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Announcement in February? [CR3]

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February 10, 2009?
I received some info today that Canon is planning their next announcements on February 10, 2009.

SLR’s being announced:
1D Mark IV (won’t be given the “4/IV”moniker)
Rebel XSi Replacement
Rebel XS Replacement

*UPDATE* As always with Canon, there’s a chance these cameras will be split into 2 different days of announcements. Ala the 50D and 5D2.

Lenses
There will be 2 lens announcements. One of them will not be the 35L, that’s being held for the 1Ds4 launch in the fall.

The 40D will also be discontinued by this time and the 50D will come in around the $1000 mark. This will again leave a gaping price point in Canon’s lineup. The source didn’t say there would be a camera added to the lineup beyond the replacements, It just looks like there could be…. again.

One thing that could determine Canon’s direction with product announcement is how well this Christmas season goes and how the economics of the planet are doing. A model or two could be held off until Christmas 2009.

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18 responses to “Announcement in February? [CR3]”

  1. I’m hoping it’s a 1D IV (or whatever moniker they give it).
    It’s time to enter the 1 series market, and I’m certainly not going to try the 1D III!

  2. Who cares? By then I’ll be with Nikon (very unhappy Canon user). Canon has about the worst customer service relations of any company that I’ve dealt with over the past 20 years. I don’t reward companies like that with buying more of their products.

    Dave

  3. I think Canon is dropping the ball in not offering a low MP full frame camera, something around 12 or 15 MP. The Nikon D700 stands pretty much by itself in this area and is a big reason I am considering the swith to Nikon. I think most non pros have no use for 20+ MP and I’m frankly tired of Canon’s approach of increasing pixels drastically with every new camera IE 40D to 50D, I can clearly see the negatives to this many pixels on a small sensor in every sample photo I have seen from the new 50D…..I’ll pass!

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