LATEST Rumour is .... new 5D WILL have:
EIT: now a measly 24MP accordion to the latest rumours
[[Actually first guess was 16-18 MP - just for the record]]
3 custom modes (register settings)
Highlight Tone Priority
G&N Mode ( Boobs and legs recognition)
A new larger Print button (same size as the shutter button) This button must be used every 2000 actuations to reactivate the camera, otherwise all auto modes are locked out until the print button is used [Hopefully someone will develop a hack for this before it is released!) The camera becomes unlocked afte 5000 actuataions of the print button. As yet we don't know whether it ha s to be connected to a printer to work.
It will also be available in custom colours, current proposals are LIme green, Shocking Pink and transparent. Please petition Canon for an 'Apple iMac' colour!
Availablity: Not until SEPT 2007 [rumours to the contrary i.e. Feb release have been debunked - read the thread )
+ Wider AEB options - e.g. 4 stops either side, with 2 or 1 stop gaps, with 3 or 5 exposures with ONE press of shutter (for HDR)
Another quality AF point like the centre one in the TOP (portrait mode) position, so you don't have to re-frame portraits after focussing in very low light
waterproofing - why? because I bet at least half of 5D users are landscapers and in case no one at Canon has noticed in Europe (esp GB) most of the time IT RAINS!
A lock or guard on the on/off switch or repositioning - it keeps getting knocked off or on by rubbing on clothing when walking - so it's not on when you need a quick shot - and it is on when you want it off to save battery - no good relying on auto off as it keeps getting touched on one button or another as I walk with it
a lock on the diopter adjustment - so it doesn't have to be reset every 10 mins after brusing against it inadvertanly whilst holding the camera from swinging in the undergrowth
Mirror lock up with AEB]- i.e press shutter once and get 3 or 5 mirror locked up bracketed exposures (for HDR)
Mirror lock up BUTTON
another two custom settings on the dial ( there's p[lenty or room and it would be great to have custom settings for portrait, landcape etc without having to rest the lot and reregister everytime you go out to change shooting
what there won't be is two versions of the 5D (as rumoured)
[what I DON'T want is the 1D series cameras because they are TOO HEAVY]
or eye focussing - yach - ptui!
Never mind all this fast fps malarkey what I want is SLOW fpm
- i.e. I want the ability to shoot one frame every 10 secs, 20 secs or 30secs or one a minute - without having to buy an external timing device
LATEST Rumour is .... new 5D WON'T have
Mirror lock up button ( but can be set via registered custom mode)