I've been thinking for a while that they'll go smaller for the rebel line. Mainly since mass consumer appeal is such a big issue for the line & that market seems to want smaller-smaller-smaller. I was thinking something a little smaller than the T3. & honestly, I don't mind. I use a rebel as my point & shoot & a little bit smaller would be fine with me.
I know most of you are sure this will be a T5i & you're probably right. But what does everyone think the odds are that this will be a T5 (to replace the T3)? Looking at the specs I agree that it doesn't seem likely. But if they push the specs up to this level it would really compete against the D3200.
Of course, that would have to push the T5i to what? And then the 70D specs would demand a $1500 price tag.
Still, I guess we'll know more if the 70D is announced later this month & we have a clearer idea how Canon is slotting their new lines. I'm just thinking that if they really do plan on pushing the 7D2 to be a 2000-2500 TOP SHELF crop sensor camera, there's a good bit of room left to expand into. As long as Canon thinks there's money to had in that area.
Don't laugh, but if these specs are accurate I'll probably pick one up (T5i/T5/or whateva) once its on the refurbished list & goes on sale. Or when it hits the CLP program. I'm still happy shooting casual stuff with my T2i (you wouldn't believe how cheap it was) but it would be nice to have a better viewfinder, touch screen, etc. even if they use the same old sensor. Again.