Rumor, but not fake: Canon 5D

mhasman

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We have the confidence in a 98%. This is a buzz that’s come from a friend of a friend and comes directly from the USA. The New Digital Camera from Canon would be the Canon 5D.
 

homerjward

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that'd be a hell of a camera :eek: full frame even! but doesnt konica minolta make a maxxum 5d? seems like canon would be unlikely to name it that similar...
 

iDM

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mhasman said:
We have the confidence in a 98%. This is a buzz that’s come from a friend of a friend and comes directly from the USA. The New Digital Camera from Canon would be the Canon 5D.
I can't wait till i can afford a really nice digital SLR but the things I want is a resolution equal to that of 35mm film(i believe it's 11MP so i've heard) and obviously affordable. This Canon and the other Digital SLR's lack the ladder of my two criteria!
 

amin

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Aug 17, 2003
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Rumor is that this will be under $4000. Still out of my range, but should be a big hit in some circles.
 

Mr. Anderson

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amin said:
Rumor is that this will be under $4000. Still out of my range, but should be a big hit in some circles.

It would need to be under $2000 to make it a viable upgrade from the 10D/20D. And if that happens, anyone want to buy a 20D? :D

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amin

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Mr. Anderson said:
It would need to be under $2000 to make it a viable upgrade from the 10D/20D. And if that happens, anyone want to buy a 20D? :D

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Why would it have to be under $2000 to be a viable upgrade from the 20D?
 

mcarnes

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The design still sucks in classic Canon tradition. Too many push this turn that controls, and too many gimmicky features. Mirror lock and AEB still buried in menus, no ISO in the viewfinder or LCD, Bah! Stupid Canon. Still waiting for that digital Leica M.

Still, I'll likely buy a couple of Canon 5D's if the rumor is true. Image quality should be very good.
 

wheezy

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Soooo...we have 10D @ 6.3MP, and 20D @ 8.4MP, and next comes the...5D at 13MP? (He wanted it called the 3D)....

And then the poster of that...Mark Hasman, sounds like a normal American Name, but his English is way Asian....weird.
 

Mr. Anderson

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Dr. Dastardly said:
I think he meant for the price point. Or else just upgrade to a 1Ds MK II. :p
Exactly - $4k is very pricey and you'd need something more that 13 Megapixels to justify the price for me.

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pdpfilms

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gwuMACaddict said:
interesting... wonder what nikon will counter with? i do love that new d2X...
Do they NEED to counter with anything? The D2x is unbeatable right now, and the 5D doesn't touch it...
 

gwuMACaddict

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the d2x is unbeatable at the moment, but resting on it's laurels isn't going to get nikon anywhere...

i've been fortunate enough to shoot the d2x on occasion, it's a ridiculous piece of equipment...
 

Chip NoVaMac

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Mr. Anderson said:
It would need to be under $2000 to make it a viable upgrade from the 10D/20D. And if that happens, anyone want to buy a 20D? :D

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Probably not an upgrade to the 20D, but a distinct model. Rumors are that there will be a 1Ds Mk III also. Given the heavy rebates on the 1D Mk II, the 5D may end up replacing the 1D Mk II and the 1Ds Mk III picking up where the 1D Mk II left off.

The next battle ground for consumer $ is in the DSLR market. Expect to see in the next 6 to 12 months a Canon line up of:

Rebel K2 Digital type - under $600 with lens

Rebel XT - drop to $800

30D - 12mp 1.6x crop for $1200

5D - FF at $3500

1Ds Mk III - best of the 1Ds and 1D at $5000 to $6000

Other companies will have lower priced units and upper end units too.
 

mpw

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Way Off Topic

mhasman said:
We have the confidence in a 98%. This is a buzz that’s come from a friend of a friend and comes directly from the USA. The New Digital Camera from Canon would be the Canon 5D.

Love the first comment on the linked site about the Canon camera:-
Hello nice blog site! Added it to my bookmarks for future reference.
I have a discount ceiling fans site/blog. It pretty much covers discount ceiling fans related stuff.
Come check mine out if you get time
Then you link to the site and sure enough he's made a site devoted to ceiling fans....only he's spelt the title wrong! And what relevance to ceiling fans is the top article on Britain banning a muslim cleric? :)
 
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