Is this for real? ProGear New Zealand has a listing for the Canon 1Ds MkIV with a 32 MP sensor at $7600.00 USD.
32 MP sensor sounds right for the Canon 1Ds MkIV. Price actually seems in line, low actually. Sounds like this could be it.
$7600 USD is quite aggressive for pricing if it’s correct. The current 1Ds MkIII runs $7999.99 list, which I believe was also it’s introductory price. I would’ve thought a 32 MP 1Ds MkIV, which will be class leading and revolutionary to the industry, would’ve been priced higher. I think they certainly could price it higher. Kudos to Canon if it is priced at $7600.00.
A 32 MP sensor is right in line with what I expected for the 1Ds MkIV. I figured it would be 30 to 40 MP, and 32 MP will work just nicely. We’re going to see mind-boggling detail out of this bad boy. Medium Format manufacturers have got to be shaking in their boots at this.
Now lenses… that’s another story. I think a 32 MP 1Ds MkIV will out-resolve most, if not all, of the current Canon lens line-up. Will there be some new lenses announced aimed specifically at servicing the 32 MP sensor? It might be a smart move, but we’ll have to wait and see.