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*UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2012, 07:49:42 AM »
*UPDATE 2* Another source highly doubts February 7, 2012 is the date for an announcement. All the little bits of information that are leaking say it’s close, but it may not be that close. Please do not treat February 7, 2012 as fact until I can [CR3] it.

*UPDATE* Another source says it’s odd that Canon & Nikon would announce on the same day.  I have yet to see an actual invite to a press event for February 7, 2012. Good people are saying it’s coming that day, my gut is telling me otherwise. I do think the camera will be announced well before the 1D X ships.

More mentions A few more people have mentioned February 7, 2012 as the announcement date for the 5D Mark III. The sources are good, though I am waiting for the definitive word on the matter.

It’s mentioned that Canon will also announce new PowerShot cameras, a new Legria camcorder and Selphy printer(s).

Kevin Wang, based in Taiwan, posted on his Facebook wall that he will be an official photographer for the 5D Mark III. (thanks Hansen)

5D Mark III Specs If I put together everything I have heard, these are the specs of the 5D Mark III.

  • 22mp
  • 61pt AF
  • 7.5fps (this I’ve only seen once)
  • DIGIC 5
  • New Battery Grip with Joystick
  • GPS Ready

No lenses were mentioned for the announcement date of the 5D Mark III. However, a solid source that reported the 24-70 f/2.8L II and 35 f/1.4L II a month or so ago, says both lenses will be shipping sometime in April. Lenses have always been the toughest to nail down.

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*UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« on: January 28, 2012, 07:49:42 AM »

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #1 on: January 28, 2012, 07:52:54 AM »
I am still surprised by this 22MP figure. I really thought they'd use the 18MP sensor from the 1DX, or a variant of it.

Oh well, at least they're not going MP-insane; I'm in the ISO camp rather than the MP camp.

I'm cool with this. I can't afford one right yet, but I expect to be able to by the time the 5D3 is available to the public. Well, I could afford one right now but don't wanna raid my savings for it! That would be silly.

Yeah, I'll happily take a 5D3 with those specs.


Edit: I guess for a 3:2 aspect ratio, that makes ROUGHLY 5746 x 3828 pixels.
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #2 on: January 28, 2012, 07:56:45 AM »
I am counting the days!!!

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #3 on: January 28, 2012, 08:05:38 AM »
Me too!
Can't wait to see if it really has the 61pt AF.

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #4 on: January 28, 2012, 08:09:41 AM »
61pt AF like the 1DX??
I don't think that Canon will put the same AF in the 5D as the 1DX...

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #5 on: January 28, 2012, 08:10:20 AM »
I am counting the days!!!

You could of at least posted the days to save us the trouble. 
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 08:15:18 AM »
With those specs, I wonder at the price.  Still, with those specs, it would be hard to justify spending the additional thousands of $ for the 1D X...
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #6 on: January 28, 2012, 08:15:18 AM »

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #7 on: January 28, 2012, 08:17:12 AM »
It should keep the birders happy if the F/8 Focusing is there, heck they may even go to F/11
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2012, 08:21:32 AM »
sounds to good to be true, but let's see  :)
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2012, 08:26:17 AM »
Edit: I guess for a 3:2 aspect ratio, that makes ROUGHLY 5746 x 3828 pixels.

i guess it's more 5760 * 3840, because it will be 3 times the 1920*1080 size, with the 3:2 aspect ratio.

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2012, 08:28:44 AM »
With those specs, I wonder at the price.  Still, with those specs, it would be hard to justify spending the additional thousands of $ for the 1D X...

Indeed... but even with those specs, the 1DX will be the camera to have at the Olympics and not the 5DIII.

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2012, 08:31:05 AM »
I find the 61 point AF and the 7.5 frame per second so incredibly hard to believe... But hey, here's to hoping. I'd likely cancel my 1D-X pre-order and save a significant amount of money.

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2012, 08:31:31 AM »
With a 61pt AF and 7,5 fps....and a FF....that is a serious threat for my 7D. If those specs come true, I will probably go for the 5D MKIII - if the price is affordable to my wallet
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #13 on: January 28, 2012, 08:38:28 AM »
22mp Sounds highly probable - as mentioned in a different thread, perfect for 3×3 oversampling.  I'll be happy with this - in particular if the high-ISO performance is improved.

61pt AF Sounds like wishful thinking - Sure, Canon needs to improve the AF, as it is one of the main reasons many people (like myself) have not gotten the Mark II, but 61pt AF sounds a little excessive - I do expect an improvement, but not that great.

7.5fps Sounds too good to be true - it would hurt the 1DX sales.  I highly doubt this is accurate.

DIGIC 5 Sounds fairly likely.

New Battery Grip with Joystick Sounds highly probable - in particular considering the recent (leaked?) photos.

GPS Ready I hope so.  Personally I would want built-in GPS, but I can live with external GPS like what Canon announced for the 1DX.

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012, 08:45:36 AM »
- 61pt AF & 7.5fps

it seems unbelievable, yet there might be some truth in it - less and less people need reflex cameras, most are even fine with the latest phone cameras, mirrorless cameras produce very decent quality and looks like more push is taking place at this segment, leaving SLR-market quite aside - there must be very compelling reasons why to get yourself a big camera whereas one could get by with much lesser in size & price. Crippled dinosaurs are close to extinction.

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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #14 on: January 28, 2012, 08:45:36 AM »