5D-7D merge. Sounds perfect for me.
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based on the OP's info: yepp. spot on. so, I will purchase the cam sometime next year then, hoping for a decent price drop. I am not an early adopter anyway. Hope the new 5D will get 1024k ISO at H2. Meanwhile my 30D will gently click.So this would pretty much confirm the 3k+ price to me...That's what I was going to say... No way $3500 is the price of a kit of new 5D3 plus new lens, as some people speculate/dream...
more importantly what will the USEABLE iso range be...
i am always curious as to how people define "useable" iso. having shot with b&w film as high as iso 1600 pushed to 3200, i suspect my tolerance might be higher than others in this digital age.
the rumored specs are everything I hoped for in a 5D Mark II successor. I could shoot this camera for a very, very long time, and not worry at all about what comes after.
I don't buy it.
Talk of a high-megapixel D800 killer aside, why would Canon ever make two different kinds of full frame sensors? They never did in the past.
Speaking of the past..... nobody anticipate the release of 5D back in 2005. the company strategy can change, .radically influenced by the market.
PS 5DMK2 was the best seller upper lvl camera that canon ever had.
This is the most sensible rumour about a 5D2 replacement that will also replace the 7D.
Improved weather sealing, fine. 1D4 AF - also fine - just so long as it's better than what is currently in use on the 5D2.
Those features couple with 22mp would certainly lead to a spec sheet they could pull in at the £2200 price range or less. It really would be nice if they could add that dual card slot as well.
As for reduction in price? Why would they? £2200 on release will soon drop to under £2k on the streets once demand has been met. A baby 1DX for under half the price of the 1DX will please a lot of 7D users and 5D2 users wanting to upgrade.
I can almost here the kerching of the cash registers as this camera flies out the door