They are in SERIOUS danger of blowing the high quality mini movie camera market to Sony, by milking current line so long and protecting 1 series etc they may protect and milk themselves right out of the market and lose a lot more in the end! That said, at this point they may be stuck because of the earthquake, but that is why they should not have rested in their laurels so much earlier.
Not Canon's fault. Sony has been it the television/video/digital-cinema camera business for years and will take over the low-end, just like they have taken over the high-end.
When was the last time you saw an Ampex broadcast camera, a RCA broadcast camera or a Thomsom broadcast camera ?? All three were common in the US in the 1970s.
The Thomson Film Stream Viper and Dalsa digital-cinema cameras are losing the Digital-Cinema war to Sony.
RED though that they would have the low-end digital-cinema market to themselves, than along came Sony with the FS100 and the F3.
Like it or not, Sony is the 800 lbs Gorilla of video.