Canon 5D3, Nikon D4 and D800 Shipping/Availability Updates

Nikon D800 Shipping Soon

Recent stock updates on major retailers suggest that the Canon 5D Mark III, Nikon D4 and Nikon D800 will all ship in March.  Those who are on some of the pre-order lists will be seeing their new cameras in the next couple of weeks.

Check ship dates and pre-order options for these cameras below.

Canon 5D Mark III (expected ship date of March 22)

Nikon D800 (expected ship date of March 20-22)

Nikon D4 (expected ship date of March 20-22)

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 Release Candidate Available, Latest Nikon & Canon Models Supported

Nikon D800 Support in Camera Raw 6.7

Adobe Camera Raw 6.7 release candidate is available for download via Adobe Labs. Camera Raw 6.7 adds support for the following cameras:

You’ll also need Camera Raw 6.7 for full support between Lightroom 4 and Photoshop CS5. Several lens profiles have been added/updated as well.

Remember, this is a release candidate, which means it has been pretty well tested and Adobe thinks it is ready for full release; however, it’s recommended that you keep production work to prior versions until the official releases drop.  Expect those to come soon though.  Release candidates mean that the final versions are just around the corner.

Official 5D Mark III Images and Spec List?

5D Mark III and 24-70mm II

This appears to be the official images of the 5D Mark III along with a possible spec list for the camera. (via CR)

Note that there are a couple of things in the spec list that seem a little odd – like the plethora of video formats.  We should know something for sure later tonight though.

More images and full spec list below. [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark III: What We Know and Think We Know

Canon 5D Mark III Press Invite

Above is a supposed to be one of the press invites for the 5D Mark III due out at midnight Thursday night. (via CR)

Something is coming Thursday night at midnight EST.  Of course, I’ll have full details up as soon as I know something official.  We may even get some leaks ahead of time (usually the case).

What we’re expecting is the Canon 5D Mark III – a 22MP full frame DSLR that captures 1080p video with the same codec we see in the 1D X (edit-friendly ALL-I and the more compressed IPB). [Read more...]

Canon 5D Mark III Specs Confirmed? Official on Feb. 27?

Canon 5D Mark III Rumors

Canon Rumors is predicting next week as a for sure thing for the Canon 5D Mark II replacement. Presumably, it will be called the 5D Mark III; however, there have been rumblings that Canon will go with the 5D X name and apparently play off the recent release of the 1D X.

Semantics about naming schemes aside, below is what’s supposed to be the actual specs for the 5D III/X. [Read more...]