Canon's 1Ds Mark IV rumor and two new lenses?

With current Mark III barely 18 months in production, it's too early to predict for a replacement? You've seen the new 50D Canon launched 6 months earlier, broke its usual 18 months product cycle for the prosumer model, why not the 1 series? In additional to company's Mark III AF hoopla, rivalry like Nikon with recent huge successes on D3 is breathing down Canon's neck. The pro-sport venues has seen the return of black lenses in decade at large margin. I wouldn't be surprised to see the next Canon Mark IV come out earlier than predicted, and likely to pack with jaw-dropping features to regain the market share. Let's see what the Chinese has to say about the next 1Ds Mark IV.

  • CMOS Size: 36x24mm, 21MP.
  • ISO25-12800 (Ext ISO10, 25600, 51200 )
  • 69 focusing points (TTL-AREA-SIR II AF)
  • Flash Sync Mode of 1/4000 ESR
  • External HD and USB2.0
  • 4:3 and 16:9 display
  • HDMI, LiveView
  • 6.8 fps
  • 2 DIGIC4 processors
  • 24fps or 30fps HD Movie
  • 2 upgrade lens come out with 1Ds Mark IV, 100-400L F4.0-5.6 IS and 50/F1.4 USM

[via rumor]