now what "departure" means?
I believe this means no 1D-1Ds combo anymore.
The 1DV will be a 24-30mp full frame camera capable of 8-10fps.
With these specs, it will be an update to both
the 1DsIII and 1DIV.
It will have to be priced below $6K because of the upcoming Nikon D4.
Canon will still have an $8-10K studio camera with very high resolution (50mp) and likely 4K video.
This studio/hybrid camera, however, will not be a 1DV with just a different sensor (the 1D-1Ds fomula will not work well in the era of high-resolution/high-speed bodies).
Previous rumors suggested a modular camera, which is very likely.
Something like the RED maybe. Or maybe a medium format type of body.
We shall see.