Several recent rumors suggested that the upcoming 46MP behemoth from Canon would not be named the “3D” and would actually eschew the “D” moniker from the naming scheme altogether. The latest word coming in over at Canon Rumors offers up the EOS-1S as the name of the rumored flagship high MP DSLR.
As I’ve previously said, I think it makes sense to lose the “D” for digital naming scheme at this point in Canon’s SLR lineup. What better point to start than at the top with a new flagship, high resolution camera?
Canon EOS 1S Rumored Specs
- 16-bit RAW files
- ISO 100-12800
- $9,000 retail price
The rumored price, however, is going to have a bit of a shock factor at $9000, which vaults the camera into medium format price territory of cameras like the Pentax 645D and Mamiya DM series. As such though, the EOS-1S is said to compete with medium format in both resolution and dynamic range. While that comparison remains to be seen, if the EOS-1S comes to fruition it is most certainly not an answer to Nikon’s D800.
If Canon introduces the EOS 1S for $9000, it will most certainly alienate those at the lower end who have been holding out for a resolution competitor to the Nikon D800. Will the 5D Mark III be enough to hold onto that crowd or will they move over to Nikon?