Canon 70D coming August 26 (and 70D Stock Status tracking page launched)
Time flies by! The Canon 70D was announced July 1st and it is about to start coming in-stock! The latest estimate at Amazon.com points to an August-26-2013 date for all three kits but please keep in mind estimates are not written in stone.
The Canon 70D poses an interesting dilemma. High price vs new technology. Obviously Canon wants to recoup some of its R&D for the new dual pixel auto-focus system with the 70D price. Case in point, its predecessor, the 60D body only goes for exactly half the price, $600 at Amazon and B&H Photo and that's before you factor in the promotional rewards and freebies.
The 70D may also explain why we have yet to see a 7D replacement and why the Canon D-Rebel T5i/700D is embarrassingly similar to the D-Rebel T4i/650D. Or perhaps it was all a mistake. The T5i/700D was accidentally created by a faulty Xerox machine :)