- Aug 16, 2012
What options does Canon have with the 7D line?
1. Drop the 7D line altogether.
2. Replace it with an EOS-M camera.
3. Replace it with an EOS-R camera.
Considering the 7D's positioning, I think #3 is the most likely, and hence expect Canon to release an EOS-R crop camera.
Then again, the 1DX mk II can sample 4K from the center at 60fps, so a crazy idea might be a 50MP studio camera that can sample the center 20MP at 16fps, and thus double as a crop-sports camera. The image on the EVF is resampled & corrected anyway, e.g. as done for the RF 24-240mm, so it could be filled completely from either resolution.
I'll go one more:
4. The 90D (or next XXD if there is one) becomes the de facto 7D3.
The 90D already has [32.5 x 10] + [on-chip sensor] + [27 f/8 AF points] + [tilty-flippy] right now, and a good deal of the 7D2 masses would give their left nut for just that in a bulletproof 7D body. I know 7D2 folks want higher fps and better low light, but the 90D is no slouch and it (in some ways) feels like a 7D2 upgrade already.