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Friday, March 4, 2016

Canon Ending EOS-5D Mark III Production. Replacement On Its Way

Canon has announced the EOS-1D X Mark II and EOS-80D cameras last month, with deliveries scheduled for April. Attention is now focused on the replacement to the EOS-5D Mark III. Canon is winding down the production of the old camera in favor of the upcoming EOS-5D Mark IV or EOS-5D X, depending on which name they finally decide to use.

Unlike the flagship EOS-1D X Mark II, the EOS-5D Mark IV camera may not command a stand alone event, so it will most probably be announced around NAB 2016, coming up on April 16 - 21. NAB is primarily a trade show for videographers and broadcasters. Canon will be showcasing their Cinema EOS products like the C500 Mark II camera with 8K video. The next EOS-5D will have 4K video.

There are a lot of chatter out there on the EOS-5D Mark III's replacement. Some are simply without merit (designed to grab attention) and not worth mentioning. My best estimate is Canon will now announce the new camera around the NAB 2016 Show.

Below are the latest possible specs I have on the EOS-5D (Mark IV or X). Keep checking back. More to come . . . . . .

  • New 28MP Sensor
  • DIGIC 6+ Processor
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology
  • 61 point AF system (same as EOS-1D X Mark II)
  • Burst rate of 8 to 10 fps
  • Comes with WiFi and GPS
  • Canon Log and Wide DR gamut
  • Equipped with SD and CFast memory slots
  • Improved material and ergonomics 
  • May come with tilting touchscreen LCD
  • Equipped to shoot 4K video 
  • Maybe called EOS-5D X
  • Likely announcement date - Q2 2016.
  • List price - around $3,599 in the U.S.

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