The 70D will get a "new" 18mp 1.6x crop sensor, and it either will, or will not, get "digic 6" processing. I'm disappointed enough, but I didn't need much more of an excuse to just go full frame...so I did. I'm keeping my "old" 50D, though. Unless the 70D inherits the "old" 7D's AF sensor, or something very very close to it, then it's not worth the upgrade to me. If it does get it, and sells for around $1300, then it just might be a great value.