[Rumor] Are These The EOS 3DX Specs? (more supposed details leaked, a mini 1DX?)

CR broke the news a few minutes ago:

Canon EOS-3D X Specifications

  • 46 MP
  • 3.7 frame per second
  • Dual DIGIC 5+
  • ISO: (25) 50-6400 (12800)
  • AF: Same as 1DX
  • USB 3
  • CF+SD

Another feature mentioned about the camera is better heat dissipation of the sensor compared to other EOS cameras. Apparently, this results in industry leading low ISO performance.

Here at CW we got a similar rumor (thank you), and we are also taking it with a grain of salt. The rumor overlaps with the reported specs and adds some details about the shaping of the camera body. I quote the source (emphasis mine):

Its a new type of body, looks like a mini 1DX, it has a integrated portrait grip but its a bit thinner and significantly shorter and also lighter (no rear lcd panel)

I like the “looks like a mini1DX” part. 🙂 I also got some details about the heath issue. To achieve an outstanding low ISO image quality the sensor is said to get much less hot than sensors on other Canon DSLRs. Seconding the source is has to do with the

amplification signal value that [has] changed in this camera

Image quality at ISO 50 is said to be the cleanest, sharpest and smoothest [ever seen]. On the other hand, IQ at ISO 1600 seems to be not so exciting. And yes, the rumored camera should show up at Photokina.

If this rumor is true, then Canon would fit the EOS 3DX between the EOS-1D X (in stock here) and the EOS 5D Mark III. However, be aware that Canon 3D rumors are coming and going since some years. And the price? No hints. Not sure if it would cost less than the EOS-1D X. Photokina is close and we soon will know. The other possible big thing at Photokina could be a more pro-oriented mirrorless camera. With the EOS M Canon has shown that it can do it, that it has the needed technology and the know how.

  • jake

    this seems like what I have been waiting for but how much will it be, as cheap as the D800e?

  • Mike1

    My first Canon happened to be EOS-3. This seems to be my perfect camera for studio works. With an integrated vertical grip, I’ll pay more than D800E 🙂

  • Bob B.

    I am so happy with my 5DMark III I am not too excited about this development, if it has any truth to it. I like the higher frame rate on the III and I personally do not need to crunch larger files in post …..I can get down with it that some want more, though…
    Interesting that the body is smaller…but no rear LCD Panel??? That has to be a misprint or a mistake. No possible. No menues?
    Guess it should all just be taken with a grain of salt…rumor afterall.

    • Bob, the rear LCD it was referring to, is not the big one with 3.5″ inches. It’a the which goes just under the main LCD. It uses to appear in big body cams like the 1DS and 1DX. Those cameras uses to have 3 LCD screens. One over the top, the main one in the back and another one in the back.

  • Marcus

    Will the 3DX be available without an anti-aliasing filter like the D800e

  • Really like this camera i it’s real.

    The point is that it looks like perfect for studio and advertisement jobs. And the 5D Mark Iii looks perfect for outdoors and fashion editorials.

  • Personally the 46 MP sensor would be a huge bonus, not just for large prints but for the ability to crop.
    I’ll be ordering for sure.