When Canon released the 1DX, it collapsed the two bodies 1DsMKII and 1DMKV into a single body. For the first time, we have a camera that studio photographers, and sports/wildlife photographers can use, albeit at a premium price of around $7500. The rumour mill is heavy with the anticipated release of the 5Dx, which seems to be combining the features of the 5D MKII (FF, high MP) and 7D (AF and FPS) into a single body, at a price point of $3500.
This is great, but I can't imagine that Canon is going to leave it at that. There is a huge gap between the 1Dx ($7500) and 5Dx ($3500). It's seems as though Canon is positioning a camera in the $5000-5500 range. Whatever that camera may be (I would suspect a 30+ MP, studio/wedding focused camera), it does seem like Canon does have a glaring hole in their lineup. Nikon has the D3x (studio camera), D4 (sports/wildlife camera) and D800 (entry level FF). With the direction Canon has taken, the 1Dx would compete with the D3x (which are comporable in price), and the 5Dx would compete with the D800. That only leaves the middle space to be filled, and I suspect that Canon has to be working on something, rather than leave it void. Thoughts?