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 Post subject: New 5D?
PostPosted: Tue Oct 16, 2007 8:29 am 
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Hi Gordon.
Heard anything about an upgrade of the king of darkness, the 5D?

Its no fun when they make a camera so good they dont have to upgrade it.... :)

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Hi KS, good to see you back on the forums!

This has been a matter of great speculation recently, as now the 1Ds has finally been updated, the 5D has become the 'oldest' current DSLR from Canon.

It's hard to put a date on a successor though as it's a new product category from Canon. If it were a 400D / XTi or a 40D, then the replacement is alreayd late as they come every 18 months. But if it's considered a 1D(s), then you could wait for years!

As it is, we've recently passed the 5D's second birthday AND there's a big photographic show coming at thend of January (PMA USA), so the wise money is on a possible announcement then.

I'd expect Live View, anti-dust, hopefully quicker fps, and the obligatory jump in resolution - maybe to around 15-17 Mpixels... But it's pure speculation!

Would you consider upgrading, or is the 5D good enough for your work? I'd have thought Live View could have been handy for ensuring sharp focus on your aurora shots.

Speaking of which, if you do have any new aurora photos you'd like to share, please do post them on the landscape or technical sections!

Gordon


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There has been a report that Phase One's Capture One beta 4 is showing support for a Canon 5D Mark II

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Well, I guess the name isn't a surprise but it does look as though the Mark II is unlikely to ship later than the next update to Capture One.

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16.7MP?

Use the same sensor as the 1DsMKII - makes sense no new machines, same specs, saves money.

A Shrunk Down 1DsMkII - makes perfect sense to me anyway.

Jan is what I'd put it down for as well. Macworld is then as well - yay!

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It's funny, you'd imagine Canon would re-use an existing sensor, but so far they have never done this. There's always differences, such as different read-out to support faster frame rates for instance.

Personally speaking, while I'd be very happy with 16.7mpixels, I'd hope they begin to address the issue of vignetting on full frame with wide angle... not sure how how...


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Gordon wrote:
address the issue of vignetting on full frame

Well, Nikon obviously did it (on the D3), then Canon should have no prob whatsoever to solve this problem too...

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Hi folks,

Well, the rumour mill is grinding again. This time the specification list for the 5D MkII, as reported by Northlight Images, is:
  • 14.2MP FF sensor
  • 45-point CMOS AF sensor (7 points cross-type)
  • 6.5 fps max (Buffer holds 70 JPEG or 19 RAW)
  • ISO 100-1600,H,SH (6400?)
  • 1/8000th sec.
  • 14bit A/D
  • Live View
The rumour is attributed to a "friend who works for Canon" but, as we all know, children have imaginary friends! I guess we will have to wait until something more definite surfaces or, hopefuly, an announcement by Canon in a couple of months time.

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