The rumored specs have me a bit confused...
For $2000 you get:
22mp 5D3 sensor?
19 point AF - Ok, this sounds reasonable.
4fps - Makes sense.
ISO 100-51200 - Taking into consideration that this camera will have a 5D3 sensor; wouldn't this mean that ISO performance at ISO 51200 would be the same as 5D3? Canon just eliminated ISO 102400... but 102400 is unusable anyway... Logic tells me that this new entry level FF camera will not perform the same as a 5D3... but then that would mean that Canon just de-tuned the heck out of the 5D3 sensor and it's capabilities... Lose money lol
3"LCD - Ok
Smaller than 5D Mark II - If it's smaller, than does this mean that there is no quick reference display on the top of the body? Or does this simply mean that it may be "slightly" smaller than a 5D2? Maybe the size of a 60D? In which case, it being the size of a 60D is pretty irrelevant information since it's not that much smaller than a 5D2...
More plastic than metal in the construction - So this camera will be packed with what sounds like great performance features but will be built like a toy?
until here it´s ok.. but then it´s nonsense.. try to break such a "toy" camera.
i have abused my cheap 550D in every way except droping/exposing it into water.
i can tell you it´s hard to break such a "toy".
my 5D MK2 sure feels better.. but i have NO reservation to abuse my 550D under hard conditions. i dropped it a few times. thank god with no lens attached.
if it does not drop onto the LCD (and that would kill a 5D MK3 display too) you can drop it from 3m above without a problem.
all that will happen is that maybe the pop up flash will come out and a few scratches.