it's definitely time to merge the 70D and 7D II
too many products with such little differences.
Naw... the 7d II will be for the have's, and the 70D will be for the have-nots.... just kidding, but really, canon will make the 7d2 quite nice, the king of the apc line, the way it was intended to be, worthy of it's xd title... whereas, the 70d likely will be crippled in some way/shape/form. I could see maybe the 70D get the 7d's AF module and the 7D get the 5d3 and 1dx AF module... or something near that... so the 70D would be good, but not THAT good. Personally, my 7d is old and needs to be retired, but i'm waiting to see what the 70D or 7d2 brings... Call me crazy, but that camera to me would be purely my backup or my assistants camera, and one thing I have my assistants do a lot of is behind the scenes video of our sets and such... plus provides a unique perspective for clients presentations when they view their images... I want the headphone output jack... sound is always a stuggle and one time my external mic was "on" but wasn't "on"... more like in a sleep mode... so when we thought we were getting good audio, we got good silent footage. And during weddings, that would be crucial to monitor it. If the 70D has that, i'm buying it.