I highly doubt that the next R is going to be a 1DX2 successor. Customer perception is huge. If Canon releases a "Pro R" with 20-24mp with higher read out (well duh since there is less MP) the forum fanboys will say its a downgrade. My bet is a higher MP version.
1DX-R would probably be released in 2020 or later along side the 1DX3
CFexpress seems to be the only sensible choice, CFast is dead and XQD won't scale up to CFexpress speeds. Even better, CFexpress is backwards compatible, Nikon has said making their XQD cams work with CFexpress should be just a matter of a firmware update.
Assuming Canon goes for CFe and dual slots, what will the second slot use, SD, CFe or somethinge else?
Nikon has said making their XQD cams work with CFexpress should be just a matter of a firmware update.
I don't know what bottle you drink from but your assessment of Apple & Canon is pure fantasy. Where does the synergy come from? Canon as well as making photographic equipment make office & domestic printers, photographic printers, machines for making CMOS sensors and security products, principally through various acquisitions in both hardware & software. They also industrially now sell CMOS sensors.
Apple design cell phones, computers, tablets, electronic watches, Apple TV and develop software. They provide services such as Apple Pay, App. Store & Apple Music so how is Canon going to benefit Apple or visa-versa.
According to Forbes Canon has a market cap. of $ 46.5bn and whilst Apple is supposedly the first $ 1 trillion company and has a large cash mountain you've really got to have a compelling argument to pay a premium on Canon market cap. It would mean Canon owns patents that have attached well developed, ground-breaking technology that Apple will desperately need. If that was the case Canon market cap would be much higher.
I could get super technical but I wont.
I can't believe only one person in this entire thread gets this. Since Fujifilm will be releasing a GFX 100S with IBIS, 100mp, and full-frame 4K/10-bit/30fps, then certainly Canon and Nikon can produce a camera with high FPS at the 50-60mp range on a full frame sensor.
Are they really ditching the model numbering system completely?
Noone is talking about sensor quality.
Also, can anyone explain why DSLRs/MILC don't have 16 bit color as opposed to medium format. May be Canon should introduce 16 bit color in their pro bodies
I don't belong here, I'm such an amateur. I can only afford laminate.
You could name one version Rs for a 'studio'/high-res body—no numbers required. Like-wise with an Rx (or 'f' for fast!) for a high-speed sports version, and Rt for a range-finder style travel camera. Then add i, ii, iii, iv… for updates. Smaller formats could have their own letter, say Q! or just use a lower case 'r'…...
In fairness to those wives and couples on House Hunters, the producers made them say that about the stainless and granite.When I was planning this house, a friend who is a painter (and has a great eye for color) and who recently had some major remodeling done in their house, volunteered to go with me to the designer to pick out colors, flooring, grout, you name it. She had a huge slab of some kind of stone in her new kitchen. She discouraged me from getting stone, so I got laminate. I couldn't much afford high-end stuff anyway, and there was a chance that I might decide to rent the place out until I could move here for real. And then when I could, I'd repair the damages done by tenants and upgrade things in the process.
The reason I brought this up in the first place is that when folks here bring up the same little laundry list of camera features, I'm reminded of the HGTV house hunting shows I used to watch when I was decorating things here and watched some of their shows for ideas. Usually it was the wife who just had to have stainless steel appliances and granite counter tops for seemingly no reason other than everybody else had them. Personally, I don't like the combination. I don't think they go together well. But they look OK in certain types of kitchens.
But does that mean simply that the CFexpress cards will fit and work in XQD slots at XQD speeds? I'm not sure how a firmware update will update the entire system to have a significantly faster data throughput. Guess it depends on what hardware they have put in place in preparation for that.