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Are you opposed to progress? Do you accept the same old technology rebadged and sold as new? If the mirrorless world wants to take a real bite out of SLR, they need to address the limitations.
No one would opt for the battery life of the original 1D body. I have one and it is horrible for batteries. My 7D gets well over 2500 shots during a sports event (no LCD review). There are legitimate needs for battery life, especially if you only want one camera body.
Adding the grip and a bunch of extra batteries completely removed the benefit of a...Show more →
This proves you are not the target market for this body, nor do you seem understand it's purpose in the Canon camp. People here are not considering it as their only camera body that "can do it all" and take 2500 shots like the 7D. Not. This a supplemental body for LS'ers and high MP/DR junkies who want to capture images with DR/MP that no other Canon body can currently provide, period. If we want 2500 shots, 1.6x, and noisy IQ we can pull out our 7D's, but no thanks. People are looking for the exact opposite, and Sony happened to fill that niche and a great price point.
All this deflections about batteries/grip/charger is nonsense. You can get a battery charger for $9.99 and batteries for $13.99, and they go up from there.
If you want an all-in-one camera from Canon with similar sensor/performance and pro AF/Battery you'll be waiting a long time (let's hope not). Be prepared for the price too Canon has been rebadging their old sensor tech for the last 6yrs now. You spoke of rebadging? Canon is the king of rebadging.