News! 46MP Megapixel Canon 1DsX DSLR About to be Announced!!! Or the Anatomy of a Rumor

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On September 17, when a forum member calling himself Psychic1 wrote his post on the FredMiranda.com Canon forum, he had no idea how wide the information he was sharing would spread. Speaking in hindsight during a call with Photographic Wanderings yesterday, Psychic1 said he thinks ‘it’s pretty funny.’

This is what Psychic1 posted on FM.com, under the heading ‘OMG – 1DsX in NYC…‘: ‘…Canon will release a 46MP pro body at the Javits Center in October.’

What happened next tells a couple of tales: photographic gearheads falling over one another to endlessly discuss the ins and outs of non-existent equipment on the one hand and, on the other, a community clamoring for clicks no matter how iffy the basis for its reporting.

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