Canon “Full Frame” Announcement Next Week?

Canon 4K Concept Camera

Canon Rumors says that February 28 looks like the big day for a camera announcement from Canon. Craig is calling for “a full frame camera” although the exact model name is unknown to date.

Previously, I had heard that the next Canon Rebel (presumably, the Rebel T4i) would be introduced in February, which would set us up for an announcement on the 28th since Canon seems to love Tuesday announcements.  Generally speaking though, Canon Rumors’ sources have been more consistent with pegging camera models and specs, so I’m definitely willing to defer to what Craig is saying.

Two full-frame cameras that are strong candidates are (1) a 5D Mark II successor (presumably called the 5D Mark III) and/or (2) the Canon 4K concept DSLR introduced last fall alongside the C300.

In any event, I’m excited to see what Canon has in store for us and am hoping to see the camera model game remain competitive in light of the recent Nikon still and video capabilities with the D4 and D800.  Canon has some face to save since Nikon delivered some key features that Canon said just weren’t possible (even on it’s flagship Canon 1D X).

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  1. says

    I kind of hope this is not a 5D2 replacement. I’m afraid I won’t be able to overcome the urge to buy it. I really want to hold out for a body that is full featured, small, and light—maybe a Canon NEX-5D Mark III…

  2. says

    Hopefully it will be a 5D Mark III with 22PM sensor for best video quality (perfect 1/3 scaling and binding in both axes) and high performance in low light.

    I love the phrase “Canon has some face to save since Nikon delivered some key features that Canon said just weren’t possible (even on it’s flagship Canon 1D X)”… Competition is always good in these cases to get better cameras at better prices.

    As we posted in 2011 (and lot earlier for the 5D Mark II as well):

    “Canon EOS-1D X Needs Firmware Update”
    http://www.hdcamteam.com/2011/10/20/canon-eos-1d-x-needs-firmware-update/

    We hope some of those features are now implemented in the 5D Mark III and 1D-X since Nikon has went some steps ahead…

    Regards.

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