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No, I don't think they will release anything as "4".
In Japanese shi-ne is basically a way of saying go die.
Shi =4 (also yon =4).
I find it doubtful that they would release a 4d.
Why do you think Canon is more superstitious than Nikon (D4 and F4)?
Also, if Canon releases a 4D, it won't be pronounced as "shi-dii" anyway.
Canon is a more traditional company? Makes no sense since they are younger.... This is all speculative BS... but fun...
Here's some other curiosities from the numerology theory FWIW....
"8" is supposed to be a good or lucky number, but yet Canon's never had an 8-anything except some 8mm movie cameras ages ago. More recently, they went straight from "neutral" G7 to "bad" G9, skipping right over "good" G8.
The T4i seems to be doing quite well..... in America. Its called the Kiss X6i in Japan... supporting the numbers theory. OTOH, the T2i was the Kiss X4 in Japan.
No A or S series bore the numbers 4, 9, or 13.
Somehow the DIGIC "4" didn't imply impending death......
You know what, the miniscule amount of research I have done to come up with all this has convinced me there's nothing to the numbers theory..... never mind...