Canon 5D Mark III in March/April 2012?

Canon 5D Mark III Rumors

In the last round of 5D Mark III rumorations, I noted that I thought 5D Mark III might make an introduction prior to the 2012 NAB Show in April.  And that’s just what the latest “solid” rumors suggest.

Canon Rumors has posted what it considers a solid rumor from a known source that the Canon 5D Mark III would be introduced in late-March or early-April and have availability before Summer 2012.  I would also expect more details, or perhaps a timeline, concerning the Canon 4K Cinema DSLR teased in November.

Previous rumors have suggested that 5D Mark III would be heavily-oriented toward the video market and would feature no more than an 18MP sensor (perhaps the same as the 1D X).



  1. says

    18 MP ??? Well, maybe Canon heared some prayers… Quality before quantity… If the noise is extremely outstanding compared with the excellent 5DII ISOS.

  2. sfwrtr says

    A reduction from 21 megapixels to 18 wouldn’t be too bad *if* the tradeoff were dramatically cleaner images, 2-stops or better higher ISO ratings, more dynamic range (16-bit), and better AF. I’d sorely like to be able to set a minimum shutter speed for specific lens in P and A modes (like my LX-5). I’d also like a real Auto ISO option for M mode (allow ISO to float up with guidance from EV compensation as you set the shutter speed and aperture); baring that, allow the ISO setting for each mode (P, S, A, M) to be specific to that mode through a custom option.

    Probably should be wishing for the moon…

  3. dbltapp says

    Even more of a video camera. I thought that was what the 7D was for. Guess the Nikon D800 is what I need. Anyone like to buy a slew of Canon lenses?

  4. rg6guy says

    I agree, It would be nice if Canon would focus more on a still camera instead of a video camera. I can’t seem to jump on board the DSLR video wagon.

  5. Gary Grimes says

    I kind of hope the Canon 5D Mark III is a video oriented camera with a sensor with less resolution than the Mark II. I could be happy with my Mark II and have about $3000 to spend on ice cream instead. I would spring for a mark III if it has lots more resolution – like a medium format digital – faster more accurate focus – higher flash sync speed – wireless tablet for a viewfinder – but have no interest in speed or video features.

  6. says

    Leo is right, the 5DII is already so good… I always thought that, is the features of 5DII would be combined with the 7D autofocus, would be the best camera on the market, ever!

  7. says

    Have to agree with the above, the Mark 2 is and will always be a great camera. So good in-fact I am sure it has a soul of its own! I am not a photographer by any means , be seem to get nice pictures that I am always pleasantly surprised with.