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5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:24:05 PM »

Interesting thought

A split in the 5D line has been rumoured for a while now. This rumor was not submitted to me, instead it was sent to [NL]. It’s consistent with some things I have heard, however take this one with a large grain of salt.


5D X



  • 45MP (With a pixel size similar to the power shot G1X)

  • 61 points AF (Similar to the 1DX but simpler)

  • 3.4 fps, 100-6400 (50-12800)

  • 1 Digic 5+ Digic 4


5D Mark III



  • 22MP

  • 61 points AF (Similar to the 1DX but simpler)

  • 6.9 fps, ISO 100-25600(50-51200)

  • 1 Digic 5+ Digic 4

  • Best HD video quality of any EOS camera


Both over $3k


Source: [NL]


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5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« on: February 09, 2012, 07:24:05 PM »

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: February 09, 2012, 07:27:54 PM »
hah if thats true I'll take 2 of each

i wonder if that is the case if i can still get $2k each for my 5Dmk2s at 6months old
hmmm
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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: February 09, 2012, 07:28:31 PM »
Bring it.  If only to stop the constant "I'm switching to Nikon" and "Canon hates its customers" threads.
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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: February 09, 2012, 07:28:58 PM »
Sweet!  But I'll still save up and get the 1DX which is just about perfect for my uses.

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2012, 07:31:05 PM »
The one thing I've been failing to understand with all the 5D replacement spec rumors is why a high MP camera (be it a single model or one of two) would have anything near pro-grade AF. Normally AF is a huge differentiating factor between lines and would pump the cost up quite a bit, but any camera with high MP is clearly being marketed to a studio/landscape/macro crowd in which AF performance is far less important. Yes, I'd love to see something better than the 5D Mark II's AF system, but I think anything even remotely approaching the 1DX's AF is a recipe for a 1Ds Mark III repeat.

If there are two models, I believe it makes the most sense for one to prioritize resolution and low ISO performance while the other prioritizes speed, AF, and high ISO performance. Generally speaking, photographers want one or the other. If they want both, then they should be willing to pay the massive premium for a flagship 1D-series camera.

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2012, 07:31:26 PM »
i think these specs sound more like a wish list in part...

Over £3k for these bodies? Th 45mp i could expect as being £3k +, but a 5D3 will cause a riot at over £3k.
Especially as the only main area of improvement is with AF, and yet most improvements seem to come from the usage of the Digic5+ and the 1DX Digic 4 AF system.

Superb Video? I suppose that would get a lot of people happy with this, but would it be as good as what the 1DX is offering?

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 07:32:14 PM »
Yet Canon does not plan on either of these being the 4k cinema DSLR?  Not going to lie, but this seems like a pretty good solution for a 5D replacement.

Wedding, low-light, movie makers, and even sports photogs can use the 5DIII for their purposes; yet when high iso speeds are unnecessary, such as in a studio or in landscape environments, the 5dX provides great resolution.

Interestingly, the 5DIII sounds more like what the 5dX should be (sports, speed, low-light, and movie hybrid), and the 5Dx sound more like the natural successor to the 5DII (landscape, high-resolution portraiture).

That said, I don't anticipate these specs coming to fruition.

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2012, 07:32:14 PM »

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2012, 07:32:26 PM »
Damn....its so hard to choose between these 2. Most pro i will go with the Mk3 which has higher FPS and ISO...just hoping they announced real soon.

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2012, 07:32:51 PM »
That "5DX" is what I want! Only trouble is I suspect the used market would be flooded by 5D2s so reselling at a decent price is going to be tough then.
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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2012, 07:33:23 PM »
hah if thats true I'll take 2 of each

i wonder if that is the case if i can still get $2k each for my 5Dmk2s at 6months old
hmmm

Is that an offer?

The 5D X approach addresses the MP race with D800.  With high FPS, the 5D Mk3 seems like a FF 7D.

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2012, 07:35:01 PM »
The one thing I've been failing to understand with all the 5D replacement spec rumors is why a high MP camera (be it a single model or one of two) would have anything near pro-grade AF. Normally AF is a huge differentiating factor between lines and would pump the cost up quite a bit, but any camera with high MP is clearly being marketed to a studio/landscape/macro crowd in which AF performance is far less important. Yes, I'd love to see something better than the 5D Mark II's AF system, but I think anything even remotely approaching the 1DX's AF is a recipe for a 1Ds Mark III repeat.

If there are two models, I believe it makes the most sense for one to prioritize resolution and low ISO performance while the other prioritizes speed, AF, and high ISO performance. Generally speaking, photographers want one or the other. If they want both, then they should be willing to pay the massive premium for a flagship 1D-series camera.

becasue Nikon AF has been beating the hell out of canon non 1D AF for quite some time now and canon are stepping up to plate with a big bat :D
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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2012, 07:37:12 PM »
Never would I waste my money on a 45 megapixel full frame camera, 21 megapixels already exceeds my needs

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 07:41:40 PM »
I doubt if these will be above $3k!!! With the D800 now out, I can see the 5DX being aroun $3200-3500, but I think the 5DMk III would be below that...probably around $2700. at least that's what I would do if I were a product manager at Canon.

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2012, 07:41:40 PM »

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2012, 07:46:25 PM »
Hoping these stats hold.  The video upgrade of the 5DIII sounds very good to me.  Looks like a fine still cam as well. 

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 07:48:33 PM »
The mkIII variant looks like my perfect camera! Please let it be true.

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Re: 5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2012, 07:48:33 PM »