Eden wrote:If you wanted a crop sensor surely you would just get one and have all your pixels on the crop sensor instead of 15mp worth from your paid for in blood 30mp sensor.
there must be logical reasons for that one would think
"Hmmm... Everyone else is doing it."
That and it's a cheap and easy feature to add as it's really just some programming and software rather than major hardware changes. Though several EF-S lenses protrude pretty deeply into the body, it'd be interesting to see how much mirror clearance there is, as I though it wasn't just the vignetting that stopped them being mounted on 6Ds/5Ds...?
To be realistic, it's probably mainly about dangling a carrot for people looking to make the switch from APS-C to full-frame, but not wanting to change all their lenses at once. Upgrade-upselling is probably Canon's best marketing strategy.
Im happy with my cheap little 70D anyhow
Nothing wrong with that mate, it's still a bloody good camera. It just annoys me that Canon asks A LOT more money for cameras that offer very little more (and in several ways a lot less less - ie: no built-in Wi-Fi or tilting LCD's).