We are in pre-NAB territory now, so expect the video-centric rumors to pick up in the days ahead. As video and DSLRs go, there is nothing quite as juicy as a good Canon 5D-series rumor.
The rumored features and specs read like a Canon lover’s wish list, which makes me a little more than skeptical that this is the real deal. See the latest list of specs below.
Canon EOS 5D X Rumored Features
- 28MP Full Frame Sensor
- New AF System Based on 1D X Mark II
- Dual Pixel CMOS AF
- 4K Video Capture
- CFast and SD Card Slots
- Canon Log and Wide DR Gamut
Maybe Canon finally brings 4K to the table for the 5D line. There has been so much hope for an “affordable” Canon DSLR with 4K video for so long. I’m not holding my breath here either. However, the portion of these rumored specs that makes me skeptical is the Canon Log and Wide DR Gamut, which is something that has, so far, been reserved for Canon’s EOS Cinema line. Maybe Canon crosses those lines here. Maybe not.
Of course, all of these wish list specs would mean a premium price if this camera were to actually be made. With the Canon 5Ds R retailing for $3,899, it’s not out of the realm of possibility for this rumored iteration of the 5D X to approach the $4K price point in addition to the 4K resolution mark.
Canon Rumors also posted this rumor with a grain of salt and no confidence in the source. I’m repeating it here with a dose of skepticism because it is making the rounds. I’d love to see a 5D X with these features, but I’m not banking on it.
[via Digital Rev]