Rumor Has It: There Will Be A 4K Canon 5D, It Will Be Named 5Dx

Feb 28, 2016

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Rumor Has It: There Will Be A 4K Canon 5D, It Will Be Named 5Dx

Feb 28, 2016

Udi Tirosh

Udi Tirosh is an entrepreneur, photography inventor, journalist, educator, and writer based in Israel. With over 25 years of experience in the photo-video industry, Udi has built and sold several photography-related brands. Udi has a double degree in mass media communications and computer science.

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According to DigitalRev, a new Canon 5D is on the horizon; the camera will not be a 5Dmk4, but a 5Dx, and it will shoot 4K.

if DR is correct, they are sharing quite a bit of information. Including an impressive set of features, and an announcement date. If this is not good enough for you, DR claim that this camera is already roaming the earth in the hands a of few selected photographers.

DR say that they have a source claiming that the Canon 5Dx will be announced around on or around NAB which starts on April 18th. And if it will be like any other announcement we have seen recently it will probably leak 2-3 days prior to the official launch. There was a 4 years interval with between the previous 5Ds, and the mkIII was announced in 2012, so it feels right.

Looks like Canon is trying to make up or the D80 leaking 4K with this camera along with a set of kickaass features:

  • 4K seems to be the biggest thing on the list :)
  • new AF system based on 1D X Mark II
  • Canon Log and Wide DR gamut, allowing the camera to capture a much wider dynamic range
  • both a CFast card slot and an SD card slot

According to DR, “The 5DX is already in testing with a select number of photographers, and should be ready for production once any software bugs have been ironed out“, so keep your eyes our to cameras with gaffers tape on them.

Canonrumors seem to have a similar, although less detailed suggestion.

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12 responses to “Rumor Has It: There Will Be A 4K Canon 5D, It Will Be Named 5Dx”

  1. Michal Rosa Avatar
    Michal Rosa

    “wll not be a 5Dmk4” – almost nothing is ever named “four” in Japan for the reason which is obvious to anyone who knows something about this country and its language.

    1. Fredrik Yngström Avatar
      Fredrik Yngström

      Canon had a MkIV before, the 1D. Also, D4, D4s and GH4 are other cameras with four in their names.

    2. Bphoto Avatar
      Bphoto

      Wow Michal, I am so incredibly impressed by you right now! You must be a very smart and well traveled individual ! Us ignorant mortals salute you o great one!

    3. Icewater Avatar
      Icewater

      Lol I bet u feel silly now

  2. Rodrigo Avatar
    Rodrigo

    My question is, why not making a affordable 5d without video features? Just like the first 5d, with improved AF points and megapixels counts and thats it. I wont need anything else.

  3. Byazrov Vladimir Avatar
    Byazrov Vladimir

    who needs 4k? give us dynamic range, cleaner iso, bigger pixels, less moire, better battery life, bulit-in wifi, faster and correct af.

    1. Raed Avatar
      Raed

      Totally agree with you mate.

    2. Bphoto Avatar
      Bphoto

      Me too, what’s the bloody obsession with 4k on dslr’s. If you want to do video… Fine, buy a VIDEO camera. I feel like us still photographers are getting the raw end of the deal with manufacturers focusing solely on 4k development and seriously neglecting the core purpose of their product. If they put 4k in a toaster tomorrow, does that make it a better toaster???

  4. Christian Coulombe Avatar
    Christian Coulombe

    very curious to see how long you can record in 4 k. Or will the 4k recording require external drive like c-500

  5. Bphoto Avatar
    Bphoto

    I can already feel the disappointment. If this I going to be a 5D with no major improvements, low pixelcount and no real improvement in DR. If the only thing they can come up with is 4K, I’m switching!

    1. Icewater Avatar
      Icewater

      What do you expect? They can’t out do the new 1dx features. 4K and canon log are enough. Anything more than you might wanna step up your money to a better system. It’s a 5D not a 1dC or 300C…..just leave now then lol

  6. Null Static Void Avatar
    Null Static Void

    I could not care less about 4k.
    Video production does interest me, having 4x the storage space for footage does not.