Canon 70D to Replace 7D & 60D; 7DII to Be “Entry Level Full Frame”
Amidst the leaked Nikon D600 and D400 specs, we have some rumors arising from the Canon side. The Nikon D600 is being called an entry-level full frame, so it’s no wonder that Canon is also ready with their foray into this market with their revamped 7DII and replacing both the 60D and the original 7D with the upcoming 70D.
Canon Watch is reporting that “the EOS 70D (expected in September for Photokina) will move upmarket regarding features. Following the rumor, the EOS 70D should replace both the EOS 7D and the EOS 60D, becoming the top model of Canon’s APS-C line-up. An EOS 70D with more pro features, better construction and increased performance. That would mean that Canon is putting the x0D line-up under a new light, after having split the line with the 60D and the 7D.”
But that’s not the best part. They are also reporting that “the EOS 7D Mark II (also expected for Photokina) is said to be Canon’s rumored entry-level full-frame camera.”
This comes in conjunction with a story from Canon Rumors stating that Canon has 4 more DSLRs planned for 2012.
It wasn’t too long ago that we were all in the mindset that full frame was only something that a select few would either need or purchase. However, given recent speculation it appears that both Canon and Nikon are set to throw that out the window.
So Canon fans, how excited are you for this year? Apparently there is a heck of a lot more spine-tingling news still to come!