but the 1D4 APS-H sensor is so much better
I'd hazard a guess that you'd sell more with an 18MP aps-c 7D sensor in a 1D4-type body, better sealed, better AF (f/8 focussing!), more fps, longer shutter-life, more bracketing, dual card-slots, etc, for the same $3k.its the small form factor thats the draw card,
Or the 1D4 features, AF, fps, f/8 focussing, 7D sensor, in an ungripped 7D body then?
Yeah, it is, true. Methinks we need to put this to a vote:
18MP 7D aps-c sensor, 1D4 gripped body, well sealed, 45pt AF with f/8, long-life shutter, 10fps and buffer to match, dual cardslots, 7-shot bracketing
18MP 7D aps-c sensor, 7D-sized ungripped body, the rest as above.
16MP 1D4 aps-h sensor, 7D-sized & sealed body, 19pt af, no f/8, normal shutter life, 8fps and buffer, single cardslot and 3-shot bracket.
If all were the same price and they were the choices?
hmmm, maybe I'd have considered the third option instead of buying the 7D at the time I did. But as it stands as a 7D owner now, the first or second i'd consider now as upgrades to my 7D (if I'm going to upgrade sensors and lose ef-s capability, i'm just going to go straight to FF for landscapes and keep the 7D for birds)
can we make this into a poll?