The latest rumours that are floating all over the Internet suggest that Canon are ready with the development stage of the 5D Mark III successor and they will lift the curtain sometime at Photokina 2016 in Germany. The show is set to unveil the newest editing to one of the most successful Canon series full frame bodies. The 5D series is a proven workhorse amongst many photography genres , especially favourite camera to portrait and wedding photographers.
The suggested price for the new generation camera is somewhere in the $3500 mark, just as it’s predecessors. It is a relatively affordable price given the proven reliability and image quality of the series. We are sure that many portrait and wedding photographers will replace their ageing Mark II and Mark IIIs with the new and updated model.
After the announcement of the flagship camera, the Canon EOS 1DX Mark II, we can expect to see some vast improvements in the 5D series. Specs are still unknown, although there are some suggestions and rumours.
We are pretty sure the camera will include 4K video recording capabilities, CFast memory card slots and there are strong suggestions that will come with the new Dual CMOS Auto Focusing system as seen in the flagship Canon’s body. There are some suggestions that it will have built-in WiFi, GPS and maybe even a NFC chip, but there are no confirmations anywhere about that.
Canon is keeping the ship tight, as usual, so only time will tell the exact specifications of the new generation workhorse called the Canon EOS 5D Mark IV.