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7D Mark II this time next year?

Andres Escobar , Mar 11, 2012; 10:14 p.m.

My 50D just bit the dust... I was waiting for the 5DMarkIII to upgrade but at that price and no video AF I cant justify the price....

You guys think that in a year the 7D Mark II will be out?
What should I replace the 50D with?


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Craig Meddaugh , Mar 11, 2012; 11:00 p.m.

Short answer, nobody knows. There will of course always be new cameras, but nobody knows anything about the specs, timing, or pricing until Canon makes an official announcement.

Unless you want to sit around waiting for a year camera-less, you have to buy whatever is available. In your case, there are a number of great cameras available,either the 7D (which is a step-up from the 50D in terms of speed, handling, and gives you an advantage in high-ISO situations) or the 5Dii which will slower in terms of AF and frame-rate, but delivers exceptional image quality.

Bob Atkins , Mar 11, 2012; 11:04 p.m.

Sounds like you don't need a camera since you'd be prepared to wait a year for a 7D update. In that case you might as well just sit around and wait. Who knows what will be released by then.

Jim Larson , Mar 11, 2012; 11:10 p.m.

Interesting perspective. I would almost expect the 7D to be basically cropped version of the 5DIII, except with a pop-up flash. In other words, I would expect a new 7D to have the new 5DIII Af system.

Aside from the sensor, the one thing the 5DIII has that the 7D does not is the new primo AF system. So. . . the question to ask. . . . would the potential upgrade to the AF system be worth it?

Otherwise. . . what are you doing for a camera in the mean time?

Richard Hatch , Mar 11, 2012; 11:34 p.m.

Refurbed or used 60D or 7D or 50D while you figure it out.

Peter J , Mar 12, 2012; 01:23 a.m.

What should I replace the 50D with?

Canon PowerShot G1 X. It even has video with AF for around $800. Cool!

Andres Escobar , Mar 12, 2012; 02:26 a.m.

lol... Is there an EOS adapter for the G1X?
I dont need a camera, does not put bread on the table... But yea, ill end up buying a refurbished 50D or a 7D and hope the 7D MarkII has the Video AF... Getting video of an F1 car coming in for a pit stop is not easy with manual focus...
I live in Egypt so its not easy for me to get a new or used camera here....

Harry Joseph , Mar 12, 2012; 05:51 a.m.

The 7D was basically a flop, I think alot of people are going to opt out for a 5D II or a 5D III if the price ever comes down.

Jan de Bever , Mar 12, 2012; 07:35 a.m.

Depends, do you plan to blow this next one up with a home made battery as well..
then go for something used or a 550.. :-)
otherwise i love my 5d2

Yakim Peled , Mar 12, 2012; 07:43 a.m.

The 7D was basically a flop

That flop has given me nothing but great pictures in the last 1.5 years.

Happy shooting,

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