The Canon 5D Mark III
The Canon 5D Mark III will be the sequel to Canon’s highly successful Mark II. The 5D Mark III is a highly anticipated camera that is sure to leave Canon fans awe struck at it’s capabilities. The Canon 5D mark III made it’s debut to the world in PC World’s most awaited cameras list and has been on the mind of photo fans ever since. While it has received a lot of hype from forums and blogs around the web there hasn’t been much information released on the Canon 5D Mark III. We’re going to cover when the Canon 5D Mark III should drop, what we believe this camera will feature and why it’s a perfect upgrade to the Mark II.
Canon much like every other camera company Canon seems to have fallen victim to the Japan earthquake tragedy in March. Manufacturing cameras such as the Canon 5D Mark III is on the bottom of the list for many factories and manufacturing companies based out of Japan. News of an official announcement from Canon changes regularly which probably means they are waiting for the dust to settle and hammer out the exact dates and details for the Canon 5D Mark III.
Canon 5D Mark III Won’t Be Available on November 3rd
Recent rumors speculated on a possible announcement and release of the Canon 5D Mark III for November 3rd but that won’t be the case. Instead we’ll be seeing two new video cameras coming from Canon, the EL Mount and the PL Mount. Many experts are speculating we may not see the Canon 5D Mark III at all in 2011 however it is possible for late 4th quarter.
Canon 5D Mark iii Possible Specs?
There has been no confirmations as of yet for Specs or features for the Canon 5D Mark III but there has been speculation as to what we may see from the camera. The Canon 5D Mark III is rumored to come in a smaller more compact size and feature closer weather pro grade sealing capabilities. Rumors are also stating the Canon 5D Mark III will have improved auto focus, 24 megapixels, contain 6FPS shooting and contain ISO performance 2 stops ahead of its predecessor the Mark 2. For now this is strictly Canon 5D Mark III speculation as no official word was released.
Many rumors are now pointing towards 2012 as the year of the Canon 5D Mark III. Once again there is no compelling evidence to say this is the definite launch year however it is the 25th anniversary of EOS. Canon could plan on celebrating it with the launch of the Canon 5D Mark III. Two of the biggest photography and video recording events are also taking place in 2012, the euro cup and the Olympics. If Canon were to release the Canon 5D mark III in time for both of these they could target the camera as a must have for both.
With the recent announcement of the Canon EOS 1DX it seems as though Canon is now teasing camera fans about the Canon 5D Mark III. It looks as though Canon fans were looking for a new DSLR that is going to feature photography over a video camera and with the huge emphasis of recording videos from the Canon EOS 1DX it looks like the Canon 5D Mark III is the next great hope for true photography fans. Canon fans will have to wait until 2012 now to see exactly what the camera will offer but many are hoping its a change from Canon’s recent announcement.
The latest rumors from Canon are that we will see a megapixel full frame camera by Spring to Summer of next year. Could this be the Canon 5D Mark III? It will have to be something big as the announcement ties in perfectly with the Summer games in London next year. The Canon 5D Mark III is very likely but we won’t hear an announcement until at least early 2012. Canon is going to make a big announcement, the camera model however is still up in the air.
Canon recently gave another Canon 5D Mark III tease after it made an announcement of a new DSLR camera that has still gone unnamed. However according to industry professionals the camera will not be part of the Canon EOS series and once again we’re left wondering when we’ll see it.
For all your Canon 5D Mark III news keep Lens Rumors your home as we bring you the latest information and rumors.
Check out the previous model, the 5D Mark II here.