According to an interview of Japanese newspaper dated on 2007 Dec 23, Mr. Uchida, Canon president commented the DSLR strategy of next year.He said “Canon will be launching strong new products. The succeeding model of middle class DSLR EOS 5D raises the durability. The sensor pixel will be renewed. The product will be enhanced while keeping price.”
Maybe that means that 2 DSLRs ($3500 and $2500) will be released next year. He added the later one is 5D successor. New model released in Jan might be 3D.
One of the key points in this interview is that he pointed out specific DSLR “EOS 5D”.
It seems that “renewing pixels” means 16 megapixels and “keeping price” means the initial price of 5D at the time when it was released.