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JR

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Re: Canon 5D X
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2011, 08:52:44 AM »
What's Canon waiting?

Sony and Nikon have their FF models delayed due to the floods. And sure it's not 100% but it makes a lot of sense as factories aren't working at all, and won't be for the next few weeks/months. Nikon stated full production will return in early 2012, so they could announce a FF model only some time before, not 6 months earlier.

There's no need to rush and announce the 5D MK III. II still sells very well, and they just announced their most professional camera ever, along with new video products. It needs everyone's attention, and the 5D MK III most likely won't get an announcement before the 1DX is out. Maybe it will, but it definitely won't be available before it.

I also doubt it will be X. X stands for a merge, X stands for 10th generation and Xtreme. A 5D with more megapixels and 4fps wouldn't be that extreme  ;D

I agree with you that the flooding of the factories has impacted the chess game between Nikon and Canon big time.  I think Nikon was hoping to launch their D800 this year before Xmas but its no longer in a position to do so due to its operation being down.  I also believe Canon was waiting for Nikon to make the first move before doing anything on the 5D II. 

As soon as operatons are fully back up and running in Q1 2012 I think this is when the fun will start with a few announcement from each companies.  I think by the latest end of Q1 (March or April), both the D700 replacement and the 5D II replacement should be announced (wishful thinking!)...
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Re: Canon 5D X
« Reply #30 on: November 12, 2011, 08:52:44 AM »

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Re: Canon 5D X
« Reply #31 on: November 12, 2011, 10:00:17 AM »
higher iso the only reason i'd upgrade...

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Re: Canon 5D X
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2011, 05:39:27 AM »
I don' think it'll carry the name "X" because there were several reasons why the 1DX was called that. Some reasons include; merging of two models, tenth model since the first model was created etc.

Therefore, it should carry the name - Canon 5D mark III.


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Re: Canon 5D X
« Reply #32 on: November 14, 2011, 05:39:27 AM »