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Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« on: May 27, 2013, 03:20:10 AM »

No hard references that I can see, but here is an amusing look into the 7D2's possible future:

http://www.digitalrev.com/article/nikon-d7100-vs-canon-eos/ODkzMjU3Mzc_A

I still am firmly in the camp that the 7D2 is (a) absolutely going to be aimed at pros (for birders, sports guys, etc.) and (b) is absolutely going to cost more than the 6D.  I also am strongly leaning towards (though not prepared to guarantee) that the great 1Dx/5D3 AF system is coming to the 7D2, and Digitalrev would seem to agree.  Then again, my postings on this forum may be the basis of DR's 'rumors'.   :P

But it is all speculation at this point.  Here's the latest dollop on our collective plates.

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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #1 on: May 27, 2013, 07:41:17 AM »
I would guess the 7D II would be priced close to the 6D....  so you have to choose between FF or features/speed. if you want both you need a 1DX, which is the pro camera.

Only time will tell...  I'm just glad a got me a 5D mkiii and am not still waiting for this mythical beast!
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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #2 on: May 27, 2013, 11:06:05 AM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

Does anyone think the speculation of the 7D MKII high ISO performance is based on the in camera jpeg processing, or are they actually talking about the RAW files?

Thanks
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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #3 on: May 27, 2013, 11:58:58 AM »
I would expect high ISO raw files to be cleaner than the 7D, but not near 5D3 levels -- maybe cut the difference in half.

But, I would agree that the advertised high ISO improvement would bw with the JPEG processing.  If they simply replaced the two DIGIC 4's with one or two DIGIC 5+ processors, we should see a full stop improvement in cleaner JPEG processing.

Ultimately, I'm hoping the wait has been for a reason and will be worthwhile.  Canon must know that 7D users want cleaner high ISO images more than a higher megapixel sensor or even faster FPS.  So I'm optimistice that they have been spending this time developing a new sensor.

Still, I went for the 5D3 a few months ago and I'm waiting for another Canon refurb sale to pick up a second body (hopefully, this fall).  Admittedly, I don't want the 7D2 to come close to matching the 5D3 high ISO IQ.  If I invest in the second 5D3 body, I don't want to be tempted into investing in a 7D2 body next year. 

Which could be another reason why Canon is waiting until next year for the introduction.  If the 7D2 is close to the 5D3 in IQ, give the 5D3 two years of sales, then temp 5D3 owners with a cheaper alternative to the 1Dx.  I won't go back to crop unless the IQ improves significantly -- regardles of the FPS.
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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #4 on: May 27, 2013, 12:07:35 PM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

Does anyone think the speculation of the 7D MKII high ISO performance is based on the in camera jpeg processing, or are they actually talking about the RAW files?

Thanks

+1. I doubt they talking about RAW.

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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #5 on: May 27, 2013, 01:05:52 PM »
I still am firmly in the camp that the 7D2 is (a) absolutely going to be aimed at pros (for birders, sports guys, etc.) and (b) is absolutely going to cost more than the 6D.  I also am strongly leaning towards (though not prepared to guarantee) that the great 1Dx/5D3 AF system is coming to the 7D2, and Digitalrev would seem to agree.  Then again, my postings on this forum may be the basis of DR's 'rumors'.   :P

But it is all speculation at this point.  Here's the latest dollop on our collective plates.

- A
I agree on a & b, and am very hopeful on the AF.

As for the high ISO/low light performance, I'm thinking/hoping Canon has something up their sleeve.

Consider:
  • Canon is rumored to be working on a "Big Megapixel" FF camera, that is presumed to be around 46 MP...
  • Canon couldn't/wouldn't release a FF camera that had "only" 7D high ISO/low light performance, "Big MP" or not...
  • The pixel density of an 18MP APS-C sensor works out to be almost exactly the pixel density needed to cram 46MP onto a FF sensor...

