I've been waiting to upgrade from my T1i, and was hoping to wait for a 60D successor. I found the T1i simply too small, especially after acquiring my telephoto lens.
This should be interesting, because if they merge the two in the upwards direction there will be a sizeable gap between the T4i-series models.
Hopefully the new sensor beings some improvements.
Hah. Exactly like me. I am seriously wanting to upgrade my T1i and a 70D would definitely hit the spot. 6fps,
better iso performance, better dynamic range, and better video features (1080p 60p, higher bit rate, All-I, etc??) would go a long way.
Also, to the guy saying a tilt screen was a fad. Well, for video users that is a must. I would not buy a DSLR without it. Please be aware of uses other than your own before posting next time.
I shoot a lot of video - typically 2 x dslr multicam with zoom h4n + lavalier mics etc. and you have either a micro-USB slot (for laptop tethering) or a mini-hdmi out to ext AV screen -> clearly you don't know what those flaps on the side of your camera are for.
Proof of the pudding is in the eating -> last canon DSLR to have a tilt screen was the 650D, the 5D3/1DX/6D did not get them, nor will a 7D2 as swivel screen are for hobbyists with Rebel bodies, and are less useful than an external wireless monitor (thanks to the intro of WiFi).
Canon have both segments covered - serious videographer will have HDMI-out, the amateur will have their smartphone, iPad or MP4 player which is way more flexible than an articulated screen.
Tech has moved on (WiFi is the new anywhere screen), so should you. Time will tell, and I'm betting that I'll be proved right and you will be proved wrong....and I will remind you that day that the 7D2 is eventually announced
You seemed to have taken my comment a bit personally. Take a deep breath and calm the hell down. It's a camera.
Secondly, obviously if I was shooting something I was getting paid for, I would use an external monitor something like the Zacuto Z-finder pro for better color reproduction and accurate focusing; I know what hdmi inputs are. Don't insult my intelligence.
But not everything people shoot is a paid project. I like going out and shooting random experimental videos for fun. A tilt screen would be awesome. I like recording myself. A tilt screen again would work. You understand camcorders have those as well? It's not a gimmick. It's a feature. Yes, built in wifi would be awesome. I could even use a smartphone as a monitor. Who knows, maybe that will happen.
All the Sony DSLRs and recently the GH3 has a tilt screen. Those cameras, while being excellent for stills, realize the video market exists and is growing and cater to them as well. Canon has made no changes to their video features in the past three years. I'd say that is Canon being ignorant as usual. If Canon introduces another camera with a tilt screen, I'll be the one laughing. If they don't, Canon is continues to be ignorant.