At $1799, they are hitting the price point. It's a nice offering at that price.
The sensor geek in my is disappointed, though. New micro-lenses, doesn't mean new sensor. Now, if you eliminate CFA and use a micro-lens prism to split the light to each pixel, then maybe you have a new sensor. But even that's borderline. Both can give gains, though. So we will see.
The thing that's bothering me, is that the 70D dual pixels were said to have created additional gaps between the pixels. When it was released, though being a new sensor, it only slightly improved on the 60D. If this helps them realize the full potential of the sensor, then great, but it's still the 70D sensor.
It will be extra photons, though. That's the best way to get signal. I wonder what the efficiency increase will be.
I'm still trying to watch all of the reviews. I really want to want a new DSLR.
It is more than a change in microlens design per canon marketing material, for what that is worth.