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26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« on: April 17, 2011, 05:08:17 PM »
A new 5D Mark III rumor popped up on [CGG] this weekend.

Specifications

  • 26.4 million effective pixels
  • ISO expandable to 102,400
  • 19 point AF system, 3 cross-type points
  • DIGIC 5
  • 4.9 fps continuous shooting
  • 63-zone iFCL metering
  • 1.04 million dot LCD
  • Improved camera grip
  • Improved pentaprism, approximately 100% frame coverage
  • released mid-year

All the specs are reasonable and almost expected.

All other info I’ve received has said 30+ mp and 7D AF. No word on video specs yet.

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26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #1 on: April 17, 2011, 05:10:56 PM »
Sounds much more believable than most of the other rumors so far.

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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #2 on: April 17, 2011, 05:18:33 PM »
Very sensible rumor - even though it's hard to believe that the 5DIII will come before the 1DV (or the 1DsIII successor).

Still sticking to my prediction that the next camera from Canon will be the 1DV  8).
The 5DIII will come later. Same specs as in this rumor but with the 1DV sensor - likely 30mp, though, not 26mp.
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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #3 on: April 17, 2011, 05:28:10 PM »
So is the sensor just an enlarged version of the one in the 1D4? It'll be interesting to see what ISO102,400 looks like! Also, wasn't it supposed to have raw video output, according to one rumor?

I disagree with CGG that it makes sense to use the sensor from the flagship high resolution model in another model costing 60% less. The 5D2 severely damaged 1Ds3 sales.
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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #4 on: April 17, 2011, 05:32:34 PM »
This sounds great. I'd love to hear rumors of a new kit lens to go with it. Are either of the 24-? L zooms due for a refresh?
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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #5 on: April 17, 2011, 05:34:14 PM »
So how does the AF compare to the current MK II? The current one has 9 points + 6 assists. Please excuse my ignorance (never quite understood the literature for the MK II), but I'm assuming that means 9 cross-type sensors? If so, doesn't having only 3 in the MK III mean it's actually a step (or 6) backwards? 

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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2011, 05:38:25 PM »
" 19 point AF system, 3 cross-type points"
That is a few steps backward from the 7D. 7D is ALL 19 points cross.


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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2011, 05:52:04 PM »

That sounds about right for a modest upgrade to last a couple of years. Although much is left unsaid, I'll buy it -- the sooner the better.
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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2011, 06:12:56 PM »
I doubt this is all there is to a 5DIII. Not enough in those specs to tempt me to upgrade.

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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #9 on: April 17, 2011, 06:26:42 PM »
19 point AF system, 3 cross-type points

I hope this is BS.  If not, that's just, well...pathetic.   A 5D3 can have 9 or more AF points, but they all should be cross-type.  Only the center point on the 5DII is cross-type, and it's the only one that works well.  A 5DIII with 3 useful AF points?  Egad, I hope not...
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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #10 on: April 17, 2011, 06:29:44 PM »
" 19 point AF system, 3 cross-type points"
That is a few steps backward from the 7D. 7D is ALL 19 points cross.

I think they meant f/2.8 cross-type points, with the rest being f/5.6.

This is the one spec that kind of stands out to me; where would the 3 be? Seems kind of odd...I would think 5 would make more sense (1 center, 4 corners or 1 center and 1 on each side of the center). Being 3 it might be Center, then the one directly to the left and right of it.

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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #11 on: April 17, 2011, 07:59:46 PM »
Yeah, this sounds lame enough to be promising.

3 cross type sensors is not what any upgrading 5D2 shooter is looking for, at all. 26mpx is such a modest increase that it'll barely be noticeable. Nearly 5 fps would be a nice upgrade. This is not the 5D3 I'm looking for, that's for sure.

The crippled AF is the number one complaint on the 5D2. If Canon ignores that, it does does so at its peril.


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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #12 on: April 17, 2011, 08:02:32 PM »
So, on the next version I think we'll actually see a bit higher FPS and a better AF. 

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« Reply #13 on: April 17, 2011, 08:04:04 PM »
" 19 point AF system, 3 cross-type points"
That is a few steps backward from the 7D. 7D is ALL 19 points cross.
True, but I don't think the 7D is a good indicator for what the 5D3 will be. Sure, everyone (me included) wishes it to be basically a full-frame version of the 7D, but I don't think this is what Canon will do. The 5D has always been a bit on the low end in terms of features (but not the sensor, of course) - probably so it doesn't cannibalize 1-series sales too much.

I hope this is BS.  If not, that's just, well...pathetic.   A 5D3 can have 9 or more AF points, but they all should be cross-type.  Only the center point on the 5DII is cross-type, and it's the only one that works well.  A 5DIII with 3 useful AF points?  Egad, I hope not...
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The thing I like about the AF systems in the 40/50/60D and especially the 7D is that every AF-point is cross-type, so you can select focus points purely based on composition and not the technical limitations of the AF system.

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Re: 26.4mp 5D Mark III Mid-year? [CR1]
« Reply #14 on: April 17, 2011, 08:07:42 PM »
not 7d.  i don't think we'll get a FF 7d, with 8fps, flash, wireless sycn, etc.  I think we'll get a 24ish mp FF sensor, with excellent detail, etc.  Probably 5.5-6 fps, and a much better AF than currently. No flash still and iso to  100K+ Could be something else, maybe GPS or something like that.

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