Canon will squeeze out the last drop of commercial value from this line of sensors before they move to the next generation. They is after all a commercial company trying to eek out a profit.Since the new hybrid sensor has been around almost a year now, I'd expect to see it for a while. Its not the same sensor as in the older cameras.
I did use the term "line of sensors
"...most of us "uneducated masses" realize Canon continues to tweak its sensors and that product lines will stretch for more than a year.
In fact, the point I was making was precisely that...expecting a commercial company like Canon to continually release newer and newer tech with every single cycle is not realistic and they will need to make a profit.
Some think that the number of pixels defines sensor technology. That's why we had megapixel wars, because the uneducated masses think that more is always better.
Quoting my original statement about unfair expectations from a commercial company and making a statment about "uneducated masses" and high megapixels is odd. What relevance does this have to anything I said?
As for "uneducated masses
", I thought only my colleagues in the Longwood Medical Area used those terms...glad to see it thrive elsewhere.
So far, no one has moved away from the basic silicon technology, no black silicon or other revolutionary technology. There are slightly different versions of it, but no new tech has come out, and none is on the horizon.
Even the three layer foveon sensors use old tech silicon.
This is like saying the 1950's combustion engine still essentially lies at the base of automobile engines today and why talk about innovation. I don't view the lack of flying saucers based on magnetic force modulation to define advancement in technology.
With all due respect, it is perfectly ok for the "uneducated masses"
you deride to expect something with every few product cycles their little common brains can cope with.