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Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Canon Japan To Hold EOS-5D Event In Japan on August 27

Canon Japan has announced a 'EOS 5D' event to be held in Japan on August 27. It will involve photo exhibitions from numerous photographers. The timing seems to dovetail with the expected announcement of the EOS-5D Mark IV camera in the U.S.

After the EOS-1D, the EOS-5D is Canon's most successful camera model. It celebrated its 10th anniversary last year. In May, I reported the EOS-5D Mark IV pre-production camera was out on field tests with photographers who have signed Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) with Canon. The EOS-5D Mark IV is Canon's most anticipated camera after the EOS-1D X Mark II because it promises a continuation of the highly successful EOS-5D line into a new decade.

Below is the latest information I have on the new camera right now.  The EOS-5D Mark IV, may come with a brand new feature, unavailable on any Canon DSLR, will be announced on August 25, about a month before the Photokina Show in Cologne, Germany on September 20. Keep checking back. I will be able to confirm more specs later . . . . .

  • New 26 to 28MP Sensor. Will be below 30MP.
  • DIGIC 7 Processor. Dual DIGIC 6 Processors also possible
  • Dual Pixel CMOS AF technology
  • ISO 100 - 51200 with expanded capability to 204800
  • 61 point AF system (same as EOS-1D X Mark II)
  • Red AF points in AI Servo (same as EOS-1D X Mark II)
  • Burst rate of 8 to 10 fps. Most probably 9 fps 
  • Comes with WiFi and GPS
  • Canon Log and Wide DR gamut
  • Equipped with SDXC UHS-II and CFast memory slots
  • Improved material and ergonomics. Slightly lighter 
  • May come with tilting touchscreen LCD
  • 4K video, slightly exceeding EOS-1D X Mark II's capability 
  • New Battery Grip - BG-E20 
  • New Battery - LP-E20
  • EF 24-105mm f/4L IS II offered as a kit with camera  
  • Announcement date - Q3 (August), 2016.
  • List price - around $3,500 in the U.S.

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