Canon is planning a huge event for tomorrow… Possibly for the 5D Mark III? Here’s the latest leaked specifications and photographs.

Update Thursday 01 March 2012 3:15PM: And here it is, in all its glory – the Canon 5D Mark III:

Update Thursday 01 March 2012 2:54PM: CanonRumors have just received a much fuller specification sheet for the Canon 5D Mark III. It reads like it was copied from a press release, so we’re fairly certain this confirms the imminent arrival of the new camera.

“Final” specifications summary:

  • 22.3 Megapixel full frame CMOS sensor
  • 61 Point AF with 41 cross-type sensors
  • 6 frames per second continuous shooting
  • ISO 100-25600 (expandable 50-102400)
  • Full HD video with ISO 100-12800 (expandable 25600)
  • Digic 5 processor
  • Intelligent viewfinder (similar to the 7D/1D X)
  • iFCL metering with 63 zones
  • Dual CompactFlash / SD card slots

Read the rest of the specification update at CanonRumors.

Original Post: Canon is planning a massive worldwide event tomorrow. Of course, nothing official has been announced yet, but the rumours and theories point to it being the launch of the Canon 5D Mark III.

So, what can you expect to see tomorrow? According to the rumours, the Mark III will feature improved autofocus, video functions and low-light capability. The resolution should be somewhere around 22 megapixel, so Canon seems to be following a different strategy to Nikon and the 36 megapixel D800. Here’s everything we’ve gathered so far:

Rumoured specifications:

  • 22 Megapixel sensor
  • 61 Point autofocus system (probably from the Canon 1D X)
  • 100% Viewfinder coverage
  • 3.2″ Display
  • Dual CompactFlash / SD card slots

How much does it cost? Well, we don’t know yet. We’ll only be able to confirm South African prices after the camera has been officially announced.

Leaked photos:

Photograph of the preparations for the Shanghai event.

Invite for a European breakfast event on 2 March. Translated as “Breakfast from EOS”.

Via CanonRumors.

Please note: These are rumours, not facts… They might be true, or they might be wrong. We might see nothing announced tomorrow… Or a completely different camera with different specifications.


Rumours: Canon 5D Mark III Tomorrow

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