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5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 06:06:00 AM »
aaaaaahhhhhhhhhh! Tons of information coming in about possibly the most anticipated camera of 2012 (sorry Nikon).

Announcement date of February 28, 2012? I have received lots of emails saying that’ll be the announcement date. I cannot confirm it to 100% certainty, so for now it’s just a guess.

Specs? All the same specs are coming in. 22mp, 61pt af, 6.9fps. It could definitely take the spot of the 7D, if the previous rumor is true.

Shipping? Late March or early April is the mentioned ship times for the camera. If this is true, there should be real solid leaks coming soon.

Where’s my megapixels? A lot of people are wondering why 22mp is it, especially after Nikon announced their 36mp D800 last week. Canon’s Masaya Maeda had some interesting things to say about a large megapixel body.

…Regarding how Canon responds to the competition from Nikon’s D800 and the concern of the successor of 5D Mark II, Maeda indicates that although he cannot leak information about un-announced product, the way Canon develops new product is to satisfy the needs of professional photographers. For instance, the introduction of EOS-1D X is to satisfy professional photographers to photoshoot sports events like the Olympics, in terms of their requirement of high FPS and high image quality under high ISO settings. If Canon thinks the market wants the high resolution models such as the 30 MP of Nikon’s D800, they can easily develop such products…

The bolded part of the above quote basically translates to, “we have one, give us a bit to tear a D800 apart and make sure ours is better”.

I still want a 5D2! There has also been a few suggestions that the 5D Mark II could remain current, even after a perceived replacement is announced.

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5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« on: February 14, 2012, 06:06:00 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: February 14, 2012, 06:15:47 AM »
"possibly the most anticipated camera of 2012"

God help Canon if they announce a crop 7D MkII in Feb. No amount of focus points or FPS will save them from the wrath of the 5Dx hordes... (myself included) :)

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Re: 5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2012, 06:19:12 AM »
with those specs quoted - if it also came with dual cf card slots, then i'd an extremely happy bunny and my pre-order is being submitted. Even more so if it has that nice battery grip  :)

As said, i', more than happy with 21mp and could happily drop back to 18mp - but i'd accept the slight increase if it pleased the video brigade and mp brigade.

If the 5D2 is going t be left on the market, might i suggest that Canon will knock its price down to that of the 7D or make it a replacement for the 60D? Blimey, wouldn't that upset the Nikon and Sony apple cart - having to compete with a 5D2 as an intro camera - or move up from your budget DSLR?

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« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2012, 06:19:48 AM »
Wow Canon, give us a much improved auto-focus system, and you really are listening.  Can't say I would spec my ideal 5DII replacement much differently than that. 

Highest on my wish-list was for better dynamic range, we'll have to see how much that improves on the 5DIII or 1DX.  Exciting times.

Disregard AF comment, not quite awake yet I suppose!  Wow, what a camera; assuming it's around $3k.
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« Reply #4 on: February 14, 2012, 06:21:48 AM »
If the 5D2 is going t be left on the market, might i suggest that Canon will knock its price down to that of the 7D or make it a replacement for the 60D?

and it would be no big step.

7D ~1200-1300 euro
5D MK2 ~1750 euro

im all for it!!

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Re: 5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: February 14, 2012, 06:42:20 AM »
I hope this rumor is true.
Once again, we'll get a great professional FF camera with superb video (as mpix count suggest). Looks like a solid and not suprising replacement for 5DmkII. It just got upgraded in al the aspects, with no change of aim.
This will fill the hole in canons lineup (between 5dmkii and 1dx). And the 5DmkII becomes that affordable FF camera, we all wanted.

The only thing missing is a high megapixel camera. There it is a question, if canon will even bother to make it. But I don't think that Canon will leave Nikon alone in this segment, no matter how small it is. Maybe the "cinema" DSLR will have a high Mpix count and low high iso performance (which would seperate it from c300). And cinema lenses are supposed to have like "super high" resolution (perfect for high mpix sensor).
Who knows..
« Last Edit: February 14, 2012, 06:51:17 AM by NoWii »

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« Reply #6 on: February 14, 2012, 06:43:22 AM »
Canon's comment is not a surprise. They have already showcased their 100 MP APS-H sensor. On the other hand, if Canon does NOT think the pros want high pixel count cameras, then.... :)
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« Reply #7 on: February 14, 2012, 07:09:30 AM »
Hmmm, a 1 DX + this new 5D.... :P
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« Reply #8 on: February 14, 2012, 07:35:27 AM »
At the moment I'm still thinking these specs are listed once somewhere and everyone one is repeating it, because it is so good, and almost everyone will be happy with it.

