kfreels wrote in post #17082737
... then we can just come back later and see if I'm right.
Heh. Let me play as well - and we'll see in September who's more right .
I personally think that the days of expensive crop cameras are behind us.
But on the other hand, Canon's sensor tech is way overdue for an overhaul.
So, they might still announce a 7DII to serve as a test mule, basically, for technologies that will appear in future 1D and 5D models.
So, if a 7DII is announced at Photokina, here are its likely specs:
- new 22mp 1.6x sensor (almost as good as FF)
- next-generation AF system
- 9fps, Digic6+
- big 100%/1.15x viewfinder and no pop-up flash
These are based entirely on my ... ahem ... informed ... assumptions.Sensor
If a 7DII is announced, it will have a sensor based on new tech. That part is certain.
ISO performance will be on the level of the 5DII (the 5DIII and 6D remaining a bit better).
But DR will be better than any Canon DSLR and we can expect high scores on DxO Mark.
The number of megapixels doesn't need to be high, as the 7DII is a sports body after all.
Besides, high resolution will be reserved for FF bodies going forward.
So, 22mp seems like the best guess.
Next-generation AF system
My prediction is that the 7DII will feature a next generation AF system, which will be smarter and more customizable than current AF systems.
This will be the primary technology that Canon will be testing before they put it in higher-end models.Frame rate
They will go for a fast frame rate (likely 9fps), since it adds little extra cost to the body - and yet, it's a relatively big selling point.
Unlike the 7D, don't expect dual Digics; a single Digic6+ will do. Viewfinder and flash
The 100%/1.15x viewfinder will be (almost) as big as a FF viewfinder.
Canon has a patent for such a viewfinder - and it was surely not designed for Rebels.
Also, the 7DII will now join the xD family with the lack of a pop-up flash.
This is a cost-cutting measure - and yet, the body will be perceived as more professional by many. Price: $1799
Despite all the new tech, the 7DII will be a sub-$2000 model.
Let's agree to disagree with those who think otherwise.
So, there it is. These are my predictions. Let's see who will have the most correct guesses