I do hope Canon can overturn this with a high resolution body later this year or in 2013.
I don't think we can assume that Canon has the ability to make a 36 megapixel sensor that effectively competes with the Sony sensor that Nikon uses. What Nikon has able to accomplish with that sensor is pretty remarkable. The fact that Canon has trouble besting it in areas other than resolution using a sensor with pixels that are half again as big is telling. To be clear, I'm not trying to rip Canon here. I'm trying to applaud Sony.
I think we can assume that Canon has the technology from its 100+mps demonstration with the APS-H in 2010
I agree they most likely have the tech, the question is will they come out with a body with high MP in 2012-2013. My guess is they will want to milk the cown on the mkiii and the 1dx first before leaking anything on the high MP body, to make sure buyers get the mkiii or 1dx first...just my gut...
1DX, 24mm f1.4L II, 50mm f1.2L, 85mm f1.2L II, 135mm f2L, 24-70mm f2.8L II, 70-200mm f2.8L IS II : D800, D4, 24 1.4G, 35 1.4G, 50 1.4G, 85 1.4G, 24-70 2.8, 70-200 2.8 VR II