After the Nikon D800 official announcement, the next most anticipated full frame DSLR camera is the replacement for Canon EOS 5D Mark II. One of the uncertainties of the new camera is its name. Will it be Canon EOS 5D Mark III or Canon EOS 5DX? Someone is pretty sure it will be Canon EOS 5DX.
Of course, readers should treat this as rumor until official announcement, which is only a few days away.
It looks like the wind is blowing the other way. Some authentic looking images have showed up and we are expecting now a Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
The following image appeared a while back, showing the backside of the rumored Canon EOS 5D Mark III.
Canon Rumors claimed that the successor for the widely popular Canon EOS 5D Mark II, the Mark III or Mark X, will be officially announced on February 27 or 28, 2012. The basic specs are listed here.
A UK website offered slightly more details on the Canon EOS 5D Mark III spec.
22MP, 6fps, 61 focus points (41 cross) same as 1DX system
100-25600 Basic ISO 1024k dots LCD display 3:2 wide (or 3.2″ ?)
Best Video quality in a DSLR.
Can this be real?
The improvements over the current Canon EOS 5D Mark II seem to be minor except the AF system. And if the AF system is the same as the one in 1D X it may be even unlikely considering the way Canon has done to protect the revenues from their high-end DSLR cameras from being eroded by the low-end ones. Actually there are also rumors floating around saying that the similarity between the AF system on the upcoming 5D Mark III and the 1D X is only the number of points. The 5D Mark III will have a “simplified” AF system. That seems more believable.
The rumors all pointed to February 7 as the date for Nikon to announce the Nikon D800. The latest rumor came from a forum post on the website of French photography magazine Chasseur d’Images. There is also a discussion thread at DPReview of the rumored specs. According to the rumors, the Nikon D800 have the following major specs. Read More…
Not everyone has figured out if they need or want the rumored FX DSLR with 36 megapixel sensor, but that’s probably the next best Nikon full frame DSLR you can get if you cannot afford the recently announced Nikon D4. The rumor about two versions (with and without AA filter) of Nikon D800 is also quite interesting.
For anyone who wants to stay in the DX land, the D400 may be coming (on the same day) as well.
NikonRumors website is currently loaded with the latest rumors about the next flagship Nikon DSLR camera the Nikon D4. Somehow an article dated for Tuesday January 10, 2012 is now visible at Wells Fargo Advisors website.
Just in case it is removed from the website. Here is a screen capture of the entire content. Read More…
The Nikon D800 is getting many people excited. The rumored 36M pixel sensor will be attractive to many landscape and studio photographers. This may not entirely be a replacement for Nikon D700 because the low noise performance of D700 is largely attributed to its low pixel count/larger sensor areas.
One interesting piece of the rumors is that there will be a variant of Nikon D800 without an anti-aliasing filter in front of the sensor. This will certainly improve the resolution but it is certain the camera or an external software has to handle the aliasing artifacts.
Baseed on the rumored specs, other things we will be expecting include 100% viewfinder coverage, 51-point AF, 1080P high-definition video recording, 4 (6)-fps continues shooting in FX (DX) mode.
300K yen may be an obstacle for wider acceptance outside of Japan. It is about $3900 based on current yen-usd exchange rate.
Canon PowerShot G11 is perhaps the best compact non-interchangeable lens digital camera you can buy, until Nikon’s rumored COOLPix P7000 is released.
According to the rumor, Nikon’s new flagship compact camera will have less pixel count (10MP vs. 13.5MP) and slightly larger sensor (1/1.7″ vs. 1/1.72″) than its predecessor. So we should see improvement in low light noise performance. It is also rumored to have a 35mm equivalent 28mm-200mm zoom lens (G11 has 28mm-140mm lens and P6000 has 28-112mm lens).
Those specs seem to be all we know about the upcoming Nikon COOLPix P7000. It is probably too early to call it G11 killer. If there is a victory on the Nikon side, it may be short-lived. Canon’s PowerShot G12 should be coming very soon.