HiThis is a particularly poor time to predict the future of higher end bodies...Nobody knows what is going to happen or when it will happen. What will happen with high-megapixel cameras? What will happen with dual-pixel technology? When will new fabrication tech make it to the FF lines? What lessons will be learned from wireless interfaces and touch screens and how will it effect the user interface? Will mirrorless emerge?
Sorry for this topic, but I'm at the point where I want to upgrade to full frame after having a 600D for a couple of years.
I want it for 50/50 photo and video, I would get the 6D but the video on the MK3 is much more superior! I've not spent this much money on a camera before, hence my last minute doubts and hesitation!
Thoughts on if its even worth thinking about waiting on the Mark IV please!
The 5D3 is fairly new and is a kick-ass general purpose camera.... I can't see a big rush to be replacing it soon as it is a hot seller. People have been told by Canon that the 7D2 will be "revolutionary" and the safe bet is that we will wait till the middle of 2014 to get our hands on it... I am sure that lessons learned from it will make thier way into a 5D4, but an optimistic timeframe is mid 2015 for it to be released... but it will probably be later...
So the question to be asked is do you want a known great camera now, or some unknown capacity camera in a few years time... unless you are not planning to take pictures for the next 2-3 years, I'd get the 5D3 now.