I want to believe. I want to believe.
Seriously, there are a few things that lead me to believe we will see a 7DII in the next six months.
4) Canon still has to satisfy the APS-H shooters who lost their beloved 1.3 crop. A 1.6 7DII with image quality equal to the old 1D IV is very doable and would address the concerns of sport and wildlife shooters who want more reach.
valid point, and that would interest me as well, if priced accordingly (a serious 1.6x body under $2,500 should be doable, as long as we're wishing!) . I'm not quite as strong on this angle though, mainly because I haven't yet seen the proof that 1.3x is going away. I agree that there is weight of evidence, but all we know is that 1D and 1DS are merging. that doesn't necessasrily mean 1.3x is going away, or that a $5K 1D5 won't ever happen. But I acknowledge that there are indications that Canon may head that way, and if so that would certainly put the upward pressure on the capability set of the 7D2!
Wishful thinking? A little. But not totally divorced from reality.
agreed on all three counts!