- 20MP or 24MP sensor with Dual Pixel CMOS AF ... hidden behind mirror and thus not used in normal operation
- Innovative video features
- Price around $2000
- Very good high ISO performance ... but still no sub-100
- clacking mirror with OVF, thus AF misalignment and OVF-influenced lightmetering
So apart from more megapixels, how is this an upgrade? Maybe for you, but not for me.
Since you asked.
Autofocus similar to the 5DIII would be an upgrade for me.
10-12 frames per second would be an upgrade, but not a big selling point for me.
High grade weathersealing would be an upgrade for me.
GPS and WiFi would be an upgrade, but not a big selling point for me.
Very Good ISO performance would be an upgrade for me (assuming that means at least one and possibly two stops lower noise)
Another thing that would be an upgrade and which will certainly be included is control of 600-EX RT through the on-camera menu.
A single card slot would be a disappointment, but I'm not convinced Canon will go that route. It's a cheap feature to add and if they are positioning the 7DII as an APS-C counterpart to the 5DIII, I think they will likely include dual card slots.
I really couldn't care less about the increase in megapixels. I'd happily trade 24 mp for 18 mp if it meant better low-light performance. What good is a 24mp image if it's too noisy to use? Frankly, if the choice is between the dual-pixel autofocus and better ISO performance, I'd gladly leave the dual-pixel autofocus to the 70D. However, I doubt that will happen because the video is just too big of a market to remove that feature. (And, I honestly don't know if it would have any impact on sensor performance).
The new spec looks tempting.
Remember a [CR1] is as good as rolling dice, and just an incentive for senseless (but fun) speculation :-p
I kind of think there is no real spec list! LOL CR1 is pretty much an excuse to get some more action on the forums... and it's working!
Yeah, I think anyone who reads Canon Rumors could have written this same spec list. I do hope the chatter will start to pick up. If it doesn't Craig may have to change the website to "Canon Lack-of-Rumors."