After last week, and the new offering of the EOS 40D and the EOS 1Ds Mk III it got me thinking as to the niche where the EOS 5D is currently sitting.
It has been 2 years now since the release of the 5D, and there have since been many large technology leaps. Most notable the D!GiC III processor, larger resoultion sensors (D300 and D3) as well as greater motivation for many users to move onto full frame sensors.
So the question I want to know is, when would we reasonably expect Canon to revamp its 5D offering? I can think of several improvements which could be made to the current model which would be justifiable for those wishing to upgrade such as:
1. Weather-sealed body
2. Dust Sensor cleaning mechanism
3. Improved motorised shutter
4. Improved fps (D!GiC III)
5. Improved LCD with Live View (benefit or not...)
6. Larger resolution sensor (possibly given the new 1Ds Mk III offering over the Mk II)
7. 14-bit A/D Power
So... what does everyone think? Next year? Year after?