It's Friday, so that means it's time to stop joking around and to start a serious thread. No offense and I don't mean to be rude, but sometimes CR Guy's sources suck. They're so CR0, CR1, and CR2. He even has the nerve to act like he came up with the CR rating scale or something. My sources are all CR5 or better.
Here's what they're telling me to expect of Canon at CES and Photokina:
First, on the mirrorless front:
EOS M Mark II - 48MP, 16fps, professional dual-pixel AF (faster than 1DX), hybrid viewfinder, built-in EF adapter. Only available in Japan.
Canon was also very displeased with the Nikon Df, so they are launching these two bodies in response.
AE-2D - part of the new "Purer Photography" line, it will have have the same sensor as the 1DX, but will have no AF at all, requires a knob turn between shots, and comes with a brand new (Otus-killer) 35mm lens (only). Only prime lenses can be mounted on it. A special DPP (Adobe Edition) will be included.
5DC - part of the new "Purer EOS Cinema" line, it will shoot video only (stills can be extracted in post if absolutely necessary). 4K, clean HDMI out, Cinema RAW (CR3) will be the only format recorded to flash media.
Canon is also unhappy with the success of the 5D & 6D lines. They don't know what to do with all of their APS-C cameras, so they are launching this body and the set of lenses:
7D Mark II - (same specs as EOS M Mark II) 48MP, 16fps, professional dual-pixel AF (faster than 1DX), dual CF + 1 microSD, WiFi, GPS, wireless flash, support for f/11 AF
EF-S 100-400mm f/4 2x - smaller than the EF 100-400 (because it's APS-C), it has a built-in 2x extender and weather sealing
EF-S 6-22mm f/2.8 - Canon discovered it was just too damned hard to build a proper UWA lens on FF, so they're doing it for APS-C
EF-S 30mm f/0.95 IS Macro - once again, if it can't be done in FF, better do it in EF-S. The dream 50mm equivalent is now available.
My sources tell me that Canon is feeling pretty smug about all this, saying, "for years, we have pushed people into FF bodies and lenses; now it's time to make them buy APS-C and count the Yen!"