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The 70D is now spec'd like the original 7D (more or less).
So, a 7DII with the same 20mp sensor but a few extra AF points and frames per second would be pretty much DOA.
The only way I can see the 7DII standing out is if it has a better sensor than the 70D (and soon the other 1.6x cameras).
Either one made on a new tech - or one that is larger than 1.6x.
My hope comes from the language used in that interview, where they said they did not just want it to be an update. It might be radically different.
My huge hope is for APS-H to live on and the 7D II become the real 1D IV replacement. Match it on speed, better AF, match it on noise, better it on DR. I can't see it becoming yet another FF camera and I can't see a different APS-C sensor to 70D. If they have new sensor tech, use it across the board like Sony and Nikon.
Maybe the 70D will surprise us (in a good way) and having this sensor in the 7D II will be fine.
Lot's of anxious waiting ahead to see if Canon has woken from it's sensor slumber. Although I should say the 1D X is veyr good, even if it has not made much improvement in DR, it's still got better DR, low noise and cleaner shadows than all the other Canon sensors. Combination of big pixels, and 16 channel readout and very low read noise.