No New Canon DSLRs Until 2012

Canon 1Ds Mark IV

I just got word from a reliable source that there will be no new Canon DSLRs announced in 2011.  Bummer.

Note that this person hasn’t been flat out wrong before.  A day or two off on dates on a couple of occasions, but never out of the ballpark, so I feel pretty comfortable with the accuracy this rumor.  That said, this is still a rumor and should be taken as such.

No other real hints of what’s next – other than some recent patent applications for radio-synced camera bodies and TTL flashes with radio triggers.  However, if Canon manages to get these two features in its next camera, I think it will be well worth the wait.

If you were holding off buying a 5D Mark II or 1D Mark IV, you’ll at least have several more months to wish for it.  Or, maybe the delay will push you over the edge…

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  1. Luis Villalon says

    Thank God! One of the things I really hate about digital photography is the instant obsolescence built in. You can’t buy a camera without expecting a new model within 2 months. I used 35mm Nikon cameras for more than 20 years, shooting thousands of rolls of film. They didn’t become obsolete until no more parts were available.

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