It would seem to me that, if Canon can make the "Big MP" FF camera work well in low light at high iSO, it's a no brainer to do the same thing for a 7DII by cropping the sensor & selling many more cameras. And by "work well in low light", I don't necessarily mean to the same level of a 1DX or 5DIII, but getting there...

Five or six years back, wouldn't it have been "impossible" for the 7D to offer the high ISO/low light performance that it does today? All we can be sure of is that the technology will keep getting better...
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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #6 on: May 27, 2013, 01:06:16 PM »
I still am firmly in the camp that the 7D2 is (a) absolutely going to be aimed at pros (for birders, sports guys, etc.) and (b) is absolutely going to cost more than the 6D.

I'm in your same camp!  ;)

But I don't understand why they name the Digic V, if the 7D2 is going to be a 2014 cam it'll have Digic VI for sure. And a crazy droolworthy 12-14 fps, hopefully  :P, for merely $ 2.5K  :o , take it or leave it! Or, take the 70D...

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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #7 on: May 27, 2013, 02:16:07 PM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

Does anyone think the speculation of the 7D MKII high ISO performance is based on the in camera jpeg processing, or are they actually talking about the RAW files?

Thanks

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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #8 on: May 27, 2013, 03:20:27 PM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

Does anyone think the speculation of the 7D MKII high ISO performance is based on the in camera jpeg processing, or are they actually talking about the RAW files?

Thanks
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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #9 on: May 27, 2013, 05:30:17 PM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

Does anyone think the speculation of the 7D MKII high ISO performance is based on the in camera jpeg processing, or are they actually talking about the RAW files?

Thanks

+1. I doubt they talking about RAW.

if canon have meant RAW  every time they talk about increased dynamic range  we would  have  25 stops of DR today and not 11,5.
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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #10 on: May 27, 2013, 06:15:26 PM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

The 5DIII is made on Canon's current CMOS manufacturing process - which is quite ancient and is well overdue for replacement.

The hope is that the 7DII sensor will be manufactured on a new manufacturing process.

If that's the case, the 7DII sensor will likely perform the same (or even better) than the 5DIII sensor.
Of course Canon will eventually make FF sensors on the new manufacturing process and FF will again pull ahead in performance.

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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #11 on: May 27, 2013, 07:15:57 PM »
if the specs are true i'd be interested if IQ was as good as a 1Dmk4

however I would prefer a CF and Sd card slot rather than 2 SD
also IQ from a 24MP 1.6 crop sensor is gonna be the key to this being good or not
there is a lot of improving to be done over the current 18MP line and with a 33% jump in pixels
not sure how they are gonna get on top of the noise issues.
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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #12 on: May 27, 2013, 08:07:19 PM »
I thought we could  discuss the pros and cons of our canon cameras.
If a chart explains how the  sensor development has been the past 10 years , is that not  interesting to know?
We have  different views on what might be interesting or not and both are we using Canon.

If the chart the only factor that Canon develops to?  Is DxO the absolute truth in IQ and what sells in the marketplace?  Both Canon and Nikon make trade offs when developing a new camera (or camera line).  They have their reasons, which us mare (spelling?) mortals will never know.  If you great to part of their marketing team, but I don't foresee that in my future.

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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #13 on: May 27, 2013, 09:27:30 PM »
IMO the 7DII will never make it to market.
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Re: Digitalrev speculates on D7100 vs. 7D2
« Reply #14 on: May 28, 2013, 10:48:06 AM »
If the 7D MKII will have a crop sensor, I do not understand how the camera will have as good of high ISO performance as the full frame 5D MKIII. 

The 5DIII is made on Canon's current CMOS manufacturing process - which is quite ancient and is well overdue for replacement.

The hope is that the 7DII sensor will be manufactured on a new manufacturing process.

If that's the case, the 7DII sensor will likely perform the same (or even better) than the 5DIII sensor.
Of course Canon will eventually make FF sensors on the new manufacturing process and FF will again pull ahead in performance.

If that is the case, what do you think happen to current 5D III? You think Canon going to let that happen?
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