Spoke to someone in the know
He feels there's a strong possibility the camera will be delayed until well into 2010.

He spoke of “a lot of Canon shooters still using 1D Mark IIn's. Not by choice, but because their newspaper/agency didn't buy new cameras. The others using Mark III's don't see their companies springing for new cameras anytime in the near or distant future. The D3 has sold well, but hasn't made a massive inroad into the pro world. There's been some switchers, but not as many as the internet community thinks. This is at least true in the areas of the planet I shoot”

He also said “this might be a good time to delay the release and concentrate on merging the 1D/1Ds line instead. If Canon wants to save R&D and manufacturing costs, this would sure be a good way to do it.”.

There's going to be tons of opinion on this one, but both Canon and Nikon and the rest are changing strategies on the fly with the current situation around the globe.


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  1. I’ve been hanging on hoping that Canon produces a full-frame fast camera, but it looks like it’s not gonna happen anytime soon. Ever since I went digital I’ve been wanting the full-frame, hi-frame rate camera. I still shoot sports (not editorial) for a chunk of my income and as a 15-year Canon user I’m frustrated that it hasn’t happened yet. The D3 has been out for well over a year (approaching a year and a half) and I just spent too many years looking through a full-frame camera to not prefer it. I use the 5d for portrait & much doc work and still have 2 1dmkIIn, it looks like this year I will be making the reluctant switch to Nikon.

  2. Yes Please, yes please, yes please.
    This would be my dream come true in both ways.

    1) As stated in the post, I’ll never get my boss to upgrade equipment in 2009. (Crisis? What crisis?) 2010 is much more likely, especially if the successor really delivers some resolution- and feature-benefit.

    2) A merger of D and Ds into the finest frickin quality at insane speeds with ultra resolution and easy handling is … unlikely. My wet dream but … unlikely ;)

  3. White Glass Warrior on

    An iPhone has a touch screen camera. :)

    Touch screen? Why do you want a high frame rate camera when you have to take your eye away from the viewfinder? I think the UI is almost good enough now.

    Heck, just make a Canon that has better focus and high ISO work.

  4. where is canon PowerShot SX2-is ? is canon thinking of updating the SX1-is that Announced on 17-Sep-2008 ?

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