Canon also working on entry level full-frame camera?

Canon 5D Mark III
Rumours continue to persist that a split in the 5D line is imminent

It's only been a few days since rumours started circulating that Nikon is about to launch an "entry level" full frame camera, so naturally the Canon rumours have also now begun.

Canon's 5D Mark II represented the first really accessible full-frame camera, and as such saw massive success. The 5D Mark III however, has been viewed as too expensive and not a "true" successor to the Mark II.

Rumours now suggest that, just as Nikon is thought to be working on a D600, a camera that will apparently be fitted with a full-frame sensor to "truly" replace the D700, Canon is also looking to launch something similar.


Specs and other information is sparse, but assumptions can be made about sensor size based on what's currently available in the market. The 5D Mark III utilises a 22 million pixel sensor, while its main rival, the Nikon D800 features a 36 million pixel device.

With many disappointed murmurs after the 5D Mark III's "low" megapixel count (when compared with the D800), perhaps Canon will offer a higher than 22 million pixel count in its more affordable option - a bit like Nikon with the D4 and D800.

Before the Mark III was announced, there had been several suggestions that a 5D X would split the line, and would include a 45 million pixel sensor.

2012 is also thought to be the year that Canon will finally unveil its compact system camera, with Photokina 2012 in September shaping up to be a period of exciting announcements.

Watch this space.

via CanonRumors

Amy Davies

Amy has been writing about cameras, photography and associated tech since 2009. Amy was once part of the photography testing team for Future Publishing working across TechRadar, Digital Camera, PhotoPlus, N Photo and Photography Week. For her photography, she has won awards and has been exhibited. She often partakes in unusual projects - including one intense year where she used a different camera every single day. Amy is currently the Features Editor at Amateur Photographer magazine, and in her increasingly little spare time works across a number of high-profile publications including Wired, Stuff, Digital Camera World, Expert Reviews, and just a little off-tangent, PetsRadar.