maybe we'll get some hints re: the APS-C sensor roadmap when the 650D is announced. A sub-$2K 7D2 with a new sensor would be attractive, esp if said sensor appears first in the 650D (and looks good) and then shows up in the 7D2 wrapped with better/faster DIGIC processing, 10 fps, updated af and a number of other goodies already mentioned here.
August 21, 2014, 06:14:49 AM
Topic: Canon 7D Mark II Info? [CR2] (Read 21776 times)
Well... either we get an evolution or a revolution of the 7D.
Evolution: possibly an amalgamation of the 7D and 60D, with 19-22 Mpix, dual DIGIC V, 19 cross type AF points, 8 fps etc.
Revolution: 19-22 Mpix, dual DIGIC V, 61 AF points, 10 fps, etc.
The evolution will be priced similar to the current 7D, the revolution however, will see a similar increase in price as the 5D3, thus I expect a price somewhere around 2.500 €.
This however leaves a huge gap between the 7D2 and the T4i/650D. So, will we see a "revolution" of the 70D with the 19 point AF of the current 7D? Or will the T4i be an amalgamation of the 600D/60D?
That seems most likely to me, you'd think the 70D will have to respond to the D7000's superior AF and passing the 7D AF down seems the obvious way to do that.
Meanwhile theres a gap in the market for a quality sports/jurno/wildlife camera with a crop factor that the upgraded 7D mk2 being discussed would fill nicely.
If Canon took that route then perhaps we might even see different sensors in both bodies? The 70D as the more general purpose amature body pushing megapixels past 20 while the 7D mk2 either staying at 18 MP and improving ISO or perhaps even dropping lower? 16 MP would equal the resolution of the 1D4.
That way you end up with a crop lineup thats not just stratified by price but also function, something Canon seems to be big on lately given that the 1DX and 5D3 both seemed well targeted to specific markets.
« Last Edit: May 16, 2012, 05:18:51 PM by moreorless »
exactly -- if we see a "mp war" type sensor emerge in the 650 then we will all start hoping that 7D2 will be different. I wonder, for example, if additional investments in the sensor itself -- separating the 7D2 from the rest of the 1.6x pack, would ever happen.