ljp3 wrote in post #17203704
I have a 70D and am contemplating getting the 7D Mark II, can I stay?
If I am truthful with myself the 70D is more than enough camera and "If" my skill ever surpasses the cameras limits it will be in the distant future... but who wants to be truthful with themselves
I would hold onto your 70D until after some unbiased reviews can be made of the 7D II, specifically the AF system.
I remember when the 7D I first came out and all the experts, on the Canon website that is, were so very impressed with the new 19 point cross type AF system. Then once the camera got out in use by many enthusiast, it turned out that the AF system was not as incredible as the experts had made it out to be; I owned a 7D for 11 months, it left a lot to be desired.
There is a reason that Mr. Kelby did not make any comparisons to other camera's, like say the 70D, because from what I can see, the 70D jpeg engine is actually just a bit sharper at ISO 6400 when compared to the 7D II at the same ISO.
Just hop over to the Imaging resource, open up their comparometer, and select the 70D and 7D II, both at ISO 6400. Click on the image from both camera's, and you will be able to inspect full res images from each. There is enough details and shadows to see that there is no real difference between these camera's jpeg's at ISO 6400. Even though this is just a studio scene, it still shows the sensors IQ potential.
What will separate these two camera's, is how well the new AF systems on the 7D II pans out. If the AF system in the 7D II does deliver, at 10fps, then it would be a worthy upgrade, if not, just wait for the 80D to be released.