Canonrumors.com just posted a rumor from a first time source (so they've rated it CR1 meaning “New source, never heard from before”) indicating there may be a Canon EOS 5D Mark III sooner than normal. Granted the 5D2 has only been out 16 or so months.
“Iâ€™ve been told today that internally Canon has bumped the 5D Mark III launch deadline ahead about 6 months. With the limitations of the Mark II as far as adding features via firmware (more on that in a second), Canon feels the camera needs an update to utilize the features of current dSLRâ€™s.
The email said we can rest assured that Canon will not be on a 3 year product cycle for the 5D line. The source went on to say the 3D is a myth, there are no plans for it currently. The 5D Mark III would get the full frame and 7D autofocus system and a better feature set for video.
Before people start canceling orders. I still think this is a late 2010/early 2011 camera and the rumor is CR1.”
They also posted a note about the 720p 60fps rumor, but I'll let you go read that on their blog. I don't wanna give away all of their excitement 🙂
Please read the whole post!
(Photo credit: snap from the CR site)