Well, if you are a wildlife photographer and looking for something longer than 400mm (not exactly long for wildlife), your only options are third party lenses (Sigma, Tamron), used 500mm F4 or spending $10000 for something from Canon.
For me it's amazing how Canon is just dropping the wildlife market where they were the leader for so long and the first choice for most photographers.
They still have amazing lenses but no bodies i would buy. Outdated, 5 year old 7DII, 6fps 5D4 or a very expensive 1Dx. Even in the lens...
The smartphones will win the majority of the market but camera manufacturers have some of the guilt:
Compact cameras have no better image quality than smartphones (except expensive premium compacts) and almost always worst jpeg's. Connectivity is much worse. Improve out of camera image quality...
Why every lens need to resolve the maximum? If a zoom is only good for 24MP on the 32MP sensor, why is that worse than having a 24MP. At least you have an option to have higher resolution with a prime, a macro lens or high-end zoom.
"ISO performance equal to or surpass my 1dxII"
This can't and won't happen. Unless they make an 8MP sensor.
What i want is an improved 24-26 MP sensor which produces sharp images. I feel the current 7DII is somewhat soft.
Why do people always think that someone who has a 500mm lens only using 1DX level cameras? You can buy a used Canon 500mm IS in good condition for less than the price of a 5D4. Nothing about the 7D is consumer. It's basically a 5D4 body with APS-C sensor and faster burst rate.
Glenn Bartley who...
That's why so many full time wildlife photographers are using 7D's because it's consumer only. Who cares about EF-S lenses. The 7D is to be used with 100-400, 500, 600mm big whites. The big megapixel R will need to have 50MP+, at least 10FPS and AF-C/buffer on par with the 7D to compete.
I really hope the M5 II will be something like a X-T3, a bit better built than the current M5.
It's disappointing they decided to use the same LP-E17 battery. Will be another camera with 200 shots
So if someone wants better video or actually a talented student who wants to learn film making and cinematography, but does not have much money,Canon is not an option. Because the next cheapest 4K with AF (and still heavy crop) is the R or 5D4. Nice!
And Canon's response to the dropped sales...