Canon will most likely release the 5D Mark IV camera after the announcement of the EOS 1D X Mark II.
Our sources are suggesting that we won’t hear about the successor of the 5D MarkIII before the Japan based company officially announce the future flagship model Canon 1DX MarkII. The exact fate of the successor of the very popular 5D series might not be decided just yet, our sources say. Canon is rumoured to launch 5D Mark IV.
Sources in the past have suggested that the next 5D might be split in up to three possible camera models: the current EOS 5DS/R – a high-megapixel DSLR built for shooting stills and studio work, a smaller-megapixel version with 4K video capabilities that should be closer to the current Canon 5D Mark III and a whole different model built for video professionals with Cinema series-like features.
As few different forum talks suggested that the cameras might be introduced by the end of the last 2015, this has already been confirmed as speculations – we are in 2016 and still holding to see the reveal.
Anyway, these EOS 5D Mark IV rumours might never go away and they are again suggesting information about the eventual split of the 5D series into sub-model.
The EOS 5D Mark IV will be announced after the 1D X Mark II and will have much more megapixels that previous reported.
We don’t really hope that the Canon 5D Mark IV will be unveiled before the announcement of the flagship 1DX Mark II. The high to mid range Canon cameras have always been unveiled after the official flagship announcement, but nevertheless it might still be announcement during next spring, just like the big brother.
Canon 1dx markii vs 5d mark iv
When it’s finally announced, the EOS 5D Mark 3 replacement is surely set to have a full-frame image sensor with slightly more megapixels than the 1D X Mark II, a useful source said.
We have to remember the rumour that the high end Canon EOS DSLR is suggested to have a 24-megapixel full frame sensor, so it wouldn’t be a big surprise to see the 5D Mark IV sporting a 28-megapixel full frame sensor, just like the situation we had in the past with the 1Dx and the 5D Mark III announcements.
As far as we know for now, 4K video capabilities has been ruled out for this particular model. Rumour “leakers” didn’t say that they didn’t hear anything about it, instead they are suggesting that this feature might not be present in the upcoming 5D Mark IV, but will surely be present in its Cinema-like sibling.