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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #330 on: January 24, 2012, 09:16:43 AM »
The image in this link could be an indication that the bird was in fact pretty much full frame, probably at a similar angle (reversed and head side on). Of course, we still don't know how far away the bird was to judge full frame/crop.

http://guineafowlbirds.com/Guinea-Fowl-Articles/Natural-Exterminators-2.html
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #330 on: January 24, 2012, 09:16:43 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #331 on: January 24, 2012, 09:19:13 AM »
The grouping on the LCD is different from the 7D
Is it the same as the 5D MKII?
Or like the 1D-X?


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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #332 on: January 24, 2012, 09:23:24 AM »
The grouping on the LCD is different from the 7D
Is it the same as the 5D MKII?
Or like the 1D-X?


I like the new position of some buttons. More logical and more easy to use.

My firmest hopes are that, if if it full frame, it is a 5DIII. Not a hybrid, a chimera of two glories kludged to mutual detriment.

The 7D mk II is a camera I have been looking forward to for quite some time now, and it must needs be asp-c! And it must needs exist, not as a hybrid, not as a ghost of what might have been, but in its full asp-c, hopefully 24mp glory!
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #333 on: January 24, 2012, 09:28:18 AM »
My firmest hopes are that, if if it full frame, it is a 5DIII. Not a hybrid, a chimera of two glories kludged to mutual detriment.

The 7D mk II is a camera I have been looking forward to for quite some time now, and it must needs be asp-c! And it must needs exist, not as a hybrid, not as a ghost of what might have been, but in its full asp-c, hopefully 24mp glory!

If ever there is a 7D mkII, it will have a ASP-C sensor. Otherwise, it would not be called 7D mkII (7D X is possible, but I highly doubt that).
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #334 on: January 24, 2012, 10:03:19 AM »
Can't help wondering if this new camera is targeted at wildlife photographers, some of whom seem to feel overlooked with the 1DX. The testing location and lenses used would also tie in with this theory.

Perhaps it is a new higher MP APS-H.

Hypothetically, if you were setting off on an African Safari to shoot wildlife with a couple of long telephoto lenses, presuming you had to make a choice between FF and APS-H what would you use? What do most wildlife photographers use now? The Canon Employee was taking photos of a  bird, when I want to take bird photo I use my Aps-C for the crop-factor although for most things I favour FF.

I'd love this to be the 5Dii replacement and I bet it's going to be announced very soon  but... it also makes  sense that the camera in the photo may be something else.

Yes, but that's making the assumption that the photographer's main purpose is to shoot wildlife, instead of testing new equipment and reporting back to Canon.  Since he is also using the 200-400mm w/1.4x TC lens (attached to a 1DX), I think we have to conclude it's the latter.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #335 on: January 24, 2012, 10:06:16 AM »
I agree mathino. The only gripe I have is that the delete button is beside the play button and that the play button is less accessible than the delete button (ie: bottom left hand corner). Why this is fascinates me...

Well, they can change the order of buttons on the left side but delete button was always the lowest one. On 5D Mk II and also 7D it is just the same: play button and below it is delete button. I had 7D borrowed from a friend and didnit find the layout annoying or so. And I like layout of 7D, works better for me ;-) Thats the reason I will welcome this change - if it comes true :-)
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #336 on: January 24, 2012, 10:12:29 AM »
count me as one of those people who wouldn't mind a 7D X with an APS-H sensor ... Canon always talked about not wanting to kill that off, although they also always talked about not putting it in the 7D.  one statement or the other is going to have to be contradicted at some point.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #336 on: January 24, 2012, 10:12:29 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #337 on: January 24, 2012, 10:12:57 AM »
I notice an absence of "speaker" holes. Of course these could be anywhere, but on the 7d they are to the left and the 5D2 on the right of the viewfinder. But considering the mess made of covering up the Canon logo, it looks otherwise like a body ready for release, not a cobbled together beta version.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #338 on: January 24, 2012, 10:26:59 AM »
With four threads all covering the same topic, it's hard to know where to post anything. But, I am curious about peoples' reaction to this thought.

