We had previously reported that Canon’s next-generation 5D DSLR could be launching in March, but it seems that a fresh set of rumors is pegging the launch date of the Canon 5D MK III (or whatever it’s going to be called) for the 27th (or 28th depending which time zone you’re in) of February. The rumor has also outed the specifications of the upcoming camera, some of which seems to coincide with our earlier report, while some parts of it is news to our ears.
Like we had said in our earlier report, the Canon 5D MK III will not be featuring an overly large sensor and would be in the 20’s range. Assuming the rumors are to be believed, this is indeed the case as the 5D MK III is said to sport an image sensor of 22MP. It will also come with a 100% VF, a 3.2” LCD display, slots for both CF/SD cards, and interestingly has seen its AF points bumped from its previously rumored 19 to a whopping 61! The Canon 5D MK III is also expected to retail for $3,500. So, any takers?
We’d like to point out that these are merely rumors, so Canon 5D MK III hopefuls out there if you’re looking to upgrade, you might not want to get your hopes up just yet. In the mean time, we will be marking down the 27th of February in our calendars and see if those rumors pan out.