The specifications of a Canon 5D Mark IV prototype camera have been leaked on the web along with the mention that the DSLR could be called EOS 5D X.
A different source has just leaked new information about the device, confirming as well as contradicting some previous details.
Canon 5D Mark III successor to feature lower-megapixel sensor, but faster burst mode
The EOS 5D Mark III replacement is said to employ a low-megapixel sensor. “Low” has been described as around the amount of megapixels that the 5D Mark III is offering. Previously, it was said that it would have about 24 megapixels. However, now it is said to employ an 18-megapixel sensor, which is lower than the 22.3-megapixel sensor found in the current generation.
This may seem like a step back, however, it is said that the Canon 5D Mark IV will be able to capture up to 12fps in continuous shooting mode. This means that the decision to offer a lower-megapixel sensor could be tied to a jump in speed capabilities.
As rumored, the shooter will feature an ISO sensitivity range between 100 and 204,800. Additionally, the camera will be capable of capturing videos at 4K resolution.
The autofocus system will be borrowed from the 5DS and 5DS R, meaning that it consists of 61 cross-type autofocus points. Finally, the 5D Mark IV will have two memory card slots with support for CFast cards.
Upcoming DSLR could be called Canon 5D X
The source is noting that these specifications are coming from a test camera. It is definitely not the 1D X Mark II, which will also replace the 1D X sometime in late 2015 or early 2016, said that leakster.
As stated above, this prototype may feature a sensor with fewer megapixels, but it will be faster and its dynamic range will be improved when compared to that of the 5D Mark III.
Another thing worth noting is the fact that the shooter could be called Canon 5D X. Although the rumor mill has referred to the 5D Mark III successor as 5D Mark IV so far, there is a strong chance that the company will choose a different naming scheme and will call it “Canon 5D X”, when it becomes available on the market sometime by the end of 2015.