ok, to start out, I really really really wanted to believe this rumor, but after reading the comments and the more recent post I think this is likely untrue and the explanation seems legit.
That being said, I go away for 2 days, and there isn't even 2 pages of responses to a large sensor compact rumor? I thought this would have at least 5 pages of replies, if not 18 like the 70D rumor. For me, the release of some RX1 competition, especially one with an interchangeable lens would be about the best thing possible. I'm getting ready to sell a lot of my gear and probably move down to something smaller and lighter since i'm planning to travel for a while soon, and a FF EOS-M like camera would be about the best thing ever. Carrying heavy DSLR's all day and huge, heavy lenses just isn't that appealing to me.
Last camera?? How so? I thought my 550D was my "last camera" and then bought two more. In 5yrs time who knows what tech will be available!
This doesn't apply to gear collectors This and the next generation of cameras (7D2/D400) have reached a point that improvements will be small, and hard to see for most people. The next generation of Full Frame cameras will be hard to top.
this is a ridiculous comment, and will almost definitely guarantee to be laughable in about 5 years. there is no way the camera industry will fail to find a way to sell cameras to more people in the future. if nothing else, they will find a way to sell people DSLR quality sensors and AF systems(with increased ISO performance) in smaller, lighter bodies. Guaranteed.