« on: August 29, 2011, 12:46:05 PM »
There is no way the 5D3 will be as delayed as end of 2012â€¦
Now, that statement smells to me as coming from some poor soul longing for a 5DIII.
I have never bought into the idea that Canon will release a 5DIII before a 1DsIV. The latter is older, more in need of an upgrade, and will likely be released first. If (a big IF) we se an announcement for a 1DsIV coming out soon, that puts the 1Ds line on a 4-year replacement, so if that gap trickles down to the 5D line, late 2012 makes perfect sense.
But that makes too much logical sense for CEO's and big wigs at Canon (or any other company for that matter) to go by... What they care about is market share/money coming in (profits)/and reputation. The 5d is a better seller and will sell more than the 1d's and will have a higher return on investment hence the profit and market share portions of the formula... The 1d's are all about prestige and reputation... I dont think Canon at all sits back, in this economy and says (this is older so we will replace this first)... it's about what will give us the biggest volume of sales and is more profitable... Hence why rebels are upgraded yearly and pro cameras not..