On the other hand, the nikon d800 specs were also always the same, and it appeared to be true. So where is the point of saying 'as from now these specs look really believeable instead of a probably wishlist'.... I don't know :)
Canon being a conservative company let's me think the wishlist, Canon needing to produce a model that will be relevant for the next 3-4 years let' me think the other way :) I'm just hoping this could be true, and we'll have to see then :)
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« Reply #9 on: February 14, 2012, 07:37:21 AM »
<strong>If Canon thinks the market wants the high resolution models such as the 30  MP of Nikon’s D800</strong>, <strong>they can easily develop such products…</strong></p></blockquote>
<p>The bolded part of the above quote basically translates to, “we have one, give us a bit to tear a D800 apart and make sure ours is better”.</p>

I love that...

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« Reply #10 on: February 14, 2012, 07:45:49 AM »
I love those specs and I love where the new mkIII seem to be headed!  As for the high MP body, I would bet Canon is much more advanced in their development then they led us to beleive in official statements.  In fact, I bet you it is ready and right now they are playing their marketing game like they want. 

The 5DX spec we saw a few days ago here would likely be a Nikon killer...we'll see.
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« Reply #11 on: February 14, 2012, 07:56:18 AM »
I love those specs and I love where the new mkIII seem to be headed!  As for the high MP body, I would bet Canon is much more advanced in their development then they led us to beleive in official statements.  In fact, I bet you it is ready and right now they are playing their marketing game like they want. 

The 5DX spec we saw a few days ago here would likely be a Nikon killer...we'll see.
I agree, Canon probably just wants to make sure theirs is better as the Admin stated  :P
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Re: 5D Mark III/X Information [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: February 14, 2012, 08:00:29 AM »
At the moment I'm still thinking these specs are listed once somewhere and everyone one is repeating it, because it is so good, and almost everyone will be happy with it.

On the other hand, the nikon d800 specs were also always the same, and it appeared to be true. So where is the point of saying 'as from now these specs look really believeable instead of a probably wishlist'.... I don't know :)
Canon being a conservative company let's me think the wishlist, Canon needing to produce a model that will be relevant for the next 3-4 years let' me think the other way :) I'm just hoping this could be true, and we'll have to see then :)

All that you've said is true and valid, right up until the appearance of the 1DX. Now i'm not so sure.

I have a feeling Canon has been doing a serious amount of home-work, and may have just got the strategies right.

All Canon using pro's are feeling rather smug about the 1DX when compared to the D4.

With the release of the D800, Nikon still haven't produced anything to match the 5D2.

If Canon release a 5D3/x with the specs announced - Canon may well mop up a whole load of Nikon D700 users who just wanted a 16/18mp version of the D700 and some improvement in DR and ISO.

The MP brigade have been given a hint that their much desired camera may well still appear in a fashion that will give the D800 serious competition. May personal view is that Canon have probably been working on this MP beast for longer than Nikon and have just sat and waited to see what the response is from people.

The world of Canon comes across to me as a changing world. They got a real kicking with the 1D3, and the initial black dot on the 5D2 and a few other various issues - i think they've looked at what they got wrong and have put it right.

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« Reply #13 on: February 14, 2012, 08:02:00 AM »
Despite ordering 2 x 1Dx's I would love the replacement 5D3 to mean I don't have to get them.

Not from the money front but the weight. The 5D2 was a lovely camera but the lack of shutter, aperture and iso limits along with the poor AF was a deal breaker for me.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2012, 08:12:37 AM »

The bolded part of the above quote basically translates to, “we have one, give us a bit to tear a D800 apart and make sure ours is better”.


Well if that mentality is true, then they could've have started at ISO and AF . . . . "easily."

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