The Canon 5D Mark IV is rumored to be the true successor to the 5D Mark III, while the new Canon 5Ds and 5Ds R will be part of a different branch of the Canon 5D line. The latest rumors point to a test camera that is in the wild and suggest that it could ultimately be the Canon 5D Mark III successor.
Canon 5D Mark IV Rumored Specs
- 18mp Full Frame CMOS
- ISO 100-204,800
- 61 AF Points (all crosstype)
- Dual CFast
- 4K Video Capture
The 18MP sensor could very well be the sensor we see in the current Canon 1D X. Add the 12fps and dual CFast card slots to that and you are well on your way to knocking the 1D X out of the market. Could the 5D Mark IV become a thorough all-in-one that also caters to the sports shooter?
Then consider the 4K video capture. The CFast 2.0 format is most certainly fast enough to handle much higher bit rates of 1080 or 4K footage. Whether Canon will deliver that or stick with very compressed on-board files is another matter.
If these specs turn out to be legit, I don’t think there are many Canon shooters out there who won’t be salivating over a new Canon 5D model. The 5Ds and the 5D Mark IV (or whatever it is called) would pretty much cover everyone’s needs. Of course, the price may dictate whether or not it is attainable for everyone.
[via Canon Rumors]