I will admit that the FF entry-levels are just my part of PMA 2008 predictions than reality. What is confirmed are two new entry-level EOS DSLRs and both won’t be a 5D replacement or successor. That’s all I know. Whether any of these two models are going to be 1.6x, 1.3x or FF is anyone’s guess for time being. And, for the last time, forget about there going to be an EOS 5D MK II, there won’t be any. “Mark xxx … ” designation is reserved exclusively for 1D-series, and not for entry-level and midrange EOS bodies. If it was, Canon would have named EOS 30D as EOS 20D Mark II already but it didn’t.
While PMA Show is USA’s most important annual photo-related trade show, it is still not as popular as the bi-annual Photokina World Imaging Fair held at Cologne, Germany. The reason both the new Mark IIIs were announced last year is due to 2007 being Canon Inc’s 70th anniversary but Photokina is best reserved for bigger product announcements.
Very nice information about EOS 7D…
Tokyo, Japan, Feb 10, 2004 – (JCN Newswire) – Canon (TSE: 7751) today announced in Japan the introduction of the latest model in its popular EOS-series AF SLR camera lineup–the EOS 7s–packed with such advanced features as eye-controlled 7-point wide area autofocus (AF) and a continuous-shooting speed of 4 frames per second (fps).