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Agree with the above, the 5D3 will be £2.5k + and it'll hold that price for a while which means there won't be much downwards pressure on used 5D2 prices. The 5D2 is still a very capable camera (albeit with slightly ropey AF) and Canon has no real reason to rush a replacement out while it's still selling well.
It'll be interesting to see what the 5D3 brings to the table, given that the 1DX is 'only' 18MP, if they use the same sensor it'll be a 3MP drop on the 5D2 which although it'd probably produce better IQ, would probably be seen negatively by the consumer (although it'd be nice to think that if you're buying a camera of that price you'd know that more MP doesn't = better IQ). Of course it's possible that they've developed another full frame sensor for the 5DIII (unlikely given the high costs of developing and manufacturing full frame sensors) but then would they put more MP in a camera that sits below their flagship? It's gonna be interesting...
Of course it's possible that they've developed another full frame sensor for the 5DIII (unlikely given the high costs of developing and manufacturing full frame sensors) but then would they put more MP in a camera that sits below their flagship? It's gonna be interesting...
They already have. The 5D MkII is their highest MP camera, the 1Ds is no more, and the still current 1D MkIV is only 16MP.
I think it will be more interesting to see how Canon plug the now very large gap between the 1D X and the 5D MkII. I'm not sure they are going to want to push up the price of entry to full frame to do that. The 5D/D700 market is too large to slap a £1000+ price hike on. Certainly any new model will initially command a premium, but I would not expect much SRP difference.
Given that both Canon and Nikon are due refreshes of various competing models, it will be an interesting year in 2012 gear wise...
Canon 1D X vs D?
5D MkII / D700 refreshes?
7D / D300s refreshes?
The 1D X surprised me, so I've no idea what that lot could bring.