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« on: November 28, 2008, 08:11 »
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Here is the Rumor and News thread for the Canon 5D Mark III - let us know if you hear something.  I'll keep this first post updated with all the info.  There is also a good rumor page on the TogTech blog

Dec 6, 2011 Update
Pixel count is now said to be over 30MP, focus - something ala Canon 7D and fps staying where they are with the current 5D mark II

July 7, 2011 Update
No more real news about a new camera.  There are rumors about it coming out in 2012, or maybe still late in 2011.  I've read reports of both 24mp and 32mp ... I'm hoping for 32 :)

February 17, 2011 Update
There are lots of rumors of 5D mark II's being sold out everywhere.  I can see that BHPhoto still has them in stock, and it looks like Amazon has a few in stock as well, so things aren't totally depleted yet.  There are also rumors of 'news' coming out that a 2011 release seems highly likely, maybe in March (I don't think so) or maybe later in the year like the last 5D release (my guess)

December 22, 2010 Update
Well here's an update with no real updates... lots of people are talking but nobody has any hard facts
.. but there is a lot of talk about a new form factor for Canon, with the 1Ds series being something different than a 35mm like we are used to.  If the 5D is stealing the 1Ds market, then perhaps the 5D will become the new 1Ds in a way and the 1Ds will become something bigger... Looking forward to 2011 to find out!

August 2, 2010 Update
It doesn't like the 5D Mark III is going to be released any time soon, probably not until late 2011.  If the release timing is similar to the 5D Mark II then it could be available for late 2011, like around Christmas.  It looks like we'll be stuck with the 5D Mark II for a little while longer, which isn't such a bad thing either.

July 7, 2010 Update
The latest rumor is that is will be released in 2011, no details on the specs yet though

March 5, 2010 Update
It looks like we will be waiting a while still - so while we do, here is all the canon threads.
http://www.microstockgroup.com/canon/

The last rumors suggest a release date of Fall 2010 or spring 2011 but before the 5D Mark III the 1Ds Mark IV will be released so we have a bit of waiting to go.  When the 1Ds Mark IV is released we will hopefully get an idea of the specs the 5D Mark III will have as previously the 5D has had very similar specs to the previous 1D camera.

I will keep this post updated with current links or news
5D Mark III search on BHPhoto
Canon 5D Mark III [Amazon Search]
« Last Edit: December 06, 2011, 04:36 by leaf »


« Reply #1 on: December 16, 2009, 03:29 »
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not that I am impatient or anything.... but I wonder how long we will have to wait before the new 5D comes out.

grp_photo

« Reply #2 on: December 16, 2009, 04:53 »
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you are two years to early

« Reply #3 on: December 16, 2009, 05:53 »
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you are two years to early
well it was one year since the first post - I thought it was time to dig up some tasty rumors ;)

« Reply #4 on: December 16, 2009, 07:13 »
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Wouldn't we see a 1Ds Mark IV first? And then maybe a year later a 5DIII with the same sensor?  8)

« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2009, 07:34 »
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Canon will make annoucement about new products in mid-january. It might be early for a 5D mark III though but they should announce the 60D and 1Ds Mark IV.

« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2009, 08:12 »
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Wouldn't we see a 1Ds Mark IV first? And then maybe a year later a 5DIII with the same sensor?  8)


yeah, that is probably how it will work.  Whatever comes out on the 1DsmarkIV will give a good indication of what the next 5D will look like.  I am not expecting any 5D's for another year or so though.  Hopefully the 1Ds is announced in January like Talanis mentioned
http://www.canonrumors.com/2010/02/5d-mark-iii-cr1/
« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 04:44 by leaf »

« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2009, 09:49 »
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here is a 1D mark IV video to tie us over :)
Canon 1DmkIV at the races - test shoot


and a wad of rumors from Northern Light Images
http://www.northlight-images.co.uk/cameras/Canon_5d3.html
« Last Edit: May 25, 2010, 04:45 by leaf »

« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2009, 11:15 »
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I'm not sure I will be upgrading for a few years even if something good does come out.  The 5DII pretty much covers all my needs.  I don't really need more than 20+ MP, and once they release the firmware update that allows 24P video, it will do everything I've ever wanted my cameras to do.   I think I'll probably focus on getting some of the higher end lenses the next couple of years.

« Reply #9 on: February 09, 2010, 17:38 »
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Anyone seen this yet?  First rumor I have seen about the 5dmkIII.  I hope it is true...especially the part about it getting a 7D AF system.  That alone would make it worth it to me. newbielink:http://www.canonrumors.com/category/photography/5d-mark-iii/ [nonactive]

lisafx

« Reply #10 on: February 09, 2010, 17:50 »
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I can't imagine what Canon could possibly offer at this point to persuade me to upgrade from my 5DII.  It's everything I want, not to mention need, in a camera :)

Xalanx

« Reply #11 on: February 09, 2010, 17:58 »
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I will be waiting for a 5DIII and hope it'll have 7D's AF. They'll make perhaps a bump in resolution too.

