The 5D Mark III just got a nice price drop, which should keep sales up. And that could end up delaying the release of the 5D Mark IV with sort of an “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it” approach.
Other rumors have pointed to a Canon 5D Mark IV announcement in the August/September time frame and that the specs include:
- 4K video
If that’s the case, it matches up against the spec sheet of the Samsung NX1. Of course, there are other features (like a full frame sensor) that should set the 5D Mark IV a little further apart.
Additionally, both the 5D Mark IV and rumored 1D X update are expected to see a “significant advance in Canon’s flash control capabilities.” Could that mean that we will finally see a Canon body with a built-in radio trigger for flash control?
I began reporting on those possibilities as seen in Canon patents as far back as 2010 and again in 2011 before we saw the release of the Canon ST-E3-RT radio transmitter and 600EX-RT Speedlite. The patents referenced a camera body that included a built-in radio transmitter, which we have yet to see.
Are you okay with the current state of the Canon 5D line? What would you add or take away to make the Canon 5D Mark IV the best it can be?
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