Here in Europe, the cameras that our American cousins refer to as T3 and T3i are called the 1100D and the 600D. I have a 400D, which they may know as the XTi. Basically, the names started at 300D and increased in 50 point increments up to the current 600D. The 1100D is an upgrade of the 1000D, and is quite obviously the bottom of the range. Sorry if I'm teaching you all to suck eggs, so to speak, but I want to establish a bit of context for those that are unaware of the difference in naming.
Anyway, my actual question is this - what happens when, in a few years, Canon reach the point where they've gotten all the way to 950D, and have nowhere to go? They can't go around to 1000D again. I realise this is some way off, but it's also inevitable unless a change is made to their European naming protocol. There's mention elsewhere on this forum that the 'D' portion of camera names nowadays are largely pointless - will canon ditch it altogether before their hand is forced? Will they go over to the XTi/T3/etc naming worldwide? Or will we go all Japanese and start shooting with Kiss X cameras? Of course, the xxD range can keep on going beyond 100D, but there'll still be some confusion over the fact that it'll then be a xxxD camera, at least in name.
Your thoughts on this admittedly silly subject gratefully received!