New Canon on 22nd March?

Started Mar 7, 2013 | Discussions thread
howardroark
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In reply to howardroark, Mar 12, 2013

howardroark wrote:

5D -- Aug 22, 2005

37 months later

5DII -- Sept 17, 2008

41.5 months later

5DIII -- March 2, 2012


1D -- Sept 25, 2001

40 months later

1DII -- Jan 29, 2004

19 months later

1DIIN -- Aug 22, 2005 (about the equivalen of the 7D firmware update)

18 months later (37 after the II)

IDIII -- Feb 22, 2007

32 months later

1DIV -- Oct 20, 2009

24 months later

1D X -- Oct 18, 2011


1Ds -- Sept 24, 2002

24 months later

1DsII -- Sept 21, 2004

35 months later

1DsIII -- Aug 20, 2007


7D -- Sept 1, 2009

36 months later

7D firmware V2 -- Aug 7, 2012

7 months later....today.


So thats around 36 months between new bodies. The 1DII got an N version after 19 months and then a new III version 18 months later. So an interim body design came out and the III was still only 37 months after the II. Here we are 7 months after the firmware upgrade, 43 months after the 7D was released. If the internal hardware of the 1DII could be upgraded and then still see the III come out 18 months later, I don't see a reason why a firmware upgrade on the 7D back in August would imply 7 months later won't see the release of a II. The IDIIN was firmward AND hardware and it was midway between a fairly normal 37 month cycle. The longest they've gone between updates up to now in the XD series as been about 42 months. Do we really think they'll wait another 6 months? I guess it's possible, but it doesn't seem likely especially with the rumors the 7DMarkII will be a mini-1D X for $2,200.......I just don't see that happening. An unusually long gap might imply a bigger change, but that's two aberrations that strike me as very hard to swallow.

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