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Big Megapixels Coming Soon? [CR1]

Big Megapixels Coming Soon? [CR1]

More mentions
I’ve had two separate comments in regards to Canon entering the big megapixel space. We’re talking 35+ megapixels like the Nikon D800. Both comments mention an announcement sooner than later. No word on whether we’re talking about an EOS-1 or 5D3 style body.

Lots to come in August and September!

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More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]

More Full Frame Cameras on the 2012 Horizon? [CR2/CR1]

More big sensor cameras
We reported a while ago that Canon would introduce a new “entry level”  full frame camera some time in 2012. With the recent Nikon D600 rumors, there has been a lot of chatter in the Canon world if they’d do the same thing. For the moment, the 5D Mark II is Canon’s entry level full frame camera.

No specs were given to me, but again I was told Canon is working on such a camera to be available before Christmas 2012 (or 2013 if recent history tells us anything).

… and the other?
I’ve received 2 other reports that Canon will possibly announce another full frame DSLR beyond the “entry level” in 2012, with availability moving into 2013. One would assume it would be a larger megapixel offering.

I have heard as many as 5 different sensors are in the wild and being tested,  and in various camera form factors.

CRs Take
It’s highly likely that both cameras will become real products. I do get the feeling Canon hasn’t committed to their immediate roadmap yet and there’s a lot of “wait and see what the market wants” going on. People would like to see the Cinema EOS brand trickle down into a more affordable product than the EOS-1D C, but I don’t see that happening until the 1D C actually starts to ship. I’ll leave the delay jokes up to you guys.

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Canon EOS 5DC, Real or a Joke?

Real or a Joke?
I received this tidbit of fun when I was at NAB, just getting around to posting it. It shows a model name “5DC” on an official Canon web site. The one issue I see with the “leak” is that it originated on April 1, so maybe a Canon employee was having some fun?

Anyway, here’s the evidence and direct quote from the submission.

Canon 5DC: Real or Joke?


Direct Quote
Go to google and search for “eos 5dc” without the quotes. https://www.google.com/search?aq=f&sourceid=chrome&ie=UTF-8&q=eos+5dc

Now if you click the link, the page is missing, but if you look at google’s cached version of that page, it has titles and headlines for a Canon Eos 5DC (which I am currently hoping for). But the actual content of the page is for the C300.

But it also says that this was a google snapshot done on April 1, so is this a cruel April fool’s joke for true Canon rumor junkies? See the screen shot. I have a few more scrolling down the page if you need.

Canon Cinema EOS | Products: Camera 5dc
cinemaeos.usa.canon.com/products.php?type=Camera&model=5dc
Lenses for the EOS 5dc. Canon offers possibly the finest lens lineup available to cinematographers and videographers from any single vendor.

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The Big Megapixel Body in 2013?

The Big Megapixel Body in 2013?

More Pixels…
There are various reports that Canon won’t release the big 35+ mp camera until 2013. I’ve even heard the suggestion they’ll come in at 40mp+.  Canon does feel that their 20mp range for DSLRs is the best course for the moment. Customer demand will probably dictate whether or not they get into the big megapixel market. I do feel it’s inevitable that it’ll happen in the next 12 months.

There’s a big price gap between the 5D Mark III at $3500 and the 1D X at $6799 that I think needs filled. APS-H is dead, so something has to go in there around $4500-$5000. Judging by the initial sales of the 5D Mark III, people are willing to pay a lot of money for high end digital SLRs.

Source: [NL]

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The Megapixels are Coming [CR1]

The Megapixels are Coming [CR1]

More pixels are coming
A suggestion that a high megapixel camera is coming from Canon, and could be introduced near the end of 2012. Alongside the camera would come new ultra wide angle lens(es). It was suggested both a zoom and a prime in the area of 16mm.

I warn that this sort of conjecture will be a regular occurrence going forward I think. There is a large number of people in the community that desire a 35+ megapixel camera from Canon.

NAB 2012?
Some have suggested the upcoming 4K DSLR will be the high megapixel camera. I don’t believe that to be true, as the high megapixel count is definitely a request of the photographic community, and paying for high end video features is probably not something that would make the segment too happy.

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*UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]

*UPDATE* The Next 5D on March 2, 2012 [CR3]

5D Mark III
Below are the known specs of the upcoming 5D Mark III. To see all the 5D Mark III coverage, you can click here for the category view.

Canon EOS 5D Mark III & 24-70 f/2.8L II

Specs

  • 22mp
  • 61pt AF
  • 100% VF
  • 3.2″ LCD
  • Dual CF/SD Card Slots
  • Price: Around $3500 USD
  • Announcement on March 2, 2012 (Depending where you are on earth)
  • Battery Grip BG-E11
New Flash
It’s either the 590EX or the 600EX, any way you look at it, it’s a new flagship flash.

So this pretty much confirms what we’ve been saying for a while now.

More Images

5D Mark III & 24-70 f/2.8L II Kit, BG-E11, 600EX - Click for larger

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*BUSTED* 5D Mark III & 5D X Specs?

*BUSTED* 5D Mark III & 5D X Specs?

BUSTED?
Simonxu11 on our forum busted this one pretty quickly. It appears at least one of these spec lists appeared last May on Camera Gear Guide.

thanks Simon

The split in the line is still something that has come from a few places. The most common resolution numbers for each camera are 22mp and 34mp. Again, everyone is pointing to two full frame cameras under the 1D X.

New Specs?
The following specs have shown up on a Chinese web store. How factual it is, I am unsure. Some of the specs I’ve seen, others I haven’t. However, if there’s a split of the 5D line, and all signs point that way, some specs may be getting mashed across each model. More about the split in a bit.

5D Mark III (source)
26.4mp
19 AF Points
4.9fps
DIGIC V
Wireless Flash Operation

5D X (source)
45mp

61 AF points
DIGIC 5+ & DIGIC 4

thanks stefan & bernd

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5D Mark III/X Variation & New Flagship Speedlite? [CR1]

5D Mark III/X Variation & New Flagship Speedlite? [CR1]

5D Mark III/X Specs
A slightly different spec list for the coming 5D3/5Dx. It mentions the camera using the 1D Mark IV AF system and not the 1D X’s 61pt AF. This is the first I’ve heard that. Definitely not a bad thing if true.

Also mentioned is an upgrade in weather sealing to match the 7D. I have heard of leaking 7D’s, so I’m not sure if that’s a good thing.

Replacement of the 580?
A new flagship flash may be coming shortly. No guide number was given, but a suggestion it will use radio to trigger flashes. It may also trigger cameras.

Announcement Soon [CR3]

Announcement Soon [CR3]

Get ready
Things are heating up and we’re going to see an announcement soon. February 28, 2012 is still shaping up as the day of an announcement, though it could be a week later. We’ll be seeing a full frame camera announced. We’re still unsure if it’ll be a 5D Mark III or a 5D X.

The next 90 days could be pretty exciting for the Canon community. Expect a bunch of announcements. This isn’t [CR3], but it sounds like we’ll see at least 2 full frame cameras announced before NAB in April. One will probably be the 4K camera. Also expect more lens announcements.

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5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]

5D Split? 5D X & 5D Mark III [CR1]

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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