We all expect to see the next Canon EOS 5D Mark III coming out in 2012 and this is almost a fact that it will be announced this year. Now, when should this announcement take place ? Well, according to Canonrumors.com, the EOS 5D Mark III could possibly unveiled during the NAB 2012 show in Vegas en of March, beginning of April 2012. The 5D Mk3 would be available vefore the summer.
What pixel count can we expect ? While some rumors came up foreseeing a 30 megapixel full frame sensor 5D Mark III, others remained wiser with an undefined but not crazy definition. What I think, is that Canon will slightly improve its resolution, offering somthing around 24 megapixels just like we expect for the Nikon D800, but will improve its video capabilities with RAW uncompressed video workflow, etc. Yet, we n-know that the EOS 5D Mark III will not be the pre-announced Canon’s 4K HDSLR complementing the EOS C300 cine camera announced earlier.
I also count on Canon to finally improve the body of the EOS 5D which is a pure shame. Photographers won’t bear any longer this slow autofocus nor this poorly built body. The market needs a prosumer / pro grade DSLR. We all expect that Canon will be inspired by the success of the Nikon D700 and will adapt a few features of the EOS 7D like its fine built quality, fast autofocus and iFCL exposure metering system.