There will not be an EOS 5D Mark V [CR2]

Canon Rumors Guy

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I have been told that the EOS 5D series is going the way of the EOS 7D series.
There will be no direct DSLR successor for the EOS 5D Mark IV.
The source claims that the EOS 5D Mark V development was stopped “some time ago”, and that there are no plans to make an EOS R5 version of the popular professional DSLR line.
The same source adds that Canon is obviously aware of the popularity of the 5D line and the fact that there are still a lot of shooters that will prefer the DSLR experience. The source suspects that there is some kind of development going on to appease those users, but didn’t know exactly what it was.
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Codebunny

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OVF, bigger size, battery life are still on its side. But it would just be a R5 with the 1DXIII's AF system. To keep the line going perhaps just reuse the mark IV bodies. Or just push everyone to RF.
 
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Fischer

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Seems obvious to me. Never understood the many who claimed that Canon "had to" stick to FF DSLRs. Mirrorless is the future. If anything cheap small-form factor DSLR's may have a chance. Canon can continue to churn out 5DIV's for the die hard fans.
 

Codebunny

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Seems obvious to me. Never understood the many who claimed that Canon "had to" stick to FF DSLRs. Mirrorless is the future. If anything cheap small-form factor DSLR's may have a chance. Canon can continue to churn out 5DIV's for the die hard fans.
I think they are even less likely. The XXXD and XXXXD bodies are still huge compared to a mirrorless and who wants to bring something that looks 'old' out on vacation when this mirrorless has a touch to focus screen and no viewfinder?
 
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Kiton

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From the CFO's point of view, it makes sense for Canon.

But, the 5d 4 is the best digital camera I have ever owned, I often take the 5d for an assignment over the 1dx 2 (NHL, MLS, CFL games etc aside).
I have 2x 1dx 2, and I have ordered a R5. Who knows, maybe the auto focus is so good that I will start using the R5 at hockey and football games. Will the legacy 400 2.8 and 300 2.8 be as fast on the R5 as an RF lens? So many unknowns still.
But, it is too soon to kill the line off, it is Canon's "anchor tenant" so to speak. They should make a 5d mk 5 to ease the transition.
 

Freddell

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But, it is too soon to kill the line off, it is Canon's "anchor tenant" so to speak. They should make a 5d mk 5 to ease the transition.
Agreed, there is still life left in EF mount, since they already took the investment on the R5 sensor and X processor, autofocus module in 1Dx etc there would only be a very small incremental cost to produce a MkV
 

mikebg

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From the CFO's point of view, it makes sense for Canon.

But, the 5d 4 is the best digital camera I have ever owned, I often take the 5d for an assignment over the 1dx 2 (NHL, MLS, CFL games etc aside).
I feel the same about the 5DIV, but I am sure that by the time the R5 MkII is released they will have ironed out all the problems with mirrorless and there really will be no point in a 5DV. That's my own reasoning. At the moment I see no reason to change my 5DIV, which really is a fantastic piece of kit.
 

lloyd709

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Strategy fits in with the market that Canon is focusing on (excuse the pun) - people that don't use the kit to make a living but have deep pockets. Makes commercial sense I guess but it's not good for the most of the guys still eking out a living shooting. Budgets are tight and the last thing we can do with is an unnecessary complete kit switch for what is in reality very little gain (for me complete silent shooting would be handy sometimes) and loss in some departments (digital viewfinder, battery drain and I don't care for the slight reduction in size). I only know 2 professionals that use mirrorless and they were both 'sponsored' to do so!! I'm 50 and hoping for another 15 years shooting - wonder if I can get there with a 5DIV!!!!!
 
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jolyonralph

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CR2, people.

I still think a 5D5 is happening.

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I think we can all appreciate that Canon Rumors' success rate with rumors recently has been very high. If it's listed as a CR2 then that's the highest level of rumor below "FACT".

You may *hope* than the 5D5 is happening, but I'd trust CR on this one.

Fortunately your current DSLRs will continue to work fine if you don't want to switch to mirrorless. As far as I know Canon are still building 5DIVs if you need a new one.
 

Starting out EOS R

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I had only ever had DSLR's and went straight from a 7D mkII to the EOSR. The smaller body and weight loss was great. The sacrifice was the slow FPS but overall an easy move. with the R5 rectifying the FPS issue I'm a happy man, when I get the R5 delivered that is.

I never got to own or use a 5DIV but everyone I know swears by them as solid workhorses. I can understand the sadness if there is no newer version but as they say, time stands still for no man / woman lol. Hopefully the R5 will be the replacement and workhorse everyone wants it to be but you can always use it as a hand warmer in winter if you like shooting 8k a lot, allegedly. ;)