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| p.2 #13 · Official: Canon EOS-70D Announced! |
What did you expect from the xxD line?? They are enthusiasts cameras that a pro could maybe use depending on their needs. They didn't remove features, they actually added lots of features since the 60D. This line doesn't need dual cards, I can't personally see how that is needed in most cameras. If the video AF works as described, it will be a huge leap forward in usability for this or any other price point.
The 7DII will be more for the semi-pro/pro crop segment. Hope the rumours are true that it will come early next year.
Nikon does dual cards with their lowly D7xxx line, so why not Canon?
Besides, dual-cards can serve a variety of functions, but the most important is data redundancy. In the hands of a PRO (a camera isn't a pro, a photographer is), the 70D could suite just fine as a second body or backup at a wedding (or hell even a primary camera), but without dual cards, you're forced to put a hell of a lot of faith in a single card / card port.
I also didn't notice any real mention of improved image quality. This has me concerned. I DO like snappy LV performance, though -- was really nice using the A77's rear LCD with fast AF, so kudos to any 70D owners, as it should open up more comfortable and snappy still shooting opportunities.
Still don't care two poops about video, so don't expect me to ever sing that praise