Is Canon Planning to Increase Prices?

With the economic challenges existing today coupled with a need to increase cash to support R&D, Canon is rumored to be preparing for price increases in the neighborhood of 10%. While this may not seem all that significant on the surface an increase from one major player could certainly open the door to others. And, if it proves to be true it could begin to add up when considering major purchases. Supposedly this so-called “rumor” originated from a large supply source in the photo biz. A brief forum posting at DPReview is really all that is known at this time.