The Nikon D7100 is the successor to the popular D7000 and was supposed to be released today, but as yet we cannot find evidence that shipping has begun. However, it’s still early and online retailers could update their websites later in the day. The D7000 was considered the better camera on paper compared to the Canon 60D, although real-world performance said otherwise.
It’s for this reason why we should not pay much attention to the Canon 70D specs when they are finally released. Having said that, Canon has not officially announced the 70D, but it’s obvious that the camera maker will release the new entry-level DSLR because they will not want Nikon to grab too much of the market share.
Having said that, Canon has missed a trick here as they have allowed Nikon to get the jump on them, and for how long we have no idea at this moment in time. Some of the specs of the Nikon D7100 seen HERE look very impressive indeed, so we hope that Canon can repeat the success of the 60D and give its successor the ability to perform that much better when people finally get their hands on the new DSLR and starts shooting.
One area where the Canon 70D could do with an upgrade is by making it 1080P at 60FPS, and while GPS and WiFi would be nice some purists believe that it is a bit of a gimmick. Now that Nikon is about to release the D7100 you would have thought Canon would have unveiled the 70D by now, maybe this will happen in a day or two?
Also See: Canon EOS-1D X Mark II shipping details