Canon is once again rumored to be working on a new EOS 5D-series DSLR. This time, sources are reporting that the device will replace the 5D Mark III at the NAB Show 2016 and that it will be named 5D X.
A trusted source has recently claimed that Canon is working on a new 5D-series camera that will be capable of recording 4K videos. Unfortunately, the insider has been unable to provide more specifications, while stating that the DSLR will become official after the release of the EOS 1D X Mark II.
The good thing is that there are more sources out there and that they have begun talking. Canon might be trying hard to keep everything under a wrap, but leaks happen and it seems like the upcoming unit is indeed the successor to the 5D Mark III.
Canon’s upcoming 5D-series DSLR will replace the 5D Mark III
Although this was expected by pretty much everyone, it is nice to get assurances from people familiar with the matter. The next 5D-series camera will replace the 5D Mark III and will feature a “moderate” megapixel amount, therefore ruling out the possibility of succeeding the 5DS and 5DS R models.
Another confirmation is the fact that it will record videos at 4K resolution and that there will be only one version. This means that there will not be a videography unit, which was previously rumored to be called 5D C.
By the looks of it, the DSLR will be called Canon EOS 5D X. It will employ the same autofocus system found in the 1D X Mark II, that consists of 61 focus points (41 cross-type points).
Canon EOS 5D X is coming around the NAB Show 2016
The specs list of the camera will begin to take shape soon. It appears that the shooter will support both Canon Log and Wide DR gamma. As for storage capabilities, the DSLR will feature a CFast card slot, albeit an SD slot will also be available.
Getting back to the megapixel count, there are conflicting reports about it. Some say that it will be set at 28 megapixels, while others are stating that it will be clocked at 24 megapixels.
Either way, it will become official this April, around the start of the National Association of Broadcasters Show 2016. The event begins on April 16 and we are inviting you to stay tuned to Camyx for more Canon EOS 5D X rumors!