I was explaining some camera stuff to a friend who can compose a picture but doesn't know how to use a camera very well and I had a thought. Canon's APS-C offerings seem to be very crowded and similar with the differences between them being very small.
The next xxxxD should be a T1i on a diet
The 650D should have some slight improvements but remain mostly the same as the 600D
7D2 will remain 18mp APS-C with some improvements to ISO/noise, slightly improved AF and whatever else the Digic 5 brings (maybe get a BSI sensor as a testbed for making a FF BSI)
The 60D was kinda the stepchild as it was too similar to the 7D and 600D, thus my point:
I want the 70D to get AFMA and have a 9.8mp sensor. Call me crazy for the reduction in MP, but I have read many places that crop 18mp tests the limits of physics and quality with currently used sensor technology (no first hand experience, just a lot of opinions read).
Why 9.8mp? After the sensor is cropped to 16:9, 1080p video would have an even 2x2 sensor pixels per video pixel. This would tickle the HDSLR video peeps. It would also make many happy who (like myself) dont really want 18mp as much as better ISO/noise performance. A boost in AF might also be nice improvement.
I don't think that this will actually happen because Canon would be crazy to have sensor design/production for only one niche-ish body that isn't a 1 series, but then again I don't think that they expected the 5D2 to take off as much as it did for video.
What do you think? Am I crazy or just have a decent "wish" camera?