As if the consumer electronics world didn't have enough drama to deal with this week, we're now hearing that Canon just might be readying a new pro-level DSLR for a Tuesday launch. The long-awaited successor to the EOS 1D Mark III is reportedly on the way, and considering that the Japanese do everything they possibly can to avoid the number four (it's pronounced the same as the word for death, if you must know), the EOS 1D Mark V is the only plausible candidate. We're hearing whispers that the Nikon D3S rival will boast a 16 megapixel sensor, 1080p movie mode, 19 selectable AF points and an native ISO ceiling of 25,600 (with a boost to 102,400). The pain? Just under five large, though we'd take all of this with a healthy serving of salt until tomorrow ushers itself in.

[Via Electronista]

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Canon's EOS 1D Mark V DSLR defying death, launching tomorrow?