The Canon 5D Mark IV is rumored to be announced sometime later in 2015, as the 5Ds and 5Ds R will be the only full frame cameras revealed on February 6.
Update (February 2, 2015): It is rumored that the 5D Mark IV is coming in August along with 4K video recording capabilities.
The specs and the first photo of the Canon 5Ds have recently appeared online. The 5Ds will employ a 50.6-megapixel full frame sensor with an optical low-pass filter, while the 5Ds will be the version without an OLPF.
At the beginning of the year it has been said that the Japan-based company will replace the 5D Mark III with three cameras. The 5Ds and 5Ds R have been confirmed by the rumor mill, but the 5D Mark IV is nowhere near in sight.
Well, the key thing is that the 5Ds and 5Ds R will not replace the 5D Mark III. They are part of a new series and will not interfere with the 5D Mark IV development.
CanonRumors is now reporting that the 5D Mark III successor will be called 5D Mark IV and will be released sometime later this year.
Canon 5D Mark IV is coming later this year with better low-light performance than 5Ds / 5Ds R
Right after the 5Ds and 5Ds R have been leaked, the EOS fans have bemoaned the fact that the cameras’ maximum ISO sensitivity stands at 6,400.
It appears that Canon has decided to add a better Color Filter Array into the DSLRs. This way, the sensor will be capable of reproducing colors in a more accurate manner. It is said that the color accuracy is better than in any of the company’s camera.
However, photographers who want better low-light performance will be pleased to hear that the Canon 5D Mark IV is on track to be announced later this year.
This EOS DSLR will be focused on offering improved sensitivity and performance in low-light conditions. An exact release timeframe is not given, but it is unlikely that the camera will become official by the end of February.
Canon’s 5Ds and 5Ds R may have an extended ISO range with a higher sensitivity option
It is worth noting that it is unclear whether Canon will add an extended ISO range into the 5Ds and 5DS R. When Nikon released the D800 and D800E, the DSLRs offered a maximum ISO of 6,400. However, the extended range also provided a 25,600 ISO option.
Those days are gone now, so the more recent Nikon D810 has a native maximum ISO of 12,800, while its extended range bumps it to 51,200.
As stated above, Canon may still add a higher ISO to its 50.6-megapixel DSLRs, but we will only find out about it on February 6!