With the yen being devalued against other currencies it will be cheaper to buy japenese products (if they are available and most of the value is added in Japan). This could mean a mass swathe of upgrades from around the world as the equipment will become cheaper. We might all buy a 5Dmk3 and help Canon but lots of corporate taxes into the japenese ecconomy and all get new kit. Sounds too good to be true, but strong trade should help employment in japan which should help rebuilding.
Really this would rock the boat a bit, with canon currently charging over a Â£1000 for their version of this 24mm lens and the 50mm f1.4's being much closer in price at about Â£300s- maybe an affordable amatuer level.
I'm guessing canon prices would drop a bit or they would nedd to make a f1.2 version to stay ahead.
Nothing on anthing mirrorless then? Or global shutter, Or how the entry SLR market will fair with APS-c appearing in compacts. Its been a long while since Canon introduced a new sensor. I wonder what they have been working on of late? Battery life in the 60D is so impressive i've stopped wishing for air technology batteries, so maybe there is now room for a massive increase in camera processing power. The other must have soon must be a combined radio wireless for image transfer/flash trigger/ tethered operation. Perhaps based on an open standard?
Having just bought a 60D, i'm actually releaved this is just another repackaging of the 7D/60D/550D core. If they had improved the sensor/digic i'd have been a bit miffed. The flippy screen is becoming a must have for video enabled camera's so you can clearly see it needed in the entry rebel level SLR camera's.
What i'm always using and learning to love on the 60D is the dual dial controls - initially very fiddely but now much quicker than the single front wheel dial of the 400D i had before. The other thing we expect the 600D not to have is the top LCD screen - another time saver as you get used to it. So a good mix of core components that leaves (with the features mentioned above) just enough space between models.
Why not, slightly bigger sensor and a touch screen then reusing proven technology from other areas of canon. seems to plug the gap for FF users who want AF/fps speed and an upgrade. Can't see the 6D name though. apart from looking at the potential for a 600D, 60D, 6D lineup.
Are we still thinking Canon will go medium format, maybe the 1Ds Mk III replacement will be MF? with the 1D Mk IV staying APS-H, that would create a non level playing feild for Nikon.
If this happened then only the 5dMk2 would be using the full image circle of the EF lenses!
I've seen little excitement about the 60D so the 7D needs to step upto the mark of other APS-c camera's
It also still seems like a EOS6D with a APS-H (or anything else between FF & APS-C, maybe APS-J?) sensor would be an interesting exercise to seperate SLR's from top end APS-c compacts and give us a reason to focus on improving our EF L glass collection.
Canon have alreadt proved they can do really great sensors with the 1D Mk IV.