To me, this sounds like a conglomeration of the 5DS/r and 5DIV. I feel like that megapixel count will disappoint people wanting a 5DS/r replacement though. Personally, based on the photographic specs alone, I'd buy this in a heartbeat. I was disappointed with the 1DXiii from a photography specs standpoint (I get why the video people were elated though), so I'd shell out the cash for this instead, if these specs come to fruition.
Still, playing devil's advocate for a minute here: 45 mp scales down to a respectable 17.5 mp in crop mode. It could be possible that Canon is developing a "hybrid" model in the sense that it offers high resolution in full frame mode and faster fps, etc., in crop mode. Perhaps this is the 7D replacement with a full frame sensor. I doubt it, but it does make for an interesting thought experiment.
Different camera for different uses. I would think that if this is close to true, it will probably be priced in the range of Sony's top line camera. If Canon were smart, they would undercut Sony by 500.00 and rely on their RF lenses. The RF lenses are far superior to anything Sony has.Sounds too good to be true, the new 1Dxmkiii can barely pull these specs.
I don't know where you came up with your 51ppi number.
Maybe the battery is just that big.I tend to agree that this is a bunch of baloney. How could a "source" know that the battery is new, but looks like the LP-E6 and not be able to tell if the model is "5" or "S." If you've been close enough to see the battery, how could you not have been close enough to see the model number?
This is roughly 4.5x the stills throughput of the 5D4.
So no, this is a 5DS and 1DX3. Then with IBIS. Then on a major dose of steroids.
Which is to say that it is nonsense.
Sure, but a $6,000 super camera is not a replacement for a 7D.
Build some rocket ship with an FF shutter, FF DPAF, metering, etc. only to have some users lock it in crop turbo-mode for its entire usage? I just don't see it. At least not at a 7D price point. I could see it as a nice option for those parting with a lot more money for the second coming of the 1DS line.
The longest you can expose for with a 35mm lens on FF without seeing a star trail is 14.3s. Using the 1/f rule, 8 stops of IS will give 256/35s for handholding, which is 7.3s. So, that's just about perfect for hand-held astrophotography!We've waited so long for IBIS that when it finally gets here, I expect to be able to do hand-held astrophotography with it.
Good. Putting my tripod on ebay now...The longest you can expose for with a 35mm lens on FF without seeing a star trail is 14.3s. Using the 1/f rule, 8 stops of IS will give 256/35s for handholding, which is 7.3s. So, that's just about perfect for hand-held astrophotography!