I would prefer low speed over high MP count as an amateur...I'd like to see ISO L 50, 100- 51k in the new 5D instead.
This section allows you to view all posts made by this member. Note that you can only see posts made in areas you currently have access to.
I would think the 5D3 would be marketed to sell in mass quantity in an attempt by canon to overtyake the FF market. For this some features will be scaled back and it seems logical that canon would have a slim profit margin for this cam. I expect a $2499 price point with 2 digic 5's an 18 MP sensor, greatly improved ISO (for video perfromance mainly) and slight improvement in AF.
I could easily see the 18 MP sensor (or one very close to it in IQ) from the 1DX in a $1899 6D/70D FF. Right now the 7D sensor is the same (or at least effectively the same IQ) as the sub $600 T2i (all with a DxOMark score 66).
I wondered how much below $2k it might go.
So, first few months would be for those with lots of cash who can't wait. Canon can and will charge whatever they want after this long a wait. Barring the well-heeled, most sensible 5D2 owners with limited cash will hold on to their trusted 5D2's till the initial rush is over and prices stablize (especially if the MP is lower in the new 5d3!).
All said, to get a good bargain on new 5d3 or older model brand new 5D2, it will be a bit of a wait .
I'm one of those "MPers", that said I would be satisfied nif the 5dmkIII was 25MP. Although it'd be better to combine the two - high MP and high, clean ISO without losing image quality. But hey, we can't have it both ways (maybe in the next 10-15 years we can). Just my 2 cents