Canon 5D Mark III/X latest rumors roundup

Canon 5D Mark III/X latest rumors roundup

 Canon may slowly lose its edge, market share, brand luster etc, but there's one thing that hasn't changed, and is highly characteristic of the  company: it doesn't leak. At least, not uncontrollably, as opposed to all of its major rivals who lately seem to have lost the ball. We've got raw files from Nikon's latest and 'bestest' circulating in the wild, all the while there's a supposed NDA in place to disallow just that, we found out almost everything about Olympus E-M5 before it was officially announced, and so on.

 

So, here's what we DO know about the upcoming Canon EOS event: It will take place on February 27/28 and/or Mars 2, or a couple of days later. Yes, not even the precise date(s) is known, and it is less than two weeks until it happens. 

 

As for the products being released, again, there's nothing 100% certain. Here's what Canon Rumors has listed as reliable info, listed in no particular order:

  • Canon 590EX Speedlite flash gun. It will be released on the same day as the 5D Mark III/X and include radio capabilities. The current 580EX is already being phased out at some retailers. 
     
  • Canon 5D Mark III/X. The list that both CR and NI agrees on includes a 22Mpixel sensor, 6 frames per second, 61 focus points(41 cross) same as the EOS 1DX system, ISO 100-25800, and a 1024k dots, 3.2" LCD display, and Dual CF/SD Card Slots.
     
  • Lenses: EF 40 f/2.8 Pancake (i don't think 'pancake' will be part of the official name), the big EF 200-400 f/4L IS 1.4X that was spotted in Africa not long ago, a new EF-S 18-135 II optimized for video (silent auto focus, fluid aperture etc)
     
  • The new cropped 650D/T4i  that will also be sold as a bundle with the EF-S 18-135 II. 


Regarding the T4i/650D, there's also this nice coincidence: 25 years have passed since the original EOS 650 and the EOS concept itself was unveiled. This fact, paired with the long run time of the 5D mark II, approaching 4 years, and the stiffening competition, paves the way for a substantial to epic  update in the Canon EOS line.  We're just a few days away of knowing if Canon is a good listener, and how well it can read its users' minds.

 

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