The Nikon D800 and its 36MP of resolution has sort-of overshadowed Canon’s “lowly” 22MP 5D Mark III in both the resolution and dynamic range department since the cameras were announced earlier this year. If rumors have it right though, Canon’s response could be a throwdown of both the resolution and dynamic range gauntlet later this year.
The latest tip to come in to Canon Rumors says “The emphasis [in the new Canon DSLR] is in the dynamic range of the sensor. Performance is said to be on the level of medium format, even better than the impressive D800.”
Previous rumors have pointed toward a 46MP full frame sensor and possibly a 3D name; however, the naming rumor has now been rebuffed somewhat – suggesting that neither a “3” or a “D” will be used in the new Canon DSLR’s name and that the upcoming megapixel behemoth would, in fact, kick off a new naming scheme.
A new naming scheme certainly makes sense to me. We are several years into the digital realm and there is really no reason to continue tagging a “D” onto the end of Canon DSLR branding. A simple 1, 5, 6 or 7 after the EOS moniker could easily suffice for camera recognition now.
What’s on your wishlist for a high-resolution and wide dynamic range Canon DSLR? What kind of naming scheme do you expect or want to see on future Canon DSLRs?