The reports are saying that the rumored Canon 5D Mark IV has made its way out into the wild to be field tested by trusted Canon ambassadors across the globe.

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This reaffirms the current line of thought in the rumor circles that the 5D Mark IV will be announced towards the end of this year. If I had to guess, I would say it would be some time around the end of October or beginning of November. There’s only one major show that time of year – PPE 2015 –  which would make for a perfect launch point for the new camera.

It is rumored that the 5D Mark IV could feature a brand new image processor, likely called the DIGIC 7. The updated processor has been rumored for development of the upcoming flagship EOS-1 D X Mark II, and many think it could also make its way into the 5D Mark IV if development moves along as expected.

The 5DS and 5DS R are coming next month, and review units are starting to make their rounds across the web. You can get your pre-orders in over at B&H if you still have not done so and are planning on it.

But as mentioned above, still many months to go before a 5D IV announcement.

[via Canon Rumors]