Canon 5D Mark III Spotted in the Wild?

Canon 5D Mark III?

Is this the Canon 5D Mark III?

An unknown Canon camera appeared in Kenya this week, along with prototype versions of the Canon 200-400mm lens and Canon 600mm lens.  Lots of speculation has ensued as to whether this is the Canon 5D Mark III.

The above photo comes from the Aperture Academy blog and shows a Canon camera body attached to the new 600mm lens.  The person using the camera and lenses is claimed to be a Canon employee who is testing new equipment. [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark III, 7D Mark II, 3D and 4K Rumor-fest

Canon 4K Cine DSLR

This is some kind of New Year resolution for Canon – that is, if all these rumors come to light by the end of the year.

More juice on the Canon 5D Mark III suggests further that the camera would maintain a reasonable MP-count (if not the same as the Canon 1D X).  The rumor mill also continues to churn on an announcement for the 5D Mark III in the next few months.  For the record, my money is still on an announcement in time for the 2012 NAB Show.

In addition to the 5D Mark III, rumors are swirling that the infamous Canon 3D is a live project.  No spec details other than to suggest that it is a “photographer’s camera.”  What that means, I dunno.  The simplest of guesses has me leaning toward no/minor video functionality, which would go hand-in-hand with earlier rumors of the 5D Mark III as a very video-centric camera.

Hmm? A 5D line as the video-focused line and a 3D line as the stills-focused line?  The 3D name would tend to lead to less confusion if the camera didn’t have video capture at all… [Read more...]