« on: November 02, 2013, 11:13:43 PM »
I have no doubt that Canon will come out or at least announce a new 1D camera next year since they have been releasing them every two to three years since the first 1D. Those cameras have never been revolutionary, and what I expect is something very similar to the 1DX with more pixels, maybe 21-24mp maybe a bit more. 27mp would give it the same pixel density in a full frame as the 1D Mark 4 has and many who are still using 1D4's would welcome that if it kept up at least 10 fps, but Canon may not be quite there yet. I would think a slower 40 mp camera might not get the 1D badge unless Canon wanted to start making 2 different 1D models again.
As far as a new 800 goes, I wouldn't expect a dramatic weight difference in a newer model. The current 800 already uses most of the technology used in the current MarkII telephotos. It has the same IS and slimmed down lighter casing. They could possibly redesign it without the permanent front element, but other than that there isn't too much else they can do to reduce the weight at this point as far as I can tell. I think the biggest difference between the current 800 and any mark II version would be the addition of the IS3 mode, the same electronics to share with the current TC's, and a new color paint.