October announcement with an April release? That's a 6 month gap. What happened to this statement a few days ago?
"it was also flatly said that â€œCanon will announce a new camera when itâ€™s done, and not a minute beforeâ€. Canon has no desire to announce a camera and it not be available for 2-3 months."
I'd be happy with a 2 month gap, but 6 months? Really bad.
6 months seems really crazy between an announcement and the release date, I think all previous Canon cameras have announced it, then hit stores around 2 months later.
Only exception was probably the 8-15mm, announced at the end of August with a planned release date of January. A lens they can get away with, a new body they can't. Would give competition way too much time to put out something new that would take away from sales in the meantime.