If the economy goes sour, then all bets are off. Sales will be the determination.
If their is a big inventory left at the end of the fiscal year for Canon's bookkeeping, things will go on sale. They will be careful about production to keep it from happening, but sometimes it costs less to go ahead with high production rates to use up the components that are in the pipeline.
The type of sale most likely will be a discount on a camera with lens purchase. Thats how you reduce overstock.