I'm disappointed to hear this is the likely entry level FF.
I understand how this camera would "fit in" nicely and would provide a great upgrade for many different kinds of canon users, but it really doesn't seem like much of an upgrade to me.
I always saw the 5Dc and 5DmkII as latest and greatest sensors fit into the most affordable package Canon could make. While the 5DmkIII sensor is obviously better performing, by all accounts it's just improved efficiency, aimed at jpg improvement, and rather incremental after 4 years.
("Marketecture" ... lol that's great)
In this rumor I see a cheaper body and possibly fewer professional features in exchange for a better (4 year old) AF and little better sensor as a TRADE OFF, not an improvement (especially if no big price reduction from the mkII).
And after 4 years, to offer trade-offs instead of good tech improvement is kind of BS and not at all exciting. (An improvement to me would have been the low light 18mp 1DX sensor in a cheap body, or -while I personally don't want it- High MP in a cheap body, or the new 61pt AF in a cheap body, etc)
I get it, defend it as a great camera, and sure they are all great cameras blah blah blah, but most tech companies can't get away with such little advancement in almost half a decade's time.
(It reminds me of Apple's lack of improvement with the Mac Pro in the last few years and look how PISSED people are about that.) I guess it's just the principle of it and I don't see how more people _aren't_ disappointed.
So, oh well. It is what it is (and if IS not as impressive as what Nikon is trying to do).
But also if true, it makes the Mark II truly a great Canon buy and those who bought it in December last year happy happy people