Hoping for more information to be leaked soon. That means: before Christmas. Sounds great. An 1Dx sensor-ish 5D, wow.
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But then Canon people also admit that the 5D3 will either have the 18MP 1DX-sensor with less features (ie, probably the exact same everything else as the 5D2 (same 9pt AF, not 19pt, it's not a sports camera, get used to it)), or a 24-36MP sensor that will perform less than the 1DX sensor even when shrunk to 18MP, or else the 5D3 will cannibalise the 1DX sales.
Does nikon not care about cannibalising? Why would they release a 36MP D3X-beater at 1/4 of the price?
For that reason, I'm banking on D800 being 18MP. Although I would actually hope that it's 36MP, because it will light a fire under canon. Either way, I want an announcement, because canon's just going to sit on their plum 5D2-sales until they actually have any real competition from the yellow guys...
QuoteWhat is the camera's native ISO?
The EOS C300 has a native ISO of 850. It is at this setting that dynamic range, especially in highlight areas, reaches its maximum. At lower ISO settings, the dynamic range tends to shift more toward shadow detail.
Why 850 ISO?
ISO 850 on the EOS C300 provides an optimum balance between dynamic range and noise levels. At higher ISO or gain settings, dynamic range remains essentially the same, but digital noise tends to increase.
I shoot weddings with a 5D original as I love the files that come out of it. Skin tones are simply beautiful. It has a 13mp sensor and I have never EVER had a problem or desired more. Best things I have done to speed up workflow is to get 8GB of RAM and an SSD in my computer. It has made everything SO much better.
I am getting a 2nd body next summer and it will likely be the MKII as the added low light performance will come in handy and having a body capable of video would be nice. Can't imagine the 21mp will be too much of an issue. I have plenty of HDD space.
I stripped the tech part down a bit , as I am not much into it. But these features here would make the perfect camera in my price range.
Expose-to-the-right setting where you set the amount of clipping of highlights
Pixel binning so I can shoot 10MP at ISO6400 and get similar noise to ISO 1600
Keep the MP in the 21-26 range and increase DR and reduce high ISO noise. IMO you are not going to get a 36MP camera with the same DR and high ISO IQ as you have now. Something fundamental needs to happen with sensor technology for this to happen which is why the 1Dx only has 18MP.
Timer on LCD in bulb mode (so I can see exposure time in the dark)
How soon do people want a 5D3? I'm asking as the 5D2 is at an all time low price that's more tempting to me than ever. If I get the 5D2 now, expect a 5D3 announcement soon. If I don't, there may be a long wait ahead...
... I think Canon did the right thing to stick with a 18mp sensor and go for improved light sensitivity, given current sensor technology ... Still, they do sell to people who buy according to MP count, so a high MP body will be popular. I do not have a issue with large files, but 18mp is enough to be able to do a reasonable crop, and the high ISO performance is a big deal to me.
I don't think there will be any announcements before March. Perhaps 5D Mark III from March - June, then the 7D with 650D at Photokina. Or in that order.
24 -30 megapixels, 5fps, max ISO 102,400.
I agree too. These cameras will belong to a different category. However, if these cameras materialize they will be a challenge to CANON's 5DmkII successor. CANON will have to make also 2 versions as potential buyers are already split between many megapixels (a cheaper version of the non-existent 1DsIV) and less megapixels with less noise (a cheaper 1Dx). So if this rumor comes true, I believe that we CANON users will see some benefit too...
These don't compete with the 1DX. Unless the D3 successor comes up with the goods for less money - I very much doubt there will be a price drop.
Cheapest will be around $6800.