It would also be great if the offered the supposed new 24-70L as a kit lens.
Nice catch. I am expecting a "hard bundle" for the first shipments and a new 24-70L would make a bunch of sense.
And yes, I do expect the CES timeframe....
I disagree. CES January 2012 announcements are very unrealistic... read my reasons above and at an earlier thread here:
I read the article. But I just dont see the empathy argument to not stomp on 1DX buyers. Two different markets.
Canon needs a major announcement at CES. Its the biggest spotlight of the year and the one that attracts gobs of press. The 1DX and C300 are pro offerings. A 5DMarkIII gets them news and allows them opportunity to talk more about the new lenses and 1DX as its big brother (a big plus).
If there is a delay, I think it would be rooted in production yield concerns about the new sensor that early in release, of course after the initial 1DX ships. BTW, I do put a ton of creds into it being the same sensor for the obvious R&D and production efficiencies. Higher MP probably in R&D, but not ready this cycle.
So I'll throw - Hard Bundle $4000 (body eventually $2500-3000) shipping in mid-summer, announce CES, as the sibling to the 1DX - into the pool.
And of course I will probably be wrong