I'm not really sure I understand Canon's tactics here. Unless the sensor really kicks ass and has stunning low ISO DR...Canon is really failing against the onslaught of Sony and Nikon. It would be interesting if Canon's reductions in megapixels actually meant they were solidly better pixels. If the 5D III is any indication, Canon is only making very marginal gains by reducing megapixel count. On the flip side, Nikon is packing 24mp of STEALLAR pixels in a full-frame camera and pairing it with a reticular AF system.
Canon certainly answered the call of their customers to produce sensors with fewer megapixels...but thats only half of what we were asking for. We wanted those fewer pixels to be BETTER. Its rather confusing to see Canon's prime competition increasing pixels while concurrently improving their quality...on top of including better AF systems. Is Canon simply incapable of competing any more? I really want a full-frame camera, but I am so loath to spend the money on one when the grass is clearly greener on the other side of the fence(technologically speaking...I'll never leave Canon's support or glass.)
So much for anticipation...another (technologically) mediocre camera from Canon that, for some odd reason, will still probably sell like hotcakes. I would so much like to be REALLY EXCITED about a Canon camera...anytime Canon...any time, I'm here...waiting for some EXCITEMENT!