...?
I'd go the other way, actually. I see 1DX as the end-all-be-all for action shooters, so I think that an even faster burst
camera based off of APS-H isn't what's missing now. I'm not saying that sports shooters and birders don't miss their APS-H length, but the 1DX greatly improved so many things that perhaps
the APS-H folks will quiet down some.
As far as those with the budget for the 1DX who feel it is lacking, I keep hearing of studio/landscape shooters who care less about frame rate and much more about even better IQ / DR and many, many, many more megapixels.
As far as the 7D2 being anything other than APS-C, I'm not hearing a word of it. The 7D is the standard bearer for that sensor-size. The thought of 7D2 having APS-H is simply not going to happen -- the brand is synonymous with APS-C and represents a key part of Canon's strategy:
- Tents up the APS-C market into various price points as a sort-of-pro camera.
- Serves as the premium option that gets the best APS-C sensors before being disseminated to XXD and XXXD bodies.
- Gives Canon the enthusiast market, and justifies the continued production of the more expensive EF-S lenses like the very good 10-22 and 17-55 F/2.8 IS.
Just my two bits. I'd love to see Canon get brave with the 7D2, but too many downstream pieces of their puzzle rely on it having a best-in-class APS-C sensor to hold serve in this market.