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March 1, 2012
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Canon 5D Mark 3 Features and Rumors round up Video

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While we are all nervously waiting what will happen in the next hours, there is a nice >8 minutes video summing up all the buzz around Canon’s new full-frame camera. The most probable specs are:

  • 22 MP
  • 61 pt auto focus
  • 100% viewfinder
  • 3.2″ display
  • Dual CF/SD card slots
  • Will cost around US$3500
  • Battery Grip BG-E11

March 1, 2012
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Canon 5D3 video

Things are getting frantic (who wonders…?).

I just discovered a EOS 5D Mk3 video on Youtube:

March 1, 2012
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Pictures of Shanghai Canon 5D Mark 3 Event Posters leaked!!

An anonymous reader (thank you!) just sent me a link to a page (click here to see it Google-translated) showing pics of posters for the Canon Conference to be hold tomorrow in Shanghai.

The pics report clearly a EOS 5D Mark III logo.

What about this?

I think there are no more doubts: the Canon EOS 5D Mark III will be announced tomorrow.
Get ready! :-)

[via nphoto.net]

March 1, 2012
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5D3 Live Cast on March 1st at 11pm Eastern

Phototips and Canonrumors have organized a live cast about the possible imminent announcement of the new Canon EOS 5D Mark 3.

It will start at 11PM EST on Thursday, March 1, 2012 (GMT -5), New York Time. Use this Time Zone Converter (click here) to find out when you have to wake up.
:-)

The live cast can be accessed clicking here.

Enjoy!

 

 

February 29, 2012
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UPDATE: More Information about the Supposed Announcement Date of the 5D3

This is from the (Italian) forum where the image of the Canon event expected for March 2th comes from.

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The image and alleged theories about a imminent announcement of the 5D3/5Dx appeared on many dedicated Internet sites, to to mention the buzz on Twitter. However, things are not that sure as they may seem.

The strange thing: the invitation (written in Italian) for a “breakfast at EOS” (that’s the translation, trust me: I speak Italian) appeared on this site, and then disappeared (but you can check it here, it’s the Google-cached version of the original page). Read it Google translated clicking here.

Some thoughts about:

  • I couldn’t find any “invitation” written in English on the Internet; isn’t that somewhat strange?
  • Why has the image been posted and then be deleted?
  • Is this a hoax? (but I do not think the original poster wanted to fool us)
However, on the same forum two images of a Canon soon-to-be-started event appeared.
This one in Shanghai:

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And this one…well, I do not know, maybe in Italy (not really, indeed :-)…: Photobucket

Finally, this is the very first forum post (click here, and here for the Google translation) where the invitation image showed up . The post dates February, 27.

I am confused and really would like to know what you think about. Is it a hoax?

[via JP, and thanks to Tovich]

February 29, 2012
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Invites for a Canon Event on Friday March, 2

It’s all over the Twitter-sphere: invitations for a Canon event scheduled on Friday March 2th have been sent out.

Singapore, Paris and Shanghai and, according to the image (written in Italian), Italy (I guess Milan) are the locations.

Things are getting exciting!

[via CR]

February 29, 2012
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A 5DMk3 wish list (not by me)

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This is one of the best post about the upcoming 5DMk3 I have ever read. It has been written by Tony Hart and, let me say it, it catches the points most of us are concerned about. The article is rather long and detailed and can be read here. However, I want to list some of the most important points.

  • An option to allow for permanently illuminated AF points. While shooting a pitch black dance floor in AF Servo mode, sometimes it can be hard to figure out exactly what your AF point is resting on. Frankly, when it’s that dark it’s improbable that the AF is going to lock on anyway, but it’d be great to be able to turn the red illumination on full-time to make it easier to spot the live AF point.
  • Proper Auto-ISO. An Auto ISO system that allowed for the setting of maximum/minimum shutter speed and aperture would be hugely welcome.
  • An integrated AF illuminator would be a blessing also. Often I want to shoot a dance floor by ambient light or using off camera strobes. The camera can handle the light conditions but the AF tracking is poor as the contrast available is limited/moving. I could pop a 580EXII on the hotshot but I’d rather have a radio trigger on there. Some sort of full-time tracking support for AF Servo as well as One Shot would seriously rock.
  • A more ergonomic grip. I shoot my 5DII’s with grips all the time, mostly because I prefer the balance and I can’t shoot straight verticals without them! As I said above, I really like the ergonomics of the 5DII – it’s one of the things that’s kept me with Canon over Nikon as it happens – but the grip/body integration could use improvement. At present, it’s a bit of a block, some sculpting here wouldn’t go amiss.
  • Integrated flash commander, preferably via some sort of radio. This is rumoured to be in a new 590EX speedlite, so hopefully we’ll see it in the 5D replacement as well.
  • Wi-Fi connectivity. This’ll never happen. Canon are far too entrenched in the business model of making shed loads of money selling overpriced WFT grips. Nonetheless it’d be nice!
  • Shorter mirror black out. Many people say that the 5DII can’t be used for sport photography. They’re wrong. I’ve used it very successfully, but the mirror blackout does make it tricky at times.
  • Faster fps. See above!
  • Locking Mode selector switch. This was added as a retrofitted upgrade for the 5DII, I hope it’ll be standard issue on the new model. Nothing worse than bringing the camera up to the eye only to find it’s entered green square mode.
  • Get rid of the stupid two-stage ‘on’ switch. I always want to use the thumbwheel. ALWAYS. Stop offering me the option to turn it off by mistake. This is probably my number one reason for poorly exposed shots.
  • Please don’t depart too heavily from the 5DII in terms of interface and usage. I don’t have to think when I pick up my 5DII, please don’t change that!

I totally agree! :-)

[via THP]

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