Canon’s EOS 3D Could Have 4K Video, a Higher Resolution Sensor than the 5D Mark III

Not 3D like that

Not that type of 3D

Early reports at Canon Rumors are boiling over about a new high-megapixel Canon DSLR labelled the EOS 3D. Although the name might suggest a body with stereoscopic 3D capabilities, it’s actually a new camera that could sit between the Canon 5D Mark III and 1D X.

Early specifications of the EOS 3D are expected to be “broadly similar” to the 5D Mark III, except with a “much higher” resolution sensor capable of 4K video capture. If the camera is real, it could be perfect for professional photographers who need a high-resolution sensors for billboard-sized prints. Alternatively, studio productions could take advantage of the camera’s ability to produce 4K footage.

The new camera has been suggested to come out in late 2015 for a much higher price than the 5D Mark III. However, Canon Rumors is skeptical about the 3D moniker as it’s a name that’s been long rumored. More likely the designation could just be a test unit name for a new Canon 5D Mark IV.

Canon Rumors was also tipped off that we might not see any new Canon DSLR announcements for NAB 2014, which begins just next week starting April 5th. It should be interesting to see what Canon has coming down the pipe for this year with so many shows including Photokina in September.

Via Canon Rumors

Kevin Lee

Kevin Lee is a freelance journalist and photographer based in Brooklyn.