« on: March 08, 2014, 02:15:17 PM »
I don't think I'll buy a 5D4. The 5D3 is so good already. That's the problem, how does one convince me that this camera now isn't worth keeping to make me buy a new camera?
i'll answer by 1 upping it ---My guess is the 5 series is tied to the 1 series so they can share R&D cost. So, what are they going to improve in the next 1series?
And yup, another way to answer it is to guess on what the majority of feedback to canon said. Last time around it was all about AF, give us good AF. Well that's done. and they improved high ISO too. My guess is we'll see a bump in DR, a bump in MP's, duel pixel, and maybe the holy grail of improved low ISO performance. the 5d series is the camera of choice for wedding photographers (well, those that shoot canon), and canon has seen that this is a lucrative market so I am guessing the mp bump will be low (up to like 24/26MP's) because you don't want the resolution to be too huge. AF can stay pretty much the same, just improve the accuracy, integrate that 6d center point. Boom, I take a pre-order for that please!!!!
Does that meet your needs? It depends on what you shoot. It also depends on how many miles you put on your body. For many of us, the upgrade cycle does closely follow the pattern for body replacement for many shooters. In 2 years or so when the 5d4 hits the shelves, i will most likely be about to replace my 5d3 or my 6d. so at that stage my kit may switch to a 5d3 and a 5d4...or a 5d4 and whatever the 6d2 turns out to be.
If your a studio shooter, or architecture, or something that moves at a slower pace (IE, less shutter clicks per day, per job, per year) then you won't NEED a new body as soon. So the upgrade does have to be more of a wow!
But for a shooter like me, it's like a car. I drive a 2004 rav4. When that car hits the point where repair costs are too great it will be time to replace it. Bells and whistles won't matter, I'm gonna get a new car cause it's needed
I'd probably still be shooting my 5Dc if it had great AF. Idk, the 5D5 is probably where I'd see the upgrade