I wasn’t even thinking about this even remotely as the 5D MkII still seems relatively new, but it does make sense considering Canon’s regular timelines. Vincent Laforet basically, without coming right out and saying it, indicated that the new 5D MkIII would be out next year.
That’s only 7 months away folks! Of course it depends when in 2011 the 5D MkIII comes out.
But on to the possibilities…
What will the 5D MkIII bring?
How many megapixels will the sensor be?
What type of video enhancements will we be seeing?
What type of high ISO will it be capable of?
What will it’s AF be like?
I’m thinking at least 30MP for the sensor. Let’s say ISO 12,800 plus Hi 1 and Hi 2. The video enhancements will likely be something minor as the current 5D MkII already shoots 1080HD. Mind you, improvements in AF during video shooting would be welcome.
And the AF system… that’s a biggie. The 5D MkII was a bit of a disappointment for a lot of folks in this area, especially when it’s little brother the 7D showed up sporting a brand new, greatly improved AF system that left 5D MkII owners feeling burned. So the 5D MkIII is likely to have a new AF system. Something of a hybrid in between the 7D and the 1D MkIV. Something really good.
Now the next question is, when will we be seeing the 1Ds MkIV?