The camera is released, DPReview got their hands on preview and based on its specs, this camera is a D300s killer.
Same viewfinder (about time Canon work on this aspect)
18mp (I wonder how the noise is tho.. if it's good, this camera will really be a success)
New better AF (look at it in the preview, it seems good)
Link to the complete preview: http://www.dpreview.com/previews/canoneos7d/
This camera has good chance to be a true D300s killer... thing that wouldn't happen if Nikon released a D400 to compete with that. Could it be because of the current economy? Canon sells printer, video camera, etc. Nikon is much smaller, they might be more affected.
The Canon 1D4 should be coming in feb 2010, Nikon better be ready with more than a 12mp camera because since a few hours ago, 12 mp is now a thing of the past. Nikon have to follow in that megapixel war ... that makes me wondering if considering a D700s is even plausible... Nikon will want to release more mp cameras... at a price under 8000$.