A Hint of What's To Come With Canon?

Something that I asked for from Canon in my Nikon D3s review was the ability to use the crop sensor area mode that Nikon allows users in their more advanced models. It’s a very useful feature and really helps out in many situations. Photography Bay just finished their review of the Canon T2i and they seem to really be pushing the new cropped movie mode.

Canon has been known to introduce certain features and then implement them in future bodies. For example, the variety of movie modes were first available in the 7D, then the 1D Mk IV and finally the T2i. The T2i allows for cropped movie mode recording though, something not available in the other bodies. Could this perhaps mean that the 60D and 1Ds Mk IV will have this feature as well? If so, will it also allow for the capture of stills this way too? If it does, it could potentially eat into 1D Mk IV sales unless the shutter speed really isn’t as fast and it is meant more for squarely taking on the D3x.

Only time can tell. This photographer has his fingers crossed. We could probably see it soon as the 50D is being offered right now at a rebate.

Canon photographers, weigh in. What do you think?