Originally Posted by pyrojim
ProcessorSSSS. Dual digic 4's people!!!
People shout out the marketing hype around the processors, but these numbers are meaningless.
What matters is the end result foremost, the specs of the camera, (specs being what it can do, not the numbers assigned it's internal parts) and how it performs for intended task.
Don't get caught up in marketing numbers game, that;s even worse than getting caught up in specs numbers game. ( but at least the spec numbers are based on reality )
If you think the 7D is better, tell us why:
Give us actual reasons:
Tell us what aspects are superior to the MkIIn:
If the reasons are due to the internal processing, explain what aspect is better and how:
Name Dropping Canon's newer processors tells us nothing.
Here's the advantages I would give to the 7D:
Better noise handlingIn Favor of the MkII:
Better Color (14 BIT RAW files)
Much higher resolution and detail, ( = more crop-ability for long range shooters )
Live view for Macro shooters.
Much better more refined menu systems
Better overall ergonomics, faster handling.
Exceptional AF for the price/body type.
Better faster AF in the vast majority of the shooting situations ( yes kids, really still true )
Faster timings in a lot of situations
Wider FOV from your wide angle lenses.
Dual Memory cards.
IMHO for most, I'd say the 7D is the better solution to invest in.
For some, the MkII will still be preferred. It depends on your needs.
The remarkable thing is that a Body from 2004 can still hold it's own against a modern Canon wunderkind in many respects.