70D has just been announced. When we compare the specs with 7D, we see a lot of similarities (virtualy the same AF and frame rate). What surprised me was the fact that it's quiet reasonalby priced. It could have been worse. Price wise it is a direct competitor to the 7D.
Of course there are differences in features. 70D has tiltable touchscreen, Wifi and improved liveview AF. The 7d on the other hand has an important feature that 70D lacks - AFMA.
IQ wise 70D features an imrpved sensor with higher mp count which accounts for even higher pixel density. It also has the Digic V processor unlike the older model with its Digic IV. How does all that translate into High ISO performace only time and tests will tell...
I have a T2i at the moment and am looking at an upgrade, particularly due to AF for photography. Which one should I pick? he 7D offering me no gain in IQ, but much improved AF and with the help of AFMA, hopefully consistantly sharp images with fast lenses wide open.
Or should I take the 70D with probably marginally improved IQ but woth features I don't really care about?