The industry has been waiting for Canon to launch a truly professional mirrorless full-frame camera, and there’s a chance that it might be announced as soon as February. The specifications being rumored would certainly make an impact.
As reported by Canon Rumors, the forthcoming body is said to feature a 75 megapixel full-frame CMOS sensor that is engineered towards producing better dynamic range, complete weather-sealing, a fully articulating rear LCD screen, and significantly, two card slots.
Canon shooters have been waiting for a professional body, and this high-resolution version would finally meet those expectations, perhaps tempting 5D Mark IV and 5DS owners to make the shift to mirrorless. Nikon and Canon received a lot of criticism for releasing bodies last year that didn’t feature dual card slots, and Canon is expected to rectify that if and when this camera comes to market.
Notably, despite other details including a DIGIC 9 processor and a joystick that is the same as that used on the 1D X Mark III, there’s no mention of IBIS, and frame rate is merely described as “similar to the EOS R,” which shoots 30.3 megapixel raw files at 8 frames per second.
There’s also no mention of price, but given the specifications of the 5D S, somewhere in the region of $3,500 seems most likely. This would put it head-to-head with the Sony a7R IV.
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