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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


  • 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.

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



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

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

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)
19 AF Points
Wireless Flash Operation

5D X (source)

61 AF points

thanks stefan & bernd



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.



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]