I don't believe Canon would dream of really putting an 80 mp camera into the market just yet. These companies all drip feed technology to the consumer: I'm sure we'll see something in the resign of 35 - 40 first.
Nikon jumped the consumer grade FF from twelve to thirty six in a bid to grap more market share of that sector.
It did work !
I am using Canon since 1974, even though back then Minolta was the better choise, I liked the canon lenses more. (and still do)
But now, I had to buy a Nikon, not only for the pixels, but for (there it is again...) the dynamic range.
I am NOT a high iso shooter, I need the dynamic range.
I know what is coming next......
But, with 19 Canon camera's and over 40 Canon lenses, you can not say I am not a Canonfan is it ?
The thing is, it is about progress, and Canon is OK on the lenses, but NOT on the camera's !
I still have my 1DCS-3C, it cost the same as a middleclass car, but, while it delivers the same images as almost 20 years ago, I am not using it anymore.
Why not ? It is outdated, ancient, it is antique, it is a fossil !!
For the same reason I dont use my 1DS3 not very much anymore, and I won't certainly not buy a 1DX.
So...Are they selling a 70mp camera soon...
Well... I hope they do...and I hope they will have another sensor-technology as well.
And I will be a very happy Canon-user again...