What constitutes a 'pro' body? Is it the price tag, feature set, or construction? I shoo on a 7d currently, and I am an emerging pro. While shooting an event a couple months ago a a club, some idiot bumped into me and spilled more than half a beer on my camera, like right on the LCD screen. I did quickly dry it out - the only issue i saw after that was a little stickyness on the buttons. So, while I have not done a leave it out in the rain test, I do think that is a good statement of weather sealing on the 7D...
Again though, what makes a body 'pro'? Is it the specs, the construction, the features, the AF, or is it simply he price tag? Is it FF vs crop? How does APS-H 1.3 crop fit in then? I guess that means the 1dmk4 isn't a pro body. Does it have o have a built in grip to be pro? That means the 5 series is out too.
I just feel that people throw that term 'pro' level around all too often, when really the definition of 'pro' level is murky and hidden - I feel that its more of a combination of the camera and the user. If I were the 15 year old son of some rich guy and said, daddy i want to take pictures, and daddy buys me a 1dx, does that make me pro? Should I give up now because obviously my photos will suck cause my 7D is not pro? Just kind of sick of that term being thrown around willy nilly with no real definition of what that actually means.
+1 - I couldn't agree more with you.