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I know this is Canon Rumors, but the concept of upgradeable camera bodies is one I’d be very interested in.
From a reader
Change the output circuit board and sensor chip carrier (double the data readout lines – channels – enabled) and a D3 can become a D3X – firmware in D3 already had support for 24MP, but the circuit brd did not have enough buffer and processor to handle extra data flow.
D3 to D3X upgrade coming late 2009 – buffer upgrade tested the market. D3X priced at $8000 and so an upgrade can be done for $4000 and that will include shutter replacement = users can claim it is like a new camera.
I have no idea how likely this is, but it’s a cool concept. I wish they could do that with my 1D3!
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I agree with a few folks things have become a bit overdone as far as advertising goes. I moved the one graphic that appeared under the first post to the right side. That takes some eye strain off the post.
Adding Amazon is proving to be worth it, I’m just figuring out how to make it less intrusive. I won’t be doing any more posts dedicated solely to advertising or “great deals”. If I speak of a product, there will probably be a corresponding link if available. I think that’s a good trade-off. So basically, no ad unless you get some useful information.
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