We have been saying that for the last few years. Canon shows very little regard to what others are doing in the market. They just put out what they can. Also, the 7DIII is probably already done and in test. Maybe they might catch up with the 7D4
Honestly, that is exactly why I dropped Canon and moved to Nikon.
I waited 4 years for the 7D Mk II ... and when it came out, I was underwhelmed.
It basically enables the shooter to "rapidly-fire mediocre images," quality-wise.
By contrast, the D500 is able to "rapidly-fire class-leading images."
That is the kind of news that makes me buy, not the former.
The 7D Mark II was already behind when it was first launched, and I was just not willing to spend $1700 to do that.
Nikon really does try to put out game-changers, when they come out with something.
For example, DPReview just did a review on the 2-year-old D810, 2 weeks ago, and yet it still earns their Gold Award:
DPReview of the D810
- "THE FINAL WORD
The Nikon D810 is now nearly two years old, and yet its core technologies still challenge many cameras today, and Raw image quality is unmatched. We still haven't seen another full-frame camera capable of a true base ISO of 64, which gives the D810 medium format levels of clean, noise-free images with comparable dynamic range to boot."
and also ...
- So however frustrating the D810's faults are on occasion, they don't detract from the incredible performance of the camera as a total package. This review has taken a long time to complete, but it's testament to the camera that even after two years, the D810 remains a benchmark in many respects for other models in its class. As such, the D810 earns our coveted Gold award.
The very fact that the D810 is still at the top of its class today, 2 years after it was released, really puts into perspective what a game-changer the D810 was when it was first released.
In fact, the article also said, "(the D810's) sensor noise floor is similar in performance to that in the 645Z. Indeed, we found it to match the 645Z's dynamic range in our real-world dynamic range shootout, beating even Sony's excellent a7R II, and handily crushing the Canon 5DSR."
So, again, Canon's brand new offering isn't as good as Nikon's elder FF camera in most respects, except "sensor size."
So what I am waiting for is Nikon's D900
Meanwhile, hats-off to Nikon for making yet another game-changer, in the APS-C class, with the D500.