I have both a 1D Mk 1V and a 1Ds Mk111, and I can't see any reason why I should change these two reliable marvels of technology for a (supposedly) more sophisticated pseudo-movie camera! We're too quick nowadays to jump on the newest bandwagon, and tend to forget that, just a few years ago, cameras (such as the two mentioned) were considered the epitome of technology.Just to give you an example; a store here in Tokyo currently has 24 used ID Mark 1V and 17 1Ds Mk111 bodies, mostly in first-rate condition that have been traded on the 1DX....... bloody madness if you ask me! I'll stick with my two until something really worthwhile comes along.
DaveSemm: Manual audio!!! Faster RAW burst Rate!!! That they are updating the firmware 3 years down the line shows how much they love this camera and appreciate it's owners. Canon could have just told us to buy the 7D Mk II.
Forget the 7D Mk11. I live in Japan, and have been told by many knowledgeable salesmen that this firmware upgrade will see the end of the road for this particular style of Canon.
Price confirmed here in Japan today at 583,000 Yen (US7,640) for the EOS-1 DX.That makes it close to half-way between the Mark 1V and Mark 111 Ds. Two major stores (plus Amazon Japan) have confirmed this price.