now we need specs for the 1DX
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i don't understand why everyone thinks canon will completely change the 5D? It's price point and features are what makes it so popular. If you raise the price 1-2K then its too far out of reach for most people looking to get one. If you get rid of the video features then its not a 5D anymore. They can call it a 5Diii, but it won't be what people have come to love about it.
Also, if they raise the price too much a lot of people are going to go out and buy 5Dii's used. Canon won't get any of that money. Sure, the people selling their old ones would have more money to buy newer Canon cameras, but a lot of those people would buy one anyway.
I think it's safe to say that any of us could be right, and any of us could be wrong. I'm sure that Canon put forth the proper marketing research to find out how to best maximize their profits. Hopefully, its not with less sales and higher margins but instead higher sales with similar margins.
I totally agree. I was saying maybe no video if it can make it affordable. I don't see why Canon would kill the recipe for one of their all-time best sellers. May you be right. 5D mkIII at the same price as the mkII currently, with better everything. I'd buy it.
It's funny how much debate there is going on about all this. Just wait until Tuesday guys! Then we can actually contribute instead of just guessing and judging other people's guesses. Just be grateful that there is a fun site like this that posts things that get us all excited - accurate or not!
But then where's the fun in that?
If we were willing to wait, this would be called canonfacts.com (or just canon.com), speculating is what we do here for the fun of it.
meanwhile, I reckon CRguy knows more than he's saying, he either knows the specs personally, or knows someone who does, but can't say that it's more than "rumour" for fear of breaking an NDA (read: costly professional suicide)
QuoteWhy would you release it ASAP?Simply: Sony, Nikon & Co aren't just sitting around... Canon is far behind the current development. And many people are waiting. And people like me are considering switching to Sony Alpha 77. Despite the kit lense I have two lenses that I could sell without a cent loss. And I know some people in a similar position. I have a working 350D and I CAN wait. But I wait an eternity.QuoteCanon is not going to release a new one until sales of the current one begin to slip below acceptable levels.And exactly THAT strategy is a big mistake. If the sales levels are falling it is to late.
I Wonder if Canon will wait that long for a 5D release...
If I were canon I would release the 5D asap, the 1D next year before the Olypmics and the 70D at the photokina, and the 7D at Christmas (2012) or later...
The 600D definetley will get a successor in next year and the 60D probably too... So 2012 will be a VERY VERY interesting year for Canon SLRs since we may see releases of Canons complete SLR lineup.let say a dslr is announced on the 26th do you think it will be available for xmas?
Probably not 2011
just noticed that jessops a big uk retailer has dropped the price of the canon 5d mk2 significantly to Â£1549.95 today ahead of canons announcement.This retailer get all the canon gear 1st so I'm guessing they have many contacts at canon and know something i predict a 5d mk 3 tomorrow remember my post and congratulate me then lol
Advanced preview of the pro announcement!
not that it really matters as long as we get a pro level DSLR but it would seem an odd move to introduce Digic 5 with Powershots and then a week later introduce a pro DSLR. switch things round a week and the 1Ds mkIV or the 5D mkIII is heralding in Digic 5 instead of Powershots.
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