I would probably buy the APS-C model if it's a 7D3 equivalent but I don't think the market is all that large. What I wonder is whether Canon could use the same basic architecture to develop something similar for the M-mount and how well such a camera would sell.Just hope the APS-C model is every bit a 7D3 and doesn’t skimp on the features.
There is a HUGE market for a 7D3!!
I used an R6 for a weekend and shot a soccer game and some other minor stuff. I thought I'd miss the top LCD, but didn't. Not even one bit. The third dial, plus all the info available in the EVF/rear touch screen, plus a control ring and alternate button mapping using the m.fn button and everything is just right there to change in an instant. If you don't want to do it with your eye up to the screen, then its all just a few quick taps away on the rear LCD.The RP replacement will be cheaper than the launching price of the RP but that doesn't mean that it will be lower end than the RP. How low can a camera get? I'm expecting software improvements and maybe a new sensor. Remaining things should be similar. As for a new body above the RP replacement and below the R6, that's what I'm interested in. An affordable EOS R with ibis. I just hope that Canon doesn't make it a habit to keep the top panel for high end models.
I think that is exactly the conundrum Canon is facing. The M line is popular and releasing an APS-c R would telegraph to many that the M line is history. To replace the M line with an APS-C R line would require several bodies and a bunch of new lenses and the result would still not be as portable as the M line. I really don't see Canon throwing away a large market segment to appease the relatively (note I said relatively) small number of 7D wannabes. It is a hard call, but I think we will see a 5Ds and an M5 II (or equivalent). I would note that there is no real competition from Nikon or Fuji in the 7D space, because the Z50 is really in the Rebel space and Fuji has no long glass. Canon has time to think this through (and to see if the R5s picks up a lot of the "reach" slack). I think a high res FF makes BIF easier due to the wider field of view and you give up nothing with respect to pixels on the target. The same could be said for sports with the possible need for an in-camera cropping tool to satisfy those who are shipping out photos immediately, although simply running the high res camera in crop mode may be suitable for sports, particularly if it allows for higher frame rate.I would probably buy the APS-C model if it's a 7D3 equivalent but I don't think the market is all that large. What I wonder is whether could use the same basic architecture to develop something similar for the M-mount and how well such a camera would sell.