The 50MP 5DS and 5DS R have been announced, and now the Canon rumor mill’s attention is focused squarely on what the next standard 5D will be made of. It is an interesting question for sure, given what is expected from Canon.

Canon 5d mark III

In a new report over on Canon Rumors, the specs for a Canon test camera have leaked, and it is possible that it could be the 5D Mark IV. It is also possible it is nothing, and never sees the light of day. The specs do require some examination though, and you can see them below.

Canon Test Camera Specs

  • 18mp Full Frame CMOS
  • ISO 100-204,800
  • 61 AF Points (all crosstype)
  • 12fps
  • Dual CFast
  • 4K Video Capture

The first thing that I noticed was that the sensor is only 18MP, which is 4MP less than the current 5D Mark III. It would be unprecedented for a company to release a new model in a line with less MP than the previous model (at least, that I am aware of). So if this is the 5D Mark IV, it would be an interesting move, one that I can only imagine would be made due to the performance of this new 18MP sensor over a 24MP variant (maybe it has the improved DR and ISO performance that we have all been clamoring for?)

As was stressed in the CR post, this is a test camera, meaning chances are more than likely it will lead to nothing. But what do you think about what you see above? Would you be ok with an 18MP 5D Mark IV if it had better Dynamic Range and high ISO performance?

[via Canon Rumors]