Canon 1D Mark IIIn or IV Rumors

With the recent hoopla over Nikon’s new D3 and with the Canon 1D Mark III autofocusing issues, it shouldn’t come as a huge surprise that Canon shooters are calling for an all-out replacement of the camera with a new iteration of the camera. Well, the rumors weren’t too far behind. That’s right, rumors of a 1D Mark IV or Mark IIIn have started to rear their ugly head. Here’s some of the rumored specs floating around the web:

  • Same form factor as current 1D series
  • Full Frame 16MP sensor (no more 1.3x crop cameras)
  • ISO 100 to 6400 (expandable to 50 and 12800)
  • Live View with contrast detection AF and HD Video capture (It is rumored that this will revolutionize photo journalism and meet growing requirement for web news video and cross media feeds).
  • Capable of capturing stills from HD Video (but only at 2MP resolution)
  • 1.3x crop mode with viewfinder masking and reduced size RAW (10MP) with significantly improved buffer for cropped RAW images
  • 10 fps

Time will tell, but this could be out by Fall 2008. Photokina anyone?

As always, I’ll keep you posted.


2/22/09: More rumors of a 16MP sensor, no dates yet. Read more.

2/10/09: 1D Mark III replacement will not appear at PMA 2009. Read more.

2/2/09: Rumors of PMA 2009 release. Read more.

5/1/08: Rumored June announcement along with the Canon 5D Mark II.  Read more.

[tags]canon, 1d, mark, iiin, iv, rumor, af, autofocus, nikon, d3[/tags]



  1. tickles says

    16mp full frame is too much. give me 12 full frame and that is the perfect sports camera right dur.

  2. says

    Oh please, there’s no way Canon is releasing a FF 1D MkIII-N. I can see improving the focusing to bring it up to par with the 1Ds Mk III and adding in UDMA but is that worth replacing a camera they released last year? What I’d like to see is the high-res screen that Nikon is now using. And seriously, HD Video? Look at the XL series video cameras, they have f/1.6 lenses.

  3. Knuckles says

    Is there any more banter on the 1d mark 111 n….. its just that Canon now have the 5d 11 selling at the same price as a body only Mark 111……. now that to me just ain’t normal canon thinkin!

  4. says

    12 to 16 mp fine but I like the 1.26 crop as I shoot profootball and it means I do not need a 600mm lens. Maybe they could do nikons crop trick which would be fine but I doubt they would do that,

  5. Michael says

    Whatever spec arrives I am sure it will be very good but please Canon do not let a new camera down by including a tiltable screen that is just waiting to be snapped off !