canonrumors.com is reporting that they're hearing there are Canon EOS 5D Mark III prototypes out amongst the world's great photographers. This is quite likely – but doesn't necessarily mean the 5D3 is right around the corner… I wouldn't get your hopes up. It is part of their normal process!
Normally we don't publish stories that are covered in the HDSLR news page because we figure you're reading that every day anyway… right??? But this one is something we thought you'd love to read.
In the wild?
There’s word that Canon is sending out test bodies of the next 5D to various key photographers. Obviously they’ll be under a veil of secrecy. Once this happens, we tend to start getting better information.
There’s a thought the next 5D will not push megapixels, but will in fact push image quality and noise reduction. There will be a lot more sharpness and detail at higher ISO. The 26-28 megapixel range is becoming the resolution I keep getting told.
There is apparently a couple of different prototypes in existence.
(cover photo credit: snap from Canon blurred for fancy effect ha! )