Maybe not so crazy
I posted the craziest rumor of the week on Sunday, it didn't seem at all plausible to me.

One person in particular wrote in saying it may not be that far off. Such a camera was apparently discussed with him/her before Christmas.

Spec List!

  • – New small body FF
  • – Pro AF (45 point same as Eos 1D MKIV)
  • – 16.7 MP
  • – 6 FPS (booster with extra batterygrip up to 9fps)
  • – ISO 100-12800 (L50 / H102400)
  • – Single CF slot
  • – Video as Eos 7D
  • – Msrp $ 4,399

What I was told was the MSRP was way off, the rest of it was relatively on the mark. A CP+ announcement was unknown, as the source was told it would be announced at the end of February.

5D Mark III / 1Ds Mark IV
As most people know, the 5D Mark II completely killed the 1Ds Mark III sales numbers. The same source explains that Canon will move the 5D Mark III into the territory of flagship resolution camera and the 1D Mark IV/V will be the flagship “pro” body. The 1Ds Mark IV will be something completely different, yes, another person saying it.

CR's Take
The whole Canon DSLR lineup is due for a big shake up, all of this info points to that. I'm not going to commit to all of this being true, but there's an awful lot of people saying the same thing.


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