jwcdds wrote in post #15636006
If the 7D2 comes out with the same 61-point AF, dual cards (hopefully CF), 10fps, and if the rumored built-in wifi is there... then the D7100 is nowhere near it's "closest competitor" anymore. There's a lot more that goes into designing a shutter to withstand 10fps and an AF system (though already designed for use in 1DX) to track at 10fps. The biggest question (at least for me) would be how big of a buffer to sustain 10fps. If the buffer only takes 15-20 shots, a 2 second burst seems insufficient for serious tracking. But that's just my opinion.
I'm more surprised that Nikon seemingly gave up on the D400. They led the charge initially with the D300 and then seemingly gave away the spot to Canon.
Don't get me wrong, I'm glad that Nikon's putting the amount of features into a $1200 body. Having good competition only benefits the consumers.
Good points. I think Nikon has a 7D II of their own (D400?) in the works. The way you described it makes sense. The D7100 sounds like a great body. But not a competitor to the 7D II.
Peter2516 wrote in post #15636242
I read in canon rumors that the 7d mark II is like a mini 1dx now I like the sounds of that. It was like when the t2i was called baby 7d or mini 7d.
But honestly I don't see myself upgrading from 7d to 7d II, I care about the AF and burst mode only and so far since the new firmware upgrade I've been really happy.
I don't see myself going for a 7D II either. maybe the 7D III
Yeah, mini 1DX, i read that too. It makes sense... especially since it doesn't appear they will continue with the 1.3 APS-H sensor in a 1D body. Is the 7D II going to be APS-H? That is my theory. Beef up the current sensor, give it slightly better IQ, enlarge it's borders enough to make it APS-H, call it a 7D II. Keep the 1D "full frame" and the 7D APS-H.
That's the way I see it going. I don't know how I feel about it. I'm probably wrong... Canon rumors specifically said APS-C but that doesn't necessarily mean anything...