"Auto-Focus system similar to the EOS 5D Mark III (61 points), possibly the same as 5D3"
Huh? No DX will ever have the same density of AF sensors from an FX. Who dreamed this up?
Why not? The AF sensors are very close to the same size across the entire line APS-C, APS-H or FF.
Don't believe me, go to cleaning mode and look and also compare the size of the mini-drop down mirror for AF and see for yourself.
"High frame rate, 10-12 fps"
To compete with the 1Dx? not likely. 8 FPS max.
Better to compete with the (old model) 1DX than to fail to compete with other brands....
And it's not like this is FF so it's not the same thing as 1DX whatever fps it has.
“high grade” weather sealing, like Canon’s professional DSLRs
Maybe, but it won't sell for $2K.
Sealing doesn't cost that much, but that said, yeah it could drop at a higher price.
"Dual Digic V+ processor"
Possibly, although you'd hope for digic 6 or 7 so the video doesn't get mushed up again (assuming it is the currently crummy video processing of digic that is doing it and not marketing telling the engineers to add in a Gaussian blur step (which is possible too).
"Single card slot"
In this day and age? Fail.
Who knows. I don't care myself, although clearly some do
"WiFi & GPS"
Probably iPhone compatible too. Yawn.
GPS can be a darn nice feature and some of the connectivity can be helpful too especially if you can
"Innovative video features"
It's a BIG market and very important IMO. Word is a great many of the huge 5D2 sales were actually do to video/film only or mostly guys and they are what made it a hit even more than the stills shooters.
"Price around $2000"
In your dreams.
Hard to say, the way Canon has been going with prices it seems doubtful, but competition is brewing so who knows.
"Very good ISO performance"
LOL! Based on the last few releases from Canon, that doesn't say much.
Hah, agree for the most part (although the 6D probably did manage 2/3rds of a stop better SNR and 1.5+ stops better DR at high ISO than the 5D2 which is a pretty decent bump, but for the most part, yeah it means we found a new way to smear in cam jpgs better).
I hope the 7DII is real, but these specs are basically wishful thinking.
They may be but that are not wishful in the crazy not going to happen sense, they seem perfectly realistically reasonable. Look at how old the 7D is and look how long this new one will need to sell, look at the competition, if it doesn't have at least these specs it'll be dead in the water! It doesn't need to sell today but 2-3 or more years from now! Anything less and they may as well not bother.