andrikos wrote in post #16196940
Agreed, BUT look at the sequence.
7D is the flagship and was released first with the, at the time, excellent sensor.
That's why I don't think 7DII should have the same sensor an ENTIRE year after they have released the inferior 70D.
Different times, different circumstances. Namely, before 7D came about, Nikon was kicking @$$ and taking numbers with its D300 12mp crop camera. The 7D may have initiated Canon's 18mp line-up, and while I wouldn't be opposed to a better sensor in the 7D2, I suspect Canon will recycle the 20.2mp. And the reason being, Nikon has yet to announce the D400, the long-awaited, but never-materialized counter to the 7D.
And if you've been around long enough, there was a time where Nikon claimed they weren't going to bother with the megapixel race. Well, it seems the roles have reversed. Canon's not to concerned with increasing mp, but more about adding features. Whereas Nikon hasn't been very innovative (no new AF), but just pumping out more and more mp.
My guess is that 7D2 is going to focus more on filling the gap left by the discontinuation of the APS-H sensor. But unfortunately, price tag will also be somewhat reflective as well. It'd be pretty amazing if they shoehorn the 1DX autofocus into the 7D, raise the burst rate to 10 (possibly even 12) fps. And still have a buffer of 25-30+ images. I wouldn't be too surprised if they went with CF/SD dual card slots as well since they've shown they could do so with the 5D3 (though I personally prefer dual CF).
In any case, while I wouldn't mind a different (possibly better) sensor than the 70D, my guess is that it'll most likely be the same sensor.
rjharris wrote in post #16197045
I kept hearing earlier this year that Canon was going to put in the 7D II a new 24 mp sensor that was two stops better in the high ISO department along with a slightly faster AF and more focus points. I would be very happy with those improvements. Now I'm not sure what to think.
2 stops better? They'll raise the upper ISO limits by 2 stops perhaps, but 2-stop improvement is VERY unlikely.