« Reply #12 on: February 09, 2010, 18:04 »
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I read with some interest that engineers at Canon were really upset about the 5D MKII. They were concerned Canon was pursuing pixels over quality. My bet is the next generation of sensors will be no larger but mind blowing quality. My source in Canon in Japan says the IDs replacement will be the vehicle for this.

« Reply #13 on: February 09, 2010, 19:01 »
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I can't imagine what Canon could possibly offer at this point to persuade me to upgrade from my 5DII.  It's everything I want, not to mention need, in a camera :)

Actually, there is a lot... Some exaples below...
- 16/18-bit sensor (means automatically HDR)
- lossless image (the old days are gone when we needed hard compression to save memory space)
- dng
- skew-free movie when fast panning left/right
- high fps, like 600 or 1000 (at the cost of reduced frame size, but 60-100 fps can't be a problem @ HD resolution)
- in-camera (also in raw) chromatic aberration and peripheral illumination correction for known lenses
- camera as mass storage device
- wireless LAN connection
- gps data in EXIF
- ... etc. currently available but missing from Canon

Did I mention something impossible today????????

KB

« Reply #14 on: February 09, 2010, 19:56 »
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I'd just like to be able to shoot moire-free video. I have no idea whether or not that's technically feasible, but I'd definitely pay to upgrade if they could achieve that.

« Reply #15 on: February 10, 2010, 00:40 »
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I'd just like to be able to shoot moire-free video.

Me too ... even though I have no idea what that is.

Also, did I mention my source inside Canon Japan is a cleaner. He has the gossip, he has all the gossip.

« Reply #16 on: February 10, 2010, 01:20 »
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I'm going to wait for the 5d mk IV

KB

« Reply #17 on: February 10, 2010, 15:24 »
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I'd just like to be able to shoot moire-free video.
Me too ... even though I have no idea what that is.
;D  ;D  ;D
Whenever I shoot video clips of moving water (lakes, oceans, etc.), I get awful artifacting. Weird colors that don't belong, such as you might see on TV when someone wears a striped pattern. It's called moire (with an accent thingy I don't know how to type), and it really sucks.

I believe the technical reason for it has something to do with the downsizing that has to be done (i.e., pixels needing to be discarded to make the image only 1920x1080). Whatever the reason, I truly hope the MkIII can fix it.

lisafx

« Reply #18 on: February 10, 2010, 15:37 »
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I can't imagine what Canon could possibly offer at this point to persuade me to upgrade from my 5DII.  It's everything I want, not to mention need, in a camera :)

Actually, there is a lot... Some exaples below...
- 16/18-bit sensor (means automatically HDR)
- lossless image (the old days are gone when we needed hard compression to save memory space)
- dng
- skew-free movie when fast panning left/right
- high fps, like 600 or 1000 (at the cost of reduced frame size, but 60-100 fps can't be a problem @ HD resolution)
- in-camera (also in raw) chromatic aberration and peripheral illumination correction for known lenses
- camera as mass storage device
- wireless LAN connection
- gps data in EXIF
- ... etc. currently available but missing from Canon

Did I mention something impossible today????????

Nope.  But you didn't mention anything that would tempt me to upgrade either.  Most of what you mentioned are frills have no use/need for, and the rest are related to video, which I don't currently shoot. 

If I should decide to shoot video I would rather get a dedicated video camera than struggle with a hybrid that tries to do too much and falls short.

But different strokes for different folks :)

« Reply #19 on: February 10, 2010, 17:42 »
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I can't imagine what Canon could possibly offer at this point to persuade me to upgrade from my 5DII.  It's everything I want, not to mention need, in a camera :)
Better AF. Low light focusing is really problematic. I agree with you on everything else.

« Reply #20 on: February 10, 2010, 17:59 »
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Guys we are microstock forum, most of agencies are satisfied with 4mpix right now. Low light focusing? Common, is night photography so big on microstock? You should be using manual focus anyway :-) Movies? Do you need $3K camera for 20 sec clips? Get a Flip, it does HD :-)

PaulieWalnuts

  • You talkin' to me?
« Reply #21 on: February 10, 2010, 18:32 »
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After having a D300 with 51 focus points it was almost impossible for the subject not to be on a focus point. Worked really well.

It would nice to have a few more on the 5DMII. The focusing speed and accuracy work great with USM lenses. Getting the subject near a focus point is the issue.

Focusing alone isn't a huge deal but it depends on what other improvements they make. 


« Reply #22 on: January 06, 2011, 19:03 »
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Canon Rumors had a little post today about some rumored specs

28 megapixel
2 Stop Noise Improvement
63-segment metering
19201080 30/25/24 frame Video
RAW Video
CES Announcement

RT


« Reply #23 on: January 07, 2011, 04:31 »
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The only thing I can fault about my MkII is the autofocus points, there's not enough for times when you need to use autofocus, if they improve on that I'll get one when it's been out for a couple of months, if not I'll stick with the MkII because it does everything I need and I don't want the extra megapixels.

« Reply #24 on: January 07, 2011, 04:44 »
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I'm very happy with mine, as I've never used a 1d/1ds Mkxx  I don't have a problem with the AF system except live view.  (I only really use live view when using my macro lens to accurately focus manually)

Improved frame rate would be on my wish list

Any higher pixel count would not really be much of an advantage to me.

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