« on: January 30, 2012, 02:25:40 AM »
Actually his hints fit these specs pretty well. He was misinterpreted to hint at higher resolution but he did not. And he did not call it a 5D III. If anything he hinted it was a union of the 5D and 7D line.
But didn't he say one of three main specs in that one guy's list were wrong? That guy listed:
19 pt AF with Digic 4 assist
Two of those specs don't appear to match this CR2 info.
He has an interesting reputation. He drives people crazy but he is one of the most informed forum participant I've seen on most forums with regard to industry trends and if you know his batting average he is very credible - but he doesn't say as much people read into his posts. He seems to have a special interest in Canon and is up front that he has to be very careful of what he says due to an NDA agreement. He did say the speculated specs seemed close but he believed one detail was wrong. But he did not refer to one specific spec list and there are several variation even in that thread. He did confirm the grip in the pictures was not integrated (duh!) but he was even careful to say that can be derived from the photos to abide by his NDA (and he postulated that the Canon employee may now be the hunted rather than the hunter on the game reserve) .
Yes, most of us are probably read into his hints wrong. If I ignore them and pick among
22MP, 18MP, 32MP, 6fps, 7.5fps, 7D AF, 7D+ AF, 7D++ AF,1DX AF then the most sensible guess to me might be:
32MP, 6fps, with 7D+ AF
Some are counting the zoom box dimensions and size of the mini location finder dot in the box and finding 30MP counts much easier to come up with than 22MP counts and much, much easier than 18MP counts, but that is dicey going.
(if not that, then I would say 18MP, 7.5 fps, 7D++ AF but the above seems more likely to me)