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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #15 on: January 28, 2012, 08:47:39 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...

How many of the specs were "spot on" back in October before the 1Dx announcement?
And, what would this mean pricewise, if 61 AF points and the 7.5 fps really materialize? Mk 1DIV level?
As a kind of a trickledown from 1DX AF wise?
I am not too much into tech, though. You are the experts. Thanks for any comment, although there's nothing but wild specualtions...




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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 #16 on: January 28, 2012, 09:00:32 AM »
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<strong>More mentions

</strong>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.</p>
<p>It’s mentioned that Canon will also announce new PowerShot cameras, a new Legria camcorder and Selphy printer(s).</p>
<p>Kevin Wang, based in Taiwan, posted on his Facebook wall that he will be <a href="http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=1600286853">an official photographer </a>for the 5D Mark III. <em>(thanks Hansen)</em></p>
<p><strong>5D Mark III Specs

</strong>If I put together everything I have heard, these are the specs of the 5D Mark III.</p>
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<li>22mp</li>
<li>61pt AF</li>
<li>7.5fps (this I’ve only seen once)</li>
<li>DIGIC 5 </li>
<li>New Battery Grip with Joystick</li>
<li>GPS Ready</li>
</ul>
<p>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.</p>
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In relation to CR's rating of the sources: if they consist of the same persons who provided you the 1Dx data (what I strongly hope) then you are about to land your next coup early this year 8)
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #17 on: January 28, 2012, 09:01:27 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.

Well spotted! Good call.
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Re: 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #18 on: January 28, 2012, 09:13:21 AM »
if the 5D III has anywhere near those specs and is anywhere near the 5DII price I will be a very eager buyer.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #19 on: January 28, 2012, 09:14:31 AM »
61 AF points and 7.5 fps are big surprises.

We'll see how this pans out... :)

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« Reply #20 on: January 28, 2012, 09:21:57 AM »
Since I always think of the 5 Series to be aimed towards studio photographers, I find some of the specs rumored to be quite awkward, especially the frame rate and the AF which wouldn't be a BIG bonus over the Mk II for studio photographers.

On the other hand, if Canon really is re-shaping the whole line of cameras (suggested by 1DX and G1X), the 5D Mk III might actually have these rumored specs and be aiming towards enthusiasts who are looking for an high-end camera with a good bit of everything. In this case, another model (say 3D) may be imminent...

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« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2012, 09:36:38 AM »
Since I always think of the 5 Series to be aimed towards studio photographers, I find some of the specs rumored to be quite awkward, especially the frame rate and the AF which wouldn't be a BIG bonus over the Mk II for studio photographers.

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #21 on: January 28, 2012, 09:36:38 AM »

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2012, 09:46:41 AM »
Since I always think of the 5 Series to be aimed towards studio photographers, I find some of the specs rumored to be quite awkward, especially the frame rate and the AF which wouldn't be a BIG bonus over the Mk II for studio photographers.

On the other hand, if Canon really is re-shaping the whole line of cameras (suggested by 1DX and G1X), the 5D Mk III might actually have these rumored specs and be aiming towards enthusiasts who are looking for an high-end camera with a good bit of everything. In this case, another model (say 3D) may be imminent...

You are right, 5D series was meant for studio shooters where AF and fps aren't so important but with latest releases/announcement I think they are re-building product lines (as you suggested).

What I think is that the new 5D will be aimed for those who want to have all features (a little crippled from 1D series) and high image quality - and doesn't need 12 fps, rugedness (& size, weight) of 1D.

They may release a crazy high Mpx camera for landscape/studio shooters. But they want tons of Mpx then they can go for medium format and get 60 Mpx digital back wall (or how it is called).
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #23 on: January 28, 2012, 09:51:05 AM »
To fuel the rumour, I suppose some of the most unbelievable specs make sense when you compare with the rumoured Nikon D800 specs: http://nikonrumors.com/2011/12/22/upcoming-nikon-products-all-you-need-to-know-recap.aspx/

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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #24 on: January 28, 2012, 10:04:44 AM »
Based on the 7D and the 5DII I did a little math and get 6.5 fps for a single Digic5+ processor in a 22MP camera, but than again this asumes that the difference between normal and dual 5+ is the same as for the 4 series.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #25 on: January 28, 2012, 10:11:56 AM »
I do think the camera will be announced well before the 1D X ships.

Whatever the 5DIII brings in terms of specs, I really hope this turns to be true.  It would eliminate a lot of uncertainty/risk over purchase of a 1D X.
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Re: *UPDATE* 5D Mark III - February 7, 2012 [CR2]
« Reply #26 on: January 28, 2012, 10:16:04 AM »
ok.....My next Q is how much should I put into my savings account$$? $3K max?
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« Reply #27 on: January 28, 2012, 10:19:36 AM »
ok.....My next Q is how much should I put into my savings account$$? $3K max?

I think it depends on the specs - the better it is, the more Canon will likely charge. 22 MP with improved AF and 5 fps, likely same price or less that 5DII at launch - I'd guess $2500 for that.  But 61-pt AF (same as 1D X) and 7.5 fps, I'd guess well north of $3K.
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« Reply #28 on: January 28, 2012, 10:25:22 AM »
I do think the camera will be announced well before the 1D X ships.

Whatever the 5DIII brings in terms of specs, I really hope this turns to be true.  It would eliminate a lot of uncertainty/risk over purchase of a 1D X.

This is exactly why I believe the new 5 series camera will be announced before 1Dx starts shipping.

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« Reply #29 on: January 28, 2012, 10:31:48 AM »
idk, 7.5 fps sounds like wishful thinking, especially coupled with a good AF.

also given the very high resolution of the D800, I don't suppose canon is going to price the new 5 at the same level?
but then if prices of D800 and 5 are the same (more than $2500), my guess is that D800 will be better (D700 only had no resolution and no video, but now sides are reversed). so either the new 5 has incredible image quality (doubt it), or the D800 will just be better.

but this means that canon may have to price it lower (which is fine for me). in this case though, the high fps count and the supposedly good AF means it would take away sales from the 1DX because the price difference would be huge.

Then there's something wrong somewhere in what I wrote.
my guess is exactly fps.

oh btw more than gps it'd be cool to have integrated wifi. in a lot of situations wifi is enough to determine position. but it's also useful for other stuff.

edit: oh I just saw the D800 will have 4fps.. uhh yeah then a higher fps would make some sense for the 5. but it'd still need to be priced lower.
I mean I don't want to repeat myself but I expect the sensor on the D800 to be at least as good as the one on the 5. probably better. possibly much better.

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