Maybe Canon will add it to a 4K 7D Mark II this September. (Yeh, right).
I think it would be great if the 7d was 4k and had the autofocus of the 70d, but in my view better if the 70d just had a few more features like hdmi out without killing
the camera monitor and a headphone jack and 4k.
This is the base of my "instead of A7s" rig.
It's not huge RED, it's not stealthy 43, but it's fast, autofocus is pretty amazing and works in low light.
I guess it's a lifestyle advertising camera and that's what we use it for.
The total cost of camera, cage, audio recorder is less than the A7s, the 2k files of the 70d and the A7s are virtually the same except at high, high iso.
I can also use my Canon lens set for both stills and motion so it's a seamless transition.
Actually the only thing it's missing is 4k, but few people are producing 4k content at output, so today it's not a deal breaker and I wonder how many people buy
the a7s will actually buy a recorder and shoot 4k.
The cage is from Wooden camera and it's good, almost a fraction too small, but with the handle you can walk and track without a lot of stuttery movement.
Not 3 axis stabilizer smooth, but not mobile phone shaky either, so for that "real" look it works and just a little stabilization in post will smooth it out more if need be.
I personally think the dslr motion camera is where the industry is going, at least it fits perfectly into the creative briefs and budgets we work under.
I also think just like stills dslrs are so close to outputting what larger cameras produce in still and motion.
Obviously the output from my REDs is better than this 70d and just like medium format vs. 35mm in stills, the smaller camera makes for a faster more fluid project,
a larger camera produces better imagery but only at the very very highest level.
Advertising seems to be completely in two separate camps.
Either high end capture and production values with a great deal of post production, or a more "real" look with
less on set production and less post. Both are viable, both can be profitable, but each genre requires a different outlook and different equipment.
I see much more of the real look than the high end effected look, but that's probably a reflection of budget.