Canon Europe sent out an invite for a CPS VIP event on October 18, a date which had previously been rumored as a announcement date for the Canon 1D Mark V or 1Ds Mark IV.
Rumored specs for the Canon pro camera are as follows:
- One model which is integrates the 1D and 1Ds
- 18 million pixel full-size sensor
- 61 focus points.
- 14 fps (12 fps with AF)
- New battery, but it will also be able to use older ones
- 150-200 grams heavier than the current model
- ISO range: 100-51200
- Fixed LCD monitor
- Street price of about 600,000 yen body only
- New 24-70mm lens with a price of about 200,000 yen
- October 18 announcement, scheduled to be released mid-March of next year