September 30, 2014, 04:58:47 PM

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What upgraded feature would push you to get the mkIV?

Double the battery life?
1 (0.8%)
WIFI, Bluetooth, GPS, etc.
5 (4.2%)
120 double cross type AF points???
4 (3.3%)
2 stops of improved and usable ISO performance (low light capabilities).
80 (66.7%)
A 32 megapixel sensor and a 50mb RAW file.
30 (25%)

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cayenne

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Hmm...is there actually rumors of a 5D4 coming, so soon after the 5D3 release?

Me? Well, I think if they put native RAW video out via the HDMI or USB 3.0 or other output they come up with into an external recorder, that might sway me....

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- dual and FAST SD cards (get rid of this expensive stupid and outdated CF junk)

Allow me to politely disagree. If a 5D4 would come with SD card slots only, I would avoid it for that single reason, regardless of anything else.


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Two stops of ISO?  I don't think that's theoretically possible.  1/2 stop of ISO is a big difference.
The difference between the original 5D and the 5D MK III is less than 1 stop.  The original 5D is the lowest scoring Canon FF sensor (as far as high ISO is concerned) that DXO has measured.
 
Even the 1D X is a hair less than 1 stop better than the original 5D.

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But I wouldn't be upgrading from a 5D3, rather a 5D2.

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The 5D3 is a terrific camera as is!  My only real wish is that it were slightly smaller and lighter.

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I'm going to skip a cycle regardless, but I would hope to see some new sensor tech to keep up with what Sony is doing, as well as support for replacing focus screens.

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A crop mode and Drop the AA filter, yo. 3 pages in and i'm surprised nobodys mentioned this.
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Two stops of ISO?  I don't think that's theoretically possible.  1/2 stop of ISO is a big difference.
The difference between the original 5D and the 5D MK III is less than 1 stop.  The original 5D is the lowest scoring Canon FF sensor (as far as high ISO is concerned) that DXO has measured.
 
Even the 1D X is a hair less than 1 stop better than the original 5D.

I  believe what I meant was if the mkiii is  usable at  iso 6400,  then the mkiv  would be usable at  25600.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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None of the items on the list would make me jump to the MK4 (2 stops of DR ain't gunna happen), but if Canon could somehow make their camera render yellows that are closer to the scene, that would be nice. 
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Only thing that would make me consider a new 5D would be higher resolution (i.e. 36MP like D800) and faster drive (i.e. 8FPS+).  Then I would not need to have a 1Dx or a new crop (i.e. 7D II or 70D).
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For me it is all about high ISO image quality.  I don't need more megapixels...  (fewer would be ok even)  Unless there is a dramatic improvement in High ISO image quality I would probably hold off on the IV (if there is one). 

I still think the D3S is king when it comes to high ISO images.  1DX is really really close.  This is the area I would like camera manufactures to continue to focus on.

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I will buy a 5d IV if it
* has a sensor and IQ at least as good as nikon D800
* wifi + gps
* fully articulated display
* fully functional Auto-ISO
at a price not higher than D800
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 everyone wants to sleep with their neighbors wife,  but from an outside perspective, they both just lay there like a sack of potatoes  unless you know what you are doing.
Upgrade  path.->means the former was sold for the latter.

XS->60D->5d Mkiii:18-55->24-105L:75-300->55-250->70-300->70-200 f4L USM->70-200 f/2.8L USM->70-200 f/2.8L IS Mkii:50 f/1.8->50 f/1.4->100L->85mm f/1.8 USM-> 8mm ->100L & 85L

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Two stops of ISO?  I don't think that's theoretically possible.  1/2 stop of ISO is a big difference.
The difference between the original 5D and the 5D MK III is less than 1 stop.  The original 5D is the lowest scoring Canon FF sensor (as far as high ISO is concerned) that DXO has measured.
 
Even the 1D X is a hair less than 1 stop better than the original 5D.

 I would disagree with this.  the 5DIII is one full stop better then the 5DII.  (Shooting RAW)  Testing has shown this as well as my real world experience.  The 5DIII is at least 2 stops better then the 5DC. 

cayenne

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- dual and FAST SD cards (get rid of this expensive stupid and outdated CF junk)

Allow me to politely disagree. If a 5D4 would come with SD card slots only, I would avoid it for that single reason, regardless of anything else.


Actually, I'd vote for 2x of the very SPEEDY CF card slots.

one of the problems with getting ML RAW to work on say the 5D2 and 6D...is the slow SD only card options on those cameras I believe...?

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