If the 5D MkIII offers a "pro-style" autofocus, but if the sensor is essentially unchanged (no significant increase in Resolution, ISO speed, noise or dynamic range) will people buy it? Maybe throw in some bells and whistles, which this body seems to have.

That would be one way to differentiate between the 1DX and address the major concern/problem with the 5D II. Canon could easily do that and retain the same price-point as the current 5D.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #339 on: January 24, 2012, 10:31:23 AM »
unfocused,

A full frame body with something like 25 mb, say 19 AF (all cross type) points and never mind the extra bells and whistles its bound to come with? Yes, I'd be up for it at a sensible price.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #340 on: January 24, 2012, 10:33:48 AM »
Anyone know what those 4 little lights are under the screen to the left?  It's like a cluster of 3 small dots and then a slightly larger oval shaped one...
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #341 on: January 24, 2012, 10:40:59 AM »
Anyone know what those 4 little lights are under the screen to the left?  It's like a cluster of 3 small dots and then a slightly larger oval shaped one...

I think they are not lights but could be mic holes.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #342 on: January 24, 2012, 10:41:10 AM »
With four threads all covering the same topic, it's hard to know where to post anything. But, I am curious about peoples' reaction to this thought.

If the 5D MkIII offers a "pro-style" autofocus, but if the sensor is essentially unchanged (no significant increase in Resolution, ISO speed, noise or dynamic range) will people buy it? Maybe throw in some bells and whistles, which this body seems to have.

That would be one way to differentiate between the 1DX and address the major concern/problem with the 5D II. Canon could easily do that and retain the same price-point as the current 5D.

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Autofocus alone, while nice, is not enough for me.  I do understand the difference between the 7D and the 5D.... I get that the 5D is more targeted at landscape and portrait type photogs, so making only a small change not even related to the 5D line (i.e. material hardware innovations increasing IQ) wouldn't do much for me.  A lot of people whine about the AF on the 5D2, but it's not intended to be a sports camera, the 7D is.  And for what it's made to do, the AF is actual pretty good.

I think most potential 5D3 buyers are landscape, portrait, and video folks.  We almost certainly need more DR and less noise to upgrade.

The other bells and whistles are just firmware usually, and as a software developer it drives me nuts.  I know if I had access to their code I could add SO much SO easily.  Can't WAIT for MagicLantern unified for the 5D2. 

Another drawback -- as much trouble as the MagicLantern folks have had with the 7D, the 5D3 might never get hacked.   :(


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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #342 on: January 24, 2012, 10:41:10 AM »

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« Reply #343 on: January 24, 2012, 10:57:33 AM »
IIRC, when the 5DM2 came out, video was a new addition to DSLR bodies that had for decades been designed for "stills only". The Set button to start recording? Clearly primitive controls, but we didn't care, because we had a FF sensor, 1080 video that rocked in low light, and existing inventory of lenses!

When the 7D came out, there was more time to redesign the buttons to make dedicated video functions and tweak the layout, (mostly) all welcomed.

So looking at a 2012 prototype, seeing a button placement, and then concluding that the "inner guts" of the camera must be/must not be either a 5DM3 or a 7D2 seems rather spurious, at best.

Wouldn't Canon take all their collective "best ideas" (past and present, at least in terms of button placement) and put them in to play in a new prototype?

I'm just thinking that us amateur detectives should not "read too much into" the potential inner workings of the camera based on button placement on prototype vs button placement on "rushed to video" 5DM2 or 7D.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
« Reply #344 on: January 24, 2012, 10:58:59 AM »
I notice an absence of "speaker" holes. Of course these could be anywhere, but on the 7d they are to the left and the 5D2 on the right of the viewfinder. But considering the mess made of covering up the Canon logo, it looks otherwise like a body ready for release, not a cobbled together beta version.

Anyone know what those 4 little lights are under the screen to the left?  It's like a cluster of 3 small dots and then a slightly larger oval shaped one...

I think they are not lights but could be mic holes.

I believe those 3 are the speaker holes.  The other "oval" is the ambient light sensor for the LCD screen.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III Sighting?
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