That's why all the newer ones have the mode dial lock?Can somebody explain to me HOW lack of a mode dial is a good thing? I've never really understood the button system on the 1D line. To me it seems to be a lot slower to switch modes like this.
That's the point. You don't want the mode changing accidentally and more to the point, the mode doesn't change that often - less often than you change lens/camera.
Buttons are easier to seal than a dial. So this points to a more rugged body wich points to a pro-market with pro features and pro price? we will see. everything <2500$/€ is acceptable to me if it is speced right. Looking foreward to more info