Many seem fairly certain that the1D X Mark III will be the last flagship full frame sports and wildlife shooter from Canon when it is released next year, but what other DSLRs will reach the market given the pressure of mirrorless? It appears that DSLRs are not dead, as new rumors suggest that a 5D Mark V might be in the pipeline.
Canon Rumors is reporting that the fifth and most likely final iteration of the 5D has appeared on an internal roadmap within the Japanese manufacturer, probably giving some sense of relief to those DSLR shooters who have yet to drink the mirrorless Kool-Aid. Those heavily invested in EF glass will certainly be pleased with the prospect.
The roadmap also mentions the Canon EOS R Mark II, which would make sense given that the specifications would potentially be quite similar, in line with DSLR and mirrorless versions offering very similar technology and specifications. Assuming that the R Mark II matches expectations, Canon customers — particularly 5D Mark IV owners who are holding out — may be spoiled for choice when they come to upgrade, assuming that Canon doesn’t compromise its mirrorless development by feeling obliged to keep its EF glass alive.
There’s no timeline as part of this rumor, but as Canon Rumors notes, it seems unlikely that Canon will make any announcements much before the end of 2020.
If you’re a Canon 5D shooter, which would you go for: the 5D Mark V or the EOS R II? Let us know your reaction in the comments below.