Agreed that both bodies are very different, made for different buyers, and have plenty of daylight between them right now, but I might not have been clear in what I was saying.Two different kinds of buyers. There are people who want nothing but full frame. There are people who want nothing but crop or can only afford crop. The 1D line is far and away above the 7D series. Plenty of daylight between them.
I was referring to a previous comment that suggested that there was no good reason for Canon not to give the 7D III the 1DxIII's specs minus the sensor. Giving the 7D III the 1DxIII specs minus the sensor would indeed eliminate a lot of daylight and wouldn't make sense for camera lines which have such a significant pice differential. That is if Canon were to not discontinue to 7D series as previously reported, obviously.