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When I come to think of it, they should release a body without video also. If Canon want to remove features from a body, in order to make it cheaper, video (and the AA-filter) should be the first to be cut off.
I suspect mass production devices with hardware features left off (or added) will be more expensive to make since they will require additional work and different parts while building. It is possible to disable GPS and Wi-Fi via FW but what is stopping a Chinese national from hacking it or getting new FW from elsewhere?
On the other hand, the hardware for video--CMOS, MLU, LV, etc--is already in place and needed for other things so Canon would need to disable video via software. So it would cost the same to make a camera without video and (cost of having a code writer disable video via special FW should be nominal). Probably easier to pretend video doesn't exit on your camera and ask your wife for 20 bucks if she thinks your'e cool. I've owned a 5D2 for over 4 years and have yet to try the video feature. Used LV a couple times but found it hard to compose on such a small screen. No biggie, There are many other features I never use as well...
Same, I wish they could enable extra options with some software code you could buy and download. You need video and gps pay $200 and get code over email Base version should cost less, and I bet you nobody will care about video besides one who really need it.
"Base" version is with all the bells and whistles = normal cost.
"Custom" version is modified and stripped down to user's needs -- should cost double!