This is quite interesting. I wonder what bandpass filters they will use on the sensor? I am assuming this would not be the equivalent of a full-spectrum conversion on an existing sensor, in which the bandpass filter is swapped with a clear filter of equal thickness. My 60D is still "at risk"
for mods, should the 7D2 come out and I decide to "replace" the 60D for regular APS-C (wildlife) shooting. The major implication is a serious disruption to many people's workflow, while the third-party software companies (Adobe, Capture One, DxO, etc) make a serious addition to their RAW conversion algorithms to accommodate the new sensor. That alone would be one reason why a new sensor would premiere in a mid-level camera. Pros, most of whom use something other than DPP, can't be bothered to wait around while Adobe etc get on this. The workflow disruption can be somewhat annoying for amateurs as well. I shoot Sigma Foveon files (DP#M series) x3f and these can only be processed in the Sigma SPP program and in Iridient Developer. I am currently using the Sigma program to make global adjustments, and then exporting tiff files to other software (LR, Pano, etc) for local adjustments, because there aren't good local adjustment tools in the Sigma program. PITA.