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      03-01-2012, 09:06 AM   #1
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I figured this camera deserves its own thread, since it will probably be a pretty popular camera here.

Here's the latest (hopefully official) spec sheet of what's to come late tonight...

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Unsurpassed Image Quality
22.3 Megapixel Full Frame CMOS sensor
DiG!C 5+ Image Processor
ISO 100-25600 (expandable to L:50 H1:51200, H2: 102400
Full HD Movie (ISO 100-12800 (H:25600)

High Performance Operation
61-point high-density reticular AF (up to 41 crosstype points)
6.0 fps for high continuous shooting
Intelligent viewfinder with approx. 100% coverage
3.2-type, approx.1.04m dot (3:2 wide) Clear View LCD II
iFCL metering with 63-zone dual-layer sensor
Shutter durability of 150,000 cycles

High end features
Silent & low vibration modes
Dual card slots (CF & SD)
High Dynamic Range (HDR) Mode
Multiple Exposures
Comparative Playback function
Improved durability & water and dust resistance

SPECIFICATIONS
Available Colours – Black
Megapixels – 22MP
Sensor Size – 36 x 24mm
ISO/Sensitivity – 100 – 25600
Autofocus Points – 61 points
Lens Mount – Canon
LCD Size – 3.2″
Liveview – Yes
Viewfinder – Optical TTL
Min Shutter Speed – 30 sec
Max Shutter Speed – 1/8000 sec
Continuous Shooting Speed – 6 fps
Self Timer – 10 sec, 2 sec
Metering – Centre-weighted, Spot, Evaluative, Partial
Video Resolution – Full HD 1080
Memory Type – Compact Flash
Connectivity – USB 2, HDMI, Mic Input, Wireless (optional)
Battery – LP-E6
Battery Type – Lithium-ion
Charger – Includes Li-Ion Charger
File Formats – AVI, RAW, H.264, MOV, MPEG-4
Dimensions – 152 x 116 x 76mm
Box Contents – Battery Pack LP-E6 .. Battery Charger LC-E6 .. AV Cable AVC-DC400ST .. Interface Cable IFC-200U .. Eyecup Eg .. Wide Strap EWEOS5DMKIII .. CR1616 Lithium Battery+
Depending on the price, the improved AF, ISO, and fps performance alone should be good enough to consider an upgrade.

I have a feeling though with all these improvements, the price will be higher than the D800.
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Still a rumor but they talk about 3500 USD for the Mark III and 3000 USD for the D800.


The announcement was scheduled tomorrow if I remember correctly?
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      03-01-2012, 09:43 AM   #3
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~11pm EST tonight. It's tomorrow elsewhere in the world.
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so how much for you 5dMkII?
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      03-01-2012, 10:13 AM   #5
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hehe... you interested?
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hehe... you interested?

i might be!! although a nikon fan, a well priced mk2 is an option..
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I'll keep that in mind... let me first see what the official announcement is tonight.
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i might be!! although a nikon fan, a well priced mk2 is an option..
Used MkII ~$1700. Shipping to Cyprus ~$<Insert Astronomical Amount Here>.
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Its not bad actually, I sent a box there two days ago and it cost me just a couple bucks more to ship the same box using the same option to CA and Cyprus.

Costs me $17 for Cyprus instead of $12 for California both for airmail; not that bad.
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Its not bad actually, I sent a box there two days ago and it cost me just a couple bucks more to ship the same box using the same option to CA and Cyprus.

Costs me $17 for Cyprus instead of $12 for California both for airmail; not that bad.
No, that's not bad at all. Try shipping to/from GB. It's pricey as hell.
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let's go video specs, let's see 'em!
wonder how it compares to what the 1Dx is offering.

and it only has black as an available color?!
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there is a headphone socket on the camera, hopefully that's a sign that the video features will be the same as the 1Dx. :\
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let's go video specs, let's see 'em!
wonder how it compares to what the 1Dx is offering.

and it only has black as an available color?!
I think 1080p and 3x3 binning seems to be the guesses for now.

Sorry, no hot pink for you rodi
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i want to know about intraframe codec and downsampling. and hdmi monitoring while recording to CF.

anyone want to buy a D3?
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I like everything except the 22MP. I guess they're aiming at their video market with this camera.

This pixel density is way lower than the 7D and the 1D X is even lower density (aimed at sports photographers). I wish that they'd aim a FF camera at wildlife photogs others that want maximum detail, without sacrificing noise too much.

I may have to buy a 1D MkIV before they discontinue it.

If I didn't have so much already invested in Canon lenses, I'd be seriously considering the D800.

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I like everything except the 22MP. I guess they're aiming at their video market with this camera.

This pixel density is way lower than the 7D and the 1D X is even lower density (aimed at sports photographers). I wish that they'd aim a FF camera at wildlife photogs others that want maximum detail, without sacrificing noise too much.

I may have to buy a 1D MkIV before they discontinue it.

If I didn't have so much already invested in Canon lenses, I'd be seriously considering the D800.

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but Dave, it's so easy to sell Canon/Nikon lenses at near their market price. I paid $1600 new for a Nikon 24-70 and sold it for $1550.
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i want to know about intraframe codec and downsampling. and hdmi monitoring while recording to CF.

anyone want to buy a D3?
I have a friend who might be interested, depending on the condition and price.
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I have a friend who might be interested, depending on the condition and price.
True, but Canon super-tele selection blows Nikon out of the water.

Maybe I'm waiting for the 7D MkII, then I wouldn't have to trade up to a 600mm lens to match a FF body better. (BTW, it looks like I can sell my 500mm for what I paid for it).

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a friend of mine was trying to quick-sell his 200/2, asking for $2300 on facebook.
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so it only has the 7D's metering system.
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