then perhaps Rebel-users would be prepared to part with 2 grand for a body like this?Don't think so... "Rebel-Users" mostly upgrade to something 'bout $900-1500 and I can't see them spending $1999 + Lenses (since most own EF-S-lenses anyway).
The specs also look suspicious to me:
- Why develop a new Sensor when Canon has three different FF-Sensors available?
- Why a new 11 Point AF and not the 19 Point AF of the 7D?
- Why only 1/4000 when even the 60D offers 1/8000?
- Why only 1/180 when even a 650D offers 1/200 and the 60D offers 1/250?
- What is an "EOS" Body? One similar to the body of the EOS 650D or one similar to the EOS 1Dx?
I wouldn't trust this source...
Canon needs to develop a new sensor with better IQ + DR + ISO noise performance, but cannot use the 1DX or 5D3 sensor wth higher MP count cos' that might tempt others not to buy those FF bodies (marginal buyers)
An 11 point AF system is an upgrade from the 9-point AF found on Rebel series bodies
The new Nikon D600 is only 1/4000s max shutter speed, so Canon are matching that spec
And as regards max flash shutter speed sync, well perhaps Canon wants users to shell out for the new 430EX II replacement that is coming soon so that they can get HSS that way, so then 1/x sync becomes totally irrelevant
Finally, an EOS body is anything that Canon Marketing want it to be, but you cannot deny that the tech world (inclusing DSLR) is moving smaller, plus CR commentators with gripped 5D3's and the tall-body 1D series cameras often complain about camera weight (lugging body+telephoto lenses around). Also Canon has introduced the EOS-M with an APS-C sized sensor, so the trend is for smaller bodies across the board.