A reliable tipster sent in word that we’ll be hearing more from Canon in mid-September. It should be the 13th or 20th – most likely it will be Sept. 13 (Canon loves Tuesdays).
I think this announcement is going to be an interesting “pro” gear announcement. And, while I don’t have any guarantees that this is lenses or camera bodies, I have a suspicion that we’ll see either the 1Ds Mark IV or 5D Mark III.
Personally, I’m leaning more toward the 1Ds Mark IV based on what I’ve seen and heard lately; however, Canon Rumors is fairly confident that the 5D Mark III will be announced in October and more PowerShots in September. And while CR’s take is generally pretty reliable, rumors have been all over the map during this latest product cycle. If CR is right, then expect a replacement to the PowerShot G12 and S95 to pop up – and maybe we’ll get some lenses then, but most likely the “pro” gear will be revealed in October.
It’s certainly time for a new 5D in the product cycle; however, the 1Ds Mark III is also very long in tooth for a DSLR.
What’s your most wished-for “pro” Canon product?
[Update: Northlight Images seems to also have a reliable source confirming the 1Ds Mark III-replacement for mid-September as well. See the Aug. 25 entry. I suppose we could have the same source, but I haven't heard a specific 1Ds4 confirmation yet. How about it sources? Can we get some more corroboration?]