Just stumbled upon this at Dpreview
"Just got back from a trip to Osaka's Nipponbashi electronics district. Went to my favorite independent camera store to sell my old Olympus E-PL1 after purchasing a new E-PL3.
Got to talking about upcoming releases such as the Fuji x-pro1 and Olympus OM-D. Out of curiosity I asked him what they current trade in value of a Canon 5D Mark II was since I haven't been using mine that much due to a back injury plus hernia that I've been struggling with since November and have been toying with possibly sticking to a lighter system.
He told me ¥100,000 to ¥120,000 "depending on...."
I cut him off and said "condition" but he shrugged his head and said "Yes...and new camera specifications".
When I asked him when a new camera was coming he just smiled and held up 3 fingers...MARCH.
He also said he was not sure if the new camera would called a "5D Mark III" or whether it would have a different name. He said he expects an announcement in about "7 to 10 days".
I know a lot of people are going to jump on this post and make comments like "yeah sure, and a friend of a friend of a friend of mine said blah blah blah", but I am confident that this is accurate because I have been doing business at this shop for about 7 or 8 years and the sales clerk who I always do business with (or just chat with) used to work for Canon. I imagine he still has friends there (that's why I don't want to say which shop it is).
Anyway...we'll see if this information is correct very soon."
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