...my main questions are:LetTheRightLensIn said:$1500 extra is still a lot to many peopleOrion said:I can't believe how this is actually being taken as a serious option FOR ANYBODY. Over $2000 with taxes . . if you are a serious photographer, then get a mkIII and mean it. The laod of crap they saturate tyhe market witrh these days is amazing . . . thanks to the sheep out there. And thank god for plastic, and $2000 FF cameras too . . . profit grab, nothing else. So, I guess the 5DmkII will be around $1000 now.
the main problem is not so much this camera but the rumored D600 which might have a much better sensor and an important extra fps and perhaps better AF for perhaps same price
Does majority of users need those extra features ?
Are they gonna use every single AF point ?
Is 19 point AF from 7D that crappy that it wont take along with Nikon AF ?
Isnt 7D AF 19 cross-type ? Rumored D600 is 9 cross type points...
My personal thoughts:
1.) 22mpx is far enough for most of people
2.) Rumored Nikon AF: 39 AF points (with an option of 11 AF points), 9 cross-type AF points - if Canon will fit 7D-like AF there could be 19 cross-type points. I prefer 19 point that are working just right. I havent heard of Nikon AF options if there is this cluster type - but its a great feature.
3.) Most of Rebel/xxD have used close to 5 fps - so 4 seams reasonable. And it wont cut into 5D Mk III sales.
4.) Most of peoble upgrading to FF want low-light performance and DoF - not high FPS speed. I think that combo of 7D and this "rumored" camera will make a nice kit. If you want allaround camera - you can just buy 5D Mk III - seems pretty clear to me. Would be nice if this new camera will use the same battery as 7D.
...so there would be: 5D/6D/9D/whateverD - entry FF, 5D Mk III advanced FF, rumored 5D-X - high mpx body and 1D-X - pro FF sports body. Plenty of options to choose and fit your needs.
Do not expect 36 Mpx, 61 point AF, 10 fps, ISO 100-51200 native for 1500 USD.
If you dont have cash for upgrade right now - save for it - or buy used.
...and bottom line: high-speced body doesnt make better photographer It is always about the way you see it and how you can use you current equipment.