At Christmas time last year the 60D was on sale everywhere and it was reported that stocks were running low.
And yet, no 70D was announced in January, despite the expectations, and there's still no 70D in sight.
Also consider that the T5i and the 6D are priced exactly the same as Nikon's D5200 and D600 respectively.
That is, both Canon and Nikon have the same price gap between their respective models.
Inside this price gap, Nikon has only model - the D7100
Will Canon have two models - both the 70D and 7DII?
Don't know but I'm starting to think that the next camera from Canon will be 7DII.
And that we may not see a 70D this year - if at all.
It is an interesting point.... FF cameras have become a lot more common, and the 6D takes a good swipe at the enthusiast market. There is a definite market for a high-end APS-C body, but is there enough of a market for two? Is there space between the 7D2 and the T5i for a 70D when the main advantage of the 70D over the T5i is the shoulder display.... particularly with the 6D getting so close to where the 70D would be selling?
When I bought my 60D, I was willing to pay $800 for the body, the the 7D was easily $1300-1500 I was upgrading from an XS and there was no way I could afford upgrading to the 7D. I did not like the way the t3i felt, let alone the performance (I do some sports photography).
If I had a t3 and I was looking to upgrade, I would sell the t3 for $350. Just like before, I wouldn't want to stay in the rebel line because it isn't a sufficient reason to upgrade. So the 7D mkii will probably be $1700 for the body for the first 6+ months and the 6D on a good day is $1500. So my cost after selling the t3 would be between 1150 to 1350 which is too rich for my blood considering I was/am a hobbiest.
Having said that, I am selling my 60D and I will buy a 5d mkiii... but I've had several years to build up a little nest of cash that I can use for the gear.