The same thing they do every night, Pinky...try to take over the (dSLR market share) world.
Laughed out loud at the Animaniacs reference. And to have a member nicknamed "Neuro" quoting a character named "the Brain"? Most excellent.
What in the holy hell is Canon doing? To many stupid cinema cams and lenses and idiotic mirrorless bodies and lenses?
They're already way, way late to the party and they're delaying again?
From what I gather, as I piece all the rumors together, this is not a case of arrogance or milking or any of the other things impatient people are reading between the lines. My guess (and I could be just as wrong as anyone else), is that mass production of the new sensor technology Canon was going to release in new bodies this year has encountered unexpected and not easily resolved difficulties. The incremental updates are a necessity to bring something to market during a time when they had intended to bring the 70D and 7DII (and perhaps an M with the new sensor).
If your product roadmap was suddenly hit with unexpected and lengthy delays, what would you do?
- Stick to the roadmap and endure the delay with nothing new to bring to market (so as not to offend those looking for a significant upgrade), or
- Produce some incremental updates to keep your product lineup somewhat fresh (so as to satisfy new DSLR customers who will likely be upgrading at some point when the roadmap is back on track).
I would choose the latter, and I suspect that is what Canon is doing, too. For what it's worth...
As someone who was hoping for a 70D with new sensor tech this year, I am a bit disappointed by this rumor. If true, it would seem that the 70D will be getting the sensor of the T5i/SL1, rather than the new tech that is holding up the 7DII. Disappointed or not, I expect Canon is doing its best to get the 7DII and new tech to market as fast as possible.
In the meantime, I took a few hurried snaps of my kiddoes with my trusty G12 the other day that turned out beautifully and will be stored in the "priceless" folder on my hard drive (and backup drives!).