I've been waiting to hear 6D specs, thinking that I need full frame when upgrading from my 450D, however if there is such thing as a GOOD apc-s sensor, with 10FPS even though I rarely shoot that fast I would be super excited and torn for which product to buy if both were priced around 2K. I mean 4FPS full frame or 10 FPS APC-S with a good build quality I dunno.
My thoughts exactly... I had thought to move up to FF, am even keeping an eye on the D600... but if the 7DmkII sensor is actually improved (this time) I will seriously consider staying with aps-c. The 10-22 is still a sweet lens, and the extra reach of 1.6x is handy.
What of the 70D? The rumor mill has been silent on the 70D lately. Perhaps the new 70D will feature this new sensor as well, but not, of course, the top of the line af.
How could the new sensor be improved? backlit? Something foveon-like? As I recall we've seen Canon patents along those lines. Intriguing.
If Photokina will see a 70D and
a 7D mkII announcement with
a new sensor that would pretty much explain why the 6D and high-MP announcement would be held off for a separate event in October. If, as rumored, the "6D" uses the old-technology sensor from the 5DmkIII announcing it separately would defuse some of the hand-wringing angst concentrated on the question 'How come the new budget ff does not get the new sensor technology???' Deferring the announcement would take some of the heat off the issue.
Judging by history (using the handy chart at NL), the 18mp debuted with the 7D in mid 2009, and it appeared on the rebel t2i before it showed up on the 60D several months later, in mid-2010. Personally, I think it makes more sense to release it on a 7D mkII first, then a 70D, then a digital rebel. Announcing both the 70D and 7DmkII at the same time with a new sensor doesn't seem out of the question to me, but it would be a break from precedent. Maybe we'll see the 70D in the spring, and the t5i at the end of the next summer to roll out the new sensor. But I'm hoping for a twin 7D - 70D rollout.
If this is the way it plays out, the choice will indeed be interesting: 7D mkII with new sensor tech -- maybe a new 70D with same sensor as well -- or FF at a breakthrough price...? Decisions, decisions...