Is this rumor from the same person who said there would be a 15MP 1D coming really soon? I would hope that (1) there are two CF slots and the camera can write to both simultaneously, (2) the video is much better than the 7D, as good, in fact, as the XF300/305 camcorders and better in low light and (3) the price is closer to $3399.
If this is the new pro body configuration for the 5DMkIII, do you think that Keith Cooper (Northlight Images) will like it?
"Next few weeks"? Let's hope so!
Oh yes, one more thing, 16.7MP is exactly what you would expect if pixels were being binned 8:1 to create a 1920 x 1080 video stream.
On second thought, no it isn't. The aspect ratios are different.