Canon 5D Mark II Test Cameras Out to the Press

This is the lastest in the long line of Canon 5D Mark II rumors, which are building up to the epic proportions of Nikon D3 lore.  A forum poster, who claims to be a member of the press, says that he has solid second-hand info on the Canon 5D replacement.

Production units of the 5D replacement have already been shipped to some long-lead media outlets under an NDA so they can get their reviews lined-up for the day the embargo comes off.

I got this from a pro-photo source friend in central London, the same that told me the D3 was in final testing last June, two months before the unveil.

I know this tip will seriously anger many people here, but believe me the original source was taking from first-hand, hands-on knowledge.

[via DPR]

He goes on to later say that there will be 2 new Canon DSLRs in line for Photokina 2008 announcement.  This has been a popular rumor as of late and one that I am finding to be more and more credible.

I could see Canon dropping in a more affordable full-frame Canon 7D (around $2000) and replacing the Canon 5D with a higher priced model in the $3500 range.

More when we have it.  In the mean time, stay tuned to Photography Bay’s Canon 5D Mark II and Canon 7D pages.