...This is a NL rumor, so take it with a huge grain of salt.
Yes, and it's kind of garbled too.
Break it down: The 5D IV will push toward higher specs.
No Sh*t Sherlock. Did you think it would push toward lower specs? No information on when this would be released. Could be 2015, could be 2016, who knows. Just a random statement tossed in there.Canon's new studio camera will be the one to maximize image quality
Again, let's state the obvious. If it's a studio camera it better maximize image quality, else why make it?There will be no 3D
Of course not, Canon will never use the 3D designation unless they build a stereo camera. Too confusing.By early 2015 there will be four full frame cameras
Let's see: a 6D, a 5D, a 1Dx and a studio camera. Yep, that's four.Two of which will be announced next year
Okay, if they have three cameras now. They aren't replacing any of the three, but adding a fourth, where does the "two" come from. Either somebody is bad with math or one of the three could be updated. But which one?My suspicion is that the 6D won't be updated for awhile
says KeithI’m willing to wager the EOS 6D won’t be replaced before the EOS 5D Mark III or EOS-1D X.
First off, neither Keith nor Craig are particularly good at predictions. No assessment of their ability to extract information from inside sources – there is a big difference. Craig has the best sources in the industry, and once a rumor hits CR2 or CR3 he's almost never wrong. I'm just saying that when it comes to personal opinions/predictions, the batting average doesn't seem to be any better than anyone else on this forum.
So, let's discount the idea that the 6D won't be replaced before the 5D or the 1D and put them all on equal footing.
Me, I'd bet on the 6D being updated first. There is a lot of headroom between the 6D and the 5D so Canon could throw a 70D/7D autofocus system into the 6D II without seriously impacting sales of the 5D or 1D. The 6D also seems like a prime candidate for the current dual pixel technology. I don't see 5D or 1D owners particularly caring about that until it shows some significant benefits beyond what it offers in the 70D.
The 1Dx is the oldest in the lineup, so it could be updated, but neither Canon nor Nikon like to update the flagship too frequently because the professional customer base just isn't that into frequent upgrades. Still, a late 2014 announcement with availability in 2015 is certainly possible.
Or, it could be the 5DIII. The only reason to update the 5DIII would be because I just bought one, so with my track record, it could get an update. But, honestly, I'm pretty hard pressed to see what they would update that would motivate buyers to upgrade. Especially since the current 5DIII has been a pretty phenomenal seller.
Bottom line, I'd be surprised to see any of these three updated, but my personal bet is the 6D.