fairly not-believable. I think someone has posted this in the forums as well. besides the silly announcement date (since when does Canon want to come out right before a big Nikon announcement? they like to come out right after), the ugrading from 16 MP to 18 MP seems a little pointless. whenever the 1D V comes out, I expect it to carry 20+ MP (which would correspond in pixel density to a mid-30 MP FF camera ... makes sense, right?)
That's assuming it's APS-H, right? I thought APS-H was dead.....
right, assuming it's APS-H. that being said, the only folks who I've heard say APS-H is dead are people on forums. to my knowledge, Canon has never issued a statement saying they feel their APS-H sensor is ready to be canned.
I see. Well, I'd wager that Canon is going to can APS-H. I think the A77 demonstrates that processing can be done fast enough to push a high frame rate with a dense sensor, all while being relatively affordable. But, no one really knows. We will have to wait.
What does the A77's 24mp sensor have to do with whether or not this is a 18mp FF or an 18mp ASP-H?
If they decide to merge the 1D series cameras together , you better believe the new one will have phenominal statistics - keeping it apealing to the pro users - and giving it the leading edge over everything else they produce .
My aps-H prediction is ... they will put the next H sensor in the new 7D series or equilvelent. The 1D / 5D will be thier Full Frame bodies covering 2 different realms / genres of photography , then give the 7D a sensor upgrade from the 22mm (apsC) to the 27mm (apsH) - it makes sense if you think about it - why do away with something that can be used as a selling point for a new product - the H sensor is the edge the 7 series needs over the Rebels to hold the single digit name it has.
In any case I am ready for a new camera , and can't wait for the announcment - and since Im talking on CR for the first time , I might as well make my 1D guesstimation
34.2 Megapixel FF sensor.
12.5 Frames per second Full Frame
Dual digic 5.
(Digic 5 will offer a new high speed cache to dump images extremely fast to memory cards to keep up with the frame rate , process noise better , and have a new selectable auto focus , that can calculate the last image you shot , and stay in the focal range to speed up focus lock on.)
Slightly lighter body.
Higher capacity battery.
New higher resolution preview screen.
Love the site - cross your fingers for a new 1D this year everyone !!!!