I'm both excited and disappointed. I've waited a long time for 70D announcement, so that's exciting. However, if mass-production issues for the new sensor are what's holding up the 7DII, then it's likely that the 70D will have the same sensor as the SL1 and T5i, so that's kind of disappointing.
Maybe I'll just be really optimistic and hope that not only does the 70D have the new sensor tech, but that the 7DII will therefore also be announced some time this year. Of course, frustration arises out of unmet expectations. I should probably keep my expectations low...
My bet would be that, had new sensor production gone as planned, the 70D would have the new tech (and have been released quite a while ago), but that since it didn't, and they have to release something, they'll do the best they can with all non-sensor improvements and send it out to market.
- Metal body (or mostly metal)
- Improved weather sealing
- Slightly improved AF system
- 12,800 ISO (expandable to 25,600)
- A few more creative filters
They might also throw in WiFi and/or GPS, depending on how much they feel they need to compensate for the incremental sensor upgrade.
PS: I really like the swivel screen. First used it on my ever-faithful A80 and currently enjoy it on my G12. Both screens function and articulate as the day they were new (despite some hard use). Knock on wood. I can't imagine not having it, especially since many of the photos I take are from low(er) positions...
1) a nob that goes ALL the way round
2) a 7 instead of the 6 in the 60d badge
3) 12800 iso will look like a cat vomit after eating a pack of m&ms
LOL...you may be right! If it's still cat vomit, I'll just keep going with my G12 (which I love) until an 80D comes along or I can afford a full-frame body. By the way, if I had a cat, I'd probably feed it M&Ms, too.
The articulating screen is one of my favorite features. Just the other day I had to hold the camera above the heads of a crowd just to get a shot... and I was able to see in live view and still frame up my shot because I angled the screen down.
Reminds me of the photographer at my cousin's wedding. For the big group-shot of all the family and extended family, she kept lifting her camera over her head, taking her best guess at aim, then bringing it down to see if it was okay. She did this 8-10 times until she was satisfied.
My brother, on the other hand, flipped the swivel screen out on his T3i and took two (great) pictures.